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GARCH option pricing with implied volatility


  • N'zue Fofana
  • B. Wade Brorsen


Generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) option pricing models (OPM) with historical volatility have proven superior to the log-normality assumption of the Black option pricing model with historical volatility. This paper estimates implied volatilities from GARCH OPM. The estimated implied volatilities are used to forecast option premia. The GARCH OPM with implied volatility provided more accurate estimates of option premia than the Black option pricing model with implied volatility for options ranging from six to sixteen days to maturity. For options ranging from 21 to 50 days to maturity the Black OPM with implied volatility was more accurate than the GARCH OPM with implied volatility.

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  • N'zue Fofana & B. Wade Brorsen, 2001. "GARCH option pricing with implied volatility," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(5), pages 335-340.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:8:y:2001:i:5:p:335-340 DOI: 10.1080/135048501750157585

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    1. K. Maris & K. Nikolopoulos & K. Giannelos & V. Assimakopoulos, 2007. "Options trading driven by volatility directional accuracy," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(2), pages 253-260.
    2. Hassan Tanha & Michael Dempsey, 2016. "The Information Content of ASX SPI 200 Implied Volatility," Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies (RPBFMP), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 19(01), pages 1-14, March.

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