Financial markets as adaptative systems
AbstractWe show, by studying in detail the market prices of options on liquid markets, that the market has empirically corrected the simple, but inadequate Black-Scholes formula to account for two important statistical features of asset fluctuations: `fat tails' and correlations in the scale of fluctuations. These aspects, although not included in the pricing models, are very precisely reflected in the price fixed by the market as a whole. Financial markets thus behave as rather efficient adaptive systems.
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Date of creation: Sep 1996
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Publication status: Published in Europhysics Letters 41, 239 (1998)
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- G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
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