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Discrete-Time Quadratic Hedging of Barrier Options in Exponential L\'{e}vy Model

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We examine optimal quadratic hedging of barrier options in a discretely sampled exponential L\'{e}vy model that has been realistically calibrated to reflect the leptokurtic nature of equity returns. Our main finding is that the impact of hedging errors on prices is several times higher than the impact of other pricing biases studied in the literature.

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  • Alev{s} v{C}ern'y, 2016. "Discrete-Time Quadratic Hedging of Barrier Options in Exponential L\'{e}vy Model," Papers 1603.03747, arXiv.org.
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    1. Peter Carr & Katrina Ellis & Vishal Gupta, 1998. "Static Hedging of Exotic Options," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 53(3), pages 1165-1190, June.
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    6. Mark Broadie & Paul Glasserman & Steven Kou, 1997. "A Continuity Correction for Discrete Barrier Options," Mathematical Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 7(4), pages 325-349.
    7. Alev{s} v{C}ern'y & Stephan Denkl & Jan Kallsen, 2013. "Hedging in L\'evy Models and the Time Step Equivalent of Jumps," Papers 1309.7833, arXiv.org, revised Jul 2017.
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