The original Ait-Sahalia model of the spot interest rate proposed by Ait-Sahalia assumes constant volatility. As supported by several empirical studies, volatility is never constant in most financial markets. From application viewpoint, it is important we generalise the Ait-Sahalia model to incorporate volatility as a function of delay in the spot rate. In this paper, we study analytical properties for the true solution of this model and construct several new techniques of the truncated Euler-Maruyama (EM) method to study properties of the numerical solutions under the local Lipschitz condition plus Khasminskii-type condition. Finally, we justify that the truncated EM approximate solution can be used within a Monte Carlo scheme for numerical valuations of some financial instruments such as options and bonds.
- stochastic interest rate model
- delay volatility
- truncated EM scheme
- strong convergence
- Monte Carlo scheme