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Calculating Fees (Kane, Marcus, and Trippi)

Having read a chapter in Bodie, Kane and Marcus' Investment, I came across a formula I do not quite understand. It states that the percentage fee in excess of what an index fund would charge on active ...
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Covariance Matrix vs. Volatility Matrix

Consider a general multidimensional market model in which each of $m$ stocks is driven by $d$ Brownian motions (as in Shreve II, p. 226), viz. $$ dS_i/S_i = \alpha_i dt + \sum_{j=1}^d \sigma_{ij}dW_j, ...
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Measure difference between estimations and historic returns

For every day in a year, I have the return on an asset and the CAPM estimation for the return. I want to measure the average difference between the set of returns and set of estimations. So far, I ...
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What is the distribution assumption of the black scholes model

As per wikipedia the Black Scholes assumption is: (...
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Residuals in the Ljung box test

does anybody know what type of residuals is used in the Ljung box test in R? raw or standardized? Because basically when I fit a GARCH model using garchFit, the summary() function gives me all the ...
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calculate YTD return / find first available datapoint of a year in python

I need to calculate the year-to-date relative return of a given dataset. I usually caculate the cumulative relative return with this simple function: ...
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bootstrap asset allocation

I want to ask if the bootstrap method for asset allocation is preferable. For instance, suppose that we have data for the past returns for two stocks. Is it wise to generate the efficient frontierby ...
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Markowitz portfolio optimization question

I am studying the Markowitz portfolio optimization theory, and I just wanted to ask if I understood this correctly. For a stock portfolio we distinguish two kinds of risks: an unsystematic risk, which ...
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How to effectively hedge a Fixed-Term deal in a foreign currency?

Assume my firm is based in USD and agrees with some counterparty to buy, at time $T$, some quantity $Q$ of asset $A$ for a fixed price $K$. Assume also that $A$ prices and $K$ are denominated in EUR. ...
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Why we consider second derivative w.rt price but only first derivative w.r.t time and volatility

What is the reason (better if it is intuitive, and not too math heavy), that when we talk of Greeks, we consider second derivative with respect to price (gamma), but only first derivative with respect ...
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Z-Score calculation for a win-loss streak

I am trying to find the correlation between wins and losses by applying Z-Score according to formula attached below. I put them in an array by assigning 1 to wins and -1s to losers. I am trying to ...
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Cointegration tests: how do you accurately test the necessity of time trends in the Johansen and Engle-Granger Test?

Is there a correct and up to date procedure? I just run the equation in VEC form and test the significance of the time trends? What are the possible problems that I should be aware of?
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Portfolio Selection formulation

I was just wondering why in http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1601412 on page 22, the constraint (48) is a strict equality for the minimum variance formulation. Whereas in a different ...
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parameters in Heston model and their impact on volatility smile

Consider the Heston model given by the following set of stochastic differential equations: $$\frac{dS_{t}}{S_{t}}=\mu_{t}dt+\sqrt{V_{t}}dW_{t}, S_{0}>0,$$ $$dV_{t}=\kappa(\theta-V_{t})dt+\xi\sqrt{...
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Bond in relation to US T-Bill/Risk-Free rate

By looking at the following charts , i wondered about how to plot a fixed income security against a risk free bond. I have the bond price time series but I am not sure what US T-Bill rate I should ...
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Where to find pricing formulas for affine stochastic volatility jump-diffusion models?

Does anyone know a reference where I can find the pricing formulas for vanilla calls in the affine stochastic volatility jump diffusion class of models such as SVJ and SVJJ? I am looking for ...
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Machine learning to build top 3 price scenarios over n days

I have a time series of closing prices for a given stock. I would like to formulate possible future scenarios for the price. My intention is not to use these "likely" scenarios to take any position. ...
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how can I calculate the factor loading (beta)?

I am writing my Thesis about hedge funds performance measurement and I want to use the seven factor model proposed by Fung & Hsieh (2004). Now, I am struggling to find out how to calculate the ...
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Looking for paper: “Simulation and calibration of the HJM model” by Andersen

I've Googled for the paper and found this site but it's down (at the moment). Note, this is not a quest for a free copy (or we wouldn't allow it :), the paper is also nowhere to find for a fee. A guy ...
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IbPy download historical price data

How can i download historical price data from interactive brokers using IbPy and python?
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Discount Curve built-up

For a particular currency, let's say for USD, I'd like to know how to construct a discount curve? I've an impression that one professor told me that for USD, less than 3 months, it's using Libor ...
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Value-at-Risk of the sum of three independent lognormal random variables with different confidence level

there are three Business units in a firm, each has operational VaR value which are independent from eachother. the quantile for each opVaR is different from the others. can I simply add the VaRs to ...
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Using Gordon's Growth Model to find value of corporation

This is a question posed to us by my professor in my finance class. I was under the impression that the Gordon Growth Model was used to find the intrinsic value of a stock, but I am unsure how to plug ...
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Validation of Bates SVJ model

I have just finished implementing the Bates model for pricing European call options. To check results, I have been looking for a validation set where I could see the Bates parameter values and ...
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What is a Basis Swap Curve?

I know what a Swap Curve is. But I don't understand what a Basis Swap Curve is and how it is constructed? Need some guidance on this.
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Compute bond price with more coupon payments in a year

If I have a 5-year bond, which pays every six months a coupon of 2.5% with a yield of 1.5%, should I split up the yield to compute the bond price? Or is below the way to compute it? $\displaystyle ...
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Why normalize only data for CDSs for PCA?

I'm reading a Credit Suisse Research Report on PCA. The report says that to preprocess the data, you should "Centre data (and normalize when considering CDS data)." Why would you only normalize ...
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How to get positions of your portfolio from Interactive Brokers with python ibPy?

I am using ibpy to get the positions of my portfolio. I understand that I can do: ...
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Correlated Random Number Generation using Sobol?

There is a clear theory about generating correlated random numbers using Cholesky decomposition or PCA. I suppose if we apply above methods to random numbers generated using Uniform random numbers ...
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Inferences with non-normal data

I have data of index closing values. I later will use to run some regressions on the percent changes. When examining the data, I find heteroscedastic residuals and that the distribution is non-normal. ...
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Where can i get a feed for country specific economic announcements?

I am looking for a feed for country wide economic announcements. For example CPI announcements etc. I currently use http://www.fxstreet.com/economic-calendar/ but I have to manually go there and "...
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How do I find the entity identifier using BSYM?

I am new to BSYM and would like to do an entity-level search (as described here (towards bottom of document). For instance, a search for "APPLE INC" brings up 266 pages. Which one is for the entity? ...
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matlab interpretation of johansen cointegration test

I need some help understanding the results of Johansen Cointegration test run on MATLAB. I am quite new to econometrics and do not fully comprehend what MATLAB has come up with. I would be really in ...
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what data to use to compare the interest rate among different currencies?

Very new to fixed income signals. I am a little confused about which data to use to compare interest rate among different currencies. For example, I am interested in compare interest rate in the ...
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Semi-variance/Downside Risk, what about the rest of the covariance matrix?

I just bumped into a rather interesting article from wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downside_risk where they define the semi-variance also called Downside risk, which bascially only ...
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Put-Call relationship for Option on Forward

The forward price of a forward contract maturing at time T on an asset with price St at time t is, $$ F=S_te^{(r-q)(T-t)} $$ where $r$ is the risk free rate and $q$ is the continuous dividend rate ...
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Hedging behind the decomposition of american put options

Now I'm reading a paper:"alternative characterizations of american put options" , the authors are Carr,Jarrow,Myneni http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/carrp/papers/pdf/amerput7.pdf After theorem 1 (...
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What are the different Credit Portfolio Management models and what are their advantages?

CreditMetrics, RiskMetrics(Algorithims), etc. are all different risk methodologies used by many banks. However, what are their advantages/disadvantages? I would appreciate your replies!
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binomial option pricing model - problem with risk-neutral probability

I have a little problem: in the binomial option pricing model, the price of a european derivative security $V_{n}$ satisfies: $V_{n}=[1/(1+r)]*[\tilde{p}*optionUp +\tilde{q}*optionDown]$ where: $\...
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Financial Mathematics essay topic

I have a mathematics background and I am currently doing a Masters in Financial Mathematics. I am required to write an essay in a financial mathematics area but I have little knowledge about it since ...
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Downloading Data from Interactive Brokers using IbPy

I am trying to download data from Interactive Broker using the code below and I am able to create the connection with the Trader Work Station (I get a "True" after ...
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Anyone know where I could find a free list of hedgefunds and their strategies…?

I am looking for a (free) list of hedgefunds with their strategies. I have found Barron's top 100 online but am having trouble finding a longer list. Any ideas of where to look?
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How to write a home task report which is part of the interview process for a quant position in a trading firm

I recently appeared in an interview for a quant research post in a trading company. As part of the interview, I was given a home-task to solve in a week. The inerviewer gave me a dataset consisting of ...
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Lease Accounting / FX Embedded Derivatives: How to Value Floor / Cap Optionality Features

Suppose you have a lease agreement where the functional/domestic currency is RUB and the currency on which the lease is written USD. Let $S$ be the USD/RUB exchange rate (# of rubles per 1 dollar). ...
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On the existence of a perfect market with no arbitrage that contains a forward contract

Consider the following theorem from p. 31 of Steven Roman's "Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance Arbitrage and Option Pricing" (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, 2012), giving the forward ...
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Historical Daily NAV for Closed End Funds

Does anyone know where to get historical, daily net asset values for closed end funds from the date of inception to the present? Yahoo finance has daily opening, high, low, closing values, but no NAV ...
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How important is the limit order book?

I'm trying to understand how important the limit order today for NYSE, NASDAQ, Euronext and LSE. For example, when we talk about the volume traded during the day, what share of that volume has been ...
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Pricing of Binary or Digital Options or more generally options with discontinuous payoffs using PDEs

I am trying to find references (books, papers, etc.) for calculating $\mathbb E f(X_T)$, where $X_T$ is a diffusion and $f$ is a real function that is not continuous, by means of solving a PDE or ...
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How to adjust historical data highs/lows for splits and dividends?

When I download historical data from yahoo finance, only the closing price is adjusted for dividends/splits. Is there a way of figuring out the factor by which lets say the highs/lows have to be ...

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