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The hidden martingale restriction in Gram‐Charlier option prices


  • Charles Corrado


A hidden martingale restriction is developed for option pricing models based on Gram–Charlier expansions of the normal density function. The restriction is hidden behind a reduction in parameter space for the Gram–Charlier expansion coefficients. The resulting restriction is invisible in the option price. © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Jrl Fut Mark 27: 517–534, 2007

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  • Charles Corrado, 2007. "The hidden martingale restriction in Gram‐Charlier option prices," Journal of Futures Markets, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 27(6), pages 517-534, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jfutmk:v:27:y:2007:i:6:p:517-534

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