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Implied adjusted volatility functions: Empirical evidence from Australian index option market

Harun, Hanani Farhah and Abdullah, Mimi Hafizah (2015) Implied adjusted volatility functions: Empirical evidence from Australian index option market. AIP Conference Proceedings , 1643. pp. 622-627. ISSN 0094-243X E-ISSN 1551-7616

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This study aims to investigate the implied adjusted volatility functions using the different Leland option pricing models and to assess whether the use of the specified implied adjusted volatility function can lead to an improvement in option valuation accuracy. The implied adjusted volatility is investigated in the context of Standard and Poor/Australian Stock Exchange (S&P/ASX) 200 index options over the course of 2001-2010, which covers the global financial crisis in the mid-2007 until the end of 2008. Both in- and out-of-sample resulted in approximately similar pricing error along the different Leland models. Results indicate that symmetric and asymmetric models of both moneyness ratio and logarithmic transformation of moneyness provide the overall best result in both during and postcrisis periods. We find that in the different period of interval (pre-, during and post-crisis) is subject to a different implied adjusted volatility function which best explains the index options. Hence, it is tremendously important to identify the intervals beforehand in investigating the implied adjusted volatility function.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4482/49444
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leland’s Model, Implied Adjusted Volatility
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Computational and Theoretical Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Mimi Hafizah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 15:06
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 10:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49444

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