IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Weighted Monte Carlo: Calibrating the Smile and Preserving Martingale Condition

Listed author(s):
  • Alberto Elices
  • Eduard Gim\'enez
Registered author(s):

    Weighted Monte Carlo prices exotic options calibrating the probabilities of previously generated paths by a regular Monte Carlo to fit a set of option premiums. When only vanilla call and put options and forward prices are considered, the Martingale condition might not be preserved. This paper shows that this is indeed the case and overcomes the problem by adding additional synthetic options. A robust, fast and easy-to-implement calibration algorithm is presented. The results are illustrated with a geometric cliquet option which shows how the price impact can be significant.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    File Function: Latest version
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by in its series Papers with number 1102.3541.

    in new window

    Date of creation: Feb 2011
    Publication status: Published in Risk Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 5, May 2006
    Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1102.3541
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1102.3541. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (arXiv administrators)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.