Comparison results for stochastic volatility models via coupling
Hobson, David (David G.). (2010) Comparison results for stochastic volatility models via coupling. Finance and Stochastics, Vol.14 (No.1). pp. 129-152. ISSN 0949-2984Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00780-008-0083-7
The aim of this paper is to investigate the properties of stochastic volatility models, and to discuss to what extent, and with regard to which models, properties of the classical exponential Brownian motion model carry over to a stochastic volatility setting. The properties of the classical model of interest include the fact that the discounted stock price is positive for all t but converges to zero almost surely, the fact that it is a martingale but not a uniformly integrable martingale, and the fact that European option prices (with convex payoff functions) are convex in the initial stock price and increasing in volatility. We explain why these properties are significant economically, and give examples of stochastic volatility models where these properties continue to hold, and other examples where they fail.
The main tool is a construction of a time-homogeneous autonomous volatility model via a time-change.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Q Science > QA Mathematics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Statistics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Stochastic processes, Econometrics -- Mathematical models, Finance -- Mathematical models|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Finance and Stochastics|
|Official Date:||January 2010|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 129-152|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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