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Extendible options: The general case

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  • Chung, Y. Peter
  • Johnson, Herb

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The result for the pricing of extendible call and put options is generalized, using the Cox and Ross (1976) approach, to the case of an arbitrary number of extensions. Some typographical errors in the Longstaff (1990) results for the simplest case are corrected.

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  • Chung, Y. Peter & Johnson, Herb, 2011. "Extendible options: The general case," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 8(1), pages 15-20, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:8:y:2011:i:1:p:15-20
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    1. Koussis, Nicos & Martzoukos, Spiros H. & Trigeorgis, Lenos, 2013. "Multi-stage product development with exploration, value-enhancing, preemptive and innovation options," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 174-190.

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