A second order Runge–Kutta method for the Gatheral model

University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

Abstract: In this thesis, our research focus on a weak second order stochastic Runge–Kutta method applied to a system of stochastic differential equations known as the Gatheral Model. We approximate numerical solutions to this system and investigate the rate of convergence of our method. Both call and put options are priced using Monte-Carlo simulation to investigate the order of convergence. The numerical results show that our method is consistent with the theoretical order of convergence of the Monte-Carlo simulation. However, in terms of the Runge-Kutta method, we cannot accept the consistency of our method with the theoretical order of convergence without further research.

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