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Geometric Asian options: valuation and calibration with stochastic volatility

  • Hoi Ying Wong
  • Ying Lok Cheung
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    This paper studies continuously sampled geometric Asian options (GAO) in a stochastic volatility economy. The underlying asset price is assumed to follow a geometric Brownian motion with stochastic volatility driven by a mean-reverting process. Semi-analytical pricing formulae for GAO are derived in a fast mean-reverting stochastic volatility economy by the means of a perturbation method. The effects of stochastic volatility on averaging type options are examined. A unified regression approach is proposed to capture smiles of some geometric Asian options and European options in one shot.

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    Volume (Year): 4 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 301-314

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:quantf:v:4:y:2004:i:3:p:301-314
    DOI: 10.1088/1469-7688/4/3/006
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