PART I: REFRESHER 0.
Notation and Terminology 1.
Delta and Gamma PART II: DELTA HEDGING 2.
A Simulation Model for Delta Hedging – European Call Options 3.
Delta Hedging European Put Options 4.
Calculating Cash P & L for a Call Option 5.
Calculating Cash P & L for a Put Option PART III: BUILDING SURFACES IN EXCEL 6.
Understanding Volatility 7.
Building Volatility Surfaces 8.
Forward Implied Volatilities PART IV: HEDGING HIGHER ORDER GREEKS 9.
Vega, Volga & Vanna 10.
Hedging Higher Order Greeks 11.
Reviewing the Solver Solution PART V: APPLICATIONS 12.
Rebalancing, Implied Vol & Rho 13.
Understanding Theta 14.
Option Prices and Time to Expiry.
This book provides a hands-on, practical guide to understanding derivatives pricing.
Aimed at the less quantitative practitioner, it provides a balanced account of options, Greeks and hedging techniques avoiding the complicated mathematics inherent to many texts, and with a focus on modelling, market practice and intuition, Trading requires a combination of intuition, discipline and process.
Of the three, intuition is the most difficult to teach.
While individual intuition can be built over years of experience, there are tools that make it easier to pick up and transfer intuition faster.
Furthermore, a lack of intuition and over-reliance on computational schemes is considered one of the key contributors to the financial crisis.
This book provides a hands-on, practical guide to delta hedging and Greeks, with a focus on intuition.
Written by an experienced consultant, teacher and trainer, it is written for the many practitioners who need to understand the myriad relationships between options Greeks but lack the PhD necessary to penetrate much of the current literature.
Written in accessible language, the book builds up a foundation of knowledge on basic quantitative finance concepts, before moving on to explain advanced topics and approaches for Delta, Gamma, Vega, Vanna, Volga, Theta and Rho.
Using an Excel based Delta Hedging simulation model the book examines the impact of Greeks on option trading P & L and shows how to hedge higher order Greeks and build volatility surfaces.
The book will appeal to many in the investment banking arena, from traders and risk managers, to sales and marketing teams within capital markets and FICCs groups who need a thorough but not overly quantitative understanding of option Greeks.
Electronic book text.
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An option Greeks primer: building intuition with delta hedging and Monte Carlo simulation using Excel
Title: An option Greeks primer: building intuition with delta hedging and Monte Carlo simulation using Excel
Author(s): Farid, Jawwad
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan