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 Nov15 comment Library for interactive financial charts I use Spotfire for some exploratory analysis (it's quite intuitive, but can't do super sophisticated stuff) and also publishing interactive dashboards. Heard similar good things about Tableau. I think there are free/trial versions of these things, but not completely sure. There is an R plugin for Spotfire, but I haven't used it personally. Nov14 comment Portfolio risk decreased by increasing share of riskiest asset? That riskiest asset is negatively correlated with all the other assets in your portfolio? Nov10 comment What is the stochastic differential of a general semimartingale? You'll only get a PDE if your underlying process $H$ is diffusion. If you add a Poisson or Levy process, you will get a PIDE, which has an integral term in it: this results from the non-localized nature of the jumps that $H$ can take. The Levy-Khinchin formula calculates the characteristic function in terms of $H$'s characteristics, so that might be what you're looking for. But, if $H$ is a general semi-martingale like you described, I believe the characteristic function will satisfy a stochastic PDE, which is studied, but not that widely. Sep16 awarded Custodian Sep16 reviewed Approve IB TWS & API, without IB account? Aug28 comment Brownian motion - first passage time Passage time distributions for (arithmetic) Brownian motion are available in a lot of places, i.e. Karatzas/Shreve. Just take logs to reduce to that problem. Aug26 comment How to test that a distribution has infinite mean? Perhaps you could take increasing subsets $A_n$ of your sample, test on $A_n$ whether the mean is greater than $a_n$, where $a_n \uparrow \infty$. If the likelihood of these hypotheses is "stable" as $n$ increases, maybe that would support the mean being infinite. Aug7 comment Risk neutral measure in exponential levy model Dont have it handy right now, but have you looked at financial modelling w jump processes, by cont and tankov? Aug5 answered What is the significance of Relative Risk Aversion Jun18 comment Malliavin Calculus I've struggled to find an easily readable introduction to the subject. Have you found anything that fits the bill? Especially one that comes at the problem from a probabilistic point of view, instead of analytic. Jun18 comment Malliavin Calculus In my mostly uneducated view, one purpose is to get quantitative formulations of the martingale representation theorem, i.e. go beyond existence to actually constructing what the integrand should be in the representation. May31 answered George Soros models May23 comment Desired portfolio volume The $p=2$ case is used in the context of minimizing hedging error in incomplete markets. So different concept but also used to select an optimal wealth. May23 comment Desired portfolio volume @Pepijn: Usually, models for utility functions are assumed to be concave in $x$. This leads to the requirement that $p<1$. Note the $p=0$ case corresponds to $\log x$. May17 comment Desired portfolio volume I would. The calculations unfortunately won't be as nice as with exponential utility, but doable. May17 comment Desired portfolio volume An another approach is to use the power utility functions. This family of functions (which includes $\log x$), will have the property of constant relative risk aversion, meaning that a constant proportion of wealth will be invested. May17 answered Desired portfolio volume May17 comment Desired portfolio volume Have you tried with exponential utility $U(x) = -e^{-\lambda x}$ and power utility $\frac{1}{p}x^p$? May16 comment Exact value of mean reversion rate knowing terminal value of the process That's a linear ODE with a closed form solution. Have you tried using that? Solve it with separation of variables. May16 revised Covariance of brownian motion and its time average added 7 characters in body