We prove a Black-Scholes type formula when the geometric Brownian motion originates from approximations by multinomial distributions. It is shown that the variance appearing in the Black-Scholes formula for option pricing can be structured according to occurrences of different types of events at each time instance using a local limit theorem for multinomial distributions in Richter (1956). The general approach has first been developed in Kan (2005).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty