The Merton model estimates the theoretical value of European call and put options while considering dividends paid out during the option’s life. You can use the Merton option pricing calculator to determine the fair market value of a European call or put option, using the five primary components of options pricing:
- Option’s strike price
- Risk-free rate
- Stock’s current price
- Time to expiration
- Standard deviation of stock returns
- Dividend yield
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