A robust spectral method for pricing of American put options on zero-coupon bonds
Patidar, Kailash C.
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American put options on a zero-coupon bond problem is reformulated as a linear complementarity problem of the option value and approximated by a nonlinear partial differential equation. The equation is solved by an exponential time differencing method combined with a barycentric Legendre interpolation and the Krylov projection algorithm. Numerical examples shows the stability and good accuracy of the method. A bond is a financial instrument which allows an investor to loan money to an entity (a corporate or governmental) that borrows the funds for a period of time at a fixed interest rate (the coupon) and agrees to pay a fixed amount (the principal) to the investor at maturity. A zero-coupon bond is a bond that makes no periodic interest payments.