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They expire 30 days before the expiration of the S&P monthly options. The latter usually expire on the third Friday of the month (however, in rare cases the S&P opts. expire on Thursday because the Friday is a holiday; the last time it happened was April 17, 2014 since April 18 2014 was a NYSE holiday). Neglecting the holiday thing, the expiration ...


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Metastock uses a binary format that you would have to convert to text before exporting it to a SQL table. Also, there is no Python library that could extract data directly from Metastock's end-of-day servers. You may consider quandl which allows Python developers to download pricing data as well as economic indicators. You can download CSV, JSON, or XML. If ...


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As soon as you're comfortable with Python, let's do this exercise in three steps: Download data and calculate cumulative returns (or value of your position as if you invested $1 in each of the stocks) Define function that will capture stock movements in excess of predefined threshold, 10% in this case. This function is going to be the "indicator" you ...


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You're not looking for volatility, at least not that measure alone. Imagine two stocks A and B, A is gaining a constant 2% every day whereas B is gaining 1% one day and -1% the other day. Then look at the return over the 10 days and the volatility of the two stocks.



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