Randomization and the American Put
While American calls on non-dividend paying stocks may be valued as European, there is no completely explicit exact solution for the values of American puts. We introduce a novel technique called randomization to value American puts and calls on dividend-paying stocks. This technique yields a new semi-explicit approximation for American option values in the Black Scholes model. Numerical results indicate that the approximation is both accurate and computationally efficient.
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- Black, Fischer & Scholes, Myron S, 1973. "The Pricing of Options and Corporate Liabilities," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(3), pages 637-54, May-June.
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