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Valuing American Style Options by Least Squares Methods

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  • Mario Cerrato

    (London Metropolitan University)

  • Kan Kwok Cheung

    (London Metropolitan University)

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We investigate the finite sample performance of some recent Monte Carlo estimators under different market scenarios. We find that the accuracy and efficiency of these estimators are remarkable, even when more exotic financial instruments are considered. Finally, we extend the Glasserman and Yu (2004b) methodology to price Asian Bermudan options and basket options

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Paper provided by Money Macro and Finance Research Group in its series Money Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group Conference 2006 with number 49.

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  1. Cox, John C. & Ross, Stephen A. & Rubinstein, Mark, 1979. "Option pricing: A simplified approach," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 229-263, September.
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