Date of Award
Master of Science
Richard H. Stockbridge
Chao Zhu, Vytaras Brazauskas
Black-Scholes Formula, Black-Scholes Model, Control Problem, Hedging Portfolio
In this thesis the influence of volatility in the Black-Scholes model is analyzed. The deduced Black-Scholes formula estimates the price of European options. Contrary to the other parameters of the formula, the future volatility of the underlying asset cannot be observed in the market. The parameter needs to be assumed in order to calculate the option price. An inaccurate assumption may lead to an erroneous volatility. It is studied how a falsely assumed volatility impacts on the option price. Empirical simulations will be carried out to get an impression of possible errors in the computations. Afterwards, those results will be discussed and linked with an evaluation of potential risks.
Krome, Cornelia, "Black-Scholes Model: an Analysis of the Influence of Volatility" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 1500.