The Dynamics of the S&P 500 Implied Volatility Surface

Posted: 27 Mar 2000

See all articles by George S. Skiadopoulos

George S. Skiadopoulos

Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance; University of Piraeus

Stewart D. Hodges

University of Warwick - Financial Options Research Centre (FORC)

Les Clewlow

Lacima; University of Warwick - Financial Options Research Centre (FORC); University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - School of Finance and Economics

Abstract

This empirical study is motivated by the literature on "smile-consistent" arbitrage pricing with stochastic volatility. We investigate the number and shape of shocks that move implied volatility smiles and surfaces by applying Principal Components Analysis. Two components are identified under a variety of criteria. Subsequently, we develop a "Procrustes" type rotation in order to interpret the retained components. The results have implications for both option pricing and hedging and for the economics of option pricing.

JEL Classification: G13

Suggested Citation

Skiadopoulos, George and Hodges, Stewart D. and Clewlow, Les, The Dynamics of the S&P 500 Implied Volatility Surface. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=217388

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Stewart D. Hodges

University of Warwick - Financial Options Research Centre (FORC) ( email )

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Les Clewlow

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University of Warwick - Financial Options Research Centre (FORC)

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - School of Finance and Economics ( email )

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