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/*! \file Instruments/cliquetoption.hpp
    \brief Cliquet option
*/

#ifndef ql_cliquet_option_hpp
#define ql_cliquet_option_hpp

#include <ql/Instruments/oneassetstrikedoption.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

    //! cliquet (Ratchet) option
    /*! A cliquet option, also known as Ratchet option, is a series of
        forward-starting (a.k.a. deferred strike) options where the
        strike for each forward start option is set equal to a fixed
        percentage of the spot price at the beginning of each period.

        \todo
        - add local/global caps/floors
        - add accrued coupon and last fixing

        \ingroup instruments
    */
00043     class CliquetOption : public OneAssetStrikedOption {
      public:
        class arguments;
        class engine;
        CliquetOption(const boost::shared_ptr<StochasticProcess>&,
                      const boost::shared_ptr<PercentageStrikePayoff>&,
                      const boost::shared_ptr<EuropeanExercise>& maturity,
                      const std::vector<Date>& resetDates,
                      const boost::shared_ptr<PricingEngine>& engine =
                          boost::shared_ptr<PricingEngine>());
        void setupArguments(Arguments*) const;
      private:
        std::vector<Date> resetDates_;
    };

    //! %Arguments for cliquet option calculation
    // should inherit from a strikeless version of VanillaOption::arguments
00060     class CliquetOption::arguments : public OneAssetStrikedOption::arguments {
      public:
        arguments() : accruedCoupon(Null<Real>()),
                      lastFixing(Null<Real>()),
                      localCap(Null<Real>()),
                      localFloor(Null<Real>()),
                      globalCap(Null<Real>()),
                      globalFloor(Null<Real>()) {}
        void validate() const;
        Real accruedCoupon, lastFixing;
        Real localCap, localFloor, globalCap, globalFloor;
        std::vector<Date> resetDates;
    };

    //! Cliquet engine base class
00075     class CliquetOption::engine
        : public GenericEngine<CliquetOption::arguments,
                               CliquetOption::results> {};

}


#endif

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