Lecture Note of Bus 41202, Spring 2012: Stochastic Diffusion & Option Pricing

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1 Lecture Note of Bus 41202, Spring 2012: Stochastic Diffusion & Option Pricing Key concept: Ito s lemma Stock Options: A contract giving its holder the right, but not obligation, to trade shares of a common stock by a certain date for a specified price. (In US, a contract involves 100 shares.) Call option: to buy Put option: to sell Specified price: strike price K date: expiration T (measured in years) Note: You can also write a call or put option (underwrite). Factors affecting the price of an option Current stock price: P t time to expiration: T t Risk-free interest rate: r per annum Stock volatility: σ annualized Payoff for European options (exercised at T only) Call option: V (P T ) = (P T K) + = P T K if P T > K 0 if P T K 1

2 The holder only exercises her option if P T > K (buys the stock via exercising the option and sells the stock on the market). Put option: V (P T ) = (K P T ) + = K P T if P T < K 0 if P T K The holder only exercises her option if P T < K (buys the stock from the market and sells it via option). Mathematical framework Stock (log) price follows a diffusion equation, i.e. a continuoustime continuous stochastic process such as dx t = µ(x t, t)dt + σ(x t, t)dw t, where µ(x t, t) and σ(x t, t) are the drift and diffusion coefficient, respectively, and w t is a standard Brownian motion (or Wiener process). In a complete market, use hedging to derive the price of an option (no arbitrage argument). In an incomplete market (e.g. existence of jumps), specify risk and a hedging strategy to minimize the risk. Stochastic processes Wiener process (or Standard Brownian motion) notation: w t initial value: w 0 = 0 small increments are independent and normal time poits: 0 = t 0 < t 1 < < t n 1 < t n = t 2

3 { w i = w ti w ti 1 } property: w t N(0, t) are independent w t = w t+ t w t N(0, t). zero drift and rate of variance change is 1. That is, dw t = 0dt + 1dw t. A simple way to understand Wiener processes is to do simulation. In R or S-Plus, this can be achieved by using: n=5000 at = rnorm(n) wt = cumsum(at)/sqrt(n) plot(wt,type= l ) Repeat the above commands to generate lots of wt series. Generalized Wiener process dx t = µdt + σdw t, where the drift µ & rate of volatility change σ are constant. Ito s process dx t = µ(x t, t)dt + σ(x t, t)dw t, where both drift and volatility are time-varying. Geometric Brownian motion dp t = µp t dt + σp t dw t, so that µ(p t, t) = µp t and σ(p t, t) = σp t with µ and σ being constant. 3

4 Simulated Standard Brownian Motions w(t) time Figure 1: Time plots of four simulated Wiener processes 4

5 Illustration: Four simulated standard Brownian motions. key feature: variability increases with time. Assume that the price of a stock follows a geometric Brownian motion. What is the distribution of the log return? To answer this question, we need Ito s calculus. Review of differentiation G(x): a differentiable function of x. What is dg(x)? Taylor expansion: G 2 Letting x 0, we have How about G(x, y)? G G(x + x) G(x) = G x x x 2 ( x) dg = G x dx. 3 G x 3 ( x)3 +. G = G G x + x y y G 2 x 2 ( x)2 + 2 G x y x y G 2 y 2 ( y)2 +. Taking limit as x 0 and y 0, we have dg = G G dx + x y dy. Stochastic differentiation Now, consider G(x t, t) with x t being an Ito s process. 5

6 G = G G x + x t t G 2 x 2 ( x)2 + 2 G x t x t G 2 t 2 ( t)2 +. A discretized version of the Ito s process is x = µ t + σ ɛ t, where µ = µ(x t, t) and σ = σ(x t, t). Therefore, ( x) 2 = µ 2 ( t) 2 + σ 2 ɛ 2 t + 2µ σ ɛ( t) 3/2 = σ 2 ɛ 2 t + H( t). Thus, ( x) 2 contains a term of order t. E(σ 2 ɛ 2 t) = σ 2 t, Var(σ 2 ɛ 2 t) = E[σ 4 ɛ 4 ( t) 2 ] [E(σ 2 ɛ 2 t)] 2 = 2σ 4 ( t) 2, where we use E(ɛ 4 ) = 3. These two properties show that Consequently, Using this result, we have σ 2 ɛ 2 t σ 2 t as t 0. ( x) 2 σ 2 dt as t 0. dg = G G dx + x t dt G 2 x 2 σ2 dt = G x µ + G t G 2 This is the well-known Ito s lemma. 6 x 2 σ2 dt + G x σ dw t.

7 Example 1. Let G(w t, t) = w 2 t. What is dg(w t, t)? Answer: Here µ = 0 and σ = 1. Therefore, G w t = 2w t, G t = 0, 2 G w 2 t = 2. dw 2 t = (2w t )dt + 2w tdw t = dt + 2w t dw t. Example 2. If P t follows a geometric Brownian motion, what is the model for ln(p t )? Answer: Let G(P t, t) = ln(p t ). we have G P t = 1 P t, G t = 0, 1 2 G = Consequently, via Ito s lemma, we obtain d ln(p t ) = = 1 µp t + 1 P t 2 1 P 2 t P 2 t µ σ2 dt + σdw t Pt 2 σ 2 P 2 dt + 1 σp t dw t P t Thus, ln(p t ) follows a generalized Wiener Process with drift rate µ σ 2 /2 and variance rate σ 2. The log return from t to T is normal with mean (µ σ 2 /2)(T t) and variance σ 2 (T t). This result enables us to perform simulation. Let t be the time interval. Then, the result says ln(p t+ t ) = ln(p t ) + (µ σ 2 /2) t + tσɛ t+ t, 7 t

8 where ɛ t+ t is a N(0,1) random variable. By generating ɛ t+ t, we can obtain a simulated value for ln(p t+ t ). If one repeats the above simulation many times, one can take the average of ln(p t+ t ) as the expectation of ln(p t+ t ) given the model and ln(p t ). More specifically, one can use simulation to generate a distribution for ln(p t+ t ). In mathematical finance, this technique is referred to as discretization of a stochastic diffusion equation (SDE). The distribution of ln(p t+ t ) obtained in this way works when P t follows a geometric Brownian motion. The distribution, in general, is not equivalent to the true distribution of ln(p t+ t ) for a general SDE. Certain conditions must be met for the two distributions to be equivalent. Details are beyond this class. However, some results are avilable in the literature concerning the relationship between discrete-time distribution and continuous-time distribution. In other words, one derives conditions under which a discrete-time model converges to a continuoustime model when the time interval t approaches zero. For the GARCH-type models, GARCH-M has a diffusion limit. Return to the geometric Brownian motion. Even though we have a close-form solution for options pricing when σ is constant. We can simulate ln(p t+ t ) when σ t is time-varying. For instance, σ t may follow a GARCH(1,1) model. For options pricing, under risk neural assumption, µ is replaced by the risk-free interest rate per annum. [Of course, σ t is the annualized volatility.] This is another application of the volatility models discussed in Chapter 3. Example 3. If P t follows a geometric Brownian motion, what is the model for 1 P t? 8

9 Answer: Let G(P t ) = 1/P t. By Ito s lemma, the solution is d 1 P t = ( µ + σ 2 ) 1 P t dt σ 1 P t dw t, which is again a geometric Brownian motion. Estimation of µ and σ Assume that n log returns are available, say {r t t = 1,, n}. Statistical theory: Estimate the mean and variance by the sample mean and variance. n t=1 r t r = n, s 2 1 n r = (r t r) 2. n 1 t=1 Remember the length of time intervals! Let be the length of time intervals measured in years. Then, the distribution of r t is We obtain the estimates r t N[(µ σ 2 /2), σ 2 ]. ˆσ = s r. ˆµ = r + ˆσ2 2 = r + s2 r 2. Example. Daily log returns of IBM stock in The data show r = and s r = Since = 1/252 year, we obtain that ˆσ = s r = , ˆµ = r + ˆσ2 2 =

10 Thus, the estimated expected return was 61.98% and the standard deviation was 30.4% per annum for IBM stock in Example. Daily log returns of Cisco stock in Data show r = and s r = , Also, Q(12) = Therefore, we have ˆσ = s r = = 0.418, 1.0/252.0 Expected return was 92.4% per annum Estimated s.d. was 41.8% per annum. ˆµ = r + ˆσ2 2 = Example. Daily log returns of Cisco stock in Data show r = and s r = Therefore, ˆσ = ˆµ = Time-varying nature of mean and volatility is clearly shown. Distributions of stock prices If the price follows then, ln(p T ) ln(p t ) N Consequently, given P t, ln(p T ) N dp t = µp t dt + σp t dw t, and we obtain (log-normal dist; ch. 1) (µ σ2 2 )(T t), σ2 (T t) ln(p t ) + (µ σ2 2 )(T t), σ2 (T t) E(P T ) = P t exp[µ(t t)], Var(P T ) = P 2 t exp[2µ(t t)]{exp[σ 2 (T t)] 1}. 10.,

11 The result can be used to make inference about P T. Simulation is often used to study the behavior of P T. Black-Scholes equation Price of stock: P t is a Geo. B. Motion price of derivative: G t = G(P t, t) contingent the stock Risk neutral world: expected returns are given by the risk-free interest rate (no arbitrage) From Ito s lemma: dg t = G t µp t + G t P t t A discretized version of the set-up: G t G t = µp t + G t P t t Consider the Portfolio: short on derivative long G t P t 2 G t P 2 t P t = µp t t + σp t w t, shares of the stock. Value of the portfolio is 2 G t P 2 t σ 2 Pt 2 dt + G t σp t dw t. P t σ 2 Pt 2 t + G t σp t w t, P t The change in value is V t = G t + G t P t P t. V t = G t + G t P t P t. 11

12 by substitution, we have V t = G t t G t P 2 t σ 2 P 2 t. No stochastic component involved. The protfolio must be riskless during a small time interval. V t = rv t t where r is the risk-free interest rate. We then have G t t G t P 2 t σ 2 P 2 t = r t t G t G t P t t. P t and G t t + rp G t t + 1 P t 2 σ2 Pt 2 2 G t = rg Pt 2 t, the Black-Scholes differential equ. for derivative pricing. Example. A forward contract on a stock (no dividend). Here G t = P t K exp[ r(t t)] where K is the delivery price. We have G t t = rk exp[ r(t t)], G t P t = 1, Substituting these quantities into LHS yields 2 G t P 2 t = 0. rk exp[ r(t t)] + rp t = r{p t K exp[ r(t t)]}, which equals RHS. Black-Scholes formulas 12

13 A European call option: expected payoff Price of the call: (current value) E [max(p T K, 0)] c t = exp[ r(t t)]e [max(p T K, 0)]. In a risk-neutral world, µ = r so that ln(p T ) N ln(p t ) + Let g(p T ) be the pdf of P T. Then, r σ2 (T t), σ 2 (T t) 2 c t = exp[ r(t t)] K (P T K)g(P T )dp T. After some algebra (appendix) c t = P t Φ(h + ) K exp[ r(t t)]φ(h ) where Φ(x) is the CDF of N(0, 1), h + = ln(p t/k) + (r + σ 2 /2)(T t) σ T t h = ln(p t/k) + (r σ 2 /2)(T t) σ = h + σ T t. T t See Chapter 6 for some interpretations of the formula. For put option: p t = K exp[ r(t t)]φ( h ) P t Φ( h + ). Alternatively, use the put-call parity: p t c t = K exp[ r(t t)] P t. Put-call parity: Same underlying stock, same strike price, same time to maturity. 13.

14 current Expiration date T date t P K K < P Write call c K P Buy put p K P Buy stock P P P Borrow Ke r(t t) K K Total Current amount: c p P + Ke r(t t). On the expiration date: 1. If P K: call is worthless, put is K P, stock P and owe bank K. Net worth = If K < P : call is K P, put is worthless, stock P and owe K. Net worth = 0. Under no arbitrage assumption: The initial position should be zero. That is, c = p + P Ke r(t t). Example. P t = $80. σ = 20% per annum. r = 8% per annum. What is the price of a European call option with a strike price of $90 that will expire in 3 months? From the assumptions, we have P t = 80, K = 90, T t = 0.25, σ = 0.2 and r = Therefore, ln(80/90) + ( /2) 0.25 h + =.2 = = h = h It can be found Φ(.9278) = , Φ( ) =

15 Therefore, c t = $80Φ( ) $90Φ( ) exp( 0.02) = $0.73. The stock price has to rise by $10.73 for the purchaser of the call option to break even. If K = $81, then c t = $80Φ( ) $81 exp( 0.02)Φ( ) = $3.49. Lower bounds of European options: No dividends. Why? Consider two portfolios: c t P t K exp[ r(t t)]. A: One European call option plus cash K exp[ r(t t)]. B: One share of the stock. For A: Invest the cash at risk-free interest rate. At time T, the value is K. If P T > K, the call option is exercised so that the portfolio is worth P T. If P T < K, the call option expires at T and the portfolio is worth K. Therefore, the value of the portfolio is max(p T, K). For B: The value at time T is P T. Thus, portfolio A must be worth more than portfolio B today; that is, c t + K exp[ r(t t)] P t. See Example 6.7 for an application. Stochastic integral The formula t 0 dx s = x t x 0 15

16 continues hold. In particular, t 0 dw s = w t w 0 = w t. From dw 2 t = dt + 2w t dw t we have Therefore, w 2 t = t + 2 t 0 w sdw s. t 0 w sdw s = 1 2 (w2 t t). Different from t 0 ydy = (y 2 t y 2 0)/2. Assume x t is a Geo. Brownian motion, dx t = µx t dt + σx t dw t. Apply Ito s lemma to G(x t, t) = ln(x t ), we obtain d ln(x t ) = Taking integration, we have Consequently, and t 0 d ln(x s) = Change x t to P t. The price is µ σ2 dt + σdw t. 2 µ σ2 2 t 0 ds + σ t 0 dw s. ln(x t ) = ln(x 0 ) + (µ σ 2 /2)t + σw t, Jump diffusion Weaknesses of diffusion models: x t = x 0 exp[(µ σ 2 /2)t + σw t ]. P t = P 0 exp[(µ σ 2 /2)t + σw t ]. 16

17 no volatility smile (convex function of implied volatility vs strike price) fail to capture effects of rare events (tails) Modification: jump diffusion and stochastic volatility Jumps are governed by a probaility law: Poisson process: X t is a Poisson process if P r(x t = m) = λm t m m! exp( λt), λ > 0. Use a special jump diffusion model by Kou (2002). dp t P t w t : a Wiener process, = µdt + σdw t + d n t : a Poisson process with rate λ, n t i=1 (J i 1) {J i }: iid such that X = ln(j) has a double exp. dist. with pdf, f X (x) = 1 2η e x κ /η, 0 < η < 1. the above three processes are independent. n t = the number of jumps in [0, t] and Poisson(λt). At the ith jump, the proportion of price jump is J i 1. For pdf of double exp. dist., see Figure 6.8 of the text. Stock price under the jump diffusion model: P t = P 0 exp[(µ σ 2 /2)t + σw t ] n t This result can be used to obtain the distribution for the return series. 17 i=1 J i.

18 Price of an option: Analytical results available, but complicated. Example P t = $80. K = $81. r = 0.08 and T t = Jump: λ = 10, κ = 0.02 and η = We obtain c t = $3.92, which is higher than $3.49 of Example 6.6. p t = $3.31, which is also higher. Some greeks: option value V, stock price P 1. Delta: = V P 2. Gamma: Γ = P 3. Theta: Θ = V t. 18

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