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Index options : Pricing, implied densities and returns

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  • Boes, M.J.

    (Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management)

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Chapter 2 gives an overview of the literature that is directly related to the topics studied in this thesis. In Chapter 3 the impact of overnight periods on option prices is examined by estimating an option pricing model that takes overnight closures of exchanges explicitly into account. Chapter 4 proposes a model-free methodology that can be used to extract the risk-neutral distribution of future volatility from empirical option prices. The resulting density of future volatility shows some interesting characteristics. Finally, Chapter 6 investigates characteristics of investment portfolios that contain European options. Specifically, the mean-variance properties of option returns are studied in detail.

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  • Boes, M.J., 2006. "Index options : Pricing, implied densities and returns," Other publications TiSEM e9ed8a9f-2472-430a-b666-9, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:tiu:tiutis:e9ed8a9f-2472-430a-b666-928fe38555b1
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    1. Rooderkerk, R.P., 2007. "Optimizing product lines and assortments," Other publications TiSEM fa544b38-604e-410b-a5da-1, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
    2. Eiling, E., 2007. "Essays on International Finance and Asset Pricing," Other publications TiSEM 5f891179-600e-4965-a5eb-0, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.

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