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Modeling Volatility and Valuing Derivatives Under Anchoring
Paul Wilmott, Daniel Duffy & Alan Lewis

We develop a complete-markets model with volatility smiles, tractability, and intuitive appeal as an anchoring or habit-formation model. Like traditional stochastic volatility models, it is invariant to a multiplicative scaling the stock price levels. The anchoring effect is that the volatility depends on the relative value of the current stock price compared to its past history, with an exponential weighting.

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In Focus - Xenomorph
Brian Sentance

The firm behind TimeScape deals with data from every possible perspective, innovating to the point where users can now monetize their own data...

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Choosing More Accurate Binomial Tree Parameters For Valuing Equity Options
Mike Staunton 8014 Views

There seems little point in beating about the bush - it's easy to improve the accuracy of the standard binomial models for valuing equity options and yet very few people know how. So banish your Cox, Ross & Rubinstein (or Jarrow & Rudd) models and replace them with the Leisen & Reimer model - just paste the accompanying VBA functions into a new module sheet.

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