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On the Efficiency of Simplified Weak Taylor Schemes for Monte Carlo Simulation in Finance

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The purpose of this paper is to study the efficiency of simplified weak schemes for stochastic differential equations. We present a numerical comparison between weak Taylor schemes and their simplified versions. In the simplified schemes discrete random variables, instead of Gaussian ones, are generated to approximate multiple stochastic integrals. We show that an implementation of simplified schemes based on random bits generators significantly increases the computational speed. The efficiency of the proposed schemes is demonstrated.

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  • Nicola Bruti Liberati & Eckhard Platen, 2004. "On the Efficiency of Simplified Weak Taylor Schemes for Monte Carlo Simulation in Finance," Research Paper Series 114, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
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    1. Nicola Bruti-Liberati, 2007. "Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps in Finance," PhD Thesis, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney, number 1.
    2. Nicola Bruti-Liberati & Eckhard Platen, 2006. "On Weak Predictor-Corrector Schemes for Jump-Diffusion Processes in Finance," Research Paper Series 179, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
    3. Bruti-Liberati, Nicola & Martini, Filippo & Piccardi, Massimo & Platen, Eckhard, 2008. "A hardware generator of multi-point distributed random numbers for Monte Carlo simulation," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, pages 45-56.
    4. Nicola Bruti-Liberati & Eckhard Platen, 2007. "Approximation of jump diffusions in finance and economics," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 29(3), pages 283-312, May.

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    random bits generators; stochastic differential equations; simplified weak taylor schemes;

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