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So, you simulate the pnl one month in advance in a scenario where the Index has moved down by 20%. This is for options which are 30% + out of the money. In your example this would be August expiration and 1400 strike not the 1600 strike. So if you are long X index shares, as you said then you would lose 400x in one month's time. You buy Y puts to ...


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It means you should buy the 4 stocks. The model you are using seems to restrict short selling, i.e. by removing this restriction you could get negative weights on certain assets with all assets adding up to 100%. Re your question on limiting your asset selection to stocks that are expected to outperform the population: this has to do with your assumptions ...



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