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Combos on close SPX

I am wondering if anyone has any information on how combos on close trade. I've been looking at the BTIC (http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/equity-index/btic-block-trades.html) and was wondering if ...
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shifted SABR - ATM vol

quick question guys. I know that for Shifted SABR (or any other Shifted model), we simply model the underlying price process (lets say the forward interest rate F), as F' = F + x, x being the shift. ...
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combining returns in portfolio analysis

In portfolio analysis, can anyone think of a reason it might be a bad idea to simply combine all the past returns into a single return based on your asset allocation and then determine portfolio and ...
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Integration in the Hull-White SDE

I'm stuck in solving the SDE in Hull-White interest rate model. I do not have a thorough background in math (only Real Analysis during my blissful undergrad years), so I am having trouble ...
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What are the answers to these questions on card deck and option pricing?

here are 3 questions I have some trouble dealing with. Your help will be greatly appreciated! 1 - We have a deck card: 26 red, 26 black. we play a game: you draw a card from the deck without putting ...
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What is the importance behind an efficient frontier to be a straight line in the standard deviation-mean plane for Mean-Variance Portfolio Selection?

I'm currently working on a research project regarding Continuous-Time Mean-Variance Portfolio Selection problem. I got curious on why is it important for the efficient frontier to be a straight line ...
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investor terminal value of portfolio with two risky assets 1) correlated 2)not correlated $\phi_t^1=S^{2}_{t}, \ \phi_t^2=S^{1}_{t}$

I am analyzing a problem where I have two stocks described by the equations $$ \frac{dS^{1}_{t}}{S^{1}_{t}}=\mu_{1} dt + \sigma_{1} dW^{1}_{t}$$ $$ \frac{dS^{2}_{t}}{S^{2}_{t}}=\mu_{2} dt + ...
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Why Is Bond Time Value Risk Not Considered in Bond Immunization?

I know bond portfolio immunization includes duration and (if the hedging period is longer) convexity matching. These are equivalent to taking the first and second partial derivatives of the bond ...
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Is there a way to meaningfully generate daily returns from monthly?

I have a set of 7 investments in a portfolio and I need to optimize the weightings based on some exposures to various markets/styles/economic factors. I was hoping to do some sort of simple exposure ...
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serial correlation, Fama MacBeth (1973) procedure incorporating momentum

I have a question regarding the use of the Fama-MacBeth (1973) procedure on panel data. I am investigating the cross sectional determinants of expected REIT return following the procedure from: Chui, ...
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Cash Flow for Operating Cost, Sheldon Ross Question

In his An Elementary Introduction to Mathematical Finance, 3rd Edition book, pg. 55, Sheldon Ross has a question - A company needs a certain type of machine for the next five years. They ...
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Easy question (?) - how to measure if volatility for two samples is significantly different?

For my bachelor thesis I'm doing a research where at one point I want to measure if volatility for a certain sample of stocks in period A is significantly different from i) the same sample of stocks ...
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Stress Testing for VaR

I am trying to perform stress testing for VaR and have taken into consideration two methods:- 1. Sensitivity analysis 2. Historical scenario analysis. According to the Derivatives Policy group we ...
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How can you find change in working capital and capital expenditures without a balance sheet?

I'm working with the following information trying to work through a valuation exercise and I'm absolutely stuck. How can I find ∆WC and CAPX with this information?
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How to express the volatility of two correlated Ito processes $Wt_1, Wt_2$ expressed in terms of $W_t$?

Having two correlated Ito processes ($W_t^1$ and $W_t^2$ are correlated Brownian motions with correlation $\rho$) $dX_{t} =\mu_{1} dt + \sigma_1 dWt_1 $ $dY_{t} = \mu_{2} dt + \sigma_2 dWt_2 $ ...
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Convert 90-Day Tbill to risk free rate on continuous basis

I am trying to use the BS formula to compute the value of a call option. To do that I need the risk free rate on a continuous basis. As far as I know, people typically use the 90 day TBill as a proxy ...
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2 Ito processes - $d(X_{t} + X^{'}_{t})^2 = (Y_t + Y^{'}_{t})^2 dt$ why it is true?

Having two Ito processes $dX_{t} =z_{1} dt + Y_{t} dB_t $ $dX^{'}_{t} =z^{'}_{1} dt + Y^{'}_{t} dB_t $ I am analyzing a proof of the product rule $d(X_t X_t^{'})=X_t dX_t^{'}+ X_t^{'} dX_t + ...
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arbitrage proof question

prove the condition $D<R<U$ is equivalent to the absence of arbitrage: R = risk free investment rate of return. U and D are returns corresponding to the upward/downward price movements of a ...
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how to measure a event driven strategy?

How to measure an event driven investment strategy? Say I have a strategy which I assume that if a firm has positive momentum and it has a refinance corporate action, it's value will increase. For ...
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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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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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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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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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Why can a swap option be regarded as a type of Bond option?

Why can a swap option be regarded as a type of bond option? My idea: Suppose the swap rate of the swaption is $s$. Now consider a bond option expiring at $T$ with strike, $(P_K)_t = ...
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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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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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What is the effect of mean-reversion on an upper barrier knock-out call option?

Consider a mean-reverting normal model for an underlying $dX^{(1)}_t=-\kappa X^{(1)}_tdt+\sigma^{(1)} dW^{(1)}_t$, for fixed time-independent constants, $\kappa$ (mean-reversion) and $\sigma^{(1)}$ ...
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51 views

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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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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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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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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Payoff of option

Consider the payoff $g(S_T)$ shown the figure: I believe the payoff represented as a linear combination of the payoffs of some options with different strike and same maturity $T$ is $$g(S_T) = ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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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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Integration to calculate expected value of swap rate

In Hagan's paper on valuing CMS swaps (Convexity Conundrums: Pricing CMS Swaps, Caps, and Floors), there is: So the swap rate must also be a Martingale, and $$E \big[ R_s(\tau) \big| ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thoughts on how quantitative hedge funds use machine learning to invest in the stock market (algorithms, examples of data, etc.)

I believe there are several post on this general topic but I thought I would start my own thread. I'm a former fundamental hedge fund investor (i.e. modeling a company's financials, forecasting the ...
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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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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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