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Explicit formulas for the minimal variance hedging strategy in a martingale case

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  • Flavio Angelini
  • Stefano Herzel

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We explicitly compute the optimal strategy in discrete time for a European option and the variance of the corresponding hedging error under the hypothesis that the underlying is a martingale following a Geometric Brownian motion.
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  • Flavio Angelini & Stefano Herzel, 2010. "Explicit formulas for the minimal variance hedging strategy in a martingale case," Decisions in Economics and Finance, Springer;Associazione per la Matematica, vol. 33(1), pages 63-79, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:decfin:v:33:y:2010:i:1:p:63-79
    DOI: 10.1007/s10203-009-0097-4
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    1. Mirella Damiani, 2010. "Labour regulation, corporate governance and varieties of capitalism," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 76/2010, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia.
    2. Damiani, Mirella & Pompei, Fabrizio & Ricci, Andrea, 2011. "Temporary job protection and productivity growth in EU economies," MPRA Paper 29698, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. St'ephane Goutte & Nadia Oudjane & Francesco Russo, 2012. "Variance Optimal Hedging for discrete time processes with independent increments. Application to Electricity Markets," Papers 1205.4089, arXiv.org.
    4. Francesco Venturini, 2011. "Product variety, product quality, and evidence of Schumpeterian endogenous growth: a note," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 93/2011, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia.

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    Keywords

    Incomplete markets; Hedging; Contingent claim; Variance-optimal hedging;

    JEL classification:

    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing

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