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Stochastic Vol simulation - Quant job interview question

this is a question from a quant interview (FO quant for IR Exotics for a big 4). First it might be useful when preparing your interviews, second, any brainstorming will be appreciated. Note that no ...
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What are the steps for creating an efficient intra day algo trading system? [on hold]

I am trying to create an algo trading system (in C++) using technical analysis strategies to trade in the duration of 1 minute. Initially it will only use it for paper trading. I want to know what are ...
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Intraday stock prices API

I am looking for an API to request intraday data for the London stock exchange. I have seen products like eSignal but this seems to include a lot more than the simple data as XML or JSON and is fairly ...
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Rest API to retrieve ISIN

What is best API to lookup ISINs by number or name? In other words, ideally I would like to have an rest-api like this: ...
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Historic and future (next) round of machine readable dividend info

Is there a source of historic dividend dates, ex-dividend dates and dividend values? Also, the next dividend date / ex-dividend date. Ideally in a machine readable form? The publically available APIs ...
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How to check my CVA computation is correct?

As I am trying to write the CVA logic in Python. Do you know a source I can use to check if my calculated CVA is approximately right?
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Stock Exchange Software

For weekends project, I would like to setup a "simulated" stock exchange on my dev server (windows/linux), ie. running my own NYSE server ? what options do I have, open source wise (can be c# or java ...
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Programming language to compliment Finance degree [closed]

I've read a few questions regarding this, but want some new (more recent) opinions. I'm in the process of pursuing a degree in Finance, complimented with some Math and a sprinkle of Computer Systems. ...
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Is there a public SQL database for all US stocks?

I would like to search through all US stocks (via SQL or another technology), and filter them by certain parameters (similar to a stock screener, but through an API rather than a user interface). Is ...
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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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Which API can I use to get financial data minute- or 5m-wise?

I've browsed a lot of financial APIs lately but most of them only show the daily closing prices. Is there any (JSON) API which offers minutely financial data?
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Trader Workstation on Ubuntu cannot be connected to via the API

I am using ibPy to connect to TWS on a fairly fresh ubuntu machine. I have been successful in logging into the paper trading account and submitting buy and sell orders programatically via the ibPy ...
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What approaches are there for keeping local and remote order books in sync?

Scenario: developing a custom application which defines a structured workflow for manual order submission to Bloomberg EMSX; it should minimize own persisted state and rely on the remote order book as ...
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How to perform batch-trading using Interactive Broker API?

My definition of batch-trading: Given $N$ BUY orders, $M$ SELL orders and $O$ ($O < N$) as the max number of open positions to be held. Batch-trading should monitor the orders and when $O$ BUY ...
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How to request current Interactive Broker positions using VBnet/Activex and the API?

I'm trying to use the reqPositions() method but it doesn't have an event handler associated with it that it references in the API.
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How to assign n day target variables in machine learning

I am trying to forecast future price using supervised machine learning. My logic is to take open and close price from t, t-1, t-2 and t-3 period to predict future close price in the period t+1,t+3 ...
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OTC Market Data

I am currently doing research on the OTC Markets (OTCQB, OTCQX). As far as I know, the only data available is end of day. The research will require tick level data. This leads me to two questions: ...
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Online courses or C++ books combined with Finance (alternatives to Duffy and Joshi)

I am trying to find a book for our study group that teaches the bare minimum C++ needed for financial applications. I am trying to teach it in a project based manner. In case, I don't settle on one ...
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Bloomberg & R: Accessing multiple securities with getBars() in R

I am attempting to access 1 minute trade data for 50 securities using Bloomberg API (rblpapi). Following is the code I got from the CRAN: ...
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Trouble verifying roll rate model

I found this paper on roll rate analysis via a google search. I would post a link, but every page is stamped with "CONFIDENTIAL" at the bottom (humorous since it is easily found). In a nut-shell, ...
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Real-time Tick Data API for the Italian Stock Market

I am looking for a service that is able to provide real-time tick data (time&sales) for the contracts traded in the Italian Stock Market (Borsa Italiana). The service should provide data through ...
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Getting quote stream via fix-api 4.3

I'm new to FIX api,so far i did following (on QUICKFIX) logged on to quote-session subscribed to market data sent "single-message" quote-request for an instrument (EUR/USD for example) ...
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Are there any integrated framework that I can back-test and paper/live trading in one place?

I'm trying to start working on a fully automated algorithmic trading system, and I'm a little struggling with the framework to use. The requirements I have in my mind are: Needs to support back-...
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How to enter to economics/finance sector [closed]

Although my question is a general question, I would appreciate your suggestions or help me to find a proper "stack exchange" in order to ask my question: I am a Ph.D student in (Pure)Mathematics and ...
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What is the best / most used / recommended C++ non-blocking networking library for low-latency / real-time development?

I'm coming from Java and there we use the EPoll selector implementation that comes with the JDK for non-blocking / asynchronous networking TCP and UDP development. Therefore you don't have to make ...
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DOL (Department of labour) API does not showing most recent results when requested instead shows unauthorized

I have recently been experimenting with backtesting swing trading FX strategies using quandl economic data and now that the time to deploy these models has arrived I have signed up for a developer ...
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backtest asset allocation strategies

I've searched the site but haven't found an easy way to backtest my personal portfolio allocations. Suppose I want to know the total return for the following portfolio from Jan 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2014:...
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Dealing with a constraint which is the square root of a quadratic form

I'm trying to maximize my portfolio, but don't know how to deal with the constraint which is on the form max $2u^Tx-x^T \Sigma x$ Subject to $e^Tx = 1$ $u^Tx - m (x^T \Sigma x)^{1/2} >= c $ ...
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Java platform/lib widely use in industry

I am currently switching from Java dev to quant and for my self-study I want to code a few auto-trading algorithms to get my hands on the subject. Are there any must know platforms/libs that I should ...
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Strategies to merge bid, offer and trade price time series into a single price time series?

I'm doing intraday analysis on low volume stocks. There are just a few trades every day, but a whole host of bids and offers. In order to reduce the sparsity of the time series data I'd like to ...
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Problems calculating RSI

For the last few days I've been trying to calculate an RSI that matches a reliable source. Yahoo finance, E-trade, and TDA all give identical values, which I am unable to replicate. I have tried ...
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What is the best open source automated trading platform or options?

I would like a custom C++ Automated Trading Platform for Futures like Multicharts, or similar automated trading platform that I can put on my servers so its secure and fast. I have found this so far, ...
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Are there any opensource C# libraries for calculating bond duration and other FI Analytics?

I'm doing some Fixed Income analytics work and wanted to know if there where any opensource C# libraries that I could use in order to avoid writing functions for generic calculations like YTM and ...
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What is the formula that determines when VIX futures expire?

Or a source that will allow me to just get the list of dates into a program, I'm trying to do this in python but I want it to be able to figure out the next expiration automatically, or something like ...
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Historical volatility on bloomberg API

Is there a way to obtain the historical volatility of a stock from the bloomberg API? I would be looking for the data in the HVT table. Actually 3-months historical volatility from now would be enough....
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How to get currency denomination of security from yahoo finance API

I'm trying to write a portfolio program and it would be nice if it could auto detect what the currency denomination of the ticker is without needing user input.
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Downloading IB futures data and then making a datapump to another program

I never have programmed before in my life but I wouldn't mind learning if I knew what i needed to do in order to solve my problem. I use neuroshell for day trading and use it extensively for trading ...
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How is a second-sensitive MACD calculated?

I am trying to get the specifics on the calculations of a MACD line that is calculated every second, as can be seen by using Bloomberg or Interactive Brokers or something of the like. I am assuming ...
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How to download efficiently intraday data with Bloomberg API?

I'm downloading intraday bar data using Bloomberg API and C#. I have adapted the official Bloomberg c# "IntradayBarExample” to suit my needs. However downloads are really slow, I found this post ...
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Looking for most current Financial API that is fast and accurate for NYSE NASDAQ AMEX OTC and PINKs

Looking to build a real time data feed, stock monitor window. Pretty much the same as equityfeed.com market viewer window, just with a few addedfeatures and or different filter columns with more up ...
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Normal Inverse Gaussian distribution - any consensus on an accurate quantile function?

I am making use of the Normal Inverse Gaussian distribution in my work to model underlying interest rate implied volatility risk drivers. What is particularly nice about this distribution for my ...
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How to answer this interview programming question about drawdowns?

I saw this question as an interview, and to be honest, I have no idea what it's even asking for: Write a function (in R or Python) that finds the stock drawdown which will trigger a rebalance, ...
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Is there a free Source for currency forward rates into Excel? [duplicate]

Is there a free (or at least very cheap) service/api out there I might be able use to get yesterday's closing currency forward rates (and spot) into excel/csv without having to copy paste values from ...
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BLS v2 API took 20+ minutes to publish data where is immediate data available?

First, I should state that I built a Java program that uses HTTP Components to keep in sync with server time for my broker. Once 7:29:59 comes around the program ...
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QuantLib: New Instrument derived from VanillaOption + PricingEngine that must work for both VanillaOption and the derived class

The derived class is a Vanilla Option on a Future and I need to specify the expiry of the underlying future which is in general different (later) than the expiry of the Vanilla Option. I have ...
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Real Time/Historical weather data

I am looking to incorporate weather data into my algorithmic models. What is a good source to find historical + real time weather data by zipcode or region? Any help will be appreciated! Preferably an ...
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Finding Discount Bond Matrix in LMM Model C++

I am working on a 1 Factor Libor Market Model (LMM) in C++ and I working my implementation of the formula to find my Discount Bond matrix via the following formula: In the case of my model alpha is ...
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How to price touch options using quantlib?

I am new to quantlib and I want use it to to price a touch option (single/double). I searched on google for example code but I could not find anything. Hence, I am ...
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How to add buy/sell market on a long/short Bollinger Bands graph in python?

I am using python, pandas, matplotlib to do the following: I have plotted some stock data ...
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How to perform portfolio optimization with user-defined expected return and variances using R?

I found some functions for Markowitz mean variance portfolio optimization in R such as portfolio.optim in tseries package. ...