Factorization of European and American options under complete and incomplete markets

Alfredo Ibáñez Rodríguez

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In a standard option-pricing model, with continuous-trading and diffusion processes, this paper shows that the price of one European-style option can be factorized into two intuitive components: One robust, X0;, which is priced by arbitrage, and a second, Pi0;, which depends on a risk orthogonal to the traded securities. This result implies the following: 1) In an incomplete market, these parts represent the price of a hedging portfolio, which is unique, and a premium, which depends only on the risk premiums associated with the residual risk, respectively. 2) In a complete market, it allows factoring the contribution of the different sources of risk to the final option price. For example, in a stochastic volatility model, we can quantify the impact on the option price of volatility risk relative to market risk, Pi0; and X0;, respectively. Hence, certain misspricings in option markets can be directly related to the premium, Pi0;. 3) Moreover, these results extend to American securities, which have a third component -an additional early-exercise premium.
Idioma originalAnglès
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 15 de nov. 2007
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EsdevenimentXV Foro de Finanzas 2007 -
Durada: 15 de nov. 200716 de nov. 2007


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