Option Pricing and Hedging with Small Transaction Costs
23 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2012 Last revised: 20 Dec 2012
Date Written: September 18, 2012
An investor with constant absolute risk aversion trades a risky asset with general Itôdynamics, in the presence of small proportional transaction costs. In this setting, we formally derive a leading-order optimal trading policy and the associated welfare, expressed in terms of the local dynamics of the frictionless optimizer. By applying these results in the presence of a random endowment, we obtain asymptotic formulas for utility indierence prices and hedging strategies in the presence of small transaction costs.
Keywords: transaction costs, indifference pricing and hedging, exponential utility, asymptotics
JEL Classification: G13, G11
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