Pricing American Options with Stochastic Volatility: Evidence from S&P 500 Futures Options
This article tests empirically a numerical solution to price American options under stochastic volatility. The model allows for a mean-reverting stochastic-volatility process with non-zero risk premium for the volatility risk and correlation with the underlying process. A general solution of risk-neutral probabilities and price movements is derived. The empirical test shows clear evidence supporting the occurrence of stochastic volatility. The stochastic-volatility model outperforms the constant-volatility model by producing smaller bias and better goodness of fit in both the in-sample and out-of-sample test
Journal of Futures Markets
Lim, Kian Guan and Guo, X. Q..
Pricing American Options with Stochastic Volatility: Evidence from S&P 500 Futures Options. (2000). Journal of Futures Markets. 20, (7), 625-659. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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