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Can someone explain to me what's snell envelope?

What is snell intuitively? And what is its use in quantitative finance? Please explain to me as intuitive as possible! As I explained in the comments, I am new to this field and I was hoping someone ...
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Calculating probability of default with no recovery

Given two methods to calculate the 1 year conditional probability of default of a zero coupon bond, I've come up with slightly different but close results. From my approaches below, is it reasonable ...
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Constrained portfolio optimization - orthogonalize factor exposure

I am optimizing a stock portfolio with a few factors. If I constraint exposure to one of the factors to be a constant and set the exposure to other factors as zero. It is ok to use a diagonal factor ...
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what is exercise frontier in option pricing

What's exercise frontier in option pricing? It kept popping up but I was never fully introduced to the concept. Follow up question: And is the optimal exercise time the first time the option is ...
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Min-VAR portfolio construction in a universe of dividend stocks - choosing the observation period

The portfolio construction method of min-variance and similar concepts were discussed quite heavily in the recent past (see for example Thierry Roncalli's page). Over long horzon's we see ...
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Could you please suggest me the books for Trading System Validation?

I'm newbie for quantitative & systematic trading, and I've read only the books of Howard Bandy & Robert Prado that suggest to do validation by Walk-forward, Monte Carlo and CDF. As my topic, ...
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Efficient construction of binomial tree

The goal is to build a $n$ step binomial tree knowing the end nodal probabibilities $p_1, \dots, p_m$, which correspond to the time $T$ states $S_1, \dots, S_m$. We assume that all paths ending in the ...
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where can I find OPRA data? [duplicate]

Where can I find OPRA data. Here are a few criteria 1. Preferably free or for a small price 2. Supports quant api on cloud (so I dont number crunch on my computer) 3. Good reputation company
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Bond Prices in terms of short and forward rates

Of course, a pure discount bond price $P(t,T)$ may be stated in terms of its yield $R(t,T)$ as $$ P(t,T) = e^{-R(t,T)(T-t)}. $$ Let's assume both the (instantaneous) short rate $r(t)$ and ...
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How to get to this answer on Macauley duration?

Can you explain why the answer to the following question is approximately 4.5%: An investor buys a bond that has a Macaulay duration of 3.0 and a yield to maturity of 4.5%. The investor plans to ...
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Adding Asset Weights To Cholesky Output - Monte Carlo in VBA

I am looking to create a Monte Carlo generator in Excel to plot correlated asset paths for a portfolio containing 1 to 10 assets. I have the correlation matrix for all 10 assets and have performed the ...
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Best known performance of stock prediction algorithms

I asked this question here and was directed to answer it on this stack exchange. My question is very simple. What is the best [known] performance of a stock prediction algorithm? I've seen papers ...
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Is there any research for CoCo-Bond in a two factor model?

Basically I am trying to price CoCo-Bond with the AT1P from Brigo. But in the end this isn´t a two factor model. Is there any concret research about this topic? Kind regards, WLS
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Moving Averages Crossover question

I'm reading on Investopedia that one should buy a stock if short term moving average is ABOVE the long term moving average, since this "indicates an upward trend". However, this is not intuitive to ...
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Clever ways of “summarising” the equity fund universe

I am trying to get some advice or direction (brainstorm) as to the best way to summarise/cluster/etc. the equity fund universe (which for my purposes consists of about 150 funds). Some of my ideas at ...
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Flat - time dependant volatility

I've come across this short rate model (I don't know its name, the text simply calls it model 3) which has volatility decaying exponentially over time. $\Delta r= \lambda_t dt + \sigma e^{- ...
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Portfolio construction for signals of varying time scales?

Wondering if anyone is aware of any research on combining/portfolio construction of signals on different time scales. For example, if I have a trading signal (alpha) that generates trades every hour ...
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Binomial tree notation

Can someone clarify for me the notation of the nodes in a binomial tree with more than 1 step? Is this notation correct?
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Back to Basics — Cumulative Returns

I recently came across a chart of Fama-French's (FF) HML factor cumulative performance. I first saw this in an article by AQR's Cliff Asness: ...
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List of US Indices [duplicate]

I need to do symbology translations between two financial systems. One part of this is to identify a symbol that is an index in one system so that I can prepend a character to it when I send it to the ...
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Stopping Monte Carlo simulation once certain convergence level is reached

I'm creating a Monte Carlo simulation model which I use to price an European option with various pay-off conditions, hence I can't use Black Scholes. I want to stop the simulation once I am 95% sure ...
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When to include dividends in option valuation

When using the Black-Scholes-Merton method for option valuation which takes into account dividends, does the dividend only get included into the calculation of options whose lifetime straddles the ...
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Corporate bond quote convention

I'm not a quant practitioner, but a student so this may be a very simple question. I was of the understanding corporate US bonds were quoted 1/8 increments and US treasuries in 1/32 increments. Such ...
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Spotting humps in implied volatility term structure

Sometimes implied volatility term structure performs a hump shape. How can I measure the frequency of hump appearence? Basically, I have several years of daily data on IV TS, how can I count the ...
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Understanding the necessary and sufficient conditions for rational early exercise of a call option

I am self-studying for an actuarial exam, and I encountered the following in my text: The author states that if $PV_{t, T}\text{(Divs)} < K(1 - e^{-r(T - t)})$, early exercise is not rational. ...
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Yahoo intraday historical download Timestamp

Yahoo offers an API to download historical intraday data, but I am unable to understand the timestamps on the data. The URL request is: ...
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CDO selling or buying credit protection?

I think there is an error in the Meissner text - Correlation Risk Modeling and Management and can't find an errata for this text to verify. On page 19 the foot note reads: Shorting the equity ...
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How to create prospective Bonds for a dynamic portfolio simulation?

The aim is to simulate and to compare different bond portfolio strategies for different interest rate scenarios over ten years. The rebalancing takes place on an annual basis. Hence, e.g. a bond with ...
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dollar neutral ratio vs beta hedged ratio

Hi guys i really hope you can help as i've been pulling out my hair for days on this!! OK so basically i understand the dollar neutral ratio, simply stocka/stockb = dollar neutral ratio. Works great ...
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CDO tranche spread

An increase in default correlation ceteris paribus increases the value of the equity tranche of a CDO. This I get. How then, do I make sense of the statement that as default correlation in the ...
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Formula behind pandas.Options() implied volatility

I noted that implied volatility (IV field) from pandas.Options class is very different (especially, for out of money options) than what I compute with Black-Scholes model. (risk free rate is pulled ...
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Two-period pricing of a European put via riskless portfolio

The current price of a stock is $40. It is known that it either increases or decreases by 12.5% every 3-months over the next 6-month period. The risk-free rate of interest is 8% per annum ...
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Triangular Arbitrage with CFD

I cannot understand how the triangular arbitrage fits with CFD. Assuming there is an arbitrage opportunity: EUR/USD < USD/GBP * GBP/EUR If I do this strategy: 1 Long on EUR/USD at Ask price 1 ...
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What is the preferred GARCH method in practice?

My advance apologies, if this question is too naive or basic. Please be patient with my first experiences with SE; ask for clarification, if needed. I recognize there are many (often-criticized) ...
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Motivation for hedging volatility using VIX ETNs

i wondered what the motivation for professional investors could be to engage in VIX ETNs. Would they even think about trading this kind of product? (they normally should have access to VIX options, ...
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Call and Put Prices Equal at Forward Price - Why?

Consider a European call and put with values $C_t$ and $P_t$, respectively, under the Black-Scholes model. By put-call parity, $$ C_t - P_t = S_t - Ke^{-r(T-t)} $$ for expiration time $T$. Note if ...
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Intraday Value at Risk approximations

We use full valuation of derivatives portfolios using scenarios from historical data. For simple contracts, this is relatively fast. For contracts requiring monte carlo simulation, this becomes ...
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Lambda in RiskMetrics for fixed income

What is the default lambda proposed in RiskMetrics for fixed income?
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Stochastic correlation arbitrage-free replication

I'm interested in possibility of stochastic correlation arbitrage-free replication (something VIX-style, mayby). To my knowledge, no such method exists. Could you provide some intro to the problem: ...
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Behaviour of out of sample efficient frontier

I am comparing the efficient frontier of a set of portfolios that are in and out of sample. The first period is from 1991-01-03 until 1992-10-03 and the second one from 1992-10-03 until 1994-03-03. I ...
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simulation and timestep

Suppose I have a stochastic process i.e. a Vasicek process with parameteres estimated with monthly (RW measure) data and want simulate the process using a daily timestep. Is this a good practice?
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Scalar and vectorial sensitivities

In a recent discussion about the implementation of the calculation of derivative sensitivities, the notion 'scalar' and 'vectorial sensitivities' were used. I am not familiar with this notion and ...
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Currency risk USD>EUR>EGP

Seeking input on hedging risk on USD to Euro with a 3rd component of payroll issued in Egyptian Pounds. We are a US corp invoicing a Germany entity in Euro with massive payroll being paid in Egyptian ...
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Delta of an option derived from the binomial model

I have the following function $V=V(S,t)$, $V^- = V(vS,t+\delta t)$, $V^+ = V(uS, t +\delta t)$. The book proceeds to explain that if we use Taylor series expansion on the above we will confirm that ...
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Selling two uncorrelated OTM options lowers the over all probability of profit?

I am trying to simulate shorting two uncorrelated put options, I wrote a python program and used monte carlo method to simulate the PnL on expiration: gist It seems the probability of profit is ...
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VaR mapping fixed-for-floating swap

I came across a problem that asks what risk factors to map a 5 year semi annual settle fixed-for-floating swap to given it's just before the reset date. Since a FRN prices to par just before the reset ...
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Portfolio value containing stocks and a bond

Consider: 1000 dollars invested in stock portfolio and a zero coupon bond. Investment period: 30 years Yearly retur for the stock portfolio: Rk = eµ+σZk , k is after year k Zk are normally ...
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delta hedging strategy for OTM option

Wondering how you would think about the following thought experiment - suppose you sell an OTM call option and plan to implement a delta hedging strategy whereby if the price of the stock were to ...
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Difficulty understanding put-call parity for currency options

I am self-studying for an actuarial exam on models for financial economics. I am having difficulty thinking about the put-call parity for currency options, specifically how use the notation. Here is ...
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Interest Rate and Price of Assets

I have a very basic question about finance. I know that for an asset, the price is inversly related to the yield to maturity, or the interest rate. However, I have three ways of thinking about this ...

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