Option Pricing without Black-Scholes Illustration

Option Pricing without Black-Scholes Illustration

In the first video on this topic, Abdulla discussed option pricing without using the Black-Scholes model but left a few unanswered questions. In this video, Abdulla will cover those remaining questions relating to the appropriate probability distribution to use, the volatility of the asset, how far away the spot is in relation to the strike, the forward price and the time to expiry.
Overview

The price of an option is the present value of the total probability weighted payoff. However, there are some discrepancies in the calculations when compared with the Black-Scholes method. These are outlined below for changes in spot/strike prices, interest rates, time to expiry and the volatility.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is the future probability distribution?

  • What is the volatility of the underlying asset?

  • How far away is the spot in relation to the strike, the forward price and the time to expiry?

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Abdulla Javeri

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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