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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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Returns used in volatility calculation

Can anyone explain the definition of returns they use in this paper? Page 142: https://www.jpmorgan.com/jpmpdf/1320538072221.pdf, where it says $R^j_{k,n} = \sum_{i=1}^{13} \lambda_j^i \times \ln \...
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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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Time-Value of money exercise problem. Any advice on how to solve?

Problem An investor will receive $365 at the end of each year for thirteen years. The first payment will be received four years from now. Given that the interest rate is 3%, the present value of this ...
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Merton model riskless self-financing derivation

Suppose $dA_t = A_t[\mu dt+\sigma dW_t]$ (assets' value) under the physical measure, plus the other assumptions of the Merton model. Suppose further that debt and equity are tradeable assets that ...
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where can I get a list of all yahoo finance stocks symbols

I remember having seen that somewhere, I can't find it any more. Anyone knows how can I get all the list of stocks on Yahoo finance. Or even all american stocks, maybe Russell 1000/2000/3000...
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Black-Scholes Model for portfolios

Given Black and Scholes model, consider the portfolio $a_t$ = 1/2, $b_t$ = $1/2$$S_t$ $exp(-rt)$. Show that this portfolio replicates one share of stock. Show if it is self-financing. Find ...
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Can a momentum strategy be cast as a multilinear regression model?

Disclaimer: the question is similar to Can momentum strategies be quantitative in nature? and (to an extent) What is the expected return I should use for the momentum strategy in MV optimization ...
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Are forward rates starting at observation date spot rates?

In part 3.2 of Lu and Neftci (2003) "Convexity Adjustments and Forward Libor Model: Case of Constant Maturity Swaps", the authors propose a new way of pricing CMS swaps, with Monte Carlo simulations. ...
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derive vega for black schole call from this formula?

Is it possible to get the right formula for vega of a call option under the black scholes model from this formula? $$\frac{\partial{C}}{\partial{\sigma}}=\frac{S_0}{\sqrt{2\pi}}{e^\frac{-d_+^2}{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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Bivariate Gaussian copula with exponential margins

I got little bit lost in the formulas. Assume to have two random variables distributed exponentially $X_i \sim Exp(\lambda_i)$ and $X_j \sim Exp(\lambda_j)$. Thus, the distribution functions are $...
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cointegration strategy

If it can be proved that two time series $$S_t^1=\alpha + \beta S_t^2 + \xi_t$$ representing stocks are correlated, with $\beta=-2$ and then are proved to be cointegrated, how a portfolio should be ...
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how to derive critical values for augmented Dickey–Fuller test (ADF) using Monte Carlo method?

Can anybody explain in simple terms how the critical value of the ADF test can be derived using Monte Carlo simulation?
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Calibration of Merton's jump diffusion model

Setting In my financial engineering project I'm working on a new calibration formalism for jump-diffusion models and in particular Merton's jump diffusion model. A jump diffusion process $\{X(t), t \...
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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!
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Backtesting algorithms

Are there any books/papers/articles to describe how to develop a backtesting software? Something like backtest in quantopian website. How do they calculate the Cumulative performance?
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Lebesgue-Stieltjes integration and related topics

The theory of stochastic integration relies on the concept of the Lebesgue-Stieltjes integral. However, it is hard to find a textbook that handles this concept in detail. Take, for instance, Chung ...
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Can an order be filled but uncommitted?

Let's say I place an order to buy shares. Let's says uncommitted shares are those not actively working with other destinations or brokers, and committed shares are those actively working but yet ...
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Carr-Madan european contingent claim payoff decomposition formula - application

Looking for some clarification to the values of the parameters used in the Carr-Madan payoff decomposition formula. $$f(S_T)=f(\kappa) + f'(\kappa) (S_T - \kappa) + \int_0^{\kappa} f''(K) (K-S_T)^+ ...
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How is the formula for the VEV (VaR-equivalent volatility) in the PRIIP document derived?

The recent regulation (page 32) on PRIIPs requires to compute a VaR-equivalent volatility defined as $$\mbox{VEV}=\frac{\sqrt{3.842-2\ln \mbox{VaR}}-1.96}{\sqrt{T}}$$ Does anyone have an idea how ...

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