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Excess, Residual and Active Return

in CAPM. What's the difference between these different types of returns? Active return Excess return Residual return
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Finding rate of return of bond sold before maturity

You purchase a bond today for $980; M=$1000, the coupon rate is 4% paid semi-annually, and there are n=7 years to maturity. If you sell the bond for $1025 in six months time, what is your rate of ...
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Hull white tree and the pricing of an interest rate swap

Currently, I have been able to set up the hull white tree. To price the swap, and we use the formula from Wilmott "Introduces Quantitative Finance", where we use the discount factors for all ...
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Isn't Black's approximation for American options inconsistent?

I have came across a formula suggested by Fisher Black (Fact and fantasy in the use of options, FAJ, July–August 1975, pp.36) for approximating the price of an American call written on a ...
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Is there any thing out there as a substitute for KDB?

thanks a lot for your discussions on the original post. following your suggestions, let me re-phrase a bit : kdb is known for its efficiency, and such efficiency comes at a terrible price. However, ...
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Exchange ratio (stock swap ratio) during a merger/acquisition

Good morning to all, The question is homework-related but I've done the research already. The task is to guesstimate how much money will a known company A pay if it wants to acquire the known company ...
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Pricing foreign currency bonds - which approach is more theoretically “sound”?

You own a fixed rate corporate bond in foreign currency (let's say JPY). Your domestic currency is USD. Which of the these two approaches do you consider theoretically better? Discount JPY cash ...
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Maximization with risk-neutral investors and VaR constraints

In this paper, the authors make a simple model with: (1) A global bank, who is risk-neutral but has a Value-at-Risk constraint: $$\max_{x_t^B} E_t[x_t^B\prime R_{t+1}]$$ s.t. $$\alpha ...
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Automate selection of BIC-minimizing ARIMA(1,0,X) model

I want to estimate an ARIMA(1,0,X) model. The MA(X) in the model is selected to minimize BIC. I have the following code employing the function auto.arima from ...
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Solve Black scholes PDE without using any transformation

I know that one of the methods of solving the black scholes PDE given by : $\frac{\partial V}{\partial t} + \frac{\sigma^2 S^2}{2}\frac{\partial^2V}{\partial S^2} + rS\frac{\partial V}{\partial S} -rV ...
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Are smart beta and risk parity the same?

So from what I have been reading online, smart beta ETFs aim to use a different type of weighting (instead of by market cap as traditional ETFs like SPY do to track an index) to achieve positive ...
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Replicating American call option

Consider a two-period binomial model for a risky asset with each period equal to a year and take $S_0 = 1$,$u = 1.2$, and $l=0.8$. The interest rate for both periods is $R = .05$ a.) If the ...
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Calculating historical implied volatility

I know that each individual option has it's own implied volatility, but how do you go about calculating the overall implied volatility for an underlying? For example when someone sais the IV of a ...
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Linear combination of Payoffs using Black-Scholes

Write the payoffs in Figure 3.8 as linear combination of call options and derive a closed form formula for the Black-Scholes price, the Delta, and the Gamma of them. All the Greeks of the option are ...
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Pricing a Vanilla swap between coupons; What rates to use?

Vanilla Swap question. Entered into a 5Y fixed for floating HUF swap. Fixed is annual coupons, Float is semi-annual coupons. 1 month later I want to price it. I set up my future values for Fixed ...
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What does it mean when a risk reversal is near choice?

I'm currently reading Kathy Lien's 'Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market' and I came across this phrase on risk reversals: "near choice". What does it mean when risk reversals are near ...
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Interest Rate Convexity - Fundamental Question

I have a very basic question around convexity adjustments in swap valuations. I am comfortable with the mathematical derivation of the convexity adjustment. My question relates to when and why a ...
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How to compute the foreign exchange volatility within a portfolio

Suppose I have a portfolio of 5 assets. Assets 1 and 2 have foreign exchange exposures and therefore foreign exchange volatility. How can I calculate the marginal contribution to the total portfolio ...
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Why does the forward rate curve lies above the spot rate curve and the yield to maturity curve?

I saw a picture of 3 different yield curves, a spot rate curve, a forward curve, and a yield to maturity curve. The forward curve was at the top, the YTM curve at the bottom. I don't understand why.
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Compound interest calculator solving for time with deposits [on hold]

I am attempting to solve a compound interest calculation for time given Principal = 100 Time(years) = t Rate(per year) = 8% Deposit(per month) = 5 Total = 300 I ...
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The Relation Between the Ricci flow and the Black-Scholes-Merton Equation

Grisha Perelman once wrote that The Ricci-flow equation, a type of heat equation, is a distant relative of the Black-Scholes equation that bond traders around the world use to price stock and ...
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Optimize a trading strategy created in excel with R

I have created quite a complex back test in excel spanning 15 years with 17 parameters. I would like to optimize the parameters which would give me maximum return given a maximum draw-down percentage. ...
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Bloomberg Historical Fundamental Data - Point in time

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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SEC 10-Q/K Filings

I am working on some research that requires parsing of SEC 10 K/Q filings. We have built a parser that will parse the raw txt SEC filing that usually contains many blocks of unencoded files (html, ...
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Can we derive 5 year zero coupon interest rate by using 1, 2 and 3 year zero coupon interest rate?

Given that the 1 year zero coupon bond interest rate is 5%, 2 year zero coupon bond interest rate is 6% and 3 year zero coupon bond interest rate is 7%. 4 year coupon bond price and interest rate are ...
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Portfolio Theory: Must VarCovar Matrix be based on return var/covar?

I am trying to estimate the minimum variance portfolio where the assets are currency derivatives. In the specific case it does not make sense to base correlations or variance on asset returns. I am ...
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what is the meaning of the differential of an arbitrary adapted random process?

I was working on the definition of the self-financing portfolio. Say $V=\phi_tS_t+\psi_t A_t$ where $S_t$ and $A_t$ are the stock price and the money market price at time $t$, resp, and $\phi_t$ and ...
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Scaling of probability mass function

Given a histogram and the probability mass function values for each observation, when plotting the histogram and the curve (this is bell curve since the data is assumed to be normal) on the same ...
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The Difference between Notional and Par Value of a Bond

I have reached a confusing dilemma regarding the par and notional values of a bond. I have been told that the par value of a coupon bond is $100. However, the notional value of the bond is ...
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given someone's past investing history, is there a way to calculate his risk aversion?

given someone's past investing history, is there a way to calculate his risk aversion? Say, we know this client's investment history for example his past return, is there a way to calculate his risk ...
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The equivalence of APV and WACC

How would you prove the equivalence of APV and WACC (for a firm with constant D/E ratio)?
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Bond portfolio hedging against currency risk

How do I hedge a bond portfolio against currency risk? Ideally I'm looking for books or other references on this topic.
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Predicting the Future FX Spot Rates

Say I need to predict what the spot rate between USD and CAD will be in 3 months. What will be the most accurate measure or model that I could possibly use? Does the 3 month forward rate necessarily ...
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What are “df”, “t”, and “p” in these sharpe ratio related estimates?

I am looking at some sharpe ratio related estimates and have not seen Sharpe stats broken down this way before. I don't know what is meant by df, t, and p. Can someone explain that to me? Thank ...
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how to compute the call and put prices from the state-price vector? [closed]

If I know the matrix a and vector p, I can derive the state price vector, but how can I derive the call price then?
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garchOxFit in R-oxo file does not match

Could someone please help me with trying to get the Ox interface to work in R. I get the following errors as output: This version may be used for academic research and teaching only Link error: ...
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Perpetual American options

Formulate and solve the free boundary problem for the perpetual American options with the following payoffs. a.) $(S - K)_{+} + a$ where $a > 0$ b.) $(K - S)_{+} + a$ where $a > 0$ ...
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Backesting VaR on overlapping intervals to year's end

Let us assume that each month of the year (up to November) we calculate a VaR (say 99%) with holding period to the end of the year. Thus the holding period starts with 12 months and goes down to 1 ...
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Why the expected return rate of a stock has nothing to do with its option price?

OK, I admit that this is a frequently asked question. But I couldn't find a satisfying answer after I read the explanations of books, went through the derivations of B-S formula, and searched answers ...
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Liquidity Traders

I am thoroughly reading my first academic literature and I have found myself overwhelmed by terms that have been generalised in my studies. The extract is from "The Beauty Contest and Short-Term ...
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Completeness and Hedging Question

A question in some private notes I'm struggling to work through (exam. prep.). (iii) is where I hit a wall with my understanding & I'm lost thereafter. Any help/clarification gratefully received. ...
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Two-period binomial model for American option

Consider a two-period binomial model for a risk asset with each period equal to a year and take $S_0 = 1$, $u = 1.5$, and $l = 0.6$. The interest rate for both periods is $R = .1$. a.) Price ...
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Dv01 of Eurodollar futures contract

Can anybody please explain in layman terms why the DV01 of a eurodollar futures contract is 25? I can mathematically calculate in different ways, but not able to convince myself, especially how is it ...
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What is the covariance of two correlated Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes?

What is the covariance of two correlated Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes? I was trying correlation(1,2)*Var1^(1/2)*Var2^(1/2), but I am not sure! I took ...
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How do you calculate price of non-existant call option on commodity future

I've been stumped on this for awhile now. I'm trying to determine the price of a call option on a commodity futures contract that expires in the future. My issue is that while the future's contracts ...
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Evaluation of Bayesian GARCH

I am using the bayesGARCH package to estimate Bayesian GARCH models and I was wondering how to evaluate them in terms of precision of forecast or at least the quality of the model. I have encountered ...
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Regime switching model getting data

I am trying to find a dataset (oil prices, S&P index, DAX returns etc.) in order to visualize the high volatility and low volatility periods in a plot. So far, I have not found a dataset that has ...
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FX Counterparty Risk Modeling

We are building PFE model for FX derivatives including but not limited to outright and barrier options. For counterparty risk purpose, we are assessing whether black karasinski would be good for fx ...
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When are factors returns in asset pricing and how do we construct them?

I am very certain that the temperature in New York's Central Park plays a super-significant role in stock returns, so I take its daily averages and I want to test it in factor model. Cochrane ...
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What is the reference python library for portfolio optimization?

Does anyone know of a python library/source that is able to calculate the traditional mean-variance portfolio? To press my luck, any resources where the library/source also contains functions such as ...

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