DEFINITION of 'Myron S. Scholes'
An American economist and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics along with Robert Merton for their method of determining the value of stock options, the BlackScholes model. (Fischer Black, the coauthor of the BlackScholes equation on which the model is based, died in 1995.) Scholes' research has also focused on taxation and incentives.
BREAKING DOWN 'Myron S. Scholes'
Scholes earned an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Chicago before joining Stanford in 1983 as a finance professor. Scholes was also a cofounder of the hedge fund LongTerm Capital Management, which was initially extremely successful but later failed spectacularly, which led to a group of large banks bailing them out to prevent an averse reaction in the financial markets.

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Merton Model
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Investing
Understanding the BlackScholes Model
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Options & Futures
Options Pricing: BlackScholes Model
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Options & Futures
NYIF Instructor Series: Black Scholes Model
In this short instructional video Anton Theunissen explains the Black Scholes model. 
Options & Futures
Circumvent Limitations of BlackScholes Model
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Professionals
The BlackScholes Option Valuation Model
The BlackScholes Option Valuation Model 
Bonds & Fixed Income
ESOs: Using the BlackScholes Model
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Options & Futures
How To Build Valuation Models Like BlackScholes (BS)?
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Options & Futures
Breaking Down The Binomial Model To Value An Option
Find out how to carve your way into this valuation model niche. 
Bonds & Fixed Income
ESOs: Using the Binomial Model
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Options & Futures
Options Pricing: Modeling
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What is the average return on equity for a company in the electronics sector?
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How is implied volatility used in the BlackScholes formula?
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How is implied volatility for options impacted by a bearish market?
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Can delta be used to calculate price volatility of an option?
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What technical skills must one possess to trade options?
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How is the price of a derivative determined?
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