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Good Volatility, Bad Volatility and Option Pricing

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  • Bruno Feunou
  • Cédric Okou

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Advances in variance analysis permit the splitting of the total quadratic variation of a jump-diffusion process into upside and downside components. Recent studies establish that this decomposition enhances volatility predictions and highlight the upside/downside variance spread as a driver of the asymmetry in stock price distributions. To appraise the economic gain of this decomposition, we design a new and flexible option pricing model in which the underlying asset price exhibits distinct upside and downside semivariance dynamics driven by the model-free proxies of the variances. The new model outperforms common benchmarks, especially the alternative that splits the quadratic variation into diffusive and jump components.
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  • Bruno Feunou & Cédric Okou, 2017. "Good Volatility, Bad Volatility and Option Pricing," Staff Working Papers 17-52, Bank of Canada.
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    Asset Pricing; Econometric and statistical methods;

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