Jurassic


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Joined: Mar 2018 


Whats the easiest method to solve the Black Scholes equation (ie easiest to memorise for interviews)? 



nikol


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upgrade the memory or just understand every deriving step. If you do, the rest is easy. 
... What is a man
If his chief good and market of his time
Be but to sleep and feed? (c) 

bullero


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bandi_np


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Joined: Nov 2020 


An easy way is to: 1) "Solve" the SDE using ItÃ´ calculus (BS: use log) 2) Get the distribution for the underlying using 1) 3) Compute the expectation using 2) (simple gaussian expectation)
Maybe, you can start with the Bachelier model or arithmetic Brownian motion.
What is bullero saying is the apporximate value of the ATM option:


