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An empirical test of 'put call parity'

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  • Ben David Nissim
  • Tavor Tchahi

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In this article, we examined the validity of 'Put Call Parity' (PCP) in the Israeli stock market. Estimating the parameters for the PCP equation, we reject the validity of PCP with a 100% confidence level. The estimated PCP equation includes a significant intercept that points to the possibility of having arbitrage opportunities. Measuring the profit rate for portfolios that include options with various exercise prices, we find a potential profit of about 3%-3.4% in all cases.

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  • Ben David Nissim & Tavor Tchahi, 2011. "An empirical test of 'put call parity'," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(22), pages 1661-1664.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:21:y:2011:i:22:p:1661-1664
    DOI: 10.1080/09603107.2011.589806
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    put call parity; arbitrage;

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