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Is This A Viable Alternative Options Pricing Method?

i'm currently a high school student who hasn't gone past Algebra II, and thus I have minimal Calculus knowledge. I know the basics of Integration and Derivation (drop the coefficient, raise to the ...
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Reference for option pricing, binomial multi-period model using martingales and conditional expectations

The title basically says it all. I am looking for a reference text on the pricing of options in a binomial multi-period model. It should be mathemathically rigorous using martingales and conditional ...
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Is $(1,0,0,0,…,0)$ a legitimate dividend stream?

A book I am reading defines a positive linear functional as a "price functional" from a set of adapted processes to the real numbers. Specifically, it defines a "consistent price functional" as one ...
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Preparation for interview: influx of power of the moon

I am preparing myself for an interview for a quantitative analyst position and one of the sample questions asked in previous examinations was: "Suppose the moon were to disintegrate, and fall to ...
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Option based approach to real capital structures

Has anyone made a serious attempt to apply option theory to real assets and capital structures, taking into account all the messy details ?
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Arbitrage and completeness in multiperiod model?

Given a 2-period market with above stock price process along with a riskfree stock with a return of 5%, how do I determine whether the market is arbitrage-free and complete when I only have knowledge ...
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Estimate the risk of swaptions

I would like to model OTM Swaptions. I can use some implementation of the Bachelier model (not B76 due to negative rates) and implied volatilities from Bloomberg. For 10Y X 10Y (10 years option ...
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Square of Wiener process

In Ito's calculus one often comes $dW^2=dt$. How does this come about? What is it's relation to the Milstein method?
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Black Litterman: Is it possible to have multiple views (from different sources) on the same asset?

From the basics of Black Litterman I understand that each view on a stock is implemented via the pick matrix P with the expected value of the views in Q. I have read several papers where each stock ...
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FIX engines comparison

Need help, looking for some comparison between c++ FIX engines, like onixs, antenna and some fpga solutions. If anyone has experienced some of the named engines also would like to hear the ...
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LIBOR Quoting Conventions

I have been trying to build a NSS parameterization of LIBOR term structure, and have confused myself over how all the dates are dealt with. On https://www.theice.com/publicdocs/futures/...
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Correlation between asset A and Portfolio X (which contains A)

After a few hours trying to solve this I give up! I need help. I need to calculate the BETA of an asset with respect to a portfolio that contains this asset. I have the volatility and correlations ...
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Estimate Option Price Given X% Move N Days in the Future

I was wondering if someone could recommend a method to estimate the price of an option N days from now given an X% move in the underlying. I have fitted a volatility surface but where I am running ...
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Interpret simulation results ($P$ and $Q$ measures)

I am struggling in interpreting results of my simulations. I use Monte Carlo algorithm to simulate stock paths and calculate option price. The notation: $r$ is a risk free interest rate, $T$ is time ...
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Risky duration formula for what kind of bond?

In a documentation, there is the following formula for "zero interest rate risky duration" of a bond: $\frac{1-exp(-s \cdot T)}{s}$, where $s$ is spread, $T$ time until maturity. What type of bond (...
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Calculating IR sensitivity

I'm trying to figure out how to find IR sensitivity of a bond whose time to maturity of a bond is 2 years. Bond pays 10.875 percent coupons yearly. Duration is 1.8 years. How do you find the ...
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Calibration of 1F Hull White short-rate model to market data

I want to calibrate the Hull White 1 factor short rate model to market data. The main purpose is to simulate interest rate paths, which I will use to calculate the net pv of banking liabilities. Some ...
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Creating index from bloomberg data in matlab

I'v got 6 different equity index time series from which I want to create an index based on a particular percentage. This would be simple although due to different holidays the date don't always match. ...
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30 Day Federal Funds Futures settlement price

A question regarding this futures: http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/interest-rates/stir/30-day-federal-fund.html It says that settlement price = 100 - [average of effective federal fund rate for ...
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Pricing back swaptions corresponding to underlying swaps of Bermudan Swaption in calibrated LMM

I do not know to which swaption volatility matrix I have to calibrate the LMM in order to price back correctly the swaptions corresponding to the underlying swaps of a Bermudan Swaption. My problem: ...
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Skewed Student t distribution MLE and Simulation

I have Financial LOB data and I feel that a skewed t distribution will fit best. I have a problem trying to find the parameters using MLE numerically since Matlabs built in function does not allow for ...
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Why is H always* the letter used to describe the level of a barrier?

A quick and (hopefully) easy question. Why? *(always / often / when it's not B)
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Are financial returns considered more volatile in recessionary times as opposed to expansionary times?

I need help in understanding some results that I have obtained. I am doing some out-of-sample performance analysis for different targets of volatility in mean-variance optimization where I solely ...
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SVI negative rates

I've used the SVI model in the past for equity option which worekd quite well. I came across a post on Wilmott where someone said hes using SVI for swaption as well. I would like to test the model and ...
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Toxic FX Flow - how to avoid it [duplicate]

So, basically i want to debate and find out the real reason behind being flag by ECNs and venues as "toxic". How to avoid being flag? What kind of strategies are toxic and why? Below is an article ...
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Bond Duration with Bond portfolio returns

if I have given CRSP bond portfolio returns with different maturities (1m-12m, etc), how is it possible to compute the Future price and the duration? Beside that I do also have the Nelson-svensson-...
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How to request current Interactive Broker positions using VBnet/Activex and the API?

I'm trying to use the reqPositions() method but it doesn't have an event handler associated with it that it references in the API.
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Does a Call Spread always need to be symmetric?

I have a plot of a Call Spread Option at time $t ={0}$ but the graph of the call spread is not completely symmetric. My question is: does it have to be? Here is the plot I'm referring to: I'm just ...
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Implied volatility

I have a question about calculating the implied vol. Assuming the implied vol that a option will expire in 1 day is $\sigma_1$, and the implied vol that the option will expire in 2 days is $\sigma_2$. ...
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How can extract parameters in the CIR model from data?

I want extract CIR parameters from monthly LIBOR data in the EULER-MARYAMA method in MATLAB languge. I find data but I cant extract parametrs form that! what is the process? what is the formula?
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What is the u vector in the expression for the weights of the min variance portfolio

I was working on my finical math homework where I need to find the minimum variance portfolio. I need to use the following matrix expression. Nowhere in the class notes does the instructor say ...
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subsamples versus dummy variable approach, Fama MacBeth (1973) procedure

I am running an asset pricing test (Fama MacBeth); regressing six month ahead excess stock returns on past six month return (momentum) and a number of control variables (B/M, Size etc). I have run my ...
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Comparison of Implied Vol Models

My goal is to evaluate a collection of implied volatility models for accuracy supporting real time theoretical pricing of listed equity option. My current research approach is to define a set of ...
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Machine learning techniques for quantitative finance?

I am a mathematician who wants to learn about quantitative finance, in particular how machine learning can be applied to it. I assume some machine learning techniques are more applicable than others ...
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How to obtain Standardized Residuals from a Time-Series?

I have my estimates for an AR(3). To obtain the residuals I'm supposed to use $$Y_t-\hat\phi_0-\hat\phi_1Y_{t-1}-\hat\phi_2Y_{t-2}-\hat\phi_3Y_{t-3},$$ where the Y's are from the dataset. If I do ...
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News about CAPM/FF3FM or asset pricing models in general

Is there any interesting news about CAPM/FF3FM or asset pricing models in general lately? Would have been greatly appreciated!