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On the Relation Between Binomial and Trinomial Option Pricing Models

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This paper shows that the binomial option pricing model, suitably parameterized, is a special case of the explicit finite difference method.

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  • Rubinstein, Mark, 2000. "On the Relation Between Binomial and Trinomial Option Pricing Models," Research Program in Finance, Working Paper Series qt3bw450n0, Research Program in Finance, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley.
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    1. Boyle, Phelim P., 1988. "A Lattice Framework for Option Pricing with Two State Variables," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 23(1), pages 1-12, March.
    2. Cox, John C. & Ross, Stephen A. & Rubinstein, Mark, 1979. "Option pricing: A simplified approach," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 229-263, September.
    3. Brennan, Michael J. & Schwartz, Eduardo S., 1978. "Finite Difference Methods and Jump Processes Arising in the Pricing of Contingent Claims: A Synthesis," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 13(3), pages 461-474, September.
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