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Pricing Currency Options with a Market Model of Interest Rates under Jump-Diffusion Stochastic Volatility Processes of Spot Exchange Rates

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  • Akihiko Takahashi

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo)

  • Kota Takehara

    (Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)

  • Akira Yamazaki

    (Mizuho-DL Financial Technology Co., Ltd.)

Abstract

This paper proposes a pricing method of currency options with a market model of interest rates. Using a simple approximation and a Fourier transform method, we derive a formula of the option pricing under jump-diffusion stochastic volatility processes of spot exchange rates. As an application, we apply the formula to the calibration of volatility smiles in the JPY/USD currency option market. Moreover, using the approximate prices as a control variate, we achieve substantial variance reduction in Monte Carlo simulation.

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  • Akihiko Takahashi & Kota Takehara & Akira Yamazaki, 2006. "Pricing Currency Options with a Market Model of Interest Rates under Jump-Diffusion Stochastic Volatility Processes of Spot Exchange Rates," CARF F-Series CARF-F-082, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
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    1. Anatoliy Swishchuk & Maksym Tertychnyi & Robert Elliott, 2014. "Pricing Currency Derivatives with Markov-modulated Levy Dynamics," Papers 1402.1953, arXiv.org.

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