Monte Carlo simulation methods are a broad class of computational algorithms that rely on repeated random sampling to obtain numerical results.

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FTAP wih Heston Model

The Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing (FTAP) is invoked when we say the time $0$ price of a European option with payoff $g$ is $e^{-rT}E_Q(g(S_T))$, with the hypothesis that $e^{-rt}S_t$ is a $Q$-...
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Simulate correlated Geometric Brownian Motion in the R programming language

In response to this question: How to simulate correlated Geometric brownian motion for n assets? One of the responses provides an implementation in MATLAB: http://www.goddardconsulting.ca/matlab-...
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Is Poisson Disk Sampling an alternative to crude Monte Carlo and QMC?

I recently stumbled over Poisson Disk Sampling (here and the meditative version). I wonder if it is an alternative to crude or quasi Monte Carlo for very high dimensional integrals. It is not ...
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How inplement monte carlo simulation in bdt model ? (interest rate)

I want to implement monte carlo method in Black–Derman–Toy model to preview short interest rates. $$d\ln r_t=(\theta_t+\frac{\sigma'_t}{\sigma_t}\ln r_t)dt+\sigma_tdW_t$$ Someone can explain what ...
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Black-Scholes PDE boundary condition question regarding limits

I'm working with the Black-Scholes PDE and I'm testing some things out by taking an initial condition for it as $\sin(S/50)$, where $S$ is the spot price. My issue comes with attempting to find the ...
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Pricing variance swaps using Monte Carlo

For pricing variance swaps there is the well-known formula as sum of OTM options weighted by the inverse of the squared strike (see e.g. here). Would it also be valid to derive the local-volatility ...
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Importance Sampling for Least Square Monte Carlo

I am currently trying to implement and model an Importance Sampling estimator for Longstaff and Schwartz algorithm for pricing American put options. It is used such that more paths are in-the-money ...
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Monte Carlo Accuracy - Antithetic Variate Method

I'm self studying for an actuarial exam and I am curious about a property of the antithetic variate method for increasing the Monte Carlo price accuracy (i.e. For every random draw of $z$, also ...
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Black scholes model for down and out European call option using Monte Carlo

I tried to implement Matlab program computing the price of the European down and out call option using Monte Carlo and Euler discretization scheme. I have initial price S0=50, strike K=50, barrier ...
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American option - Upper bound

I have computed a lower bound for an american option through longstaff and schwartz's algorithm. Now I have to compute the upper bound as andersen and broadie does in their article. Can anybody help ...
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Whites Reality Check for Pair Trading

I want to use the Monte Carlo Method described in Aronsons book Evidence based Technical Analysis to test if a given pairs trading strategy is useless. First step there is to randomize the returns of ...
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Distribution of Geometric Brownian Motion

Please let me know where I have been mistaken! Let the SDE satisfied by the GBM $S(t)$ be $$ \frac{dS(t)}{S(t)} = \mu dt + \sigma dW(t). $$ Then, the underlying BM $X(t)$ will satisfy $$ dX(t) = \...
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Foresight bias in least square monte carlo

Foresight bias means we tend to over estimate the American option value. This we observe in other areas of statistics - e.g. in sample test almost always gives better prediction than out of sample ...
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Why use Monte Carlo simulation?

I'm currently building a stress test that uses Monte Carlo simulation to generate the return profiles for the portfolio while applying static cash flows throughout the time series. The question is: ...
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Monte Carlo and volatility

I'm little confused with vol term used in MC projects. I want to calculate MC var for a 6M FX forward contract. I'm using the Cholesky decomposition to simulate different scenarios for the three risk ...
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Are these steps correct to calculate Value-at-Risk with a Monte Carlo simulation?

I have a problem calculating VaR with the Monte Carlo Simulation. I followed the next steps and would like know if it is a right way to calculate VaR or if I need something more? The steps ...
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Monte Carlo, convexity and Risk-Neutral ZCB Pricing

I've built a simplistic Excel monte carlo model to price a zero-coupon bond, but it came up with a slightly unepxected result so I wanted to confirm whether my maths is just a little rusty or my model ...
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Expected number of days inside a corridor

Is there a simple (ish) approximation for the expected number of steps a random walk is within a set of bounds over a given time period? - in particular if i presume log normal and constant vol. If i ...
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Estimating VaR (Value At Risk) with only 3 days of data

I've been given daily stock prices on Day 1, 2 and 3 for 10 stocks (hence 30 data numbers in total) and asked to approximately the 1-day 95% VaR (Value at Risk) on Day 3. I'm not allowed to use any ...
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What does “convergence” in Monte Carlo simulation mean?

I have read about convergence in terms of MC simulation for derivative pricing, but I am not clear on what it exactly means. Let us suppose I price an option 100,000 paths twice and both result in the ...
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Finding optimal drift, importance sampling, least square monte carlo

I am working with Importance sampling for Least Squared monte carlo and have now problems understanding the implementation of the Robbins-Monro algorithm for finding the optimal drift for finding ...
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Deduce expected exposure profile from option/structure delta?

I am thinking about whether there exists a relationship between the delta of an option (or any structured derivative) and it's expected positive/negative exposure? An intuitive question would be ...
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Monte Carlo and PDE results are different for a Call Option!

Okay so this might be a fairly trivial question but I'm having an issue with valuing a call option using both a Monte Carlo method and a PDE method. When I started I first used the parameters: Spot =...
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The difference between the binomial model and monte carlo simulation

In my project I have focused on the least squares method by Longstaff and Schwartz to find the lower bound of the American put option. I also focused on the dual method to find the upper bound of the ...
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Importance Sampling for pricing options with longstaff and schwartz

I have been asking this similar question before. However, I really want to be concrete and get and concrete explanation. I have been reading the paper by Moreni and try to implement the same ...
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Monte Carlo approach to RAN bonds in Quantlib or suggestions

This is a problem from Schlogl's book in the chapter on the HJM model: Price option of the RAN instrument with 3 month coupons and maturity 3 years using Monte Carlo(Exercise 4 Range Accrual Note). ...
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Choice of time increment in Monte Carlo/ Geometric Brownian Motion (GBM) stock price prediction

I am playing around with writing a daily stock price prediction algo in Python using a Monte Carlo/GBM methodology. I know there are many other questions on here about this topic (here, and here), but ...
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Deep ITM Call Implied Vol via Monte Carlo

Let's say I've computed the price of a call using Monte Carlo with $S_0 = 100$ and $K = 80$, using $T = 0.1$ and $r = 0$ to be $\$20.00095$. This price estimate comes with a $95\%$ confidence ...
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Convergence of the distribution of 0.05 quantiles through Monte-Carlo simulation

I am trying to get admitted to a masters in quantitative finance (I come from a computer science background), so next week I will have 3h to solve an exam in statistical computing using my favourite ...
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Black-Scholes under stochastic interest rates

I'm trying to implement the Black-Scholes formula to price a call option under stochastic interest rates. Following the book of McLeish (2005), the formula is given by (assuming interest rates are ...
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Conditional probability of geometric brownian motion

I created paths using GBM to implement The stochastic mesh method. But the method requires the conditional distribution, given some S(t) the probability of S(t+1). I've searched and can't find this ...
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Is This A Viable Alternative Options Pricing Method?

i'm currently a high school student who hasn't gone past Algebra II, and thus I have minimal Calculus knowledge. I know the basics of Integration and Derivation (drop the coefficient, raise to the ...
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Interpret simulation results ($P$ and $Q$ measures)

I am struggling in interpreting results of my simulations. I use Monte Carlo algorithm to simulate stock paths and calculate option price. The notation: $r$ is a risk free interest rate, $T$ is time ...
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Pricing back swaptions corresponding to underlying swaps of Bermudan Swaption in calibrated LMM

I do not know to which swaption volatility matrix I have to calibrate the LMM in order to price back correctly the swaptions corresponding to the underlying swaps of a Bermudan Swaption. My problem: ...
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how to derive critical values for augmented Dickey–Fuller test (ADF) using Monte Carlo method?

Can anybody explain in simple terms how the critical value of the ADF test can be derived using Monte Carlo simulation?
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Pricing a log-contract using Monte Carlo

Having a payoff of log-contract defined as $$ \Pi_T = \ln \left(\frac{S_T}{S_0} \right) $$ How would you express the MC-estimator for the price of this contract? The stock price dynamics here is ...
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Is this formula correct to estimate a knock out option price using monte-carlo?

I have a knock-out option with barrier $L>0$ and strike $K$ that pays at maturity $(S-K)_+$. So, positive payoff occurs only in case the price stays below the barrier over life of the option. I am ...
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Generating process for stock price paths in this paper?

I am reading Longstaff and Schwartz Valuing Aerican Options by Simulation because monte carlo simulations, especially their use in option pricing, is interesting to me. However, I am having some ...
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Why do we need correlated random variables in a Monte Carlo simulation?

Question: I don't understand why a Monte Carlo simulation needs correlated random variables. Isn't each simulation thread independent? Background: Specifically, I'm referring to the below example on ...
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Accuracy Rebonato Swaption Approximation Formula among Different Strikes

Can somebody explain me if the Rebonato swaption volatility approximation formula is accurate for only ATM strikes, and if yes why? Can it also be used for ITM and OTM strikes? My foundings: Let $0 &...
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Distribution of pay-off of an exotic option

Can any assumptions be made about the pay-off of an exotic option? For example, might we say the distribution of the pay-off a vanilla option would be Normal? I have built a valuation tool that ...
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Stochastic Simulation vs percentile-to-percentile map

I was wondering why someone would go to the trouble to generate random variables in scenarios that are not path dependent. Let me provide a simple (although somewhat contrived) example. Lets say that ...
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How many monte carlo runs do I need for pricing a Call?

I have to price several calls using Monte Carlo. Obviously, there is a huge tradeoff between the number of runs and the fair price of the call option. I know I can check how the approximation changes ...
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Andersen Broadie American/Bermudan Put

I'm trying to implement Andersen and Broadie's dual method for an upper bound (here) of a regular American Put. I understand the process to compute it, but I have a conceptual issue : everything ...
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measuring portfolio performance using monte carlo simulation

I have a financial portfolio comprising standard asset classes such as equities, bonds, and commodities. I developped a strategy (optimized) and I include it in the financial portfolio. I want to ...
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FX Counterparty Risk Modeling

We are building PFE model for FX derivatives including but not limited to outright and barrier options. For counterparty risk purpose, we are assessing whether black karasinski would be good for fx ...
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Libor Market Model Calibration

Currently I am doing a research on the plain vanilla multi-curve framework Libor Market Model meaning that no stochastic volatility is involved. I had the idea to calibrate to the swaption market. In ...
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Monte Carlo Methods for Pricing Derivatives

can someone please suggest a good book on Monte Carlo Simulation for Pricing Derivatives? Don't want a book which is too complicated like a PhD level. A Masters level should be good. Thanks a lot in ...
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Local volatility grids - Monte carlo - Implementation [closed]

I read the paper "Monte Carlo pricing with local volatility grids" (authors: D.F. Abasto, B. Hientzsch and M.P. Kust) and I would like to know if anyone on this forum had a chance to implement it as I ...
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Can call options be priced with Least-Squares Monte Carlo?

I have been reading about Least-Squares Monte Carlo (using Longstaff & Schwartz algorithm) for option pricing. So far, I have only read examples that uses LSMC for american/bermudan PUT options ...