Volatility Estimation via Jump Indicator

  •  R. Aboulaich    
  •  H. Ben Ameur    
  •  M. Lamarti Sefian    


The volatility is considered constant in Black and Scholes model. However, this implausible assumption leads to an undervaluation of options. We try to remediate to this drawback considering a more realistic model where the volatility is a piecewise constant function  of time. We introduce a jump indicator to locate iteratively discontinuities of volatility and use an optimization process to estimate volatility values. We compare our results with regularization method (Aboulaich & Medarhri, 2013) and "AutoRegressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity" ARCH method (Engle, 1982).

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