Valuation of Barrier Options in a Black--Scholes Setup with Jump Risk
This paper discusses the pitfalls in the pricing of barrier options a pproximations of the underlying continuous processes via discrete lattice models. These problems are studied first in a Black-Scholes model. Improvements result from a trinomial model and a further modified model where price changes occur at the jump times of a Poisson process. After the numerical difficulties have been resolved in the Black-Scholes model, unpredictable discontinuous price movements are incorporated.
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