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Multivariate Option Pricing Using Dynamic Copula Models

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  • Goorbergh, R.W.J. van den
  • Genest, C.
  • Werker, B.J.M.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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This paper examines the behavior of multivariate option prices in the presence of association between the underlying assets.Parametric families of copulas offering various alternatives to the normal dependence structure are used to model this association, which is explicitly assumed to vary over time as a function of the volatilities of the assets.These dynamic copula models are applied to better-of-two-markets and worse-of-two-markets options on the S&P500 and Nasdaq indexes.Results show that option prices implied by dynamic copula models differ substantially from prices implied by models that fix the dependence between the underlyings, particularly in times of high volatilities. Furthermore, the normal copula produces option prices that differ significantly from non-normal copula prices, irrespective of initial volatility levels.Within the class of non-normal copula families considered, option prices are robust with respect to the copula choice.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2003-122.

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Keywords: option pricing; dynamic models; options;

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  1. Manner, Hans, 2007. "Estimation and Model Selection of Copulas with an Application to Exchange Rates," Research Memorandum 056, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
  2. Denitsa Stefanova, 2012. "Stock Market Asymmetries: A Copula Diffusion," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 12-125/IV/DSF45, Tinbergen Institute.
  3. Denitsa Stefanova, 2012. "Stock Market Asymmetries: A Copula Diffusion," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 12-125/IV/DSF45, Tinbergen Institute.
  4. Dominique Guegan, 2007. "La persistance dans les marchés financiers," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00179269, HAL.
  5. Paul Doukhan & Jean-David Fermanian & Gabriel Lang, 2009. "An empirical central limit theorem with applications to copulas under weak dependence," Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 65-87, February.

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