blsrho

Black-Scholes sensitivity to interest-rate change

Description

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[CallRho,PutRho] = blsrho(Price,Strike,Rate,Time,Volatility) returns the call option rho CallRho, and the put option rho PutRho. Rho is the rate of change in value of derivative securities with respect to interest rates. blsrho uses normcdf, the normal cumulative distribution function in the Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox™.

Note

blsrho can also handle an underlying asset such as currencies. When pricing currencies (Garman-Kohlhagen model), enter the input argument Yield as:

Yield = ForeignRate
where ForeignRate is the continuously compounded, annualized risk-free interest rate in the foreign country.

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[CallRho,PutRho] = blsrho(___,Yield) adds an optional argument for Yield.

Examples

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This example shows how to find the Black-Scholes sensitivity, rho, to interest-rate change.

[CallRho, PutRho] = blsrho(50, 50, 0.12, 0.25, 0.3, 0)
CallRho = 6.6686
PutRho = -5.4619

Input Arguments

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Current price of the underlying asset, specified as a numeric value.

Data Types: double

Exercise price of the option, specified as a numeric value.

Data Types: double

Annualized, continuously compounded risk-free rate of return over the life of the option, specified as a positive decimal value.

Data Types: double

Time (in years) to expiration of the option, specified as a numeric value.

Data Types: double

Annualized asset price volatility (annualized standard deviation of the continuously compounded asset return), specified as a positive decimal value.

Data Types: double

(Optional) Annualized, continuously compounded yield of the underlying asset over the life of the option, specified as a decimal value. For example, for options written on stock indices, Yield could represent the dividend yield. For currency options, Yield could be the foreign risk-free interest rate.

Data Types: double

Output Arguments

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Call option rho, returned as a numeric value.

Put option rho, returned as a numeric value.

 Hull, John C. Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives. 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 2003.