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Pricing options under a specific framework

I have a specific framework in mind and I would like to value options under this framework. I am not sure whether a closed form solution exists or Monte Carlo methods would work. The framework I have ...
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The portfolio whose return is the stochastic discount factor

I am trying to construct a portfolio whose return is $a + bm_{t+1}$ where $a$ and $b$ are some constants for a certain investor. $m_{t+1}$ is the stochastic discount factor at time $t+1$. I am ...
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When are factors returns in asset pricing and how do we construct them?

I am very certain that the temperature in New York's Central Park plays a super-significant role in stock returns, so I take its daily averages and I want to test it in factor model. Cochrane ...
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What is the intuition of a spread portfolio and how exactly is it constructed?

In a lot of papers spread portfolios are constructed, like in Harvey and Siddique (1999), Table IV, or in Fama and French (2005 from SSRN), page 15. First, why is it important to construct such ...
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State Variables in a Bellman Equation

Can anyone explain to me exactly what a state variable is in a Bellman equation?? $$ V(x,y)=max\space u(c)+\beta V(x',y')$$ In some models with capital savings it's the capital $k_t$ you walk into ...
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ERP and FF 3-factor model

In a more conservative estimate than a simple historical average, Fama & French estimate (US) equity risk premium at 3-4% (e.g., Equity Risk Premium, JF, 2002). This suggests that in an APT-like ...
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Why should a factor not priced and yet is relevant to the return generating process

I am reading Elton's AFA presidential adress article here. http://people.stern.nyu.edu/eelton/working_papers/Expected_Return_Realized_Return.pdf In the paper, he is warning against using the average ...
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why many option contract price less than minimum boundary price?

I downloaded data from NSE(National Stock Exchange) website regarding closing price of European Call Option written on Index. From standard textbook, I read that option contract must satisfy $C(t) ...
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GMM time-series regression factor model with factors that are not returns

Factor models with factors that are not returns are usually estimated and tested by cross-sectional regressions. However, there is a way to use time-series regression to estimate and test the model. ...
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Budget Constraint in Duffie's book

On Page 5 of Duffie's Dynamic Asset Pricing Theory, the budget-feasible set is defined as: $$X(q,e) = {e+D^T\theta \in R_+^s:\theta \in R^N, q\theta \leq 0}$$ Compared to Kerry Back's presentation of ...
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How to understand stock return comovement

In his book "Asset Pricing" chapter 20, Cochrane said For example, suppose that average returns were higher for stocks whose ticker symbols start later in the alphabet. (Maybe investors search ...
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How to map shocks from VAR to news? (Academics)

I am trying to map shocks from VAR to discount-rate and cash-flows news following the paper of Campbell and Vuolteenaho (2004). It is said that news are a linear combination of shocks from VAR at ...
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How to value a portfolio of non-mature consumer loans?

I'm looking for the best way to value a portfolio of consumer loans that have NOT reached maturity and for which I do observe the payment/default history to date? I'm working with a large database of ...
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Market Standard Pricing Models for Fixed Income Securities (Vanilla)

To clarify my heading, I have been searching for a material that consolidates all standard Fixed Income Security Pricing. E.g. ...
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Transaction costs estimate for investment strategy

I'm examining a strategy based on profitability. I sort UK stock into 10 portfolios based on their gross profits-to-total assets ratio. Then, I create long-short portfolios by subtracting the high ...
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commodity asset pricing

This is not a quant question but more a fundamental question. At the moment, WTI next month’s contract is trading at $29/B. My question are: Is it safe to assume delivery cost at Cushing is priced ...