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Efficient Monte Carlo Pricing of Basket Options

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  • P. Pellizzari

    (University of Venice)

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Montecarlo methods can be used to price derivatives for which closed evaluation formulas are not available or difficult to derive. A drawback of the method can be its high computational cost, especially if applied to basket options, whose payoffs depend on more than one asset. This article presents two kinds of control variates to reduce variance of estimates, based on unconditional and conditional expectations of assets respectively. We apply the previous variance reduction methods to some basket options (Spread, Dual and Portfolio options), achieving in some case remarkable speed and accuracy in price estimation.

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  • P. Pellizzari, 1998. "Efficient Monte Carlo Pricing of Basket Options," Finance 9801001, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:9801001
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    Cited by:

    1. Tommaso Paletta & Arturo Leccadito & Radu Tunaru, 2013. "Pricing and Hedging Basket Options with Exact Moment Matching," Papers 1312.4443, arXiv.org.
    2. Hideharu Funahashi & Masaaki Kijima, 2013. "An Extension of the Chaos Expansion Approximation for the Pricing of Exotic Basket Options," KIER Working Papers 857, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
    3. Piergiacomo Sabino, 2009. "Efficient quasi-Monte simulations for pricing high-dimensional path-dependent options," Decisions in Economics and Finance, Springer;Associazione per la Matematica, vol. 32(1), pages 49-65, May.
    4. Giannopoulos, Kostas, 2008. "Nonparametric, conditional pricing of higher order multivariate contingent claims," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 32(9), pages 1907-1915, September.
    5. Xia Su, 2006. "Hedging Basket Options by Using a Subset of Underlying Assets," Bonn Econ Discussion Papers bgse14_2006, University of Bonn, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Option pricing; Monte Carlo methods; Variance reduction; Basket options;

    JEL classification:

    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs

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