Alghalith, Moawia (2019): The distribution of the average of lognormal variables and Exact Pricing of the Arithmetic Asian Options: A Simple, closedform Formula.
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Abstract
We introduce a simple, exact and closedform formula for pricing the arithmetic Asian options. The pricing formula is as simple as the classical BlackScholes formula. In doing so, we show that the distribution of the continuous average of lognormal variables is lognormal.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  The distribution of the average of lognormal variables and Exact Pricing of the Arithmetic Asian Options: A Simple, closedform Formula 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Arithmetic Asian option pricing, the arithmetic average of the price, average of lognormal, the BlackScholes formula. 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0  General > C00  General C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0  General > C01  Econometrics C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0  General > C02  Mathematical Methods C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1  Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General G  Financial Economics > G0  General 
Item ID:  97324 
Depositing User:  Moawia Alghalith 
Date Deposited:  10 Dec 2019 14:22 
Last Modified:  10 Dec 2019 14:22 
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URI:  https://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/97324 
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