CHAPTER 10The Black‐Scholes Greeks

This chapter discusses the many equations that follow from images. I provide the BSM functional forms of the Greeks delta, forward delta, gamma, theta, vanna, and volgamma. I also introduce the concept of dual delta and use it to show how an option exposes the trader to the well‐known carry trade.


10.1.1 Spot Delta

The Black‐Scholes delta is calculated by differentiating Equation (9.12). I state the result before breaking it down into its components:

images for a call option and images for a put option. The intuition explaining the behavior of delta was captured by the simple model in (2.8) that showed that delta is the probability of an ITM expiry. This idea remains approximately true in the log‐normal BSM model. The feature box shows that the risk‐neutral probability of an ITM expiry in the BSM model is images. Figure 10.1 plots for a reasonable range of real G10 FX market parameters showing that the difference is ...

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