ED_BAX_Call() and ED_BAX_Put() functions |

**ED_BAX_Call() and
ED_BAX_Put() functions**

The functions in this category compute price, risk management statistics ("Greeks") and implied volatilities for options on Eurodollar (ED) or Bankers' Acceptance (BAX) futures. Note that the futures price and strike price are entered as prices per $100 notional, rather than as rates.

Both Eurodollar and BAX futures options have American-style exercise features, although it appears to be common practice to apply the Black-76 European model. The software allows a choice between European or 35-step binomial American models.

**ED_BAX_Call(argument
list…)**

**ED_BAX_Put(argument
list…)**

The first function is for
call options and the second is for puts. The calling functions
allow the user to choose from six different calculations, indexed
by an alphabetic **Output_Type** switch:

P |
option price |

D |
delta (derivative with respect to price) |

G |
gamma (second derivative with respect to price) |

V |
vega (derivative with respect to volatility, 1% change) |

T |
theta (time decay over next day) |

I |
implied yield volatility |

An **Output_Type** may be
entered in either upper or lower case, and the user many
substitute the entire word for the first letter if so desired
(only the first letter is scanned).

The functions use the following arguments:

Argument |
Description |
Restrictions |

Output_Type |
output returned by function | P, D, G, V, T or I (see above) |

Valuation_Date |
valuation date (e.g. today) | valid Excel date number |

Contract_Date |
date of the Eurodollar contract in question | valid Excel date
number >= Valuation_Date |

Futures_Price |
futures price per $100 notional | < 100 |

Strike_Price |
option strike per $100 | < 100 |

Interest_Rate |
financing riskfree rate in decimal form (e.g. six percent entered as 0.06) as a continuously compounded rate | > 0 |

Yield_VolorOption_Price |
yield volatility in decimal form, or market price of the cap/floor (when Output_Type = I) | > 0 |

Exercise_Style |
exercise style of the option | E = European A = American (case insensitive) |

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