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Pricing European options on instruments with a constant dividend yield: The randomized discrete-time approach


  • Rafal Weron


Due to the well known fact that market returns are not normally distributed, we use generalized hyperbolic distributions for pricing options in a randomized discrete-time setup. The obtained formulas can be used for pricing options on stock indexes, currencies and futures contracts. We test them on options written on the Nikkei 225 index futures and conclude that a proper calibration scheme could give us an advantage in the financial market.

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  • Rafal Weron, 2002. "Pricing European options on instruments with a constant dividend yield: The randomized discrete-time approach," HSC Research Reports HSC/02/04, Hugo Steinhaus Center, Wroclaw University of Technology.
  • Handle: RePEc:wuu:wpaper:hsc0204

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    1. Aleksander Janicki & Aleksander Weron, 1994. "Simulation and Chaotic Behavior of Alpha-stable Stochastic Processes," HSC Books, Hugo Steinhaus Center, Wroclaw University of Technology, number hsbook9401.
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    Option pricing; Dividends; Randomization; Alternative models;

    JEL classification:

    • C16 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Econometric and Statistical Methods; Specific Distributions
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing


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