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The Valuation of Sequential Exchange Opportunities

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  • Carr, Peter P

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Sequential exchange opportunities are valued using the techniques o f modern option pricing theory. The vehicle for analysis is the concept of a compound exchange option. This security is shown to exist implicitly in several contractual settings. A valuation formula for this option is derived. The formula is shown to generalize much previous work in option pricing. Several applications of the formula are presented. Copyright 1988 by American Finance Association.

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  • Carr, Peter P, 1988. " The Valuation of Sequential Exchange Opportunities," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 43(5), pages 1235-1256, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:43:y:1988:i:5:p:1235-56
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