Achieving Higher Order Convergence for the Prices of European Options in Binomial Trees
14 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2007 Last revised: 14 Feb 2008
Date Written: October 8, 2007
A new family of binomial trees as approximations to the Black-Scholes model is introduced. For this class of trees, the existence of complete asymptotic expansions for the prices of vanilla European options is demonstrated and the first three terms are explicitly computed. As special cases, a tree with third order convergence is constructed and the conjecture of Leisen and Reimer that their tree has second order convergence is proven.
Keywords: binomial trees, Richardson extrapolation, options, rate of convergence
JEL Classification: G13
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