Black-Scholes Price in SAS
Without going too deep into the theoretical side of the Black Scholes option price model, it states that assuming normally distributed returns of the underlying asset, constant volatility and constant risk free rate , the price of a European call option and a European put option are respectively
where is the spot price of the underlying asset, is the time to maturity, is the Normal Cumulative Distribution Function given in the usual way and and are given as
An IML Module for calculating Black-Scholes Put/Call Prices
Below, I have written an IML function module, that calculates the Black-Scholes put/call price given the necessary input. As a sidenote, remember that a function module is an IML module, that returns a value, whereas a subroutine module does not.
proc iml; start BS(S, K, r, T, sigma, putcall); if upcase(putcall) not in ('C','P') then print ('Invalid Put/Call input'); /* Handle invalid Put/Call input */ d1 = (log(S/K) + (r + sigma##2/2)*T)/(sigma*sqrt(T)); /* Calculate d1 */ d2 = d1 - sigma * sqrt(T); /* Calculate d2 */ if upcase(putcall) = 'C' then price = S*cdf('normal', d1) - K*exp(-r*T)*cdf('normal', d2); /* Calculate BS Call Price */ else if upcase(putcall) = 'P' then price = K*exp(-r*T) * cdf('normal', -d2) - S*cdf('normal', -d1); /* Calculate BS Put Price */ return price; /* Return BS Price */ finish BS; quit;
Now, a Black-Scholes call price can easily be calculated like this
Call_Price = BS(100, 110, 0.05, 1, 0.2, 'C');
which gives the same price as the predefined DATA step BLKSHCPRC Function, like this
data _null_; Call_Price = blkshclprc(110, 1, 100, 0.05, 0.2); put Call_Price; run;
Like most DATA step functions, you can also call the BLKSHCPRC function from PROC IML.
In this post, we have seen that the Black Scholes Call/Put prices can easily be calculated in SAS. I will talk about som e of the pitfalls of the model in the post Black Scholes Implied Volatility In SAS.
Also, check out the finance related blog post Simulate An RSLN Model In SAS.
You can download the entire program here