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A new integral equation formulation for American put options

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Abstract


  • In this paper, a completely new integral equation for the price of an American put option as well as its optimal exercise price is successfully derived. Compared to existing integral equations for pricing American options, the new integral formulation has two distinguishable advantages: (i) it is in a form of one-dimensional integral, and (ii) it is in a form that is free from any discontinuity and singularities associated with the optimal exercise boundary at the expiry time. These rather unique features have led to a significant enhancement of the computational accuracy and efficiency as shown in the examples.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Zhu, S., He, X. & Lu, X. (2018). A new integral equation formulation for American put options. Quantitative Finance, 18 (3), 483-490.

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  • 2-s2.0-85028525560

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1861&context=eispapers1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/859

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 483

End Page


  • 490

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • In this paper, a completely new integral equation for the price of an American put option as well as its optimal exercise price is successfully derived. Compared to existing integral equations for pricing American options, the new integral formulation has two distinguishable advantages: (i) it is in a form of one-dimensional integral, and (ii) it is in a form that is free from any discontinuity and singularities associated with the optimal exercise boundary at the expiry time. These rather unique features have led to a significant enhancement of the computational accuracy and efficiency as shown in the examples.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Zhu, S., He, X. & Lu, X. (2018). A new integral equation formulation for American put options. Quantitative Finance, 18 (3), 483-490.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85028525560

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1861&context=eispapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/859

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 483

End Page


  • 490

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom