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The Exact Value for European Options on a Stock Paying a Discrete Dividend

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  • Jo~ao Amaro de Matos
  • Rui Dil~ao
  • Bruno Ferreira

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In the context of a Black-Scholes economy and with a no-arbitrage argument, we derive arbitrarily accurate lower and upper bounds for the value of European options on a stock paying a discrete dividend. Setting the option price error below the smallest monetary unity, both bounds coincide, and we obtain the exact value of the option.

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  • Jo~ao Amaro de Matos & Rui Dil~ao & Bruno Ferreira, 2006. "The Exact Value for European Options on a Stock Paying a Discrete Dividend," Papers math/0609212, arXiv.org.
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    1. Merton, Robert C, 1976. "The Impact on Option Pricing of Specification Error in the Underlying Stock Price Returns," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 31(2), pages 333-350, May.
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    1. Martina Nardon & Paolo Pianca, 2008. "An efficient binomial approach to the pricing of options on stocks with cash dividends," Working Papers 178, Department of Applied Mathematics, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.
    2. Alexander Buryak & Ivan Guo, 2014. "New analytic approach to address Put - Call parity violation due to discrete dividends," Papers 1407.7328, arXiv.org.

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    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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