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  • Category: Research Project
  • Title: Option Valuation Using Finite Difference Methods
  • Author: Kareem Powell
  • Project date: 23 April, 2019
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Option Valuation Research

This research paper employs the finite difference method to solve the Black-Scholes-Merton equation, and subsequently calculates the prices of options using the Implicit, Explicit, and Crank-Nicolson Methods. Additionally, a comparative analysis was conducted using the Binomial Cox-Ross-Rubinstein Model. The study's conclusion highlights the alignment of the Explicit, Implicit, and Crank-Nicolson Methods with Black-Scholes' values, emphasizing the faster convergence of the Crank-Nicolson method. As a result, the finite difference model was favored over the Binomial Cox-Ross-Rubinstein Model for options pricing.