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Author Profeta, Christophe.

Title Option prices as probabilities : a new look at generalized Black-Scholes formulae / Christophe Profeta, Bernard Roynette, Marc Yor
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 270 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer finance
Springer finance.
Contents Reading the Black-Scholes Formula in Terms of First and Last Passage Times -- Generalized Black-Scholes Formulae for Martingales, in Terms of Last Passage Times -- Representation of some particular Azéma supermartingales -- An Interesting Family of Black-Scholes Perpetuities -- Study of Last Passage Times up to a Finite Horizon -- Put Option as Joint Distribution Function in Strike and Maturity -- Existence and Properties of Pseudo-Inverses for Bessel and Related Processes -- Existence of Pseudo-Inverses for Diffusions
Summary The Black-Scholes formula plays a central role in Mathematical Finance; it gives the right price at which buyer and seller can agree with, in the geometric Brownian framework, when strike K and maturity T are given. This yields an explicit well-known formula, obtained by Black and Scholes in 1973. The present volume gives another representation of this formula in terms of Brownian last passages times, which, to our knowledge, has never been made in this sense. The volume is devoted to various extensions and discussions of features and quantities stemming from the last passages times representation in the Brownian case such as: past-future martingales, last passage times up to a finite horizon, pseudo-inverses of processes ... They are developed in eight chapters, with complements, appendices and exercises
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-263) and index
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Subject Options (Finance) -- Prices -- Mathematics.
Distribution (Probability theory)
Form Electronic book
Author Roynette, Bernard.
Yor, Marc.
LC no. 2010920154
ISBN 3642103952