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How is the Chooser Option's value computed in this example?

In preparation for my finals, I am attempting a question on chooser options. One question asks A European chooser option on an index ETF paying a yield of 3.0% with strike \$64 has a maturity of ...
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How to understand this Risk Parity Algorithm?

I am trying to understand an optimization algorithm to achieve risk parity in a portfolio. I need some help figuring out the notation in the following formula: I found this on THIS paper. I ...
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Drift irrelevance on high frequency data

Let's assume that price of a certain asset follows Brownian Semimartingale process with a drift term and a Brownian-driven continuous part (no jumps for simplicity). In literature it is often stated ...
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Does LIBOR in USD reflect short term interest rates in the U.S.?

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is an indicative average interest rate at which a selection of banks (the panel banks) are prepared to lend one another unsecured funds on the London money ...
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Carr-Madan Formula

Really new to financial Maths. I am currently having problems with the Carr-Madan Formula. $$f(S_T)=f(F_t) + f'(F_t) (S_T - F_t) + \int_0^{F_t} f''(K) (K-S_T)^+ \ d K + \int_{F_t}^{\infty} f''(K)...
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Data of Credit Migration Matrices

Please advise that how to get the data of credit migration matrices There is a paper of credit migration matrices, I would import the data to Matlab or R for credit analysis. https://www....
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How to get all securities in an asset class from IBPy (Interactive Brokers python API)

Would like to know how to request all securities in an asset class using IBpy, the python wrapper for the Interactive Brokers API. For example getting all currency pairs in the class forex ('CASH'), ...
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How to create a synthetic put?

I have been reading into Hull's section on portfolio insurance through synthetic puts. My understanding is that in order to replicate a put we should replicate it's delta. Proceeding, Hull states ...
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Question regarding volatility forecasting using High Frequency Data

Hi guys this is my first question on the Quantitative Finance section of the Stack Exchange network. I am currently reviewing the paper by Professor Alan E. Speight and David G. McMillan 'Daily FX ...
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US Treasury interest rate swaps

I know that Bloomberg will give me the swap rates for Treasury 30's-5's, but I don't have a Bloomberg. Can anyone direct me to a source?
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How were these SDE derived?

Can anyone give me a detailed explanation of how below equations (3) and (4) are derived from (1) and (2)? \begin{align*} \frac{dF_{t,T}}{F_{t,T}} &=\sigma e^{-\lambda(T-t)}dB_t, \tag{1}\\ \ln(F_{...
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What is the benefit of having proximity to the Bloomberg datacenter?

I own and operate a datacenter adjacent to Bloombergs Datacenter in Orangeburg NY. We have had a couple of trading firms come to us due to our proximity to Bloomberg to receive "data" from them ...
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Levered beta with changing equity/debt ratios

I know how to calculate a bottom up levered beta for a privately held and not publicly traded company with Hamada (Proof of Hamada's Formula (Relationship between levered and unlevered beta)) and ...
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Calibration of intensity model

I could use some advice on calibration of stochastic intensity models. I am thinking that the CIR model is most suitable, as it can not take negative values (when feller condition is satisfied). I ...
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Stock market cash flow

I want to understand better cash flow of stock market and it's participants, but could not find any reasonable information online, hope more experienced people here could help. Money IN flow: (1)...
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Understanding Vega calculation in black Scholes model

I am attempting to calculate the Greeks, and I understand their derivation. However when it comes to actually implementing Vega I am a little lost. Vega is defined analytically as: $$ SN'(d_1)\sqrt{T-...
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Importance Sampling for pricing options with longstaff and schwartz

I have been asking this similar question before. However, I really want to be concrete and get and concrete explanation. I have been reading the paper by Moreni and try to implement the same ...
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Using CME DV01 to predict Futures price at 0.00% Yield

DV01 is published at CME Group for the cheapest-to-deliver bond here: http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/interest-rates/invoice-spread-calculator.html. If my goal is to get an approximation where the ...
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What is “swap rate differentials” in relation to currency exchange?

So I'm working on a excel spreadsheet that relates relevant drivers for the FX market. In particular, I was told to look into swap rate differentials. I've read that the interest rate differential is ...
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Sovereign credit default risk

so I'm tasked with trying to calculate the sovereign credit risk based on a 1 year default probability, and I know that Bloomberg already has a model for the 1 year default probability under the ...
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How to build a rating two-year transition matrix?

My question concerns not how to estimate a two-year transition matrix, but how to derive it from raw data. Let me explain... By means of Markov chain I can provide an estimation of a two-year ...
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Sharpe ratio highest amongst efficient portfolios?

I have a hard time understanding why the sharpe ratio corrresponding to the efficient portfolios is the highest possible. In my book, it states that the sharpe ratio of the efficient portfolios is ...
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Quanto derivatives and FX risk management

Let us assume that we have a foreign asset with volatility $\sigma_{ASSET}$. Now, I know that when pricing this under the foreign measure, I need to do a drift adjustment, namely $\sigma_{ASSET NEW}^2 ...
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False warning messages in R, is it possible?

I'm modeling GARCH-filtered standardized residuals via semiparametric distribution with Gaussian kernel and GPD (generalized pareto distribution) tails with thresholds at 5% and 95%. For some series I'...
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How to understand this example from Hull's book?

I just started reading Hull's book, and I got stuck in an example where a financial institution has sold for $300,000 a European call option on 100,000 shares of a non-dividend-paying stock. Stock ...
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What is the “inflation delta” of an option?

I'm preparing a report on the different Greeks used in risk measurement, and my boss mentioned the inflation delta within the first-order Greeks (and the Inflation Vega, but I guess that if I figure ...
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Relationship between in-sample and out-sample periods length

I have two general questions regarding "in-sample fitting vs. out-of-sample backtesting" kind of analyses. Is there any relationship between the length of the data collected for in-sample fitting ($a$)...
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Volatility Parametrization Libor Market Model - Underspecified Model?

Does the volatility parametrization that I have chosen give an underspecified model? Which volatility parametrization in the Libor Market Model would suit the best for the particular case described ...
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Where can I find extra resources on how to use Quantopian? [migrated]

I am sure you all know Quantopian (I love it!!). Even though I am pretty good with Python, I am still having trouble writing a full algorithm (I am trying to write one using Fundamentals data). I ...
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Why would one prefer variance swaps over other instruments?

I understand that an investor who has a view on an underlying's variance would be tempted by a variance swap. But why would one prefer such a contract over another instrument whose value is based on ...
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Can trinomial trees be used to model subdiffusion?

I am modeling a sub-diffusive process where the particles follow geometric Brownian motion (GBM) with movement occurring after randomly distributed waiting times. I have set this up as a simulation ...
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Standard Stochastic Volatility Models VS Moving Average Stochastic Volatility Model

Hi... I am comparing the log-volatility of two SV models with an application to MATLAB. Since I am a rookie in this field, I do not know if I am wrong in interpreting the graph. In my opinion the only ...
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Implementation of an option tail-hedging strategy

This question directly refers to the paper "Capital Asset Pricing Mistakes: The Consistent Opportunities in Tail Hedged Equities", http://www.universa.net/Universa_SpitznagelResearch_201501.pdf. Very ...
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Is there a public SQL database for all US stocks?

I would like to search through all US stocks (via SQL or another technology), and filter them by certain parameters (similar to a stock screener, but through an API rather than a user interface). Is ...
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what would be the most parsimonous sequence of study?

As a 3rd year undergraduate Economics student, I want to write my undergraduate thesis on Risk Analysis of bank failures. I want to prepare my theoretical background in summer time before the starting ...
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How to simulate lognormal returns with Monte-Carlo?

I'm trying to forecast the price of silver over a 5 year period. I pulled silver price data going back to 1970, and then computed returns based on a 5-year lag. My problem is that these returns are ...
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Open source software for stock screening and scanning using technical analysis?

I am looking for open source software which can download stock data (yahoo/google finance etc) and used for screening/scanning stocks using technical analysis, for example: return stock list if ...
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Data collection [duplicate]

I am looking for historical data (hopefully from 1995-2016, otherwise as much as available during that time frame) on a number of variables for 8 different stock market indexes. The indexes are ...
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Forecasting conditional returns in DCC-GARCH-copula approach in R

anyone who could help me interpreting and modifying this code? I have a dataset and want to reserve the last 100 returns for out-of-sample analysis. After specifying and fitting the garch-spd-copula, ...
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Basket derivatives on weather AND financial underlying?

Is somebody aware whether there exist basket derivatives whose underlyings are either related to weather (e.g. temperature) or financial indices (e.g. S&P500)? It is essential that the payoff ...
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Does OpenFIGI have precanned files?

From what I understand, Bloomberg Open Symbology is now transitioning to OpenFigi: http://bsym.bloomberg.com/sym/ "BSYM.bloomberg.com will be SHUT-OFF on June 1st. It is being replaced by ...
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Bonds with embedded options pricing via binomial model

Notation: t - time; G(t) - zero-coupon yield curve; $r$, $r_d$, $r_u$ - interest rates. The task is to find market price of a bond for today, while knowing the price of a number of other bonds. ...
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FX forward with stochastic interest rates pricing

I would like to extend the following question about FX Forward rates in stochastic interest rate setup: "Expectation" of a FX Forward We consider a FX process $X_t = X_0 \exp( \int_0^t(r^...
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Introducing 1bp shocks to yield curve (and interpolation consequences)

Let us assume we have a LIBOR 3M curve and that I would like to introduce a small shock up/down of 1bp at a certain point along the curve. I am trying to find out what the best and most efficient way ...
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Use of real-world probabilities in options pricing: binary event with continuous effect

Let's say I have to price options on instrument X with a multitude of strikes. For simplicity, assume that X only makes one move during the options' lifetime, and this move is affected by some binary "...
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Why is a variance swap long skew?

I can appreciate the mathematical derivation, but can anyone explain this in a more intuitive sense? I often come across the mistaken belief that due to the replicating portfolio being long more ...
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How to get daily OHLC (fints) from minutes OHLC (fints) in MatLab?

I have a minutes OHLC time series stored in fints object, how can I get a new fints object which contains daily OHLC? What is the easiest way to do it?
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Monte Carlo approach to RAN bonds in Quantlib or suggestions

This is a problem from Schlogl's book in the chapter on the HJM model: Price option of the RAN instrument with 3 month coupons and maturity 3 years using Monte Carlo(Exercise 4 Range Accrual Note). ...
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compute volatility and greeks of american option on futures using matlab toolbox

I have learned some knowledges on option pricing by myself at a very beginer's level. I'm using matlab R2009b finacial derivative toolbox, I found option pricing functions for american options on ...
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(Reproducible example) Conditional returns in GARCH-EVT-Copula context (with R)

I'm estimating a time-varying correlation matrix for the normal copula using the rmgarch package from R. I've found this code in the rmgarch.tests folder. I use the ...

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