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Re: st: Black Scholes

From   "Eric G. Wruck" <>
Subject   Re: st: Black Scholes
Date   Fri, 21 Jul 2006 16:16:08 -0400

I have not heard of the Caribbean footballer you describe.  However, I would bet Joserra is asking about a method for estimating the value of options as devised by Fisher Black (now deceased) & Myron Scholes sometime in the 1970s.

So Joserra, you would be well advised to get a better handle on the Black-Scholes formula & obtain some data.  If you have the option prices & terms (strike price, time to maturity, risk-free rate, dividend rate) then you should be able to get an estimate of the stock volatility.  This would be the volatility implied by the option price & other known or estimated variables.  Once you have gotten your data into Stata & struggled some with the inevitable difficulties, feel free to write again with more detailed --as opposed to  open-ended-- questions.

Bon chance!



>Joserra Coco wrote:
>> Does anybody know whether there is some command or code for calculating
>> implied volatilities in the Black Scholes model?. Thanks for any info.
>I'm intrigued. Is the 'Black Scholes' model an Afro-Caribbean version of
>Paul Scholes, the former Manchester United and England footballing
>midfielder? If true, I'd very much like to see it (maybe Benetton would be
>If not, then I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about, and I
>suspect that goes for most of the list, judging by the fact that I'm the
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