A quick look at the two main ways to price options
This is based on the idea that prices can go up or down. From that simple start, and using the ability to lend and borrow, we can determine the price of the option on the security. The Wikipedia page makes it sound difficult, but start easy (the Bionic Turtle Video is a great starting point!)
Edit Remove MoveThe binomial solves for the price of an option by creating a riskless portfolio.
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Edit Remove Move"In an arbitrage-free world, if we have to create a portfolio comprising of these two assets (call option and underlying stock) such that irrespective of where the underlying price goes ($110 or $90), the net return on portfolio always remains the same. Suppose we buy ādā shares of underlying and short one call option to create this portfolio." Read more: Examples To Understand The Binomial Option Pricing Model | Investopedia http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/021215/examples-understand-binomial-option-pricing-model.asp#ixzz46xCERvYp Follow us: Investopedia on Facebook
Edit Remove MoveIn finance, the binomial options pricing model (BOPM) provides a generalizable numerical method for the valuation of options. The binomial model was first proposed by Cox, Ross and Rubinstein in 1979. Essentially, the model uses a "discrete-time" ( lattice based) model of the varying price over time of the underlying financial instrument.
Edit Remove MoveThe Black-Scholes or Black-Scholes-Merton model is a mathematical model of a financial market containing derivative investment instruments. From the model, one can deduce the Black-Scholes formula, which gives a theoretical estimate of the price of European-style options.
Edit Remove MoveA look at how much a call option is worth at expiration. Includes payoff diagrams. Introduction to financial derivatives
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Edit Remove MoveBelow I will show you how to apply the Black-Scholes formulas in Excel and how to put them all together in a simple option pricing spreadsheet. There are 4 steps:
Edit Remove MoveBelow are some examples of option calculators...most sites will allow you to do either Black-Scholes or Binomial
Edit Remove MoveMITI's Binomial Calculator is an easy tool that can calculate the fair value of an equity option based Binomial Models along with the Greek sensitivities.
Edit Remove MoveThanks to Drexel, you can also calculate all of the greeks :)
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