Option Pricing for Garch-Type Models with Generalized Hyperbolic Innovations
30 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2010
Date Written: October 22, 2010
In this paper, we provide a new dynamic asset pricing model for plain vanilla options on equity option indexes. Given the historical measure, the dynamics of assets are modeled by Garch-type models with generalized hyperbolic innovations and the pricing kernel is an exponential affine function of the state variables, we show that the risk neutral distribution is unique and implies again a generalized hyperbolic dynamics with changed parameters. We provide an empirical test for our pricing methodology on two data sets of options respectively written on the French CAC 40 and the American SP 500. Then, using our theoretical result associated with Monte Carlo simulations, we compare this approach to natural competitors in order to test its efficiency. More generally, our empirical investigations analyze the ability of specific parametric innovations to reproduce market prices in the context of an exponential affine specification of the stochastic discount factor.
Keywords: Generalized hyperbolic distribution, Option pricing, Incomplete markets, CAC 40, SP 500, GARCH-type models
JEL Classification: G13, C22
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