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Convergence from Discrete to Continuous Time Contingent Claims Prices

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  • Hua He.

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This article generalizes the Cox, Ross, and Rubinstein (1979) binomial option-pricing model, and establishes a convergence from discrete-time multivariate multinomial models to continuous-time multidimensional diffusion models for contigent claims prices. The key to the approach is to approximate the N-dimensional diffusion price process by a sequence of N-variate, (N+1)-nomial processes. It is shown that contingent claims prices and dynamic replicating portfolio strategies derived from the discrete time models converge to their corresponding continuous-time limits. Article published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Financial Studies in its journal, The Review of Financial Studies.
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  • Hua He., 1990. "Convergence from Discrete to Continuous Time Contingent Claims Prices," Research Program in Finance Working Papers RPF-199, University of California at Berkeley.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucb:calbrf:rpf-199
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