European Option Pricing with Fixed Transaction Costs
Aiyer, Ajay Subramanian
In this paper, we study the problem of European option pricing in the presence of fixed transaction costs. The problems of optimal portfolio selection and option pricing in the presence of proportional transaction costs has been extensively studied in the mathematical finance literature. However, much less is known when we have fixed transaction costs. In this paper, we show that calculating the price of an European optioninvolves calculating the value functions of two stochastic impulse control problems and we obtain the explicit expressions for the resultant quasi-variational ine qualities satisfied by the value functions and then carry out a numerical calculation of the option price.
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