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A fast and accurate FFT-based method for pricing early-exercise options under Lévy processes

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  • Lord, Roger
  • Fang, Fang
  • Bervoets, Frank
  • Oosterlee, Kees

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A fast and accurate method for pricing early exercise and certain exotic options in computational finance is presented. The method is based on a quadrature technique and relies heavily on Fourier transformations. The main idea is to reformulate the well-known risk-neutral valuation formula by recognising that it is a convolution. The resulting convolution is dealt with numerically by using the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). This novel pricing method, which we dub the Convolution method, CONV for short, is applicable to a wide variety of payoffs and only requires the knowledge of the characteristic function of the model. As such the method is applicable within exponentially Lévy models, including the exponentially affine jump-diffusion models. For an M-times exercisable Bermudan option, the overall complexity is O(MN log(N)) with N grid points used to discretise the price of the underlying asset. It is shown how to price American options efficiently by applying Richardson extrapolation to the prices of Bermudan options.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 1952.

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Date of creation: 28 Feb 2007
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Keywords: Option pricing; Bermudan options; American options; convolution; Lévy Processes; Fast Fourier Transform;

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Cited by:
  1. A S Hurn & Kenenth A Lindsay & Andrew McClelland, 2013. "On the Efficacy of Fourier Series Approximations for Pricing European and Digital Options," NCER Working Paper Series 90, National Centre for Econometric Research.
  2. Fang, Fang & Oosterlee, Kees, 2008. "A Novel Pricing Method For European Options Based On Fourier-Cosine Series Expansions," MPRA Paper 7700, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. repec:qut:auncer:2013_02 is not listed on IDEAS
  4. Andrey Itkin, 2014. "Splitting and Matrix Exponential approach for jump-diffusion models with Inverse Normal Gaussian, Hyperbolic and Meixner jumps," Papers 1405.6111, arXiv.org, revised May 2014.
  5. Alexander Kushpel, 2014. "Pricing of basket options I," Papers 1401.1856, arXiv.org.
  6. Fang, Fang & Oosterlee, Kees, 2008. "Pricing Early-Exercise and Discrete Barrier Options by Fourier-Cosine Series Expansions," MPRA Paper 9248, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. D. J. Manuge & P. T. Kim, 2014. "A fast Fourier transform method for Mellin-type option pricing," Papers 1403.3756, arXiv.org, revised Mar 2014.

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