The paper develops a new class of financial market models. These models are based on generalised telegraph processes: Markov random flows with alternating velocities and jumps occurring when the velocities are switching. While such markets may admit an arbitrage opportunity, the model under consideration is arbitrage-free and complete if directions of jumps in stock prices are in a certain correspondence with their velocity and interest rate behaviour. An analog of the Black-Scholes fundamental differential equation is derived, but, in contrast with the Black-Scholes model, this equation is hyperbolic. Explicit formulas for prices of European options are obtained using perfect and quantile hedging.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - Apr 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Modeling and Simulation