# minassetbystulz

Determine European rainbow option prices on minimum of two risky assets using Stulz option pricing model

## Syntax

``Price = minassetbystulz(RateSpec,StockSpec1,StockSpec2,Settle,Maturity,OptSpec,Strike,Corr)``

## Description

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````Price = minassetbystulz(RateSpec,StockSpec1,StockSpec2,Settle,Maturity,OptSpec,Strike,Corr)` computes option prices using the Stulz option pricing model.```

## Examples

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Consider a European rainbow put option that gives the holder the right to sell either stock A or stock B at a strike of 50.25, whichever has the lower value on the expiration date May 15, 2009. On November 15, 2008, stock A is trading at 49.75 with a continuous annual dividend yield of 4.5% and has a return volatility of 11%. Stock B is trading at 51 with a continuous dividend yield of 5% and has a return volatility of 16%. The risk-free rate is 4.5%. Using this data, if the correlation between the rates of return is -0.5, 0, and 0.5, calculate the price of the minimum of two assets that are European rainbow put options. First, create the `RateSpec`:

```Settle = datetime(2000,11,15); Maturity = datetime(2009,5,15); Rates = 0.045; Basis = 1; RateSpec = intenvset('ValuationDate', Settle, 'StartDates', Settle,... 'EndDates', Maturity, 'Rates', Rates, 'Compounding', -1, 'Basis', Basis)```
```RateSpec = struct with fields: FinObj: 'RateSpec' Compounding: -1 Disc: 0.6822 Rates: 0.0450 EndTimes: 8.5000 StartTimes: 0 EndDates: 733908 StartDates: 730805 ValuationDate: 730805 Basis: 1 EndMonthRule: 1 ```

Create the two `StockSpec` definitions.

```AssetPriceA = 49.75; AssetPriceB = 51; SigmaA = 0.11; SigmaB = 0.16; DivA = 0.045; DivB = 0.05; StockSpecA = stockspec(SigmaA, AssetPriceA, 'continuous', DivA)```
```StockSpecA = struct with fields: FinObj: 'StockSpec' Sigma: 0.1100 AssetPrice: 49.7500 DividendType: {'continuous'} DividendAmounts: 0.0450 ExDividendDates: [] ```
`StockSpecB = stockspec(SigmaB, AssetPriceB, 'continuous', DivB)`
```StockSpecB = struct with fields: FinObj: 'StockSpec' Sigma: 0.1600 AssetPrice: 51 DividendType: {'continuous'} DividendAmounts: 0.0500 ExDividendDates: [] ```

Compute the price of the options for different correlation levels.

```Strike = 50.25; Corr = [-0.5;0;0.5]; OptSpec = 'put'; Price = minassetbystulz(RateSpec, StockSpecA, StockSpecB, Settle,... Maturity, OptSpec, Strike, Corr)```
```Price = 3×1 10.0002 9.1433 8.1622 ```

The values 3.43, 3.14, and 2.77 are the price of the European rainbow put options with a correlation level of -0.5, 0, and 0.5 respectively.

## Input Arguments

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Annualized, continuously compounded rate term structure, specified using `intenvset`.

Data Types: `structure`

Stock specification for asset 1, specified using `stockspec`.

Data Types: `structure`

Stock specification for asset 2, specified using `stockspec`.

Data Types: `structure`

Settlement or trade dates, specified as a `NINST`-by-`1` vector using a datetime array, string array, or date character vectors.

To support existing code, `minassetbystulz` also accepts serial date numbers as inputs, but they are not recommended.

Maturity dates, specified as a `NINST`-by-`1` vector using a datetime array, string array, or date character vectors.

To support existing code, `minassetbystulz` also accepts serial date numbers as inputs, but they are not recommended.

Option type, specified as an `NINST`-by-`1` cell array of character vectors with a value of `'call'` or `'put'`.

Data Types: `cell`

Strike prices, specified as an `NINST`-by-`1` vector.

Data Types: `double`

Correlation between the underlying asset prices, specified as an `NINST`-by-`1` vector.

Data Types: `double`

## Output Arguments

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Expected option prices, returned as an `NINST`-by-`1` vector.

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### Rainbow Option

A rainbow option payoff depends on the relative price performance of two or more assets.

A rainbow option gives the holder the right to buy or sell the best or worst of two securities, or options that pay the best or worst of two assets. Rainbow options are popular because of the lower premium cost of the structure relative to the purchase of two separate options. The lower cost reflects the fact that the payoff is generally lower than the payoff of the two separate options.

Financial Instruments Toolbox™ supports two types of rainbow options:

• Minimum of two assets — The option holder has the right to buy(sell) one of two risky assets, whichever one is worth less.

• Maximum of two assets — The option holder has the right to buy(sell) one of two risky assets, whichever one is worth more.