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Fast approximations of bond option prices under CKLS models

  • Tangman, D.Y.
  • Thakoor, N.
  • Dookhitram, K.
  • Bhuruth, M.
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    A new computational method for approximating prices of zero-coupon bonds and bond option prices under general Chan–Karolyi–Longstaff–Schwartz models is proposed. The pricing partial differential equations are discretized using second-order finite difference approximations and an exponential time integration scheme combined with best rational approximations based on the Carathéodory–Fejér procedure is employed for solving the resulting semi-discrete equations. The algorithm has a linear computational complexity and provides accurate bond and European bond option prices. We give several numerical results which illustrate the computational efficiency of the algorithm and uniform second-order convergence rates for the computed bond and bond option prices.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Finance Research Letters.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 206-212

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