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How to optimize an arbitrage portfolio when taking into account different speeds of mean reversion?

In portfolio optimization, it is insufficient to just note the size of price deviation - that only tells the amount of profit if held to maturity. One also needs to take into account reversion speed - ...
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Is this an arbitrage opportunity? [closed]

The 6 months risk free rate is $0.0809\%$ the 12 month rate is $0.1415%$ today. The forward rate for 6 months in 6 months is $0.0913\%$ Is there an arbitrage opportunity?
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Optimal approach for finding a profitable trading strategy to automate? [closed]

I am currently searching for an optimal approach for finding profitable forex trading strategies to automate. Currently, I just try to combine various indicators and build an automated trading system ...
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how to find the weights in a portfolio? [closed]

Compute the weights in a portfolio consisting of two kinds of stocks if the expected return on the portfolio is to be $E(K_v)=10\%$, given the following information on the returns on stock 1 and 2: $$ ...
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YOY Comparison?

I have 2 numbers: Average monthly sales volume for 2015 (Jan to Dec): 1,000 Average monthly sales volume for 2016 YTD (Jan and Feb): 1,200 If I want to compare these 2 numbers with a % change, is ...
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Return Attribution: Possible remedies for multicollinearity

Let's say I have the following regression setup, which I am using for portfolio return attribution: $R = 1*\beta(1) + A*\beta(2) + B*\beta(3) + C*\beta(4) + \epsilon $ where A is dummy matrix of ...
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Swap rate calculation if reference rate differs from risk free rates

I want to find a swap rate, for an IRS where the floating is Libor+x bp where x is a constant. I have a risk free curve which is not the libor curve. I also have the libor rates. How can I calculate ...
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How to select the initial guess for implied volatility?

When we calculate the implied volatility, we would need to give the solver a range to start with. For example, QuantLib uses [0,4.0] for the range, which is another way of saying try all possible ...
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Gaussian Copula with t margins

I am trying to fit a Gaussian Copula with t margins to my data (log returns of two stocks). It has already worked for a Gaussian Copula with normal margins with: normcopula_dist = mvdc(copula=...
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Why do Human traders make money?

Over the years I met a couple of dozen of (human) traders who I'd consider good (being in the business for several years, generating a reasonably steady income). I had chances to chat with some of ...
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How to combine regression models?

Say I have three data sets of size $n$ each: $y_1$ = heights of people from the US only $y_2$ = heights of men from the whole world $y_3$ = heights of women from the whole world And I build a ...
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1answer
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Deriving the single factor model

Consider the following regressions, with the common factor $x$: $y_1 = \beta_1 \cdot x + \gamma_1 \cdot \epsilon_1 $ $y_2 = \beta_2 \cdot x + \gamma_2 \cdot \epsilon_2 $ With $\epsilon_1$, $\...
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How to use the Black-Scholes formula with LIBOR rates?

I want to price an FX option using the Black-Scholes model, but I don't know the risk free rate, nor the volatility. I only know the LIBOR rates, the strike, and that the expiration day is 87 days ...
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Credit Valuation adjustment (CVA) Hedges

I need to understand once CVA Desk has CVA number(Bilateral or Unilateral) for a Counterparty, how does it take hedge position. for Eg: if CVA charge for my bank to JPM is 100K Dollars. What does ...
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Quantitative Business Cycle Investing

Is there a major article or even better a comprehensive recent review article showing quantitative evidence for the existence of the business cycle and measuring the trending and mean reversion on ...
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Literature to Learn about Different Instruments

What is a good source of literature to learn about the specifics of various instruments that are traded? For example, suppose I wanted to know more about MBS's, i.e. how exactly they are securitized, ...
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Portfolio construction in reality?

There are various models for portfolio selection in literature, like, Harry Markowitz (HM) model ( Mean-Variance Model) [well known model] Konno and Yamazaki (1991) model: minimizes the sum of ...
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Is there any template of hull white one-factor calibration model?

Recently I would like to look for excel template of hull white one-factor calibration model using swaption data for my urgent task? However, it seems that I cannot find suitable one in the web. ...
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1answer
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Simulations of (standard, one-dimensional) Brownian motion

Consider the following two proposed simulations of paths of standard, one-dimensional Brownian motion between time $0$ and time $1$. Normal Increments Roll out a large sequence of, say $M$, ...
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Hedging cross gamma

I understand how to hedge delta and gamma risk. Could someone explain to me how cross gamma hedging is done by the trading desk. In particular I am interested in hedging for interest rate exotics. So ...
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What is the best open source automated trading platform or options?

I would like a custom C++ Automated Trading Platform for Futures like Multicharts, or similar automated trading platform that I can put on my servers so its secure and fast. I have found this so far, ...
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FX Implied Volatility for Longer Term Maturities

To my knowledge, FX implied volatility can only be obtained from the market for time horizons up to about 5 years due to liquidity limitations. So how would we obtain volatility estimates for longer ...
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1answer
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Find call and put volatilities using ATM, Risk reversal and Butterflies volatilities

I have to plot the implied volatility surface for EUR/USD. So, my goal is to produce something like that, from put delta 10 to call delta 10: Searching for informations, I found that I could find ...
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1answer
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limitation of contango and backwardation

What do you think would be the theoretic limit for a contango? What about backwardation? this was asked in a interview, still not so sure about the answer.
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Valuation Method for CASH in S.06.02 QRTs

Extract from the latest spec for C0150 (Valuation Method) of S.06.02: Identify the valuation method used when valuing assets. One of the options in the following closed list shall be used: ...
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1answer
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Why is there an upper limit on the premium of an ATM (!) call swaption in the Black76 model?

Trying to imply Black76 (where the forward swap rate is log-normal) volatilities as Bloomberg does in their VCUB screen we see holes at two regions: at short maturities due to negative rates which ...
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Do you know any CFD broker with super cheap stock CFD that pays out dividends?

Do you think, it would be possible to buy stock prior its dividend date at some very cheap CFD broker, then wait 1 day, get dividend compensation credited and then sell the CFD back and end up in ...
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Interest Rate Risk - The Greeks

IR Delta and Gamma. Can someone please explain if my understanding is accurate as relates to a 2yr interest rate swap? You are considered to be long Delta in an interest rate swap if you are ...
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1answer
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Are there any opensource C# libraries for calculating bond duration and other FI Analytics?

I'm doing some Fixed Income analytics work and wanted to know if there where any opensource C# libraries that I could use in order to avoid writing functions for generic calculations like YTM and ...
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How to find or calculate 30-day constant maturity price of a future?

Question, pretty much says it. Is there a reliable place where this data can be found or, if not, is there a reliable place where the underlying data needed to calculate the constant maturity price ...
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How to price jumps in payoffs

I specifically want to know how to model a jump condition while valuing a derivative.Example :- the jumps which are observed in digital product payoffs, or barriers and knockouts. Although a ...
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How would you try to predict the future behaviour of a stock price?

How does one answer this potential interview question? It's not a very clear question since there are clearly many factors. My first guess would be to talk about looking at the expected (mean) return ...
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Relative merits of Adjusted versus Closing prices for market predictions

Basic question I am familiar with the data returned from Yahoo. For indices and the like (e.g. ETFs) there are seven columns of data: Date, Open, High, Low, Close, Volume, Adjusted. We only need ...
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1answer
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construct portfolio offering risk free profit

Have trouble understanding this question, seems quite open ended. Assume that $S(0)$ is the current rate of exchange for foreign currency. Assume that and $K_n$ and $K_f$ are rates of return on home ...
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Which features to include in an algorithmic trading dashboard?

I have been hacking around with algorithmic trading as a hobby project to build my data analysis skills, coding skills, and learn more about financial markets. As part of this project I am interested ...
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126 views

Stochastic process with non-independent increments

All stochastic process I see always have independent increments. It is true for: standard brownian motion geometric brownian motion (?) Ornstein Uhlenbeck (?) in general, Levy process etc. What ...
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2answers
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Fama-Macbeth second step confusion

I am confused on how to run the second step of the Fama Macbeth (1973) two step procedure. I have monthly stock returns and monthly Fama-French factors, for around 10,000 stocks. This creates an ...
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1answer
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CML, SML and Pricing

hi i have a confusion about what conclusion I can draw regarding the pricing from the Capital market line and security market line. As far as I know, if an asset that is lying below the SML is ...
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Enron - RhythmsNet hedge

I am reading "Power Failure: The Inside Story of The Collapse of Enron" By Mimi Swartz, Sherron Watkins. In the book, the following transaction is described: Enron had USD200mn worth of futures on ...
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Greeks of a Basket Option

I want to estimate delta, vega and gamma for a basket option. This option is a European Call option. The underlying is $S=\omega_1 S_1 +\omega_2 S_2$ Where: $S1$ = stock price of asset 1 $S2$ = ...
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Is complete market or not if appreciation rate is random?

Consider the stock price process satisfies the following SDE: $dS_t=\mu_t S_tdt + \sigma S_t dW_t , S_0=s $ and the appreciation rate process $\mu_t$ satisfies the following SDE: $d\mu_t=(a-\mu_t)...
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Guidance on machine learning approach to improve interpolation [duplicate]

I am thinking about doing a project on improving the accuracy of some stock signals. The signals are fundamentally derived scores on a per stock basis. They are updated on a weekly or monthly ...
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2answers
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Intraday Volatility over multiple timezones

I'm in the Europe/Berlin Timezone and I need to calculate a global volatility indication Monday to Friday at 12:00. My portfolio can somewhat accurately represented by 60/30/10 S&P500, ...
2
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1answer
55 views

Modeling transaction cost with single-counted turnover ratio

Why do people use "Single-Counted" turnover ratio when modeling for transaction cost. I read a paper (Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market) which uses only the purchase side as turnover ...
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0answers
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Risky securities combining with risky free security problem

So the question asks : (1a) Given risk/standard deviation ˜σ = 1.5, find the corresponding expected return ˜µ on the efficient frontier. (2a) In addtion to the three risky securities therein, assume ...
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Mean- variance portfolio problem

So the question asks: Consider three uncorrelated stocks in the market. Each stock has variance 1. The expected returns are given by $2, 3 $ and $ 5$ respectively. Find the optimal mean-variance ...
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1answer
35 views

CRSP common stock only

How can I download exchange data for only common stocks (excl mutual funds, ETF, etc) on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX? I can't find a list of tickers or anything. Does anyone know a method? And does ...
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3answers
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What is the fastest tick-to-trade possible time without FPGAs?

I am writing a blackbox model that will react to each market data update (tick) by placing a new order in the market. Without using FPGA, what is the fastest tick-to-trade time that I can expect to ...
3
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1answer
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Coupon bond pricing problem with reinvestment

The three year bond has face value USD 100, and pays USD 5 coupons annually, the last one at maturity. Assume that the continuously compounding rate is 7%. (a) Find the price of this bond. (b) ...
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1answer
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Compute the risk measured by the standard deviations $\sigma K_1, \sigma K_2, \sigma K_3$, does this have to do with weights?

Compute the risk measured by the standard deviations $\sigma K_1, \sigma K_2, \sigma K_3$ for each of the investment projects, where the returns $K_1, K_2$, and $K_3$ depend on the market scenario: $$...

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