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Derivatives pricing with marked point processes using tick-by-tick data

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  • Álvaro Cartea

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I propose to model stock price tick-by-tick data via a non-explosive marked point process. The arrival of trades is driven by a counting process in which the waiting time between trades possesses a Mittag--Leffler survival function and price revisions have an infinitely divisible distribution. I show that the partial-integro-differential equation satisfied by the value of European-style derivatives contains a non-local operator in time-to-maturity known as the Caputo fractional derivative. Numerical examples are provided for a marked point process with conditionally Gaussian and with conditionally CGMY price innovations. Furthermore, the infinitesimal generator of the marked point process derived to price derivatives coincides with that of a Lévy process of either finite or infinite activity.

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  • Álvaro Cartea, 2013. "Derivatives pricing with marked point processes using tick-by-tick data," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(1), pages 111-123, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:quantf:v:13:y:2013:i:1:p:111-123
    DOI: 10.1080/14697688.2012.661447
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    1. Scalas, Enrico & Politi, Mauro, 2012. "A parsimonious model for intraday European option pricing," Economics Discussion Papers 2012-14, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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    JEL classification:

    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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