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S&P 500 and Dow Jones from Google API

How can one query the Google Finance API for Dow Jones and S&P 500 values? The queries for Dow Jones and S&P 500 will result in error: http://www.google.com/finance/historical?q=.INX&...
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Computing loss of Call / Stock Purchase

A seller of an European Call, can, subjectively have unbounded losses. This loss may be mitigated by buying the stock (covered call). In this case,, the loss will be bounded at A. How would one ...
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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 historical fundamental data in Bloomberg suitable for backtesting?

I'm trying to retrieve historical stocks fundamental data from Bloomberg to backtest some quant ideas. I'm having trouble to find the correct point in time the data was available. For instance, the ...
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Given $\mathbb Q$ and $X_t$ is $\mathbb Q$-Brownian, find $\frac{d\mathbb Q}{d\mathbb P}$ / Uniqueness of Brownian or Radon-Nikodym derivative

The problem: Let $T >0$, and let $(\Omega, \mathscr F, \{ \mathscr F_t \}_{t \in [0,T]}, \mathbb P)$ be a filtered probability space where $\mathscr F_t = \mathscr F_t^W$ where $W = \{W_t\}_{t \...
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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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Correlation of Asynchronous Brownian Motion

I am trying to use the closing prices of the S&P 500 and the Nikkei Index to see how they are correlated (assuming they are exactly 12 hours apart). In order to test my method, I have generated ...
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How to fit a skew normal/t copula to data

I want to use either the skew normal copula or the skew t copula with a time-varying correlation matrix. But so far I haven't found any way to implement this either in R or Matlab. Would anyone be ...
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Data source for historical Share Outstanding totals for individual stocks?

Data is normally adjusted for splits/reverse splits, etc. The current shares outstanding is usually available. Is there a data repository that captures the shares outstanding for any point in the ...
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Interpretation of Risk Premium for Schwartz one-factor model

I have to deal with this one-factor model: \begin{equation*} \begin{cases} dS_t = \alpha \bigl(\mu - \log(S_t) \bigr)S_t \, dt + \sigma S_{t} \, dW_t \, , t \geq 0,\\ S|_{t=0} = S_0 > 0, \end{...
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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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Confusion on stationarity vs deterministic trend

Sorry for the newbie inquiry but I'm having a little trouble making sense of stationarity and how a the presence of a time trend impacts this. I'm working on a model for operating margins and as a ...
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ARMA+GARCH prediction with package rugarch (R)

I am analyzing FTSE 100 series, from 2007-01-01 to 2010-12-31 (university exam homework). I have to use the data 'til 2010-11-30 as sample, and the remaining (23) observations as in-sample forecast (...
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what % of stocks with +$1b market cap will double in 3 years on average historically?

If I'm looking to pick stocks that will double in 3 years, how do I figure out what is the likely universe that I'm choosing from? I just want a rough estimate of the universe given the market cap ...
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Questions on Kelly criterion

I am new to asset allocation problems and have some concerns regarding the derivation of the continuous-time Kelly criterion (i.e. not the original version destined to discrete sports betting/Casino). ...
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Asset Pricing: What happens to the Risk-Free rate and the Equity Premium?

What would a standard asset pricing model predict for the risk-free rate and the equity premium, if the volatility of consumption growth fell? My gut feel is that the equity premium should fall, but ...
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Book Value of Equity

I want to calculate Book equity to market equity ratio. Market equity can be calulated by multiplying number of shares outstanding with price of share. Now as far as Book values of equity is ...
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Computing the Coefficients for the Unemployment, Inflation, Trade Balance Equation

Based on S. Nickell's theory on how to relate trade deficit, unemployment, inflation, I tried to fit the data to the formula Nickell presents, $$ [ \alpha_1 + \delta_1 \alpha_{12}]u + \alpha_2 \...
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Code for quasi-Gaussian model (Cheyette model)

I'm looking into the quasi-Gaussian model with linear local volatility as explained by Andersen and Piterbarg (Interest Rate Modeling, Volume 2). I'm trying to calibrate this model and implement it. I ...
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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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Negative adjusted strike in Levy's Asian option approximation?

In Edmond Levy's 1992 paper, he introduced a moment-matching method to approximate the price of an Asian option assuming GBM for the underlying. It suggested that, if some monitor points are already ...
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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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Loss given default for Agency MBS

The question is regarding the LGD of Agency MBS. Although Agencies never defaulted, the Basel framework requires to calculate the Agency MBS LGD for capital requirement. The closest benchmark I can ...
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Realized Vol for 15 min interval using second Data

I would like to calculate realized volatility for a 15 min period. Most of the literature I looked up shows how to construct daily realized volatility using intraday data. These literatures does use ...
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How to compute the expectation of integral of this random function?

Let $W_t$ be a standard wiener process and $$Y_t=\int_{0}^{t}\frac{W_s}{(1+W_s^2)^2}ds$$ If $W(t_0)=\sqrt{3}$, then how can we compute $\mathbb{E}[Y(t_0)]$? Is $\mathbb{E}[Y(t_0)]=0$?
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Model free estimation of convexity in Eurodollar IR Futures

Can someone please share some thoughts on how to estimate convexity for a given Eurodollar interest rate future contract, without assuming any underlying model for rates i.e. LMM, Hull-White etc. I ...
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What does the cointegration coefficient represent in pairs trading when cointegrating log stock prices?

In Pairs Trading by Vidyamurthy, on page 83 (and throughout the book), the author describes an elementary example of trading with log prices. The long run equilibrium of the basic portfolio is given ...
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Heteroskedasticity and significance of parameters

I am doing a regression analysis and my variable of interest turns out to be significant at the 5% level, but the model contains heteroskedasticity which can not be mitigated (using Box-Cox, Feasible ...
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What is a maximal curve?

I came across the term maximals in this article. Can someone explain what a maximal curve is and how you would calculate it?
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Evaluating trading strategies by the skewness of returns

How to deal with skewness of returns when evaluating different trading strategies? More specifically, I'm back testing different strategies to be implemented as an automated black box strategy. While ...
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Pricing variance swaps using Monte Carlo

For pricing variance swaps there is the well-known formula as sum of OTM options weighted by the inverse of the squared strike (see e.g. here). Would it also be valid to derive the local-volatility ...
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What is a Constant Maturity Swap (CMS) rate?

I have been searching in books and on the internet for a basic definition and explanation of CMS rates, but I cannot find anything clear and simple. Can you explain (maybe with an example) what a CMS ...
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Pricing of Interest rate swap with start ex. 01/06/2015 to 03/06/2015 - 2 extra days? Change discount factor and fixed payments?

I hope you can help me. So let say we have an interest rate swap, with the following characteristic: Start in 30/06/2015. End in 02/07/2019 It has fixed payment every year, and floating every ...
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Importance Sampling for Least Square Monte Carlo

I am currently trying to implement and model an Importance Sampling estimator for Longstaff and Schwartz algorithm for pricing American put options. It is used such that more paths are in-the-money ...
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Heston Model Integration Oscillations

Is there a way to reduce oscillations for the numerical integration when evaluating the Heston model. I am pricing a series of 5000 options scattered over the Heston model parameter space and I find ...
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Monte Carlo Accuracy - Antithetic Variate Method

I'm self studying for an actuarial exam and I am curious about a property of the antithetic variate method for increasing the Monte Carlo price accuracy (i.e. For every random draw of $z$, also ...
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Reuters RIC chain for Eurodollar midcurve options

Can someone please tell me what this is? Thanks. Edit: The RIC for the straight eurodollar options is 0#GE+, I need RICs for the 1,2,3,4 mid curve options which the IMM/IOM calls GE0, GE2, GE3, GE4....
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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: http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/Article/3315202/Asset-...
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Fitting Copula and Simulation

I would greatly appreciate any insights into the problem described below, regarding using the data obtained from applying the functions of the 'rugarch' package into those from the 'copula' package. ...
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Why aren't econometric models used more in Quant Finance?

There is a big body of literature on econometric models like ARIMA, ARIMAX or VAR. Yet to the best of my knowledge practically nobody is making use of that in Quantitative Finance. Yes, there is a ...
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Real-time Tick Data API for the Italian Stock Market

I am looking for a service that is able to provide real-time tick data (time&sales) for the contracts traded in the Italian Stock Market (Borsa Italiana). The service should provide data through ...
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Is there a formula for present value of a growing annuity with yearly payment growth and monthly payments? [closed]

I have seen formulas that have cracked the future value of growing annuity where there are monthly payments and yearly growth rates. But given a future value, is it possible to derive the present ...
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Numerical computation of Heston model Integral: Simpsone Rule or Gauss-Legendre Method

I want to price a call option using the Heston model for a given set of parameters. theory from URL: http://elis.sigmath.es.osaka-u.ac.jp/research/Heston-original.pdf The integral equation (18) ...
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Variance of a portfolio based on log-returns

Modern Portfolio Theory Optimization Problem is based on expected linear returns and covariances of linear returns. That's said, variance and expected return of a portfolio based on linear returns r ...
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What is the pseudo code for a pairs trading strategy?

I am trying to learn about pairs trading strategy. I know that we have to long and short cointegrated assests simultaneously. But I still have some confusion in how the strategy works. I wrote the ...
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How did the algo trading firms perform during Brexit? [closed]

Brexit saw a lot of volatility in the market. Pound crashed to record lows and the market still seems recovering. Manual traders lost a lot of money. How did the Algos performed?
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Need a reliable source of futures expiration dates

I am trying to determine (programmatically) what the current front month contract for a given futures symbol is. I would guess that all futures contracts expire on a standard time relative to their ...
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yield/price of treasury bonds

I tried to calculate treasury bonds YTM from their clean prices through different formula on excel ("yield" or "rate") and found the same result. However, I do not know whether using the "yield" ...
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Brownian motion simulation - scaling issue

I'm trying to simulate some BM for 500 observations. I got correlated increments as I needed and they are not exactly N(0,1), so I standardize them (x-mean(x))/sd(x). But then the resulting Brownian ...
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Merton portfolio allocation problem proportions/weights >1 or <0?

In the classical Merton portfolio problem, lets assume: $$ dX_t \, = \, \frac{\pi_t X_t}{S_t} S_t(\mu dt +\sigma dW_t) = \pi_t X_t (\mu dt +\sigma dW_t) $$ ie: zero interest rates for simplicity. ...

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