SSRN Author: Gary J. KennedyGary J. Kennedy SSRN Content
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http://www.ssrn.com/rss/en-usWed, 30 Nov 2016 01:46:51 GMTeditor@ssrn.com (Editor)Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:46:51 GMTwebmaster@ssrn.com (WebMaster)SSRN RSS Generator 1.0New: Finite Difference Techniques for Arbitrage-Free SABRIn the current low rates environment, the classic stochastic alpha beta rho (SABR) formula used to compute option-implied volatilities leads to arbitrages. In "Arbitrage free SABR", Hagan et al proposed a new arbitrage-free SABR solution based on a finite difference discretization of an expansion of the probability density. They rely on a Crank-Nicolson discretization, which can lead to undesirable oscillations in the option price. This paper applies a variety of second-order finite difference schemes to the SABR arbitrage-free density problem and explores alternative formulations. It is found that the trapezoidal rule with the second-order backward difference formula (TR-BDF2) and Lawson-Swayne schemes stand out for this problem in terms of stability and speed. The probability density formulation is the most stable and benefits greatly from a variable transformation. A partial differential equation is also derived for the so-called free-boundary SABR model, which allows for negative ...
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