Prices Of Barrier And First-Touch Digital Options In Lévy-Driven Models, Near Barrier
AbstractWe calculate the leading term of asymptotics of the prices of barrier options and first-touch digitals near the barrier for wide classes of Lévy processes with exponential jump densities, including the Variance Gamma model, the KoBoL (a.k.a. CGMY) model and Normal Inverse Gaussian processes. In the case of processes of infinite activity and finite variation, with the drift pointing from the barrier, we prove that the price is discontinuous at the boundary. This observation can serve as the basis for a simple robust test of the type of processes observed in real financial markets. In many cases, we calculate the second term of asymptotics as well. By comparing the exact asymptotic results for prices with those of Carr's randomization approximation, we conclude that the latter is very accurate near the barrier. We illustrate this by including numerical results for several types of Lévy processes commonly used in option pricing.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance.
Volume (Year): 14 (2011)
Issue (Month): 07 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.worldscinet.com/ijtaf/ijtaf.shtml
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Tai Tone Lim).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.