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Why might a manager consider using an interest-rate in which the notional principal amount declines over time?

Say swap would be used to convert the payments of its portfolio of fixed-rate residential mortgage loans into a floating payment. Why might a manager consider using an interest-rate in which the ...
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Eurdollar Futures

Trying to understand the Eurdollar market a little better. I understand it's the market for dollar denominated deposits outside the US (not just in Europe). They are unregulated and not subject to ...
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Probability of trade's exit orders being triggered in random-walk market

When placing a trade with Stop Loss and Take Profit orders in a hypothetical random market (i.e. 0.5 probability of up tick and 0.5 probability of down tick), assuming: x is the distance in ticks of ...
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Absolute Dollar Form Of Kelly Criterion

Is there a absolute dollar form of the Kelly equation $f=\frac{m}{s^2}$? (i.e. one that does not use percent returns).
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Exposition of Growth in a Perpetuity

Something that's bugged me since I've ever learned anything about finance: Philosophically(?) speaking, why does growth subtract from a perpetuity's return? I know the mathematical explanation, but ...
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Minimum variance hedge with more than one asset

My portfolio comprises of 3 assets A,B,C that are correlated and the variance-covariance structure is known. At any given point in time, my position in Asset A say is given to me. I need to ...
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Unsystematic/Idiosyncratic/Firm-specific volatility/variance in the market model?

I was asked to use idiosyncratic volatility as a regressor in a cross-sectional regression upon cross-sectional returns as the dependent variable. Returns can be thought of as the raw log stock return ...
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Fastest algorithm for extracting 25% and 75% marks

I'm hand rolling some visualization algorithms. Extracting the min/max of a time series is $O(n)$, for n entries. If I want the 25% and 75% mark, I could use an $O(n \log n)$ time sort, then get the ...
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What is the instantaneous P&L of a Variance Swap?

What is the instantaneous P&L of a variance swap. Is it $(\sigma^{2}_{t}-\sigma^{2}_{implied})dt$?
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Does amortization of bond start accumulating on trade date or settlement date?

I am sorry if this is not appropriate here. We are building a wealth management system and I really would like to know whether amortization of bond start accumulating on trade date or settlement date ...
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How can I estimate the parameters of an option value model of retirement?

I am modelling an option value model of retirement, see for instance Stock and Wise (1990). I am however not sure to which class of problems this model falls into and hence which optimization method I ...
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Brent Crude Data

I am trying to locate historical volatility data (5+ years) for Brent Crude? Does anyone know where I might be able to source such data?
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T-note returns from T-note yields … derivation of Damodaran's formula

Damodaran's historical data on 10-year T-note returns (found here) uses the following formula to calculate the 1-period total return on a T-note ($R_1$) given the 10-year constant maturity yield-to-...
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Derivatives with a floating Libor leg

If Libor is found to be fraudulently fixed, are any of the derivative contracts with a floating libor leg still valid?
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help me compare methods to compute one instrument price from another instrument price

Assume we have two instruments A and B. Also time is increasing from 1 to n. Let's say that ...
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Normalized data

I am new to this. I trained and tested my data using SVM in Matlab with the autoscale option true => the data would be normalized with unit SD. Let's say the training data have the price around 200. ...
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How is mean reversion implied by different valuations of Bermudan swaptions?

Someone told me that mean reversion can be implied by the different valuations of bermudan swaptions when using different methods for volatility calibration. Does anyone know what this means?
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Reading recommendation on using statistical analysis in online fraud prevention [closed]

Can you please recommend good reads on statistical analysis related to online fraud detection and prevention of account abuse?
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Explain Four Basic Axioms of Maximising Expected Utility

I begin learn PRM , Someone help me understand Four Basic Axioms of Maximising Expected Utility most intuitive way .Thank you very much
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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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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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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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How to get all securities in an asset class from IBPy (Interactive Brokers python API)

Would like to know how to request all securities in an asset class using IBpy, the python wrapper for the Interactive Brokers API. For example getting all currency pairs in the class forex ('CASH'), ...
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How to understand this example from Hull's book?

I just started reading Hull's book, and I got stuck in an example where a financial institution has sold for $300,000 a European call option on 100,000 shares of a non-dividend-paying stock. Stock ...
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What is the “inflation delta” of an option?

I'm preparing a report on the different Greeks used in risk measurement, and my boss mentioned the inflation delta within the first-order Greeks (and the Inflation Vega, but I guess that if I figure ...
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What does an optimized portfolio really tell us?

I am very new to this field, and have very recently started doing some self study on this topic. After reading some papers and reproducing some of the results in them, I am not very clear about what ...
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Paper on the use of probability theory in finance?

I have taken probability theory course in college and want to see how it is used practically in finance. What papers should I read? I want it to be not too difficult (undergraduate probability theory ...
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construct volatility smile based on historic observations

So I calculated historic volatility/skewness/kurtosis for a commodity. I now would like to construct a volatility smile that reflects this historically realized distribution. I tried using some ...
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cumulative return calculation, disagreement

A friend of mine and myself are having an argument on how to correctly determine cumulative return. The dataset has monthly return data and we are trying to determine the 6-month cumulative return. ...
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Is Asian option in binomial asset pricing model a martingale?

Since it does not have a closed form solution for the price, it's unlikely to be a martingale. However, on the other hand, if we represent the price as a function of the current stock price and the ...
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Calculating the global minimum variance portfolio in R?

I am attempting to use the globalMin.portfolio command to calculate the global minimum variance portfolio in RStudio. My code is as follows (note that several libraries have been included which may ...
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Modeling the Stock Market [closed]

Hi I was wondering what is the model that best describes the price movement of the stock market? A Brownian motion Process with drift? An Ornstein Uhlenbeck_process? (where the long term mean ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Relationship between interest rate and corporate bond yield?

I have been reading articles on liability driven investing, a technique used to increase the correlation b/w assets and liabilities of a pension plan. It appears that they use AA rated corporate bond ...
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Is this formula correct to estimate a knock out option price using monte-carlo?

I have a knock-out option with barrier $L>0$ and strike $K$ that pays at maturity $(S-K)_+$. So, positive payoff occurs only in case the price stays below the barrier over life of the option. I am ...
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Can I deduce a portfolio is inefficient by compare is Sharpe ratio to the on the one the tangent portfolio?

If I have a portfolio with a Sharpe ratio lower than the Sharpe ratio of the tangent portfolio, can I conclude something about whether or not it is efficient? If so, how/why?
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SKEW Index as parameter in lognormal distribution

The CBOE publishes a SKEW index, which is SKEW = 100 - 10*S, so from the index itself we can get S = (SKEW - 100)/10. I just ...
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How to assign n day target variables in machine learning

I am trying to forecast future price using supervised machine learning. My logic is to take open and close price from t, t-1, t-2 and t-3 period to predict future close price in the period t+1,t+3 ...
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optimal strategy problem (using Jensen's inequality)

I have a strategy in Samuelson model with zero safe rate defined as $$Z_t^{\Pi}=\frac{X_t^{\Pi}}{X_t^{\rho}} \quad \quad (1)$$ where $$\frac{dX_t^{\Pi}}{X_t^{\Pi}} = \mu \pi dt + \sigma \pi \ dW_t \...
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Tangency portfolio and CML - Why does it have the highest sharpe ratio?

In the book that I am studying, the tangent portfolio was defined as the regular efficient portfolio in the case with $n$ risky assets and 1 riskfree asset with the extra requirement that the ...
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Why are Yahoo Finance API values different from the web interface?

(SOLVED: Solution is below the second graph) The API results on GSPC: Same period in the interactive chart of ^GSPC: SOLVED ...
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accuracy of Yahoo Finance stock data (Python module)

I am using the yahoo finance python module: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/yahoo-finance I am using it for a project and would like to see if anybody else uses data from this source and can vouch for ...
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ATM volatility and flat volatility

Why do the implied volatility curve and the flat curve cross over the ATM volatility (at 100%) ? Tx
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Quanto/Compo adjustments - Product of two geometric brownian motion

Let's say I have two processes $X_t =X_0 \exp((a-\frac{1}{2}\sigma_X^2)t +\sigma_X dW_t^1)$ and $Y_t=Y_0 \exp((b-\frac{1}{2}\sigma_Y^2)t +\sigma_Y dW_t^2)$ and I then multiply them together (like ...
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Implied Volatility as proxy for instantaneous volatility

In many papers and book I have found a reasoning that it is well summarized in this paper as "The first proxy we use is an unadjusted Black-Scholes proxy in which the implied volatility of a short-...

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