Volatility and Dividends II: Consistent Cash Dividends

18 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2015 Last revised: 19 Nov 2018

Date Written: May 2018

Abstract

We discuss a time-homogeneous equity stock price modelling approach with a consistent dividend process such that at any point, conditional on the state variables of the model, short-term implied dividends are "cash-like" (constant) and long-term dividends are "proportional".

Our approach is based on a general representation for dividend paying stocks where we prove that the stock price process is the sum of an "inner" process plus the sum of the expectation of all future (appropriately discounted) dividends under the risk-neutral measure.

This note summarizes results presented in 2012 at Global Derivatives. We discuss dividend dynamics in the proposed approach; calibration to dividend options and the equity implied volatility surface are only touched upon.

Keywords: Equity Derivatives, Implied Dividends, Stochastic Dividends, Cash Dividends

JEL Classification: D50

Suggested Citation

Buehler, Hans, Volatility and Dividends II: Consistent Cash Dividends (May 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2639318 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2639318

Hans Buehler (Contact Author)

JP Morgan ( email )

London
United Kingdom

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