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Options on a traded account: Vacation calls, vacation puts and passport options


  • Steven E. Shreve

    (Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, USA Manuscript)

  • Jan Vecer

    (Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, USA Manuscript)


In this article we study options on a traded account. In terms of the actions available to the buyer, the options we study are more general than a class of options known as {\em passport options}; in terms of the model of the underlying asset they are more restrictive. Using probabilistic techniques, we find the value of these options, the optimal strategy of the buyer, and the hedging strategy the seller should use in response to a (not necessarily optimal) strategy by the buyer.

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  • Steven E. Shreve & Jan Vecer, 2000. "Options on a traded account: Vacation calls, vacation puts and passport options," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 4(3), pages 255-274.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:finsto:v:4:y:2000:i:3:p:255-274
    Note: received: January 1999; final version received: August 1999

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    More about this item


    Passport options; Vacation options; Stochastic control; Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation; Comparison theorem; Put-call parity; Hedging;

    JEL classification:

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


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