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Compute price for equity instrument with FFT pricer

Since R2020a



[Price,PriceResult] = price(inpPricer,inpInstrument) computes the instrument price and related pricing information based on the pricing object inpPricer and the instrument object inpInstrument.


[Price,PriceResult] = price(___,inpSensitivity) adds an optional argument to specify sensitivities.


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This example shows the workflow to price a Vanilla instrument when you use a Heston model and an FFT pricing method.

Create Vanilla Instrument Object

Use fininstrument to create a Vanilla instrument object.

VanillaOpt = fininstrument("Vanilla",'ExerciseDate',datetime(2022,9,15),'Strike',105,'ExerciseStyle',"european",'Name',"vanilla_option")
VanillaOpt = 
  Vanilla with properties:

       OptionType: "call"
    ExerciseStyle: "european"
     ExerciseDate: 15-Sep-2022
           Strike: 105
             Name: "vanilla_option"

Create Heston Model Object

Use finmodel to create a Heston model object.

HestonModel = finmodel("Heston",'V0',0.032,'ThetaV',0.1,'Kappa',0.003,'SigmaV',0.2,'RhoSV',0.9)
HestonModel = 
  Heston with properties:

        V0: 0.0320
    ThetaV: 0.1000
     Kappa: 0.0030
    SigmaV: 0.2000
     RhoSV: 0.9000

Create ratecurve Object

Create a flat ratecurve object using ratecurve.

Settle = datetime(2018,9,15);
Maturity = datetime(2023,9,15);
Rate = 0.035;
myRC = ratecurve('zero',Settle,Maturity,Rate,'Basis',12)
myRC = 
  ratecurve with properties:

                 Type: "zero"
          Compounding: -1
                Basis: 12
                Dates: 15-Sep-2023
                Rates: 0.0350
               Settle: 15-Sep-2018
         InterpMethod: "linear"
    ShortExtrapMethod: "next"
     LongExtrapMethod: "previous"

Create FFT Pricer Object

Use finpricer to create an FFT pricer object and use the ratecurve object for the 'DiscountCurve' name-value pair argument.

outPricer = finpricer("fft",'DiscountCurve',myRC,'Model',HestonModel,'SpotPrice',100,'CharacteristicFcnStep', 0.2,'NumFFT',2^13)
outPricer = 
  FFT with properties:

                    Model: [1x1 finmodel.Heston]
            DiscountCurve: [1x1 ratecurve]
                SpotPrice: 100
             DividendType: "continuous"
            DividendValue: 0
                   NumFFT: 8192
    CharacteristicFcnStep: 0.2000
            LogStrikeStep: 0.0038
        CharacteristicFcn: @characteristicFcnHeston
            DampingFactor: 1.5000
               Quadrature: "simpson"
           VolRiskPremium: 0
               LittleTrap: 1

Price Vanilla Instrument

Use price to compute the price and sensitivities for the Vanilla instrument.

[Price, outPR] = price(outPricer,VanillaOpt,["all"])
Price = 14.7545
outPR = 
  priceresult with properties:

       Results: [1x7 table]
    PricerData: []

ans=1×7 table
    Price      Delta      Gamma       Theta       Rho       Vega     VegaLT
    ______    _______    ________    ________    ______    ______    ______

    14.754    0.44868    0.021649    -0.20891    120.45    88.192    1.3248

Input Arguments

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Pricer object, specified as a scalar FFT pricer object. Use finpricer to create the FFT pricer object.

Data Types: object

Instrument object, specified as a scalar or vector of Vanilla instrument objects. Use fininstrument to create Vanilla instrument objects.

Data Types: object

(Optional) List of sensitivities to compute, specified as a NOUT-by-1 or a 1-by-NOUT cell array of character vectors or string array with possible values of 'Price', 'Delta', 'Gamma', 'Vega', 'Rho', 'Theta', 'Vegalt', and 'All'.


For a Vanilla instrument using a Heston model, 'Vegalt' is not supported.

inpSensitivity = {'All'} or inpSensitivity = ["All"] specifies that the output is 'Delta', 'Gamma', 'Vega', 'Rho', 'Theta', 'Vegalt', and 'Price'. This is the same as specifying inpSensitivity to include each sensitivity.

Example: inpSensitivity = {'delta','gamma','vega','rho','theta','vegalt','price'}

Data Types: string | cell

Output Arguments

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Instrument price, returned as a numeric.

Price result, returned as a PriceResult object. The object has the following fields:

  • PriceResult.Results — Table of results that includes sensitivities (if you specify inpSensitivity)

  • PriceResult.PricerData — Structure for pricer data

Version History

Introduced in R2020a