AmericanBinomCall
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Purpose
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Prices American call options using the binomial method.
Format
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.. function:: c = AmericanBinomCall(S0, K, r, div, tau, sigma, N)
:param S0: current price.
:type S0: scalar
:param K: strike prices.
:type K: Mx1 vector
:param r: risk free rate.
:type r: scalar
:param div: continuous dividend yield.
:type div: scalar
:param tau: elapsed time to exercise in annualized days of trading.
:type tau: scalar
:param sigma: volatility.
:type sigma: scalar
:param N: number of time segments. A higher number of segments will increase accuracy at the cost of computation time.
:type N: scalar
:return c: call premiums.
:rtype c: Mx1 vector
Examples
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::
S0 = 718.46;
K = { 720, 725, 730 };
r = .0498;
sigma = .2493;
t0 = dtday(2001, 1, 30);
t1 = dtday(2001, 2, 16);
tau = elapsedTradingDays(t0, t1) /
annualTradingDays(2001);
c = AmericanBinomCall(S0, K, r, 0, tau, sigma, 60);
print c;
produces the output:
::
17.246407
14.973715
12.745272
Remarks
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The binomial method of Cox, Ross, and Rubinstein ("Option pricing: a
simplified approach," *Journal of Financial Economics*, 7:229:264) as
described in *Options, Futures, and other Derivatives* by John C. Hull is
the basis of this procedure.
Source
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finprocs.src