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[REBOL] FINANCE CALCULATIONS: BLACK-SCHOLES EQUATION

From: lcdr::licholai::msc::navy::mil at: 3-Dec-2001 15:38

Hello, For anyone interested in calculating theoretical option prices using REBOL. Below is a script for evaluating the Black-Scholes equation. The script should be fairly easy to use and understand, any comments or suggestions are welcome. Matt ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- REBOL [ Title: "Black Scholes Option Price" Date: 11-Nov-2001 Author: "Matt Licholai" Email: [M--S--Licholai--ieee--org] File: %black-scholes.r Rights: "(C)Matt Licholai 2001 " Version: 0.1.1 History: [0.1 [{Initial version using parens and multiple assignment lines for clarity}] 0.1.1 [{Changed assignments of constants to use set block syntax sugar}] ] Purpose: {Provide a Rebol function for computing the Black-Scholes (1973) formula for determining an European style Option Price.} Comment: {Written for clarity and following Espen Gaarder Haug's Black-Scholes notation. See http://home.online.no/~espehaug/SayBlackScholes.html for other interesting versions.} Usage: { black-scholes/put \$42.0 \$40.0 .5 .1 .2 to compute the put price of an option where the strike is \$40 the current underlying is at \$42 there are 6 months till expiration, the risk free interest rate is 10% per annum and the volatility of the underlying is 20% per annum.} Language: 'English ] cum-normal-dist: func [ {Calculate the cumulative normal distribution using a fifth order polynomial approximation.} x [number!] /local K L a a1 a2 a3 a4 a5 w1 w ][ L: abs x set [a a1 a2 a3 a4 a5] [0.2316419 0.31938153 (- 0.356563782) 1.781477937 (- 1.821255978) 1.330274429] K: 1 / (1 + (a * L)) w1: (K * a1) + (a2 * (K ** 2)) + (a3 * (K ** 3)) + (a4 * (K ** 4)) + (a5 * (K ** 5)) w: 1 - ((w1 / square-root (2 * pi)) * exp (- (L * L) / 2)) if negative? x [return 1 - w] return w ] black-scholes: func [ {Calculate the Black Scholes (1973) stock option pricing formula} s [money!] "actual stock price" x [money!] "strike price" t [number!] "years to maturity" r [number!] "risk free interest rate" v [number!] "volatility" /call "call option (default)" /put "put option" /local d1 d2 ][ d1: (log-e (s / x) + ((r + ((v ** 2) / 2)) * T)) / ( v * square-root t) d2: d1 - ( v * square-root t) either (not put) [ (s * cum-normal-dist d1) - ((x * exp (- r * t)) * cum-normal-dist d2) ][ ((x * exp (- r * t)) * cum-normal-dist negate d2) - (s * cum-normal-dist - d1) ] ] -- Binary/unsupported file stripped by Listar -- -- Type: application/octet-stream -- File: black-scholes.r