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Hedging

  • Srdjan Stojanovic
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Abstract

In the case of complete markets, such as in the classical Black–Scholes case, perfect hedging, which eliminates all randomness in the evolution of the portfolio, is (theoretically) possible. This, of course, is not (even theoretically) possible in an incomplete market. Nevertheless, it is possible to hedge the risk that is correlated with the tradables – partial hedging is possible. So the goal is to have a formula that will coincide with the Black–Scholes formula when the market is complete, while hedging all the risk that is correlated with the available tradables when the market is incomplete. Moreover, the goal is to have a formula applicable to any financial engineering model, i.e., applicable in the context of simple economies, and to be applicable for hedging of any portfolio of contracts.

Keywords

Fundamental Matrix Incomplete Market Complete Market Portfolio Strategy Derivative Price 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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