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Stock Evolution under Stochastic Volatility: A Discrete Approach

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  • Leisen, Dietmar P.J.
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    This paper examines the pricing of options by approximating extensions of the Black-Scholes setup in which volatility follows a separate diffusion process. It gereralizes the well-known binomial model, constructing a discrete two-dimensional lattice. We discuss convergence issues extensively and calculate prices and implied volatilities for European- and American-style put options.

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    Paper provided by University of Bonn, Germany in its series Discussion Paper Serie B with number 407.

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    Length: 16 pages
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    Date of revision: May 1999
    Handle: RePEc:bon:bonsfb:407

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    Keywords: binomial model; option valuation; lattice approach; stochastic volatility;

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    1. Duan, Jin-Chuan & Simonato, Jean-Guy, 2001. "American option pricing under GARCH by a Markov chain approximation," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 25(11), pages 1689-1718, November.
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    3. N. Hofmann & E. Platen & M. Schweizer, 1992. "Option Pricing under Incompleteness and Stochastic Volatility," Discussion Paper Serie B 209, University of Bonn, Germany.
    4. Stein, Elias M & Stein, Jeremy C, 1991. "Stock Price Distributions with Stochastic Volatility: An Analytic Approach," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 4(4), pages 727-52.
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