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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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Computation of option vega under CEV

It is easy to define the option vega $\nu=\frac{\partial C}{\partial \sigma}$ under Black Scholes model since volatility is a single quantity. However, under CEV or local volaility model, it is ...
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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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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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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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Problems with dealing with GARCH models and intra-day data

A Short question would be "Which type of model from GARCH family is most suitable for modeling 5-minute data returns ?" but I've added some story to it. A Long time ago I was preparing my thesis, one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Segmented investment to yield same monthly return in each segment

Not an investment specialist, so please excuse the very basic math. Given a lump sum, I need to distribute this lump sum over (x) segments, each lasting (y) years (years can be different for each ...
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How to simulate stock price with support and resistance level

I couldn't find good resources on how to simulate a stock price data sequence including some basic effects. The basis might be a Brownian motion model; but in real stock prices, there are additional ...
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Measuring momentum as AR(1) process

I would like to measure the momentum in the price of a stock from the time the market opens until the time I trade each day. I want to use this momentum number in post-trade analysis (regression of ...
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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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Put-Call Parity Application

In the binomial model, how that the Delta of a call option $\Delta^{call}$ and the Delta of a put option $\Delta^{put}$ with the same maturity and strike satisfy $$\Delta^{call}_t - \Delta^{put}_t = ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Yahoo Finance API

Have been looking for ways to down load stock price data using Yahoo Finance on Chinese Stocks. Symbol that ends with .SS = stock listed in Shanghai, .zz = stock listed in Shenzhen This link http://...
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How does RAROC identify capital requirements?

I've read that RAROC is used to set economic capital requirements for different products, projects, business lines etc. Is it just a matter of solving for the required economic capital level to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CFD - how does it work?

I'm trying to understand how CFD works. I have question about market maker. Who is market maker for CFD? Is it a company which provide a trading platform or any stock exchange? EDIT01 @noob2 thanks ...
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Calculate theoretical forward price of a stock

The current price of a stock is USD400 per share and it pays no dividends. Assuming a constant interest rate of 8% compounded quarterly, what is the stock's theoretical forward price for delivery in 9 ...
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What is the Benefit of holding a short option?

i am new to corporate finance and ask myself why a investor is interested in being short on a Option? The only he can win is a premium but he can loose much more. I understand with being a short I can ...
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Compound and continuous interest in the context of debt

I'm trying to figure out the concepts "compound and continuous interest". This article explains the material very well in the context of a savings account. However, I find it difficult to transfer my ...
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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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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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stock option strategies long vs short

What makes an option strategy long or short? I got the impression that if it is a net debit (you pay to open the strategy) it is classified 'long' (strangle, straddle) Then I learned about the call ...
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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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Option greeks vs Position greeks

I know that when it comes to delta, you would calculate your position delta (of a stock position) as follows: option delta * position size * 100 For example if I ...
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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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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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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, ...
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How to arrive at expectation of negative utility function via Taylor series expansion

I'm attempting to follow an author's steps in an argument and having trouble seeing how Taylor series expansion can be applied to give the stated result. The scenario is as follows. The mid price ...
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How necessary is real analysis and complex analysis for trading at hedge fund levels?

As the title states, I am basically wanting to know the applications of real/complex analysis in finance. How important are such high levels of math ? I can obviously see how things such as ...
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Trading Interview Question (Bullish, Bearish)?

I recently had a trading interview, and they asked this question. However, I had no idea how to answer it, and I was wondering if you could help me undersatnd it. Say you have a set of returns ...
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Greeks and Option Premium

If a linear sum of options is constructed such that the premium payout is zero, then does it mean that resultant greeks of the cumulated options positions will be nearly zero. For simplicity, lets ...
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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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Intuition behind Fama-French factors

In the Fama-French 3-factor model the portfolio returns are explained by the market the SMB factor (Small [market capitalization] Minus Big) and the HML factor (High [book-to-market ratio] Minus ...
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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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