Discrete, Non Probabilistic Market Models. Arbitrage and Pricing Intervals

Speaker(s): 
Sebastian Ferrando (Ryerson University, Toronto)
Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location: 
WIAS, Room 406, Mohrenstraße 39, 10117 Berlin

In the simplest discrete setting of a stock and a bank account with 0 interest rates, we describe a trajectory based approach to pricing options.
The approach does not make use of probabilities. We describe no arbitrage results and a minmax pricing interval. Connections with the standard martingale based approach will also be explained. If time permits, we will describe a dynamic programming approach to evaluate the minmax price interval.