# Black Scholes, Derivative Pricing and Binomial Trees

## 1. Black Scholes Formula

### a. Call Option price (c) ### b. Put Option price (p) Where

N(x) is the cumulative probability distribution function (pdf) for a standardized normal distribution

S0 is the price of the underlying asset at time zero

K is the strike or exercise price

r is the continuously compounded risk free rate

σ is the volatility of the asset price

T is the time to maturity of the option

q is the yield rate on the underlying asset. Alternatively, if the asset provides cash income, instead of a yield, q will be set to zero in the formula and the present value of the cash income during the life of the option will be subtracted from S0. ## 2. Greeks

### a. Delta ### b. Gamma Where is the standard normal density function.

### c. Theta (per year) ### d. Vega (per %) ### e. Rho (per %) ## 3. Binomial Tree

### a. Probability Where p is the probability that at the end of the time step, Δt, the price (S) will move up to Su. Alternatively 1-p is the probability that the price will move down to Sd.

r is the risk free rate

q is the dividend yield

σ is the volatility of the prices

###  c. Payoffs at nodes (1 step tree) – European Call Option ### d. Price of a European Call option (1 step tree)

Price of the option (value at time 0) = Expected present value of payoffs = C=e-rΔt{pCu + (1-p)Cd}