Risk neutral probabilities and option bounds: a geometric approach

Huang, J (2004) Risk neutral probabilities and option bounds: a geometric approach. Working Paper. The Department of Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University.

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Abstract

In this paper we first present a geometric approach to option bounds. We show that if two risk neutral probability density functions intersect for certain number of times, then comparing the fatness of their tails we can tell which of them gives higher option prices. Thus we can derive option bounds by identifying the risk neutral probability density function which intersects all admissible ones for certain number of times. Applying this approach we tighten the first order stochastic dominance option bounds from concurrently expiring options when the maximum value of the risk neutral density are known.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/disciplinebasedresearch
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Accounting & Finance
ID Code: 48742
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 21:09
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 20:02
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/48742

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