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Advanced Option Pricing Models by Jeffrey Owen Katz

By Jeffrey Owen Katz

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However, this will not happen because, as the calls are bid up, arbitrageurs will sell the calls and purchase the corresponding puts, forcing the options back into parity. As a result of conversion arbitrage, demand for calls will translate into demand for puts, and premiums (as well as implied volatilities) are likely to increase for both kinds of options. SYNTHETICS AND EQUIVALENT POSITIONS In studying options, the reader is likely to encounter references to synthetics and equivalent positions.

As an example, consider the next chart, which is for a straddle. A straddle—a position involving an at-the-money put and call having the same strike and expiration—was used earlier as an example of a Delta-neutral position. Figure 1–6 shows how the premium of a typical straddle responds to stock price (the x-axis) and time (the three curves). This figure is similar in construction to Figure 1–1; the difference is that instead of depicting the behavior of individual options, 42 CHAPTER 1 FIGURE 1–6 Straddle Price as a Function of Stock Price and Time Left 25 Straddle price 20 Two months remaining 15 10 5 One month remaining At expiration 0 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 Stock price it reveals the behavior of a multiple option position.

Such expectations, however, may not reflect market reality since conversion and reversal arbitrage (which will be discussed later) acts to attenuate the more obvious differential effects of trend on put and call premiums. Nevertheless, trends can be expected to have a significant influence on option values. Finally, there are cycles, seasonal effects, and events that are expected to generate news at some point in the future. Cycles, it should be noted, can be observed not only in stock and index prices, but also in their volatility.

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