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Duality and Derivative Pricing with Time-Changed Lévy Processes

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  • José Fajardo

    (IBMEC Business School - Rio de Janeiro)

  • Ernesto Mordecki

    (Centro de Matemática, Facultad de Ciências, Universidad de la República, Uruguay)

Abstract

In this paper we study the pricing problem of derivatives written in terms of a two dimensional Time-changed Lévy processes. Then, we examine an existing relation between prices of put and call options, of both the European and the American type. This relation is called put-call duality. It includes as a particular case, the relation known as put-call symmetry. Necessary and sufficient conditions for put-call symmetry to hold are shown, in terms of the triplet of local characteristic of the Time-changed Lévy process. In this way we extend the results obtained by Fajardo and Mordecki (2004a) and Fajardo and Mordecki (2004b) to the case of Time-changed Lévy processes.

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  • José Fajardo & Ernesto Mordecki, 2005. "Duality and Derivative Pricing with Time-Changed Lévy Processes," IBMEC RJ Economics Discussion Papers 2005-12, Economics Research Group, IBMEC Business School - Rio de Janeiro.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibr:dpaper:2005-12
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    Cited by:

    1. José Fajardo & Ernesto Mordecki, 2014. "Skewness premium with Lévy processes," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(9), pages 1619-1626, September.
    2. Ilya Molchanov & Michael Schmutz, 2009. "Exchangeability type properties of asset prices," Papers 0901.4914, arXiv.org, revised Apr 2011.

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    Keywords

    Lévy processes; Time Change; Symmetry;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing

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