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How to derive the price of a square-or-nothing call option?

At maturity $T$, the holder of a "square-or-nothing" call option written on an underlying $S_t$ receives a payoff of the form $$ \phi(S_T) = \frac{S_T^2}{K} \pmb{1}_{\{S_T \geq K\}} = ...
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Pricing of Interest rate swap with start ex. 01/06/2015 to 03/06/2015 - 2 extra days? Change discount factor and fixed payments?

I hope you can help me. So let say we have an interest rate swap, with the following characteristic: Start in 30/06/2015. End in 02/07/2019 It has fixed payment every year, and floating every ...
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General Equation for price optimisation where cost is constant

I'm currently working on the Quantitative Finance course offered on Coursera by Wharton and in one example it states that "through calculus, one can obtain the optimal value of price when ...
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what's the difference between Peak-Load pricing and price discrimination?

i just don't get it. Peak-load pricing wiki page gives example: in public goods such as public urban transportation, where day demand (peak period) is usually much higher than night demand ...
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Estimation of Affine Term Structure Model

In this paper the estimation of Affine Term Structure models via ML is discussed. In the Affine $N$-factors model the price of the bond is $$ P(X_t,t,T;\theta) = ...
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Fees on derivatives

Since it's obviously not at their fair value that derivatives are priced, how do investment banks compute the fees that they add on top of the risk neutral price ?
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What causes discontinuities with stock prices

With reference to the figure above, why is it that the price at which the stock closed at on monday not equal to the open price on tuesday? Is this discontinuity due to an adjustment in the price ...
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Methodologies behind shocking a composite index instrument, what assumption distinguishes these?

Suppose I have a composite index (rebalancing or non-rebalancing) that at present time has some base value $B_{\text{base}}$ in some base economy. I am in the process of shocking the economy on which ...
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Issue on pricing bond using RQuantLib

trying to pricing a simple bond using RQuantLib, but cannot get the right values. For example, consider a bond with 2% annual coupon rate and flat interest rate of 3%, a 5 year maturity, and \$100 ...
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Why does the price of a convertible bond go up if the CDS spread goes up?

Looking at convertible bond prices in a commercial pricing tool, which is based on a model of Black-Scholes volatility plus a Poisson process of jump to default, I noticed that increasing the spread ...
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How to derive Black's formula for the valuation of an option on a future?

I've got a question about 1976 Black Model and Bachelier model. I know that a geometric brownian motion in the P measure $dS_{t}=\mu S_{t}dt+\sigma S_{t} dW_{t}^{P}$ for a stock price $S_{t}$ leads ...
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CML, SML and Pricing

hi i have a confusion about what conclusion I can draw regarding the pricing from the Capital market line and security market line. As far as I know, if an asset that is lying below the SML is ...
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The difference between Close price and Settelment Price for future contracts

What is the difference between Close price and Settlement Price for future contracts? Is there a defined rule for evaluating the settlement price or different rules are applied for each ...
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Pricing homogeneous Basket Default Swap

Consider a basket with $K=10$ names. Default times of the names, $\tau_k$, are i.i.d. random variables with distribution $P(\tau_k \leq t) = 1 - e^{-\lambda t}$. Suppose that each name in the ...
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How would I exploit arbitrage if risk-neutral pricing doesn't hold? (Option Pricing)

We are just learning about binomial option pricing, and how the up-factor and the down-factor must match the risk-neutral price. p * u + (1 - p) * d = continuous risk free rate compounded CRR ...
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Does presence of arbitrage necessarily make all derivatives have zero value?

Spin-off from: Pricing when arbitrage is possible through Negative Probabilities or something else I mean in a theoretical sense: If we have a particular market model with some fancy assumptions such ...
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Need help on bond pricing

Hello everyone, I'm struggling here with this exercise. At first it seems simple but I'm still not finding the answer. For the 1. I need the YTM but it's not provided. Is there anyone here that ...
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zero coupon problem calculus

I encounter a problem: do we have the following equality : $B(0,T_{i})e^{\int_{0}^{t}r_{s}ds}=B(t,T_{i})$ and if yes why because I am stuck with this ... I try to use that : $B(t,T_{i}) = ...
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Which interest rate model for which product

Given the multitude of existing interest rate models (ranging from simple to very complex) it would be interesting to know when the additional complexity actually makes sense. The models I have in ...
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hedging of a spread option with call

We have 2 underlying $S^{1}$ and $S^{2}$ with BS dynamic under the risk-neutral measure (r constant...) I found the (big) PDE satisfied by the price function $u(t,x,y)$ of a call spread whose payoff ...
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Do FRN's *always* trade on par on reset days, regardless if the issuer's credit quality has changed?

I keep reading that floating rate notes trade on par on coupon reset days. Is this always true, regardless of changes in the issuer's credit quality since the FRN was issued? It seems probably ...
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Is there any research for CoCo-Bond in a two factor model?

Basically I am trying to price CoCo-Bond with the AT1P from Brigo. But in the end this isnĀ“t a two factor model. Is there any concret research about this topic? Kind regards, WLS
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How to price this option using the Black Scholes model?

I have a question regarding regular option pricing. In the standard Black-Scholes model, with interest r and volatility $\sigma$, I have to eetermine the arbitrage free price at time $t$ of an ...
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Turnbull & Wakeman Asian - not Edgeworth?

My understanding is that Turnbull & Wakeman derived an approximation formula for continous arithmetic Asian option using Edgeworth series by matching the first two moments. However, in the book ...
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Finding circumstances for price of call = price of put

Here is a problem in Hull's book and the given solution: My approach was to compute the profit $\pi = \pi_{SP} + \pi_{LC}$ (short put, long call). One can show that $\pi = \pi_{SP} + \pi_{LC} = ...
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Methods Available for Derivative Pricing in Mathematica? [closed]

I am using Mathematica to price options (built in functions, no need to reinvent the wheel, right?). In the documentation, the Binomial method is used as an example of specifying a non-standard ...
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Why does it take so many lines of code to price even the simplest of options with QuantLib

I have been looking at QuantLib I am trying to figure out why I need to write so much boilerplate code even when pricing the "simplest" of European Options using the analytical Black-Scholes formula ...
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Why is the forward price set to make the value of the forward contract to 0 when it is signed? [closed]

When I study the forward contract, I read that the forward price must be the price that makes the the value of the contract zero. I searched for the answer, but there are many versions. Some say it ...
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Is there anyone tried to use simultaneous stochastic differential equations?

I am looking for some examples or attempts of using simultaneous stochastic differential equations for financial analysis but there has been none so far. Is it just so nasty to apply such thing in ...
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Equity protection and butterfly certificates pricing

Certificates issued by famous industry names are usually made up by a combination of a fixed income instrument and some vanilla and exotic options. I am looking for something which explains: how to ...
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Why QuantLib computes the fixed-leg swap rate by this formula?

I'm trying to understand how QuantLib creates (bootstraps) a yield curve from a vanilla swap at the source level. I have the following test code: ...
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Clean EOD global Equities data provider for backtesting investment strategies

I'm trying to find a good source for global equities for EOD data (historical and forward basis), currently using Bloomberg's back office data, but it is very hard to normalize it for corporate ...
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PDE vs TREE vs MC vs Analytical

One what basis the pricing model can be differentiated for particular trade pricing. For exapmle why PDE or Binomial tree or MC or Analytical method will be consider for pricing any trade. Question ...
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Two different ways of pricing that leads to two answers

This question might appear trivial to many (considering the questions on this site), but I think it reflects something fundamental that I am missing. To keep things simple, assume everyone is ...
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Why risk-free interest is needed for Margrabe's Formula?

The source code for Margarble's formula in QuantLib is here. The implementation requires a forward price be computed: ...
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Yield for valuation of illiquid corporate bond

I am trying to value a illiquid corporate bond issued at a discount to face value by a privately held company in India. The corporate bond is a sinkable bond (amortizing principle) with coupon rate of ...
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Benchmarking option pricing under stochastic interest rates

I priced a long-term option (10 or 20 years) using two different models: one assumes constant interest rates, the other assumes stochastic interest rates. Is there a way (e.g. a benchmark) to ...
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Calculate Average Price, Cost, (Un)Realized P&L of a position based on executed trades

We have built an algorithmic trading software and need to calculate the following parameters for each position in our portfolio. Average Price Cost Realized Profit & Loss Unrealized Profit & ...
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FX Delta Conventions

I'm currently reading Iain Clark's book Foreign Exchange Option Pricing and I got stuck at one sentence in the beginning of Section 3.3 that I feel is important to understand. He writes: FX ...
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The effect of negative interest rates on derivative pricing

I am trying to get an overview of the impact on negative interest rates on financial products (in general). For the time being I distinguished the following products Vanilla options Exotic options ...
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Black Scholes Model Replicating Strategy Delta Hedged Exam Question

A share is currently priced at 640p. A writer of 100,000 units of a one year European put option with an exercise price of 630p has delta-hedged the option with a portfolio which holds cash and is ...
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How to calibrate volatility surface for Interest Rate Cap&Floor pricing

I'm using Black model to do interest rate Cap & Floor pricing. The volatility is determined by using the bootstrapping methodology. However, afterwards, how should I do the calibration, or ...
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FTAP a-la Harrison, Kreps and Pliska

I was reading the papers co-authored by Harrison, Kreps and Pliska, that initiated the formal research on the connection between pricing, martingale measures, arbitrage and completeness. I have some ...
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What is the filtration described?

What is the filtration $(\mathfrak{F}_t)$ encircled below? Is it $(\mathfrak{F}_t) = (\sigma(W_t)) = (\sigma(\tilde{W_t})), t \in [0,T]$? Or is it $(\mathfrak{F}_t) = (\sigma(\hat{W_t})), t \in ...
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Differential equation involving bond price and forward rate

Given forward rate f(t,T) and bond price P(t,T) where $f(t,T) = - \frac{\partial}{\partial T} \ln P(t,T)$, $P(T,T) = 1 = P(t,t)$, T>0 and $t \in [0,T]$ Does it follow that $P(t,T) = ...
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What constitutes an “odd lot” in corporate bonds trades?

This is important in price discovery and pricing of bonds based on trades. "Odd" lots are traded at lower prices than "round" lots. However I wasn't able to find a definition of "odd" lot anywhere. ...
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Calibration of nested pricing models consistently on two different classes of derivatives

Hi everyone, I'm programming in MATLAB and I have the following optimization problem in calibrating several nested specifications of pricing models. Summary: I have two pricing models ($1$ and $2$, ...
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Total demand under logit model

The setting is simple, i.e. formula for demand of service/product is linear $$ d = \alpha - \beta p $$ where $ \alpha $ is maximum demand, $ \beta $ is some coefficient, and $ p $ is price. There ...
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Implication of the Greeks under jump diffusion model

Consider jump diffusion model proposed by Merton and Kou. As far as i know, most paper only dealt the valuation of option under the jump diffusion model. As i expected, because of the ...
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How does Hanson's Market Maker (LMSR) work?

Implementing Hanson's Market Maker states: If the market maker wants to quote a "current price", he can. The current price for outcome 1 is: $$ \mbox{price1} = ...