We derive in closed form distribution free lower bounds and optimal subreplicating strategies for spread options in a one-period static arbitrage setting. In the case of a continuum of strikes, we complement the optimal lower bound for spread options obtained in [Rapuch, G., Roncalli, T., 2002. Pricing multiasset options and credit derivatives with copula, Credit Lyonnais, Working Papers] by describing its corresponding subreplicating strategy. This result is explored numerically in a Black-Scholes and in a CEV setting. In the case of discrete strikes, we solve in closed form the optimization problem in which, for each asset S1 and S2, forward prices and the price of one option are used as constraints on the marginal distributions of each asset. We provide a partial solution in the case where the marginal distributions are constrained by two strikes per asset. Numerical results on real NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) crack spread option data show that the one discrete lower bound can be far and also very close to the traded price. In addition, the one strike closed form solution is very close to the two strike. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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|Titolo:||Sharp distribution free lower bounds for spread options and the corresponding optimal subreplicating portfolios|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|