The Continuous Hedging Argument

Carl Chiarella*, Xue Zhong He, Christina Sklibosios Nikitopoulos

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter develops a continuous hedging argument for derivative security pricing. Following fairly closely the original Black and Scholes (1973) article, we make use of Ito’s lemma to derive the expression for the option value and exploit the idea of creating a hedged position by going long in one security, say the stock, and short in the other security, the option. Alternative hedging portfolios based on Merton’s approach and self financing strategy approach are also introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamic Modeling and Econometrics in Economics and Finance
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDynamic Modeling and Econometrics in Economics and Finance
ISSN (Print)1566-0419
ISSN (Electronic)2363-8370


  • Capital Asset Price Model
  • Excess Return
  • Option Price
  • Risk Free Rate
  • Stochastic Differential Equation


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