Document Type

Article

Publication Date

January 2014

Abstract

In this study we use spectral analysis on SPY (Spiders) options to examine the relation between option spot and implied volatility for this exchange trade fund. We attempt to address the question is there a relation between the option spot and implied volatility or option implied volatility has no relation with the spot exchange trade fund volatility. We find that this relation does exist for SPY at-the-money call and put options and the in-the-money call and out-of-the-money put options. Using two spectral statistics – the coherence and the phase statistics, we find that the SPY option implied volatility and spot volatility have a relation and that the SPY option implied volatility leads the SPY spot volatility.

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This article originally appeared in Journal of Applied Business and Economics in Volume 16, Issue 4 and can be found online at this link.

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