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It is readily available in the form of spreadsheet add-ins, stand-alone programs, and as part of many online A Review of Options Basics 31 trading platforms. Numerous Web sites offer Black-Scholes calculators. Needless to say, the Black-Scholes model is used by almost every serious trader of options, even those having access to newer and more complex pricing models. The reason is that, although not perfect by any means, Black-Scholes is familiar, easily understood, and does provide reasonable estimates of an option’s worth under normal conditions.
Such a model, naturally, bases its calculations on certain assumptions regarding the nature of fair value, the behavior of price movements in the underlying security, and the effects of a variety of factors that are known to influence option prices. A Review of Options Basics 29 An option pricing model is necessary, not only for estimating fair value, but also for calculating several other useful items. One such item, implied volatility, has already been discussed. Implied volatility is the volatility that, when entered into an option pricing model, produces a fair price estimate that matches the price at which the option is actually trading; it is the volatility being implied by option prices.
In the world of statistics, skew and kurtosis are the third and fourth moments of a distribution. The first moment is the familiar mean or average, while the second moment is the variance. The square root of the variance is the standard deviation. It is the standard deviation that, in the language of options, is referred to as volatility. First, consider skew. Compared to the familiar bell-shaped normal distribution, a distribution with negative skew is one that has an extended left (negative) tail and compressed right (positive) tail, with the peak appearing tilted to the right.
Advanced Option Pricing Models by Jeffrey Owen Katz