30 years: Financial markets trader

The Black-Scholes Merton option pricing model is the Nobel Prize winning formula that is used as the basis of pricing options. In this video, Abdulla will discuss option pricing without Black-Scholes and in doing so it will provide hints to understanding the more complex area of option Greeks which will be covered in the second video on this topic.

The Black-Scholes Merton option pricing model is the Nobel Prize winning formula that is used as the basis of pricing options. In this video, Abdulla will discuss option pricing without Black-Scholes and in doing so it will provide hints to understanding the more complex area of option Greeks which will be covered in the second video on this topic.

5 mins 8 secs

Overview

Pricing an option requires a range of outcomes with the associated probability for each outcome, in other words, we need to make an assumption regarding the future probability distribution. We can work out the total probability weighted payoff based on our assumptions, which when discounted gives us the option price.

Key learning objectives:

What is the Black-Scholes formula?

What is an option payoff?

How do we price an option?

Summary

Expert### Abdulla Javeri

Abdulla’s career in the financial markets started in 1990 when he entered the trading floor of the London International Financial Futures Exchange, LIFFE, and qualified as a pit trader in equity and equity index options. In 1996, Abdulla became a trainer for regulatory qualifications and then for non-exam courses, primarily covering all major financial products.

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