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A hybrid tree-finite difference approach for the Heston model

  • Maya Briani
  • Lucia Caramellino
  • Antonino Zanette
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    We propose a hybrid tree-finite difference method in order to approximate the Heston model. We prove the convergence by embedding the procedure in a bivariate Markov chain and we study the convergence of European and American option prices. We finally provide numerical experiments that give accurate option prices in the Heston model, showing the reliability and the efficiency of the algorithm.

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    Date of creation: Jul 2013
    Date of revision: Sep 2014
    Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1307.7178
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    1. Heston, Steven L, 1993. "A Closed-Form Solution for Options with Stochastic Volatility with Applications to Bond and Currency Options," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 6(2), pages 327-43.
    2. Longstaff, Francis A & Schwartz, Eduardo S, 2001. "Valuing American Options by Simulation: A Simple Least-Squares Approach," University of California at Los Angeles, Anderson Graduate School of Management qt43n1k4jb, Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA.
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    4. Carl Chiarella & Boda Kang & Gunter H. Meyer, 2010. "The Evaluation Of Barrier Option Prices Under Stochastic Volatility," Research Paper Series 266, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
    5. Longstaff, Francis A & Schwartz, Eduardo S, 2001. "Valuing American Options by Simulation: A Simple Least-Squares Approach," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 14(1), pages 113-47.
    6. Brennan, Michael J. & Schwartz, Eduardo S., 1976. "The pricing of equity-linked life insurance policies with an asset value guarantee," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 3(3), pages 195-213, June.
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