Option-Implied Risk Measures: An Empirical Examination on the S&P500 Index
46 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2018 Last revised: 3 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 12, 2018
The forward-looking nature of option market data allows one to derive economically-based and model-free risk measures. This article proposes an extensive analysis of the performances of option-implied VaR and CVaR, and compare them with classical risk measures for the S&P500 Index. Delivering good results both at short and long time horizons, the proposed option-implied risk metrics emerge as a convenient alternative to the existing risk measures.
Keywords: Option Prices, VaR and CVaR, Long and Short-term Risk Measures, S&P 500 Index
JEL Classification: G13, G32, D81
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