IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Option prices with call prices


  • Lauri Viitasaari


There exist several methods how more general options can be priced with call prices. In this article, we extend these results to cover a wider class of options and market models. In particular, we introduce a new pricing formula which can be used to price more general options if prices for call options and digital options are known for every strike price. Moreover, we derive similar results for barrier type options. As a consequence, we obtain a static hedging for general options in the general class of models. Our result can be utilised in several significant applications. As a simple example, we derive an upper bound for the value of a general American option with convex payoff and characterise conditions under which the value of this option equals to the value of the corresponding European option.

Suggested Citation

  • Lauri Viitasaari, 2012. "Option prices with call prices," Papers 1207.6205,, revised Aug 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1207.6205

    Download full text from publisher

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


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Jarno Talponen & Lauri Viitasaari, 2014. "Multidimensional Breeden-Litzenberger representation for state price densities and static hedging," Papers 1401.6383,

    More about this item

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1207.6205. 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). General contact details of provider: .

    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.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using 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 RePEc Author Service 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.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.