# Resources

Blog-style articles that help you understand derivatives better by pricing them in Excel.
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## Introduction

Includes articles describing fundamental aspects of Derivatives Pricing in Excel through Deriscope.

## Introduction to Deriscope – Part 4: Spreadsheet

In my Introduction to Deriscope – Part 3 I showed you the most basic features of the Deriscope wizard by using it to create the pricing formula of a Stock Option.Now, I show you several advanced Deriscope features that help you build efficient Excel spreadsheets.Table of Contents Deriscope Formula Syntax RulesColor RulesSyntax Rule: One i...
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## Introduction to Deriscope – Part 3: Pricing a Stock Option

In my Introduction to Deriscope – Part 2 I showed you how to create a Stock Option object in Excel and how to access the list of functions that apply to that object. Now I will show you how to use the most important of these functions, the Price, which calculates the fair price of the calling object. Alternatively, you may watch my YouTub...
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## Introduction to Deriscope – Part 2: Creating a Stock Option

In Introduction to Deriscope – Part 1 I listed the main reasons for using Deriscope. Now I will show you the main features of Deriscope using as example the creation of a Stock Option object.Table of Contents The Deriscope TaskpaneThe Input AreaThe Type SelectorThe Function SelectorThe Browse AreaThe Go ButtonThe Created ObjectTrivial Obj...
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## Introduction to Deriscope – Part 1: Why Deriscope?

Deriscope is described by … Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/fascinatingnewproducts/bestever/deriscope as a "wizard-guided Excel Add-In dedicated to the pricing of Financial Derivatives". Well, it is a bit early for such a Wikipedia entry given Deriscope's recent birth date of August 2017. But the above description still applies and makes...
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## What is the fair price of one dollar?

Understanding the concept of "TRADABLE" will reveal a surprising answer to this question! A few years ago, when I was still working as a quant for a big bank in London, my typical good morning question waiting for me in the office would be an abstruse sentence such as:What is the fair price of a custom-made inflation bond convertible into equi...
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## Can Excel Spreadsheet Cells contain Objects directly?

Could Deriscope pace the way for the new generation Excel beast — Object-Oriented UDFs — and what would that mean for the financial industry in particular?Most of financial analysis software libraries used by major banks are written in so-called "Object-Oriented" programming languages, such as C++.In the past, before the Object-Oriented paradigm be...
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