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Volatility Smile Approximation

Does anyone know what type of model is used to model the skew and IVs inside Thinkorswim platform for its volatility smile approximation? I am trying to replicate but do not know where to start. Any ...
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American call early exercise, considering a portfolio

Im aware there are lots of questions about this, but I am interested in a particular method of showing why an american call (with no dividends) should not exercised early. Here is the text I'm ...
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Does any one know to connect to trade tiver api using c#

My broker sharekhan have provided api, I want to create an automated order placement but how to connect to api using c#
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Ho-Lee model - A and B derivation for $P(t,T)=e^{-A(t,T)-B(t,T)r_t}$

I am analyzing the transition of the bond prices in the affine models in the form of $P(t,T)=e^{-A(t,T)-B(t,T)r_t}$ using the property that the diffusion and the drift of an affine model can be ...
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When is option value inversely related to expected volatility?

It is common knowledge that the greater the expected value, the higher the option value. However, there are surely exceptions, as written by Paul Wilmott's FAQs in Quantitative Finance Q: If you ...
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Determining confidence level of directional signals

With regards to technical analysis, are there ways of determining the confidence level of a directional signal? Taking a relative strength index (RSI) as an example, can the extent to which an asset ...
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Quantum Computing for Quantitative Finance

It's been a while that quantum computing is looked as the next step in computational science. I somewhat always tought we were decade aways from it's happening but it appears I was wrong: ...
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How to reduce variance of mean reversion estimator with maximum likelihood?

I estimate the parameters of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process with Maximum Likelihood. The mean reversion speed estimator is well known to be biased. There are methods to reduce the value of the expected ...
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Discount factor taking into account yield curve shape

I have always been told that the discount factor formula is just: $$ DF(T) = \frac{1}{(1+L_{t_0})^T} $$ where $L_{t_0}$ is the LIBOR rate on one period (the first one I guess) and $T$ the number of ...
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ATM volatility and flat volatility

Why do the implied volatility curve and the flat curve cross over the ATM volatility (at 100%) ? Tx
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1answer
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“Expectation” of a FX Forward

I have an FX process $X_t = X_0 \exp((r_d-r_f)t+ \sigma W_t)$. Now clearly $E[X_t] = F_{0,t}^X$. i.e. a forward contract of the process $X$ starting at time 0 and maturing at time $t$. What if I ...
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How to find loans for investor collateral

I got this asssigment: Company A lends 20 mil from investor and has to put up investment collateral of 30 mil worth of loans. Company A operates in underwriting business. Collateral loans have to ...
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Why do people use weighted regression with returns?

For example, by ADV. Intuitively it makes sense that a very liquid high ADV stock should carry more weight, but when I try it with some real life data I get higher standard error than unweighted...is ...
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How to trade the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process?

My question comes from this paper, which is a short version of Avellaneda's paper The picture bellow provides a summary of the equations. Do I understand correctly that in order to trade OU process ...
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How to show that the exponential Vasicek model is not an affine term-structure model?

From the pricing formula, we know that the value at time $t\in [0,T]$ of a zero coupon bond maturing at time $T$ is $$ B(t,T)=E\left(\exp{\left(-\int_{t}^{T}r_sds\right)}\bigg|\mathcal{F}_t\right). ...
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Vasicek model problem

I am analyzing a problem where the below is given Vasicek model with risk-neutral dynamics $$dr_t = \kappa (\theta - r_t)dt + \sqrt{r_t} dW_t \quad \quad (1) $$ bond prices ...
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trading equities on options feed/microstructure data

Obviously, not asking for a trading strategy, but do people successfully use options feed/microstructure data to trade equities intraday? What's the general framework for such strategies?
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How can I set buy and sell price for testing my automatic stock trading system? [on hold]

I'm testing my automatic trading system in stock market (data mining system). I'm modeling day by day for 30-days and calculate profit in every step. Suppose that my system predicts tomorrow close ...
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Modelling log-returns and calculating the portfolio return

I know this might be a trivial question, however, I would be grateful for some clarification. I am working on weekly log-return data, doing volatility-foracasting using GARCH models and then using ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
60 views

Girsanov Theorem for Quanto/Compo adjustment

Assume that I have a foreign asset $$Y_t = Y_0 \exp \left((r_f-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2_Y)t+\sigma_Y W_t^1\right)$$ and an exchange rate $$X_t = X_0 \exp\left((r_d-r_f-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2_X)t+\sigma_X ...
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Do efficient market hypothesis and random walk theory convey the same concept?

According to investopedia efficent market hypothesis is The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) is an investment theory that states it is impossible to "beat the market" because stock market ...
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Option delta - Conditional probability definition?

Can someone help me interpret this definition of delta? Delta is a conditional probability of terminal value (St) being greater than the Strike (X) given that St > X for a call option. Is the ...
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1answer
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Quanto/Compo adjustments - Product of two geometric brownian motion

Let's say I have two processes $X_t =X_0 \exp((a-\frac{1}{2}\sigma_X^2)t +\sigma_X dW_t^1)$ and $Y_t=Y_0 \exp((b-\frac{1}{2}\sigma_Y^2)t +\sigma_Y dW_t^2)$ and I then multiply them together (like ...
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model to predict variable evolution [migrated]

Suppose that I have a set of variables X1 X2 and X3 that explain the evolution of a ...
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Control over finance [on hold]

I don't know if this the right site to ask, so I hope you guys can direct me to the appropriate site if I'm wrong. My question is, Is it possible for a man or a company to control at least 50% of ...
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Quantlib xll - Converting deposit/swap curve to zero curve

I am trying to create a spreadsheet using the Quantlib xll to convert deposit/swap rates to zero rates. I tried to implement such by referencing to the C++ code listed here: How to sum interest rate ...
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Why NYSE is not included in TAQ data for NASDAQ listed companies?

I am using TAQ data to see from which exchanges bids (or asks) are coming. I have got this for AAPL (Apple company, listed in NASDAQ) for a sample day: ...
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Daycount Actual/Actual AFB example

This question is about the following example in Wikipedia about time factor using the Actual/Actual AFB daycount. Assume that the $t_1=\text{28 Feb 2004}$ and $t_2=\text{29 Feb 2008}$. There are ...
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1answer
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SABR Calibration: Normal vs Log-Normal Market Data

This question is about getting some clarification as to how to understand market quotes for normal & log-normal vols together with certain model assumptions. So let us define ...
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Interest rate modelling [on hold]

Assume that the price of a stock is given as where rt is the interest rate process in the Ho & Lee model and Bt is a second Brownian motion, which is correlated with the Brownian motion ...
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Local and Stochastic volatility [on hold]

a.What is a volatility surface and how does it point in general to the limitations of the Black-Scholes model? Discuss. b. Describe the algorithm based on the Newton method to compute implied ...
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approximating fBm sotchastic integral

Suppose I have the following stochastic integral: $$\int_a^b f(t)dB_H(t)$$ with the term $dB_H(t)$ a fractional brownian motion with associated $H$ parameter. Is it true that for $H \in (1/2,1)$, ...
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How to choose a GARCH model which delivers iid standardized residuals?

For my thesis I first need to examine nine financial time series and fit a conditional volatility model such that the obtained standardized residuals ($z_t = \epsilon_t / \sigma_t$) are approximately ...
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Where to find good notations to teach investment portfolio maths?

I don't know whether this question is in order here. I do a bit of teaching and I am preparing my own notes but I thought that his should not be necessary. In which book/pdf on the web can we find a ...
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Is there any wordpress widget that i can add on my website for customized stocks? [on hold]

Is there any wordpress widget that i can add on my website for customized stocks? Because so far from what i have searched, all the stock tickers widgets are using data provided from Google Finance, ...
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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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Is the money market account (MMA) numeraire and the forward measure equivalent?

Suppose we have a risk-neutral measure $\tilde{\mathbb{P}}$. The money market account is given as $M(t) = e^{\int^t_0 R(s) ds}$, while the price of the zero-coupon bond at time $t$ that matures at $T$ ...
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RWA Calculations Formulae

I am working as IT developer for one of the investment bank and I have recently joined and it is completely new domain to me. While I am still learning about this domain, what I was looking for short ...
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1answer
34 views

Need advice about distributed backtesting architecture [on hold]

We are working under complex enough distributed trading system where several components will run on different physical machines. Unfortunately, I'm stuck on part backtesting part. Originally we was ...
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1answer
32 views

How to determine portion of portfolio's risks from components?

Say I have a portfolio of 3 stocks $A,B,C$ with $\mu_A = 5%$, $\mu_B = 10%$, $\mu_C = 15%$ and volatility $\sigma_A = 10%$, $\sigma_B = 15%$, and $\sigma_C = 25%$. Let us also say that correlations ...
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Adding negative EV position to portfolio for diversification?

Say I have a portfolio of expected return $10%$ and volatility $20%%. If I have another asset that is either: Negatively correlated Positively correlated Uncorrelated With negative expected return ...
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On the reflection of a stochastic integral

Let ${(I_t)}_{t\geq 0}$ be a stochastic integral defined by $$ I_t=\int_{0}^{t}\theta_sdW_t, $$ where $W$ is a standard Brownian motion defined on $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},{(\mathcal{F}_t)}_{t\geq ...
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What does it mean for an option strategy to be leveraged

Probably a newbie question, but what do traders mean when they say that an option strategy is leveraged ? And when can we say that it is the case ?
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Scraping options data and returning ticker symbols of companies meeting certain criteria [on hold]

This is my first post on this site and I am looking forward to becoming more involved as my skills in coding increase. My first questions involves scraping options (calls and puts) data from the web ...
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1answer
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Mathematically: How does increasing the number of assets reduce idiosyncratic risk?

As part of an Asset Pricing Module I'm currently taking, whilst looking at APT Ross (1974), we looked at how according to this model, risk originates from both systematic and idiosyncratic asset ...
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How can I compute zero coupon bond prices from dirty/clean prices of coupon bonds?

I am having problems with computing zero-coupon bond prices. The question is the following: Today is $t$=14.4.2016 and I know dirty and clean prices of coupon bonds expiring at maturities: 4.7.2016, ...
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How to fit model implied forward curve with market forward curve for Ornstein-Uhlebeck?

I have a spread option model of 2 correlated Ornstein-Uhlenbeck commodity prices that I estimate the parameters of with Maximum Likelihood. What is the formula for introducing the additional ...
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The relation between exchange rate SDE and respective interest rates

The exchange rate between a domestic currency money market and a foreign currency money market can be expressed as $$ dQ(t) = (r_d - r_f)Q(t)dt + \sigma Q(t)d\tilde{W}(t) $$ where $r_d$ is the ...
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Interpolation of forward zeros-coupons bonds simulations for missing maturities (ESG data)

I have a set of economic scenarios simulated with Barrie and Hibbert ESG. The stochastic model for interest rates used is Libor Market Model Shifted. I am facing a problem with zeros-coupons prices. ...

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