optByMertonNI

Option price by Merton76 model using numerical integration

Description

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Price = optByMertonNI(Rate,AssetPrice,Settle,Maturity,OptSpec,Strike,Sigma,MeanJ,JumpVol,JumpFreq) computes vanilla European option price by the Merton76 model, using numerical integration.

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Price = optByMertonNI(___,Name,Value) adds optional name-value pair arguments.

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optByMertonNI uses numerical integration to compute option prices and then plot an option price surface.

Define Option Variables and Merton76 Model Parameters

AssetPrice = 80;
Rate = 0.03;
DividendYield = 0.02;
OptSpec = 'call';

Sigma = 0.16;
MeanJ = 0.02;
JumpVol = 0.08;
JumpFreq = 2;

Compute the Option Price for a Single Strike

Settle = datenum('29-Jun-2017');
Maturity = datemnth(Settle, 6);
Strike = 80; 

Call = optByMertonNI(Rate, AssetPrice, Settle, Maturity, OptSpec, Strike, ...
    Sigma, MeanJ, JumpVol, JumpFreq, 'DividendYield', DividendYield)
Call = 4.5600

Compute the Option Prices for a Vector of Strikes

The Strike input can be a vector.

Settle = datenum('29-Jun-2017');
Maturity = datemnth(Settle, 6);
Strike = (76:2:84)';

Call = optByMertonNI(Rate, AssetPrice, Settle, Maturity, OptSpec, Strike, ...
    Sigma, MeanJ, JumpVol, JumpFreq, 'DividendYield', DividendYield)
Call = 5×1

    6.7410
    5.5762
    4.5600
    3.6891
    2.9551

Compute the Option Prices for a Vector of Strikes and a Vector of Dates of the Same Lengths

Use the Strike input to specify the strikes. Also, the Maturity input can be a vector, but it must match the length of the Strike vector if the ExpandOutput name-value pair argument is not set to "true".

Settle = datenum('29-Jun-2017');
Maturity = datemnth(Settle, [12 18 24 30 36]); % Five maturities
Strike = [76 78 80 82 84]'; % Five strikes

Call = optByMertonNI(Rate, AssetPrice, Settle, Maturity, OptSpec, Strike, ...
    Sigma, MeanJ, JumpVol, JumpFreq, 'DividendYield', DividendYield)
Call = 5×1

    8.5589
    8.9439
    9.2316
    9.4653
    9.6565

    % Five values in vector output

Expand the Output for a Surface

Set the ExpandOutput name-value pair argument to "true" to expand the output into a NStrikes-by-NMaturities matrix. In this case, it is a square matrix.

Call = optByMertonNI(Rate, AssetPrice, Settle, Maturity, OptSpec, Strike, ...
    Sigma, MeanJ, JumpVol, JumpFreq, 'DividendYield', DividendYield, ...
    'ExpandOutput', true) % (5 x 5) matrix output
Call = 5×5

    8.5589    9.9675   11.1343   12.1492   13.0464
    7.4844    8.9439   10.1481   11.1939   12.1181
    6.5125    8.0023    9.2316   10.2999   11.2449
    5.6401    7.1402    8.3827    9.4653   10.4249
    4.8630    6.3545    7.5990    8.6881    9.6565

Compute the Option Prices for a Vector of Strikes and a Vector of Dates of Different Lengths

When ExpandOutput is "true", NStrikes do not have to match NMaturities. That is, the output NStrikes-by-NMaturities matrix can be rectangular.

Settle = datenum('29-Jun-2017');
Maturity = datemnth(Settle, 12*(0.5:0.5:3)'); % Six maturities
Strike = (76:2:84)'; % Five strikes

Call = optByMertonNI(Rate, AssetPrice, Settle, Maturity, OptSpec, Strike, ...
    Sigma, MeanJ, JumpVol, JumpFreq, 'DividendYield', DividendYield, ...
    'ExpandOutput', true) % (5 x 6) matrix output
Call = 5×6

    6.7410    8.5589    9.9675   11.1343   12.1492   13.0464
    5.5762    7.4844    8.9439   10.1481   11.1939   12.1181
    4.5600    6.5125    8.0023    9.2316   10.2999   11.2449
    3.6891    5.6401    7.1402    8.3827    9.4653   10.4249
    2.9551    4.8630    6.3545    7.5990    8.6881    9.6565

Compute the Option Prices for a Vector of Strikes and a Vector of Asset Prices

When ExpandOutput is "true", the output can also be a NStrikes-by-NAssetPrices rectangular matrix by accepting a vector of asset prices.

Settle = datenum('29-Jun-2017');
Maturity = datemnth(Settle, 12); % Single maturity
ManyAssetPrices = [70 75 80 85]; % Four asset prices
Strike = (76:2:84)'; % Five strikes

Call = optByMertonNI(Rate, ManyAssetPrices, Settle, Maturity, OptSpec, Strike, ...
    Sigma, MeanJ, JumpVol, JumpFreq, 'DividendYield', DividendYield, ...
    'ExpandOutput', true) % (5 x 4) matrix output
Call = 5×4

    3.4186    5.6579    8.5589   12.0417
    2.8538    4.8401    7.4844   10.7343
    2.3718    4.1205    6.5125    9.5230
    1.9635    3.4922    5.6401    8.4090
    1.6198    2.9476    4.8630    7.3921

Plot an Option Price Surface

The Strike and Maturity inputs can be vectors. Set ExpandOutput to "true" to output the surface as a NStrikes-by-NMaturities matrix.

Settle = datenum('29-Jun-2017');
Maturity = datemnth(Settle, 12*[1/12 0.25 (0.5:0.5:3)]');
Times = yearfrac(Settle, Maturity);
Strike = (2:2:200)';

Call = optByMertonNI(Rate, AssetPrice, Settle, Maturity, OptSpec, Strike, ...
    Sigma, MeanJ, JumpVol, JumpFreq, 'DividendYield', DividendYield, ...
    'ExpandOutput', true);

[X,Y] = meshgrid(Times,Strike);

figure;
surf(X,Y,Call);
title('Price');
xlabel('Years to Option Expiry');
ylabel('Strike');
view(-112,34);
xlim([0 Times(end)]);
zlim([0 80]);

Input Arguments

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Continuously compounded risk-free interest rate, specified as a scalar decimal value.

Data Types: double

Current underlying asset price, specified as numeric value using a scalar or a NINST-by-1 or NColumns-by-1 vector.

For more information on the proper dimensions for AssetPrice, see the name-value pair argument ExpandOutput.

Data Types: double

Option settlement date, specified as a NINST-by-1 or NColumns-by-1 vector using serial date numbers, date character vectors, datetime arrays, or string arrays. The Settle date must be before the Maturity date.

For more information on the proper dimensions for Settle, see the name-value pair argument ExpandOutput.

Data Types: double | char | datetime | string

Option maturity date, specified as a NINST-by-1 or NColumns-by-1 vector using serial date numbers, date character vectors, datetime arrays, or string arrays.

For more information on the proper dimensions for Maturity, see the name-value pair argument ExpandOutput.

Data Types: double | char | datetime | string

Definition of the option, specified as a NINST-by-1 or NColumns-by-1 vector using a cell array of character vectors or string arrays with values 'call' or 'put'.

For more information on the proper dimensions for OptSpec, see the name-value pair argument ExpandOutput.

Data Types: cell | string

Option strike price value, specified as a NINST-by-1, NRows-by-1, NRows-by-NColumns vector of strike prices.

For more information on the proper dimensions for Strike, see the name-value pair argument ExpandOutput.

Data Types: double

Volatility of the underling asset, specified as a scalar numeric value.

Data Types: double

Mean of the random percentage jump size (J), specified as a scalar decimal value where log(1+J) is normally distributed with mean (log(1+MeanJ)-0.5*JumpVol^2) and the standard deviation JumpVol.

Data Types: double

Standard deviation of log(1+J) where J is the random percentage jump size, specified as a scalar decimal value.

Data Types: double

Annual frequency of Poisson jump process, specified as a scalar numeric value.

Data Types: double

Name-Value Pair Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: Price = optByMertonNI(Rate,AssetPrice,Settle,Maturity,OptSpec,Strike,Sigma,MeanJ,JumpVol,JumpFreq,'Basis',7)

Day-count of the instrument, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'Basis' and a scalar using a supported value:

  • 0 = actual/actual

  • 1 = 30/360 (SIA)

  • 2 = actual/360

  • 3 = actual/365

  • 4 = 30/360 (PSA)

  • 5 = 30/360 (ISDA)

  • 6 = 30/360 (European)

  • 7 = actual/365 (Japanese)

  • 8 = actual/actual (ICMA)

  • 9 = actual/360 (ICMA)

  • 10 = actual/365 (ICMA)

  • 11 = 30/360E (ICMA)

  • 12 = actual/365 (ISDA)

  • 13 = BUS/252

For more information, see Basis.

Data Types: double

Continuously compounded underlying asset yield, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'DividendYield' and a scalar numeric value.

Data Types: double

Absolute error tolerance for numerical integration, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'AbsTol' and a scalar numeric value.

Data Types: double

Relative error tolerance for numerical integration, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'RelTol' and a scalar numeric value.

Data Types: double

Numerical integration range used to approximate the continuous integral over [0 Inf], specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'IntegrationRange' and a 1-by-2 vector representing [LowerLimit UpperLimit].

Data Types: double

Framework for computing option prices and sensitivities using numerical integration of models, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'Framework' and a scalar string or character vector with the following values:

  • "heston1993" or 'heston1993' — Method used in Heston (1993)

  • "lewis2001" or 'lewis2001' — Method used in Lewis (2001)

Data Types: char | string

Flag to expand the outputs, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of 'ExpandOutput' and a logical:

  • true — If true, the outputs are NRows-by- NColumns matrices. NRows is the number of strikes for each column and it is determined by the Strike input. For example, Strike can be a NRows-by-1 vector, or a NRows-by-NColumns matrix. NColumns is determined by the sizes of AssetPrice, Settle, Maturity, and OptSpec, which must all be either scalar or NColumns-by-1 vectors.

  • false — If false, the outputs are NINST-by-1 vectors. Also, the inputs Strike, AssetPrice, Settle, Maturity, and OptSpec must all be either scalar or NINST-by-1 vectors.

Data Types: logical

Output Arguments

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Option prices, returned as a NINST-by-1, or NRows-by-NColumns, depending on ExpandOutput.

More About

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Vanilla Option

A vanilla option is a category of options that includes only the most standard components.

A vanilla option has an expiration date and straightforward strike price. American-style options and European-style options are both categorized as vanilla options.

The payoff for a vanilla option is as follows:

  • For a call: max(StK,0)

  • For a put: max(KSt,0)

where:

St is the price of the underlying asset at time t.

K is the strike price.

For more information, see Vanilla Option.

Merton Jump Diffusion Model

The Merton jump diffusion model (Merton (1976)) is a different extension of the Black-Scholes model, where sudden asset price movements (both up and down) are modeled by adding the jump diffusion parameters with the Poisson process.

The stochastic differential equation is:

dSt=(rqλpμj)Stdt+σStdWt+JStdPtprob(dPt=1)=λpdt

where

r is the continuous risk-free rate.

q is the continuous dividend yield.

Wt is the Weiner process.

J is the random percentage jump size conditional on the jump occurring, where ln(1+J) is normally distributed with mean ln(1+μJ)δ22 and the standard deviation δ, and (1+J) has a lognormal distribution:

1(1+J)δ2πexp{[ln(1+J)(ln(1+μJ)δ22]2δ22}

μJ is the mean of J for (μJ > -1).

δ is the standard deviation of ln(1+J) for (δ≥ 0).

ƛp is the annual frequency (intensity) of Poisson process Ptfor (ƛp ≥ 0).

σ is the volatility of the asset price for (σ > 0).

The characteristic function fMerton76j(ϕ) for j = 1 (asset prices measure) and j = 2 (risk-neutral measure) is:

fMerton76j=fBSjexp(λpτ(1+μj)mj+12[(1+μj)iϕeδ2(mjiϕ+(iϕ)22)1]λpτμjiϕ)where for j=1,2:fBS1(ϕ)=fBS2(ϕi)fBS2(i)fBS2(ϕ)=exp(iϕ[lnSt+(rqσ22)τ]ϕ2σ22τ)m1=12,m2=12

where

ϕ is the characteristic function variable

τ is the time to maturity (τ = T- t).

i is the unit imaginary number ( i2 = -1).

Numerical Integration Method Under Heston (1993) Framework

Numerical integration is used to evaluate the continuous integral for the inverse Fourier transform.

The numerical integration method under the Heston (1993) framework is based on the following expressions:

Call(K)=SteqτP1KerτP2Put(K)=Call(K)+KerτSteqτPj=12+1π0Re[eiϕln(K)fj(ϕ)iϕ]dϕ

where

r is the continuous risk-free rate.

q is the continuous dividend yield.

St is the asset price at time t.

K is the strike.

τ is time to maturity (τ = T-t).

Call(K) is the call price at strike K.

Put(K) is the put price at strike K

i is a unit imaginary number (i2= -1)

ϕ is the characteristic function variable.

fj(ϕ) is the characteristic function for Pj(j = 1,2).

P1 is the probability of St > K under the asset price measure for the model.

P2 is the probability of St > K under the risk-neutral measure for the model.

Where j = 1,2 so that f1(ϕ) and f2(ϕ) are the characteristic functions for probabilities P1 and P2, respectively.

This framework is chosen with the default value “Heston1993” for the Framework name-value pair argument.

Numerical Integration Method Under Lewis (2001) Framework

Numerical integration is used to evaluate the continuous integral for the inverse Fourier transform.

The numerical integration method under the Lewis (2001) framework is based on the following expressions:

Call(k)=SteqτKeτtπ0Re[Kiuf2(ϕ=(ui2))1u2+14]duPut(K)=Call(K)=KeτtSteqτ

where

r is the continuous risk-free rate.

q is the continuous dividend yield.

St is the asset price at time t.

K is the strike.

τ is time to maturity (τ = T-t).

Call(K) is the call price at strike K.

Put(K) is the put price at strike K

i is a unit imaginary number (i2= -1)

ϕ is the characteristic function variable.

u is the characteristic function variable for integration, where ϕ=(ui2).

f2(ϕ) is the characteristic function for P2.

P2 is the probability of St > K under the risk-neutral measure for the model.

This framework is chosen with the value “Lewis2001” for the Framework name-value pair argument.

References

[1] Bates, D. S. “Jumps and Stochastic Volatility: Exchange Rate Processes Implicit in Deutsche Mark Options.” The Review of Financial Studies. Vol 9. No. 1. 1996.

[2] Cont, R. and P. Tankov. Financial Modeling with Jump Processes. Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2004.

[3] Heston, S. L. “A Closed-Form Solution for Options with Stochastic Volatility with Applications to Bond and Currency Options.” The Review of Financial Studies. Vol 6. No. 2. 1993.

[4] Lewis, A. L. “A Simple Option Formula for General Jump-Diffusion and Other Exponential Levy Processes.” Envision Financial Systems and OptionCity.net, 2001.

[5] Merton, R. “Option Pricing When Underlying Stock Returns are Discontinuous.” Journal of Financial Economics. Vol 3. 1976.

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