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A New Factor to Explain Implied Volatility Smirk

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In this paper we find empirical evidence of a new smirk factor, obtained from the jump structure of the risk neutral distribution of the underlying Lévy process. As an application we show how to price a barrier style contract.

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  • fajardo, José, 2016. "A New Factor to Explain Implied Volatility Smirk," MPRA Paper 71809, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Fajardo, José, 2015. "Barrier style contracts under Lévy processes: An alternative approach," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 179-187.
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    Keywords

    Skewness; Lévy processes; Implied volatility smirk;
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    JEL classification:

    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • C58 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Financial Econometrics
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing

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