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Extracting market expectations from option prices?


  • Aron Gereben

    (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)


Indicators of market expectations based on option prices are gaining popularity among central banks. The Reserve Bank recently began to use these indicators in financial stability and monetary policy analysis. This article provides a non-technical overview of these techniques and highlights how they might be used, through examples.

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  • Aron Gereben, 2002. "Extracting market expectations from option prices?," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, vol. 65, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:nzb:nzbbul:march2002:5

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    1. Ian Woolford, 2001. "Macro-financial stability and macroprudential analysis," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, vol. 64, September.
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