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How is possible to relate volatility with risk?

I read that equallying voliatility with risk is one of the hardest critics on Quantitative Finance and that this is -indeed- the fundamental base of Quant. This question is analogous considering that ...
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Market microstructure by Mark B. Garman (J. Financial Economicss 3, 257-275, 1976)

Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304405X76900064 In Garman's inventory model, buying order and selling order are poisson process with order size = 1. Buying price and selling ...
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Why closest weekly options have enormous Implied Vol.

I know weekly expiration cycle's Implied Vol. explodes prior to earnings, that is due to Theta and Expected move. But why does it happen on stocks that don't have earnings? ( let's say earnings will ...
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How do they calculate stocks implied volatility?

I know the construction of Black-Scholes model and how do we solve it for an Implied Volatility. But in general, which option ...
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weighted probability densities in matlab

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DAX - company's weights

How often are company's weights being changed on DAX? Where can I find historical data of DAX weights?
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x13 Arima analysis with negative values

I'm running x13 Arima analysis on a US GDP series to get the "trend" component. ...
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S0602 - whether to report Quantity (C0130) or Par Amount (C0140) for Money Market Funds?

We have several positions in a money market fund (CIC IE43) to report in the S.06.02 QRT, and we receive source data for both Quantity & Par Amount. These are actually identical. Which one ...
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Expected option return in MATLAB

The expected return of an option is given by its expected payoff under $P$ over its market price under $Q$. For the Black-Scholes model, expected call option return is given as (see here): $$ E(R)=\...
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Reference Request: Trader Replication

I am looking for any reference where the following problem was addressed: given the list of trades of a trader teach an AI to replicate that trader's strategy. There are several well-known results ...
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Option price derivation with these dynamics

If my underlying follows a dynamics of the form \begin{align*} dF(t,T)/F(t,T)=\sigma_1(t,T)dW_1(t)+\sigma_2(t,T)dW_2(t), \end{align*} where $\sigma_1(t,T)=h_1e^{-\lambda(T-t)}+h_0$, and $\sigma_2(t,T)...
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Why does jump process has to be Cadlag and not the other way around

In all books and references that I have been exposed to, the jump processes have been defined to be Cadlag(right continuous with left limits). But no one has explained why this is the preferable case, ...
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Correlation of a lognormal asset and a normal asset

So if i want to calcualte the correlation between a pair of assets, my intuition is that i should calculate whatever correlation i plan on using; When we look at correlation, it's normally the ...
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Changing timezones with historic forex data (Interactive Brokers API IBPy)

I would like to be able to change the timezone for my requests to the IB API, how can I do this? I am writing in Python, and thus use the IBPy wrapper found here. How to reproduce the problem: ...
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GARCH volatility modeling, squared returns, and convergence

After reading some more of Volatility Trading, I decided to try to make a simple volatility model using daily log returns of an ETF I follow. It turns out "simple" is sort of relative. Unfortunately, ...
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Python everywhere but where do they execute orders?

About every introduction I've read about automatic trading writes about how well python is suited for the task. But looking around, I've been able to find just one brooker, Oanda, which has a python ...
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Constructing Swap Curve from LIBOR

Say I'm considering a long maturity fixed rate swap, for instance 20 years paid semi annually. Now I want to find the fixed rate for this hypothetical swap. I understand that this fixed rate is going ...
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Where to find historical time series data for number of new investor accounts

I am examining the impact of investor sentiment on the probability of stock market crises. I am constructing a composite measure of investor sentiment according to the methodology used in this paper ...
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How to measure the real interest rate using the consumer price index

I am examining how investor sentiment affects the probability of stock market crises. I am using methodology similar to this paper https://ideas.repec.org/p/dij/wpfarg/1110304.html. One of the ...
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Discount curve from spot rates for bond pricing

I have a bond with the following cash flow and maturity: ...
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Understanding Yang-Zhang Volatility Estimator

I am using TTR in R and I am trying to understand the Yang Zhang volatility estimator. The following equations seem to imply a single value: $$ \sigma = \sqrt{{\sigma_o^2}+k\sigma_c^2+(1-k)\sigma_{rs}...
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Unemployment data and bond futures

All other things being equal, why would rising unemployment data lead to (a trend) of increasing bond futures? Is the line of thinking that bond futures prices have the same relationship with ...
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Papers on temporary price impact

Can anyone recommend papers that model how long temporary price impact last when you buy / sell a trade? This would fall under the TCA realm (Trade Cost Analysis). Thank you.
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Calculating the CVA of a Forward Contract

I am having trouble calculating the CVA of a forward contract. The question is presented below Question: There exists a long forwards position underlying on gold with 2 years remaining. The ...
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How to apply the CAPM to 6 stocks from different markets?

I would like to apply the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) for selecting proportions of 6 different stocks. In introductory books, the CAPM model assumes that there is one market index (e.g. the S&...
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Monte Carlo and PDE results are different for a Call Option!

Okay so this might be a fairly trivial question but I'm having an issue with valuing a call option using both a Monte Carlo method and a PDE method. When I started I first used the parameters: Spot =...
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How does financial institutions value European options in practice?

I am a little bit confused, or uninformed more truthfully, regarding how option pricing (Europeans only in this case) are handled in real life. Up to now I have acquired some theoretical knowledge of ...
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Block bootstrap to synthesize asset prices

I have a few basic questions on block bootstrapping on a financial time series ('TS'). Assuming my trade universe consists of 10 stocks, I would like to create a set of synthetic prices for all 10 ...
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Is it possible to defend a Computer Science master thesis by writing a project about quantitative finance?

What are features and examples of computational finance (financial computing) problems (for thesis project in Master in Computer Science)? Is it possible to defend Computer Science master thesis by ...
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How was money made from bond yield convergence?

I'm currently reading a book which provides examples of how hedge funds employed a global macro trading strategy in the past to generate significant returns. Once such example is the convergence of ...
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How to compute 30/60/90-day Implied Volatility?

I want to calculate the 30/60/90/180 day 100% moneyness implied volatility for a stock. I think I know how to do it but would like to share my thought processes with the group to verify I'm on the ...
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Sharpe Ratio and your annualization

My question is related on this How to annualize Sharpe Ratio? but is a bit different. Under assumpion of IID returns, if excess return is positive, the SR increase over time horizon, with factor $\...
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Consensus Forecast Data for NFP

Does anybody know where I can get historical consensus forecast data for Non-forma Payroll (NFP)? Or any forecast data for NFP. Thanks,
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How do I calculate the probability of a short option position expiring worthless?

I want to be able to determine the probability of a short option position (call or put) expiring worthless. Don't know where to start but I see probabilities derived from the greeks on some web sites?...
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How to calculate the theta of a bond?

For calculating P&L from interest rate risk, we often use PV01 to estimate the day over day P&L by multiplying PV01 with a change in curve. Is there any approach to calculate theta P&L in ...
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Problems in computing VaR with GARCH-GPD-copula approach

I use a time-varying Gaussian copula (with GARCH-filtered standardized residuals modeled semiparametrically with Gaussian kernel interior and GPD tails, i.e. generalized pareto distributed) to ...
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Choosing an exchange rate in a macroeconomic panel data set

I am constructing an investor sentiment index to determine the impact of investor sentiment on stock market crises. I am following the methodology in this paper, http://121.192.176.75/repec/upload/...
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How to measure practically the performance of Venture Capital backed tech firms following an IPO?

I am currently writing a thesis about whether the fact that a tech firm backed by venture capital companies achieves higher returns following an IPO (Horizon of 3 years). I have about 800 tech ...
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How PCA is performed in the paper “Markov Models…”

can anyone explain in a bit detail on how PCA is performed in the paper "Markov Models for Commodity Futures: Theory and Practice" by Leif B. G. Andersen. I'm not clear on how the high dimension ...
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Cross Currency Swap pricing

I have seen two methods for calculating the value of a xccy swap - 1) Convert the future foreign payments to the base currency using forward FX rates, net with the base currency payments and ...
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Trinomial model for stock options with deterministic interest curve

I am implementing a basic trinomial model with constant volatility right now. I want to do an extension that does not take a constant riskfree rate as input, but interpolates between different given ...
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kalman filter update equation

Assume that futures price $F(t,T)$ follows the Ito process as described by the following stochastic process $$ln F(t,T)=lnF(0,T)+(Z_1(t)e^{-k(T-t)}+Z_2(t))-(1/4k)[(1-e^{-2kT})(h_1^2+h_2^2))+4h_1h_0(1-...
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Probability of Brownian motion particle touching barrier given path starts at $X_0$ and ends at a known $X_t$

I have been reading Su and Rieger's paper on barriers and from there have been able to work out the unconditional probability of the process $dXt = μ dt + σ dWt$ touching a down barrier $α$ to be $\...
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Roll convention applied to weekend swap maturity date

Suppose a swap is booked with maturity on June 19, 2016 (which is a Sunday). Accruals are adjusted according to the modified following roll convention and follow U.S. holidays. For the last cashflow ...
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Model reference price of Limit order book

first of all, the description of this Stackexchange forum says its for professionals or academics. I'm doing a lot of self studying and with that I was able to understand some white papers but still I'...
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Programming language to compliment Finance degree [closed]

I've read a few questions regarding this, but want some new (more recent) opinions. I'm in the process of pursuing a degree in Finance, complimented with some Math and a sprinkle of Computer Systems. ...
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Outlier removal, issue with TSO function

I'm trying to detect outliers within a financial time series which represents the ratio of cash distributions to equity holders as a percentage operating earnings for the period. Visual inspection ...
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The difference between the binomial model and monte carlo simulation

In my project I have focused on the least squares method by Longstaff and Schwartz to find the lower bound of the American put option. I also focused on the dual method to find the upper bound of the ...
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What is the most stable, non-trivial dependence structure in finance?

The highest rated answer to the question on What concepts are the most dangerous ones in quantitative finance work? is this one: Correlation Correlations are notoriously unstable in ...
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Where can be found the tick size list for stocks traded in NASDAQ and NYSE?

Answering this question is relevant to assess the quality of a time series in order to observe whether the data vendor applies some rounding to the data or is more decimal are present than the actual ...

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