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Where can I find free historical market cap data?

I am looking to find free historical data for assorted companies listed on the TSX and TSX Venture. I can find daily closing prices (among a few other data fields) on Quandl, but I cannot find daily ...
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Grad-level courses to take to prepare for quant roles?

I'm a MS student in computational science and want to work in big data/statistics, quantitative finance/HFT, or scientific programming/numerical modeling afterwards. I am currently using Unix, Linux ...
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2answers
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What would be considered a good/competitive throughput for a FIX engine?

I am writing my own FIX engine and I am in the process of running some benchmarks. I am not sure whether my results are good or bad. Can someone with experience in the area provide me with some ...
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150 views

Intermarket analysis - related time series?

I'm about to embark on training a neural network on daily forex data, with a view to obtaining a predictive network. I'm also interested in using data other than the forex currency pair data itself, ...
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Source on pricing / valuation of trust preferred securities?

Is there a good source on pricing / valuation of trust preferred securities? I used GOOGLE, GOOGLE SCHOLAR and NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, but the results were meager. Found book Handbook of Hybrid ...
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is there an accepted method for quantifying risk of inaccuracy of nascent trm systems?

Have a somewhat meta question here. I am part of a trading risk management implementation project. I also manage day to day risk reporting to management and the trading desks. Our implementation was ...
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How to price of weather derivatives using a Brownian Motion? [on hold]

I'm currently doing research in the pricing of weather derivatives using the equation above. How to apply daily temperature data into the model? how do I use the model?
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8 views

Poisson Process [migrated]

I would appreciate a hint on this problem: A pedestrian wishes to cross a single lane of fast-moving traffic. Suppose the number of vehicles that have passed by time $t$ is a Poisson process of rate ...
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4answers
501 views

How to avoid having negative volatility when applying Heston model?

When applying the Heston model to generate the sample volatility surface, some of the volatility value will be negative. I am just wondering what do practioners normally do with these negative value. ...
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58 views

Where can I find a list of VaR and CVaR formulas for continuous distributions?

Where can I find more VaR and CVaR formulas for continuous distributions? I collected a list here:
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21 views

How do foreign banks get rid of USD? [on hold]

If a foreign commercial bank in for example Denmark has built up a reserve of physical USD how can it get turn them into DKK? Will it normally sell its holdings to other banks or its central bank? How ...
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25 views

What is the formula for beta weighted delta and gamma?

I am trying to calculate the beta weighted delta and gamma for a portfolio of options of different underlying stocks, but I can't seem to find the correct formula. Can someone point me to it or a ...
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4answers
132 views

Volatility skew and how to capture it?

We see in the market that a implied volatility surface is not flat. Based on this observation different models were developed to capture the structure, e.g. CEV / SABR. A measure often used for the ...
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2answers
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How to calculate the most realistic historical option prices with additional publicly available parameters

This is a follow up question of this one. My aim is to create the most realistic historical option prices possible with publicly available data. I want to do this for backtesting purposes. The ...
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Papers about backtesting option trading strategies

I am looking for all kinds of research concerning option trading strategies. With that I mean papers that publish results on different option trading strategies properly backtested with real-world ...
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1answer
14 views

Weighting with restrictions, but no clear objective function?

I have 40 shares in an index and I want to weight them based on their market value, define the known value as $x_i$ In the traditional way, the weight of each share is calculated as: $w_i = x_i / ...
5
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1answer
232 views

Pricing options under restricted domain

How would I price an option when the underlying security is unable to trade above a certain price? I assumed this would be as simple as restricting the limits of integration of the PDF to B (the ...
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1answer
41 views

What is the name of this product?

Consider the payoff =$S_T1_{S_T>K}$ where $S_T$ is the asset price at maturity. What is this type derivative called? and is it a liquid option?
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55 views

Relationship between Beta and Standard Deviation

I was doing some financial analysis on two firms in the coffee industry. After calculating Beta and Standard Deviation for both firms, I seem to have stumbled on some weird phenomenon. It appears ...
2
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1answer
53 views

Expected Shortfall and Spectral Risk Measure

Not sure I am understanding spectral risk measures correctly. Why is there an equal weighting scheme placed on the tail losses in expected shortfall. Will that no bias the expected value of the loss ...
2
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1answer
63 views

Negative Eonia rates

I'm curious how the current negative Eonia (Euro OverNight Index Average) rates would impact derivatives pricing. Does it mean that if I post cash collateral to you, I also need to pay you interest? ...
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1answer
26 views

Wholesale credit risk management

Trying to read up on "Wholesale credit risk ", can't find any useful references, why the emphasis on wholesale? - Any help greatly appreciated.
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1answer
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Hedging bond with CDS of different maturity

Say I buy a 10-year bond with a notional of 100k. To hedge my credit risk entirely I could buy a 10-year CDS, also on a notional of 100k. Now, if there are only 5-year CDS trading and no 10-year CDS, ...
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20 views

Variance of “hedged” term structure portfolio increasing?

I'm attempting to use PCA to hedge a small fixed income portfolio. I start with one particular bond and chose the nearest other bond to hedge the 1st principle component. This decreases the portfolio ...
7
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1answer
213 views

How to price a Swing Option?

I'm working in the commodity market and I've to price Swing Options with MATLAB, preferably with finite element. Has anyone already priced these kind of derivatives? I'm thinking about using the ...
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1answer
38 views

Data on banks’ leverage

Does someone know free resources to estimate the leverage of the banking and financial sector at an aggregate level? In particular I would be interested in something like Federal Reserve’s Flow of ...
6
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3answers
463 views

Testing the validity of a factor model for stock returns

Consider the following m regression equation system: $$r^i = X^i \beta^i + \epsilon^i \;\;\; \text{for} \;i=1,2,3,..,n$$ where $r^i$ is a $(T\times 1)$ vector of the T observations of the dependent ...
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Option pricing ? Where to get the dividend yield from?

I'm trying to apply Black & Scholes formula for a real example to price a vanilla equity option but I'm strugling a little bit whith the dividend yield. Let's assume I have a stock that trades at ...
2
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4answers
383 views

Robust Returns-Based Style Analysis

Sharpe's Return-Based Style Analysis is an interesting theory but flawed in practice when working with long-short funds or funds that are changing strategies over shorter periods of time due to the ...
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1answer
99 views

Different ways of portfolio optimization

There are different ways to optimize portfolios: $$ \max R^Tw\tag{1}$$ or $$ \min w^T \Sigma w\tag{2}$$ and finally using a risk tolerance $\lambda$: $$ \min{(w^T\Sigma w-\lambda R^T ...
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0answers
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garchOxFit in R-oxo file does not match

Could someone please help me with trying to get the Ox interface to work in R. I get the following errors as output: This version may be used for academic research and teaching only Link error: ...
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1answer
53 views

Data on margin volumes?

I came across a Financial Times article today that said "Peaks in margin trading have been a precursor to bear runs in the past, notably in March 2000 and July 2007." I'm curious if anyone here would ...
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61 views

What are the main flaws behind Ross Recovery Theorem?

Stephen Ross’ new paper claims that it is possible to separate risk aversions and historical probabilities if the Stochastic Discount Factor is transition independent using Perron-Frobenius Theorem. ...
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21 views

Volatilty Calculation [on hold]

I have 3 years historical prices for the commodity . I want to calculate the annualized volatility of the commodity . Can i scale my daily volatility to annualized volatility by multiple with square ...
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0answers
31 views

Black Scholes Model which Volatilty to use [on hold]

Black Scholes Model requires volatility as input . It needs to be annualized/or Daily Volatility for calculation . Input will be appreciated
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1answer
39 views

how to use known premium of options to determine premium of options with another strike?

Assuming constant volatility across all strikes, how to use known premium of options to determine premium of options with another strike? e.g. suppose we know premium of \$40 call and put, \$50 call ...
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1answer
54 views

Do people actaully use VaR in professional settings?

VaR seems like such an obviously flawed metric, I am surprised that it seems to be used so much in the private sector. First, the way it is named and the way it is presented often imply it is the ...
0
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1answer
45 views

What are good internship positions I should look for as an undergrad student? [on hold]

I am a 3rd year computer engineering student who is interested in quant finance. I was exposed to quantitative courses such as calculus 3, ODEs, optimization, probability and stats, mathematical ...
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1answer
68 views

Briefly stated, why does the function N(x) appear in the European call option pricing model?

I'm aware of the the mathematical formula for the price of a European call option on a stock however I'd like to think about it in an intuitive way.
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1answer
47 views

What is Equity Asian Hybrid?

As listed in http://www.vectorrisk.com/Views/Solutions/ProductList.aspx What's an Equity Asian Hybrid? Any references? What is exactly a hybrid product?
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123 views

If I am very fast (less than 10 microseconds latency) what would be the first strategy to execute? [on hold]

Let's assume I found the holy grail of low-latency trading (which I didn't). For educational purposes, what would be the first strategy I would direct my trading code?
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2answers
211 views

Why are interest rates and stock prices positively correlated?

If I've been looking at graphs correctly, there is a strong positive correlation between stock prices (or P/B values) and interest rates over time, i.e. P/B values tend to be high when interest rates ...
3
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1answer
192 views

Is it possible to model general wrong way risk via concentration risk?

General wrong way risk (GWWR) is defined as due to a positive correlation between the level of exposure and the default probability of the counterparty, due to general market factors. (Specific wrong ...
1
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1answer
103 views

Stress Testing Methods

I'm working on the following task: Given quarterly data: a time series representing the 1-year realized (10 years of data) rates of default on a portfolio of mortgages a slew of ...
1
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1answer
34 views

Historical Data on $/yen forward exchange rates

Would anyone happen to know where I can find historical forward exchange rate data between the yen and dollar?
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1answer
132 views

Where can I find literature (books, articles, etc.) about basic HFT / arbitrage strategies? [on hold]

I am not looking for your winning strategies. Just the basic stuff from where to start. Can anyone share their opinions about what should I read to hit the ground running?
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1answer
48 views

Does the correlation of matrices has explanatory power when building a pattern recognition model?

I'm using 8 different variables (with daily observations) with the purpose to compare different months across the historical data. For that purpose I calculate the correlation between each month and ...
1
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2answers
67 views

Why is the duration of a bond important?

I know what duration measures, but now in the age of computers why is it useful? If the yield changes, we could just simply plug the new yield into a program, or excel or something like that, and ...
2
votes
1answer
174 views

what is a typical way forex brokerages can provide cheap leverage for their customers?

I'm not very well read in the area of high finance but I'm curious how forex brokerages are able to provide the backing for leverage that they can provide to customers. Is it possible to do this ...
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0answers
16 views

run time error 424 in IB TWS Excel DDE API; failed to add combo orders

I'm using an Excel DDE to connect to Interactive Brokers TWS via their API 9.72 sample, excel 2013. When I tried to create a combo order, the rum error code 424 said "object required". It seems that ...

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