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spreadsensbykirk

Calculate European spread option prices or sensitivities using Kirk pricing model

Syntax

PriceSens = spreadbykirk(RateSpec,StockSpec1,StockSpec2,Settle,Maturity,OptSpec,Strike,Corr)
PriceSens = spreadsensbykirk(___,Name,Value)

Description

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PriceSens = spreadbykirk(RateSpec,StockSpec1,StockSpec2,Settle,Maturity,OptSpec,Strike,Corr) returns the European spread option prices or sensitivities using the Kirk pricing model.

PriceSens = spreadsensbykirk(___,Name,Value) adds optional name-value pair arguments.

Examples

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Define the spread option dates.

 Settle = '01-Jun-2012';
 Maturity = '01-Sep-2012';

Define asset 1. Price and volatility of RBOB gasoline

  Price1gallon = 2.85;          % $/gallon
  Price1 = Price1gallon * 42;   % $/barrel
  Vol1 = 0.29;

Define asset 2. Price and volatility of WTI crude oil

   Price2 = 93.20;         % $/barrel
   Vol2 = 0.36;

Define the correlation between the underlying asset prices of asset 1 and asset 2.

Corr = 0.42;

Define the spread option.

OptSpec = 'call';
Strike = 20;

Define the RateSpec.

rates = 0.05;
Compounding = -1;
Basis = 1;
RateSpec = intenvset('ValuationDate', Settle, 'StartDates', Settle, ...
'EndDates', Maturity, 'Rates', rates, ...
'Compounding', Compounding, 'Basis', Basis)
RateSpec = struct with fields:
           FinObj: 'RateSpec'
      Compounding: -1
             Disc: 0.9876
            Rates: 0.0500
         EndTimes: 0.2500
       StartTimes: 0
         EndDates: 735113
       StartDates: 735021
    ValuationDate: 735021
            Basis: 1
     EndMonthRule: 1

Define the StockSpec for the two assets.

StockSpec1 = stockspec(Vol1, Price1)
StockSpec1 = struct with fields:
             FinObj: 'StockSpec'
              Sigma: 0.2900
         AssetPrice: 119.7000
       DividendType: []
    DividendAmounts: 0
    ExDividendDates: []

StockSpec2 = stockspec(Vol2, Price2)
StockSpec2 = struct with fields:
             FinObj: 'StockSpec'
              Sigma: 0.3600
         AssetPrice: 93.2000
       DividendType: []
    DividendAmounts: 0
    ExDividendDates: []

Compute the spread option price and sensitivities based on the Kirk model.

OutSpec = {'Price', 'Delta', 'Gamma'};
[Price, Delta, Gamma] = spreadsensbykirk(RateSpec, StockSpec1, StockSpec2, Settle, ...
Maturity, OptSpec, Strike, Corr, 'OutSpec', OutSpec)
Price = 11.1904
Delta = 

    0.6722   -0.6067

Gamma = 

    0.0191    0.0217

Input Arguments

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Interest-rate term structure (annualized and continuously compounded), specified by the RateSpec obtained from intenvset. For information on the interest-rate specification, see intenvset.

Data Types: struct

Stock specification for underlying asset 1. For information on the stock specification, see stockspec.

stockspec can handle other types of underlying assets. For example, for physical commodities the price is represented by StockSpec.Asset, the volatility is represented by StockSpec.Sigma, and the convenience yield is represented by StockSpec.DividendAmounts.

Data Types: struct

Stock specification for underlying asset 2. For information on the stock specification, see stockspec.

stockspec can handle other types of underlying assets. For example, for physical commodities the price is represented by StockSpec.Asset, the volatility is represented by StockSpec.Sigma, and the convenience yield is represented by StockSpec.DividendAmounts.

Data Types: struct

Settlement dates for the spread option, specified as date character vectors or as serial date numbers using a NINST-by-1 vector or cell array of character vector dates.

Data Types: char | cell | double

Maturity date for spread option, specified as date character vectors or as serial date numbers using a NINST-by-1 vector or cell array of character vector dates.

Data Types: char | cell | double

Definition of option as 'call' or 'put', specified as a NINST-by-1 cell array of character vectors.

Data Types: char | cell

Option strike price values, specified as an integer using as NINST-by-1 vector of strike price values.

If Strike is equal to zero, this function computes the price and sensitivities of an exchange option.

Data Types: single | double

Correlation between underlying asset prices, specified as an integer using as NINST-by-1 vector.

Data Types: single | double

Name-Value Pair Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside single quotes (' '). You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: PriceSens = spreadsensbykirk(RateSpec,StockSpec1,StockSpec2,Settle,Maturity,OptSpec,Strike,Corr,OutSpec,{'All'})

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Define outputs specifying NOUT- by-1 or 1-by-NOUT cell array of character vectors with possible values of 'Price', 'Delta', 'Gamma', 'Vega', 'Lambda', 'Rho', 'Theta', and 'All'.

OutSpec = {'All'} specifies that the output should be Delta, Gamma, Vega, Lambda, Rho, Theta, and Price, in that order. This is the same as specifying OutSpec to include each sensitivity:

Example: OutSpec = {'delta','gamma','vega','lambda','rho','theta','price'}

Data Types: char | cell

Output Arguments

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Expected price or sensitivities values (defined by OutSpec) of the spread option, returned as a NINST-by-1 or NINST-by-2 vector.

References

[1] Carmona, R., Durrleman, V. “Pricing and Hedging Spread Options.” SIAM Review. Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 627–685, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2003.

Introduced in R2013b

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