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Alternatives to CDSs for default term structure?

The CDS market seems to be drying up, funding&liquidity issues are now prevalent over credit, so other sources for default probabilities are needed. What else is commonly used to obtain a ...
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is there any calibration method to calculate FX forward rate? How Bloomberg define FX forward rate

there is any calibration method to calculate FX forward rate? How Bloomberg define FX forward rate
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Bootstrap yield curve with QLNet / Quantlib

I am trying to grasp QLNet (C# version of Quantlib, all the functions of Quantlib have the same name and work the same way, so if you just know Quantlib, you can still help me), especially for pricing ...
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Cross-post on the prediction mean squared error of a model

In accordance with what discussed in the meta here I am cross-posting this question from cross-validated. Suppose my model is $y_t = \alpha + \beta t + \epsilon_t$ the l-step-ahead prediction is ...
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Historical Daily NAV for Closed End Funds

Does anyone know where to get historical, daily net asset values for closed end funds from the date of inception to the present? Yahoo finance has daily opening, high, low, closing values, but no NAV ...
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Consumer (Borrowers and Lenders) risk free curve

I was thinking about this topic: how to construct a "risk free" curve for the generic consumer. Imagine we want to price a debt security done by a private, lended by another private (say, normal ...
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Finding relative price strength as defined in CANSLIM stock picking methodology

I am wondering if there is any website that provides relative price strength as is defined in CAN SLIM stock picking methodology. For the CAN SLIM difinition I am looking at this article: ...
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SRRI calculation for absolute return funds

I am trying to understand the formula for calculating SRRI for absolute return funds described in ESMA's guideline CESR/10-673, and Richard's answer has been of great help (What does this formula (to ...
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What is reliable data source for long term and short term capital gain distribution for funds?

The only source where I can find how the capital gains given out by funds is separated into long term and short term distribution is http://quotes.morningstar.com/fund/aqrix/f?t=AQRIX. It seems weird ...
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Do you include negative changes in Working Capital in an uFCFF analysis?

I am running a uFCFF analysis for two different scenarios. In one scenario working capital goes down. Do I include this negative number in the "Change in WC" line? Wouldn't this represent that I am ...
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Stochastic Volatility in current market environment

Some price exotics with stochastic vol, some use other models such as local vol. What is the impact/advantage/disadvantage of using stochastic volatility in the current market environment? In other ...
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Stub rate and first fixing in IRS

I have 2 questions that probably are related. Suppose there is an IRS that pays a 2% fixed rate every 6 months and receives the Libor 3 months (but paid every 6 months). The swap starts today (March ...
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How to implement an Interest rate neutral strategy using options?

Intuitively one would think that investing equal amounts in an ETF such as TLT and an short ETF such as TBF (with some factor for the interest rate payout of the long fund) should result in a interest ...
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Correction factors for volatilities of smoothed returns

In An Introduction to High Frequency Finance (http://www.amazon.ca/Introduction-High-Frequency-Finance-Ramazan-Gen%C3%A7ay/dp/0122796713), the authors (on page 253) build a tick-frequency volatility ...
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Will a back month leg in call calendar lose value if underlying goes down

If I buy a call calendar and underlying drops 5%, the front month short call will get further out of money and will lose value, resulting in a gain since I am short the front month option. What about ...
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Exercise 2.2 from the book “The concept and practice of Mathematical Finance”

I am a newbie. Please help me understand how to resolve the exercise 2.2 from the book "The concept and practice of Mathematical Finance". The solution from the book says that our super-replicating ...
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The future language of quant programming?

Im just about to begin the programming aspect of my education towards being a Quant. I know what languages are currently being used and how popular they are. However, I have several good friends ...
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Why does the OTM call sometimes have a higher theta than the ATM call?

In this AAPL option chain on Mar20 call options, the OTM calls have a slightly higher theta than the ATM calls. Why is this? Is not time value(and thereby time decay) supposed to be highest for ...
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Amortizing Bond QuantLibXL

I would ask if anybody knows how to do get the NPV of an amortizing bond with QuantLibXL in the most automated way. I found some solutions but are very close to a manual calc, say, pass the vector of ...
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Will implied volatilities rise by same amount across time and across strikes in lieu of an earnings report or a news event

It is said that implied volatility of an option rises leading up to an earnings report or a pending news event like FDA trial, a possible takeover,elections(?) etc. My question is, implied volatility ...
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Reducing multicollinearity in Arbitrage Pricing model

I am working on a test example where the idea is to come up with a model that predicts S&P500 returns using the 9 S&P subsectors(XLY,XLP,XLF,etc) as FACTORS.Now i know there exists ...
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Calculating the optimal portfolio for an investor with quadratic utility

The problem is from Asset Pricing and Portfolio Theory by Back and can be found here. The relevant info from section 2.5 can be found here. Given that we have the Expected value and the variance of ...
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Self-financing strategy in the Hull-White bond model

I am having troubles with solving a particular problem concerning the self-financing portfolio in the Hull-White model (dr={phi(t)-ar}dt+sigmadW). Consider an expiry-T_0, Strike-K cll-option on a ...
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Finding optimal ewma and number of periods usedas features in a time series regression

I am using an exponential moving average (ema) to smooth the return of a price time series. I then want to use the last n periods (features) as the independent variables of the time series to predict ...
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Adjusting simple volatitly for a VaR calc

I'm reviewing a VaR estimate adjusting a simple annualized volatility to an unwind period of x days - in this case for an equity position, using the following formula for a given annual volatility : ...
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Can you use factor loadings to determine portfolio information?

Suppose that you have a portfolio whose composition is uncertain. If you regress the portfolio returns on known factors (e.g., Fama-French 3-factor), can you use the loadings to determine (in general) ...
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Good Exam FM book for Stocks

I am currently studying for the actuarial exam FM and I just took the practice online exam. Unfortunately I am at a 60-70% level and I would like to get that to at least an 80% by April. I think I ...
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Complicated American style option contract with numerous non-standard features (simultanous exercise, additional premium, etc.)

I want to value the following contract for times $0<t<T$, i.e. determine $V(t,\cdot)$ where $\cdot$ refers to all other dependences (strike, spot, volatility, etc.). The contract is long and ...
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Historical data for Canadian exchanges and mutual funds

There are scores of posts on obtaining historical data for many of the big exchanges, but for some reason there is a gap in sourcing historical data for Canadian exchanges. Short of Yahoo Finance and ...
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What is the difference between generating portfolios on the efficient frontiers and generating different efficient frontiers

This question is bothering me for a while. We suppose a very simple and basic set up. Given are a certain amount of assets from which we want to build an portfolio in an "optimal sense". MPT gives us ...
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How to get get weekly returns from daily data

Good day I would like to get weekly returns data from daily data , I want to use the Wednesday-to-Wednesday approach – the returns (rt) are computed from the Wednesday closing prices Pt , i.e., rt = ...
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Fund Allocation Logic

I am writing a program which automatically calculates the trade allocations. Imagine we have a 3 funds, Fund A, B and C. They current asset allocations (so-far-percentages) are 10%, 20%, 70% ...
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Standardized Abnormal Returns

I have a question. In an event study, I have found a standardized cumulative abnormal return Z test formula. It is attached. I couldn't find any sources to prove it. Do you know any articles about ...
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Implied Vola from historical option prices

I have daily Close data of ODAX-options, obtained from ivolatility.com. One third of the daily data shows premiums that are just above the inner value. Even when inserting an implied vola of almost ...
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Greenplum database storage model for time series data

I have to deploy a greenplum database for analysis of time series data. I will have around 50 different time series (s1,s2,s3,...s50) and each series will have multiple pairs (time is 1 hour average ...
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Copula and Correlation

I am intending to use the copula distribution to generate a transition matrix for credit ratings. However, I am not sure exactly what correlation matrix to use. Can anybody help me
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A few basic questions on bonds, yield and derivatives?

I am fairly new to these subjects and direly in need of some basic answers about yields, bonds and derivatives. Please forgive my lack of financial knowledge and poor English. 1- What is the ...
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Real time data map about the amount of a currency that are held in the world ?

Where can I see in real time data about the amount of a currency that is held in central banks (and maybe other significant places) ? A map would be great. I would like to know if there is an ...
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calculating share price from dividend discount model

I am trying to calculate dividend as per dividend discount model for titan company limited (india). Calculations: Cost of Equity: Now, As I have done calculation as shown above (formula on top ...
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VIX For Convertible Bonds

Is there something similar to the VIX but related to the convertibles bonds market in the U.S. ? Thanks, Max.
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Understanding how to calculate position profits and trading profits

I am analysing a data set of trader transactions and would like to implement the methodology found in the paper by Fishe and Smith 2012. The main problem I am having is understanding the difference ...
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Is it possible to generate Alpha by taking only systematic risks?

I read somewhere that to generate Alpha one has to take idiosyncratic risks. But is it not possible to generate alpha by taking just systematic risks. There could be a asset allocation strategy where ...
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CDS credit spreads vs default probability

What is the relationship between a CDS credit spread (as set by the CDS issuer) and the instantaneous default probability (as estimated by the CDS issuer)? I hear they are similar but not the same. ...
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sovereign-bond-interest-rate-spreads-basis-points-over-us treasury

Good day I would like to understand the sovereign-bond-interest-rate-spreads-basis-points-over-us treasury concept, does it mean that we should add the ...
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Ratios to determine company's current purchasing power

what are the parameters which will affect a company's ability to buy a new product or service based on its current financial situation. I found many ratios but I need specific metrics or ratios which ...
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How to value an expansion option?

Fair warning this is help with homework. I am not asking for an answer but some guidance or a formula would be nice. I have absolutely no background in finance and this class is online with no ...
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R TTR/RSI does not behave like a Bloomberg RSI

The implementation of TTR:RSI differs slightly from the RSI calculated in Bloomberg, see more details here. I use in TTR the SMA, which simply calculates the mean, that is a walking window of: ...
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Immunising pension liability due in 4y?

Help required please on calculating the amount of Zero Coupon Bonds and annuity bonds that are needed to immunise a portfolio against interest rate risk, for a pension fund that expects to pay £500bn ...
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Using the R package “ termstrc ”

I am attempting to use the function estim_nss from the termstrc package in R. However, I am experiencing the following error: ...

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