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An Adaptive Succesive Over-relaxation Method for Computing the Black-Scholes Implied Volatility

Li, Minqiang (2008): An Adaptive Succesive Over-relaxation Method for Computing the Black-Scholes Implied Volatility.

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Abstract

A new successive over-relaxation method to compute the Black-Scholes implied volatility is introduced. Properties of the new method are fully analyzed, including global well-definedness, local convergence, as well as global convergence. Quadratic order of convergence is achieved by either a dynamic relaxation or transformation of sequence technique. The method is further enhanced by introducing a rational approximation on initial values. Numerical implementation shows that uniformly in a very large domain, the new method converges to the true implied volatility with very few iterations. Overall, the new method achieves a very good combination of efficiency, accuracy and robustness.

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