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By Robert Alan Schwartz, John Aidan Byrne, Antoinette Colaninno

This booklet is predicated at the complaints of a one-day convention on industry caliber, held on the Zicklin university of industrial on April 30, 2002. a few of the questions addressed during this publication are: How may still marketplace caliber be outlined, measured, monitored and stronger? what's the proof concerning the present kingdom of our markets? How potent have contemporary recommendations been? How do we greater meet our investor wishes?

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Implied volatility is typically measured with the use of the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. Instead of plugging a volatility 20 The tragic events of September 1, 2001 created fear and uncertainty in the market. Krell picks up this theme later in the session. Chapter 2: Intra-Day Volatility: Friend or Foe? ’ The value that is backed out is the value that is implied by the BlackScholes formula, given the market price of the option. David, I would like to mention something that you alluded to in passing.

WOLF: Just think what that means. AOL was trading around 50 for a long time. Fifty percent volatility means that, within one year, the price could go up from 50 to 75, or go down to about 33. That is what volatility tells you on an annual basis. I can use the normal distribution to get an idea about the annual price range of the underlying stock price. So the volatility conveys information that may be used in options as well as in equity trading. 21 Mean reversion (reversion back to the mean) refers to reversal behavior.

But if I trade 1000 contracts and my hedge ratio is 20%, I really only need to hedge a certain amount of stock. I will be able to hedge that stock at a better price if it is within the apparent market. I have to translate that into English. If I trade one option contract on 100 shares, the underlying amount that I have to hedge is 20 shares. If, in the old regime prior to decimalization, that market was 1000 up 6 cents wide, I will be better off now because I can probably get the 20 shares off at 1 penny.

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