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### Should you use converted currency when fitting a Generalized Linear Model

So long story short, my data set has a bunch of currency values (ie: Dollars, Euros, Pounds) over the span of several years. The original idea was that I should use a daily conversion rate to ...
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### Looking for an algorithm to generate (dummy) share price data

Is there an easy-ish way I can generate "dummy" share price data for the purposes of data visualisation techniques etc.? Essentially I want to have something like the "Adventure Works" of price data. ...
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### Markit PMI vs ISM PMI

What is the difference between the Markit Manufacturing PMI and the ISM Manufacturing PMI? The monthly number differs a lot, my understanding is that they are trying to indicate the same thing.
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### Is there a formula for future value of a growing annuity with yearly payment growth and monthly payments?

My example is saving for college: assume a start of 0 balance deposits of 200 made monthly, every year they increase by (g) 2% to account for salary increases, first deposit made at the end of the ...
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### Rational expectation meaning

What does rational expectation (RE) mean in agent-based modeling context? What are the relationships between RE and expectation and outcome?
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### Market weights for Black-Litterman

I'm trying to implement Black-Litterman for an arbitrary selection of assets. One of the input for BL is the "Equilibrium market capitalization weights for each asset". In most examples I've seen, ...
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### Gradient tree boosting — do input attributes need to be scaled?

For other algorithms (like support vector machines), it is recommended that input attributes are scaled in some way (for example put everything on a [0,1] scale). I have googled extensively and can't ...
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### Risks of issuing an Autocallable Note

Let's say that I'm issuing an Autocallable Note with the following features: Underlying: FTSE 100 Autocall Observation Frequency: Annual Observation Autocall Level: 100% of Initial Level of FTSE ...
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### Why is there no closed-form equation for XIRR?

Everything I have read about XIRR (e.g., as calculated in Excel) says that there is no closed-form equation and it must be calculated by iterated approximation. Could someone give a brief ...
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### Best tool to generate cashflow diagrams

I often have to generate cashflow diagrams. I was wondering if anyone has a good tool to generate them in either $\LaTeX$ or a picture?
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### Overnight Index Swaps

Just a very quick general question regarding the OIS market. Is it common place on termsheets to state a PV Notional and additionally a FV notional, if so what is the purpose of this and does market ...
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### CFTC CPO Exemptions

What are the exceptions set by the CFTC which exempt Commodity Pool Operators (CPO) from registering as such?