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Incorporating Autocorrelation

I want to incorporate autocorrelation in my variance process when calculating the two-day variance of returns in a multivariate setting. First I will give an example in the univariate setting and I ...
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1 year return as of middle of the month

Assume that somebody tells you that 1 year return as of 3/15/2016 is 10%. Do you understand it as return for the period from 3/16/2015 to 3/15/2016 or as return for the period from 4/1/2015 till 3/15/...
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Advice for pre-MFE prep [on hold]

I am an MFE aspirant and plan to apply for June '17 course at Singapore. I am currently working through Mark Joshi's reading list at http://www.markjoshi.com/RecommendedBooks.html. I would like to get ...
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Moody's, S&P, Fitch revenues FOR COUNTRY!

I need a variable which identifies the possible conflict of interests between credit rating agencies and countries, although they do not pay in order to be rated. Such a variable could be the ...
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Why is market cap in YQL other than on Yahoo finance web page?

I am trying to figure out what the market cap for Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (CLSD) is different when asking for it with YQL than on Yahoo finance. Correct is Yahoo finance: http://finance.yahoo....
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Extreme value theory expected value of GPD

We're using extreme value theory to model tail risks on our portfolio. After we choose the threshold, we fit generalized Pareto distribution to our data over the threshold. The expected value of GPD ...
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Is this type of currency index a thing already?

I was considering making some sort of free index data set that would basically attempt to estimate changes in the value of a currency against all other currencies. So I came to thinking if I took ...
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How to interpret my Four-Factor Model results?

I am currently writing my thesis using the Carhart Four-Factor Model. I got my results but I am not sure how to word them. Coefficient on my SMB is 0.22. Wording: if small companies returns are 1% ...
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How can I improve the pricing simulation of basket option?

I valuated the price of below basket option Underlying assets are three global stock index : Eurostoxx 50, S&P500, KOSPI 200 Maturity: 36 months with advanced redemption date in every 6 months ...
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Overestimating or underesitmating risk?

This question might be silly, but I want to be sure of myself. If one has Value-at-Risk forecasts and there are zero VaR breaches (i.e. no return value is smaller than or equal to the VaR value) then ...
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help with p&L vectors historical simulation

My question is about the calculation of the Value at Risk based on historical simulation. I have a table which contains the P&L-vectors of each day of one year. But I don't know what is contained ...
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Upper bound for $\mathbb{E^P}[\,Y_t^4\,] $

Question: Suppose $X_t$ is adapted stochastic process satisfying the condition $$\int_{a}^{b}\mathbb{E^P}[\,X_s^4\,]ds<\infty$$ and let $Y_t=\int_{a}^{t}X_s dW_s$, where $W_t$ is a Wiener process ...
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Do Options and Other Derivatives follow any mathematical laws?

I'm interested in abstracting out some properties of options and other derivatives for software library I am implementing. I was wondering if options follow any sort of mathematical laws, for example, ...
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Credit Risk Modelling for Portfolio of Bonds and CDS's

I have a portfolio of bonds and CDS's. I want to compute some statistical measures (VaR, CVaR, CreditVaR) which may help access the risk of the portfolio. So far, I have used the CreditMetrics (...
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How to interpret Carhart Four-Factor Model?

I am reading up on the Carhart Four-Factor model. Let's say there a regression of stock returns on alpha, RM-RF, ...
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How to replicate a correlation swap using only vanilla options and underlying

Assume I have two assets A and B that are positively correlated most of the time. I'm trading a strategy based on this correlation. Is there a way to protect myself in the event that the correlation ...
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example regarding zero coupon bonds

This example is from Interest Rate Models: an Infinite Dimensional Stochastic Analysis Perspective by Carmona, René, Tehranchi, M R. I am wondering if the calculation is correct?, he says ...
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Estimate Volatility process

How can I estimate the process $\sigma_{t}$ given in the following paper: Spot volatility estimation for high frequency data. J. Fan, Y. Wang. Does anyone have an idea? Free source Edit: Iam very ...
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Yield Curve Movement: Risk/Reward versus Safe Haven Demand & Monetary Policy Expectations

UK leaves Europe, credit rating get's downgraded. High uncertainty, higher perceived risk - based on just risk/reward, would expect yields on UK debt to increase. They did the opposite. UK government ...
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Rblpapi-Getting different numbers than Bloomberg

I used the following code to pull day to day total returns (net dividends) from Bloomberg Terminal for a list of securities I have. When I compare my data using the GF function in Bloomberg, I am ...
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Why are the greeks for the underlying stock 0 with the exception of delta?

In my textbook that I am self-studying from it is given that (assuming the Black-Scholes framework): $\Delta_{stock} = \partial S / \partial S = 1$ All other Greeks for the underlying stock = 0 I ...
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Expected number of days inside a corridor

Is there a simple (ish) approximation for the expected number of steps a random walk is within a set of bounds over a given time period? - in particular if i presume log normal and constant vol. If i ...
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Do yield curves only show market expectations, or is there more to them?

I am hoping to understand 'Brexit' impact on UK yield curves. Specifically, government liability yield curves (so yields based on UK government bonds - Gilts): The Background On 24th of June - the ...
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Stock Exchange Software

For weekends project, I would like to setup a "simulated" stock exchange on my dev server (windows/linux), ie. running my own NYSE server ? what options do I have, open source wise (can be c# or java ...
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Calculating the greeks for Quantlib Python Swaptions

So I have created a Swaption object and can get the premium with the NPV() function. However, I would also like to calculate the greeks (eg. delta, vega). From some searching, I found that vega can ...
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Estimating VaR (Value At Risk) with only 3 days of data

I've been given daily stock prices on Day 1, 2 and 3 for 10 stocks (hence 30 data numbers in total) and asked to approximately the 1-day 95% VaR (Value at Risk) on Day 3. I'm not allowed to use any ...
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GARCH models vs VIX

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. VIX (equivalents) ...
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Advice for Self-Study(application in financial engineering)

I am currently studying statistics and i have such background: 1)Single and multivariable calculus(Stewart Calculus book) 2)Linear algebra(Strang's textbook) 3)Theory of probability(Ross book) 4)...
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Fame-French alpha for a single stock

I want to study the impact of corporate culture on risk-adjusted stock returns. After quantifying corporate culture I wanted to use panel methodology (I have a sample of 100 S&P500 companies over ...
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Finding optimal drift, importance sampling, least square monte carlo

I am working with Importance sampling for Least Squared monte carlo and have now problems understanding the implementation of the Robbins-Monro algorithm for finding the optimal drift for finding ...
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what is the market return for malaysia [on hold]

i need the monthly or daily market return for Malaysia any one can help??.. and i was think that market return its the same as risk free return can someone say for me the difference? and i work on ...
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Binomial Algorithm proof by induction in bjork

I'm trying to proof proposition 2.24 from Bjork by induction, but I haven't been so lucky so far. Could anyone help me?
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How to get the average monthly percent excess returns for portfolios formed?

I'm replicating the Fama-French five factor model. I have formed factor portfolios. I'm not sure how to calculate the average monthly percent excess returns for portfolios. In other words, I want to ...
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Example Scalar Model Extended Kalman Filter

I have a simple question. I think not a question is, is a request. This month I have been studying how to understand and implement the Kalman filter algorithm for simple models such as the local level....
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How does this statement about the price of a prepaid forward on a stock follow?

I am self-studying for an actuarial exam on financial economics. This statement in the following problem/solution seems to imply that the prepaid forward price on a stock is the same as the prepaid ...
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Matlab interest rates calibration script [on hold]

I've got a matlab script from a Matlab webinar about calibration of the G2++ model. This should give the parameters of the G2++ model based on historical yield curves (I know you can use swaption vols ...
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A paradox about the American Put option price

Suppose a put option on a stock $S(t)$ following a Geometric Brownian motion is given, with strike $K$ and maturity $T$. Let us denote its price at time $t$ by $p(t,S(t))$. Now, by no-arbitrage ...
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What is the difference between OIS Swap vs Basis Swap?

What is the use of OIS Swap Curve vs. Basis Swap Curve?
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GARCH variance vs standard deviation for volatility

in my series of questions related to GARCH and volatility I finally think I've got a decent grasp on it. You guys have been great help clearing up my questions for me. My next question is just a ...
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How to price this basket option?

Underlying assets are three global stock index : Eurostoxx 50, HSI, KOSPI 200 Maturity: 36 months with advanced redemption date in every 6 months if prices of indexes satisfy given conditions at each ...
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Compare two time series with different frequencies

Lets say I have two time series $X_t$ and $Y_{t,q}$. As an examples, lets say $X_t$ is a series that measures year over year changes in the level of output of a good (say number of widgets). So $X_t = ...
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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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Transforming log return volatility into standard return volatility

If I have a forecasted volatility of the log returns of say, 0.03, this is obviously transformed relative to the log I took of the returns. It strikes me that I should raise ...
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Writing an Options Strategy Backtester

I've been doing some digging, and this question has been asked many times in various forms over the years - Backtesting Options Strategies in R Are there any good tools for backtesting options ...
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Show if Arrow price vector $\pi$ exists, then the law of one price hold

Now, the proof I have read goes like this: Take assets 1 and 2, entirely identical. By assumption there is a pricing vector, i.e. $\sum_s\pi_sd^1_s=q^1$ and $\sum_s\pi_sd^2_s=q^2$ where $d^i_j$ is ...
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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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