ECON 3375 Financial Instruments and their Pricing
4 hours; 4 credits
Definitions of some of the most important derivative securities traded in the financial markets: forward and futures contracts, caplets, caps, swaps, and options (Call, Put, Barrier, Bermudan, Asian, Digital, Exotic). The principles of arbitrage pricing and risk-neutral pricing, discrete-time binomial trees. The continuous time Black Scholes model and the Capital Asset Pricing model. The pricing of interest rates in an arbitrage-free framework and important interest rate models. Concentration on stochastic modelling and applications. (This course is the same as Business 3375 and Mathematics 4601.)
Prerequisite: Mathematics 3601 or Business 3370 or Economics 3370.