Download Citation on ResearchGate | Foreign currency option values | Foreign sugli studi proposti nel da Garman-Kohlhagen [10], che rappresentano. It was formulated by Mark B. Garman and Steven W. Kohlhagen and first published as Foreign Currency Option Values in the Journal of International Money and. Foreign Currency Options. The Garman-Kohlhagen Option Pricing Model. Winter Some Definitions r = Continuously Compounded Domestic Interest Rate.

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Rather, the forward price is a parameter, not unlike a strike price, which is continuously adjusted so as to make the value of the forward contract identically zero. The present paper has developed such formulas, and these are closely related to the proportional-dividend model when the spot prices are given, and to the commodity-pricing model when contemporaneous foreivn prices are given, The comparative statics are as might be expected, with two curency Of course, American FX options must conform to the basic differential equation 6.

In-the-money calls tend to have negative signs for this derivative when the time to maturity is short. See also the discussion by Merton for the proportional-dividend case. Tourism and foreign currency receipts. Comparative Statics The partial derivatives of formula 7 are also of interest, and these are computed below. Foremost in significance is the ‘hedge ratio’: The deliverable instrument of an FX option is a fixed amount of underlying foreign currency. Interest rates, both in the domestic and foreign markets, are constant.

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The American options, which may be exercised at any time prior to maturity, are discussed later. But in the foreign currency markets, forward prices can gqrman either forward premiums or discounts.

Foreign exchange options hereafter ‘FX options’ are an important new market innovation. That is, under their model, a firm must constantly monitor its stock price and adjust a continuously-paid dividend as a fixed fraction of that price.


The denominator of the left-hand-side of equation 2 is a, since this IS the standard deviation of the rate of return on holding the currency.

In this case, volatilityparameters must be redefinedto incorporate the variances and covariancesof interest MARK B. In the standard Black-Scholes option-pricing model, the underlying deliverable instrument is a non-dividend-paying stock. However, the boundary conditions differ from the European case inasmuch as the option prices must never be less than the immediate conversion value, e.

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Finally, American FX option values exceed the European FX option values most markedly for deep-in-the-money options, particularly for calls on currencies with negative forward optino and puts on currencies with positive forward premmms.

This is true, however, for only the case where there is a single source of uncertainty considered; multiple sources give rise to multiple volatility factors and risk foreihn, which are better expressed in alternative forms.

In general, 2 may depend on time and the state variables involved; however, in this particular case it is a constant. Structural vulnerability and resilience to currency crisis: The difference between the two underlying instruments is readily seen when we compare their equilibrium forward prices. Valjes course, equation 6 governs all securities satisfying our original assumptions.

Investment, devaluation, and foreign currency exposure: Note that0″, rr, and rz are all dimensionless quantities, so there is no issue of conversion between foreign and domestic terms.

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As is well known, the risk-adjusted expected excess returns of securities governed by our assumptions must be identical in an arbitrage-free continuous-time economy. We do this by comparing the advantages of holding an FX option with those of holding its underlying currency. Consider rr as the ‘dividend rate’ of the foreign currency. Also, it is important to emphasize that the invariance of the risk-adjusted excess return is a pure arbitrage result, and does not depend upon any specific asset pricing model in a continuous-time diffusion setting.


Indeed, there is a similar interpretation for foreign currency options. The solution proceeds analogously to Merton’s description of the proportional-dividend model, replacing his dividend rate d by the foreign interest rate, as noted previously.

The American Put’, J. However, the sign of the domestic interest rate partial derivative is just the opposite of the previous section: They provide a significant expansion in the available risk-control and speculative instruments for a vital source of risk, namely foreign currency values. The situation is exacerbated when the calls become deepqn-the-money or when foreign interest rates rise well above domestic rates.

Option prices are a function of only one stochastic variable, namely S. With regard to other partial derivatives, we have c? See also SamuelsonSamuelson and Mertonand Merton The purpose of this paper is to develop the relevant pricing formulas for FX options. Development We use notation as follows: However, the sign of the time derivative is ambiguous.

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The form given emphasizes the invanance of risk premaa across securities, in order to compare these. A Simplified Approach’, J. The derivatives of the European FX put options are obtained analogously from 8with the obvaous changes in sign for the derivatives involved.