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The Small and Large Time Implied Volatilities in the Minimal Market Model

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This paper derives explicit formulas for both the small and large time limits of the implied volatility in the minimal market model. It is shown that interest rates do impact on the implied volatility in the long run even though they are negligible in the short time limit.

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Paper provided by Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney in its series Research Paper Series with number 297.

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Date of creation: 01 Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:uts:rpaper:297

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Keywords: small and large time implied volatility; benchmark approach; square-root process; the minimal market model;

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