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Option Pricing and Filtering with Hidden Markov-Modulated Pure-Jump Processes


  • Robert J. Elliott
  • Tak Kuen Siu


This article discusses the pricing of derivatives in a continuous-time, hidden Markov-modulated, pure-jump asset price model. The hidden Markov chain modulating the pure-jump asset price model describes the evolution of the hidden state of an economy over time. The market model is incomplete. We employ a version of the Esscher transform to select a price kernel for valuation. We derive a valuation formula for European options using a Fourier transform and the correlation theorem. This formula depends on the hidden Markov chain. It is then estimated using a robust filter of the chain.

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  • Robert J. Elliott & Tak Kuen Siu, 2013. "Option Pricing and Filtering with Hidden Markov-Modulated Pure-Jump Processes," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(1), pages 1-25, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apmtfi:v:20:y:2013:i:1:p:1-25
    DOI: 10.1080/1350486X.2012.655929

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    5. Mauricio Junca & Rafael Serrano, 2014. "Utility maximization in pure-jump models driven by marked point processes and nonlinear wealth dynamics," Papers 1411.1103,, revised Sep 2015.
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