Over the last decades the financial markets worldwide underwent tremendous changes, which gave birth to an infinite number of new financial products. Derivatives are the most important innovation with regard to volume that are currently issued on many different underlyings, thus enabling investors to easily buy or sell many different financial products or commodities. This work takes the different aspects of derivatives into account and, after explaining the theoretical background, presents three possible applications for derivatives. First, technical trading methods are applied to intraday futures data, a method which has gained great importance during the last few years. In the next section, a pricing model is developed for profit participation certificates by means of a structural form model. Later, this model is used to price several profit participation certificates traded at the EUWAX in Stuttgart. In the last part, an event study methodology is applied by using implied volatilities to test the influence of a change in a firm's leverage on its risk, as measured by the volatility implied in option prices.Many people contributed to and supported the writing of this thesis during the last three years by discussing scientific ... supportthat Dr. Andreas Rathgeber provided in respect of this dissertation during my work at the Chair of Finance.
|Title||:||Topics in Derivatives|
|Author||:||John Henning Fock|
|Publisher||:||BoD – Books on Demand - 2008|