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See my homepage for some info about me.

Some of my projects:

  • finmath.net A Java library and spreadsheets with algorithms related to Mathematical Finance (e.g., curve calibration, Monte-Carlo simulation, Bermudan option pricing, American Monte-Carlo).
  • Obba A middleware to seamlessly use Java/Scala libraries from spreadsheets. Allows to use any Java library as a spreadsheet add-in.
  • Mathematical Finance (a book on some topics in m.f.)

Jun
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comment expected value of the discounted payoff
This is a statement. What is the question?
Jun
29
answered Stock prices using a monte carlo simulation with a normal inverse gauss distribution
Jun
17
comment Malliavin Calculus
I would suggest splitting this into two separate questions: one on Malliavin Calculus and one on Multi-Fractals Models. I could then maybe provide some comments on Malliavin Calculus: looking at the "proxy simulation scheme" technique can be useful, since it is a "discrete analog" (on the level of the discretization scheme, like Eurler scheme) of what Malliavin calculus does in the continuous setup.
Jun
10
comment Is the price of European put option monotone in volatility if we replace BM in Black-Scholes with a general Levy process?
What is the definition of "volatility" if you consider a general Levy process? If you define it as the implied volatility of the (respective) put option: then yes. It is trivial. The price is a monotone function of the implied Black volatlity.
May
27
revised Matlab; How to specify Coupon frequency for Interest Rate Swap
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May
27
answered Matlab; How to specify Coupon frequency for Interest Rate Swap
May
16
revised How to use Itô's formula to deduce that a stochastic process is a martingale?
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revised How to use Itô's formula to deduce that a stochastic process is a martingale?
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May
16
answered How to use Itô's formula to deduce that a stochastic process is a martingale?
May
13
revised Quadratic variation quesiton
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May
13
comment Quadratic variation quesiton
Ito actually tells you that $d(B^2) = BdB + BdB + dt$. So ii) might mean: Proof it using Ito, while iii) means proof it in an elemantary by repeating the proof of Ito for the special case of $B^2$.
May
11
revised how to derive yield curve from interest rate swap?
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May
11
comment Quadratic variation quesiton
Please change the title of this "question" (currently being "Exercise on stochastic calculus" to s.th. meaningful (e.g. use words like "Ito formula" and "Quatratic Variation").
May
11
answered Quadratic variation quesiton
May
11
revised how to derive yield curve from interest rate swap?
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revised how to derive yield curve from interest rate swap?
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May
11
answered how to derive yield curve from interest rate swap?
May
6
comment Is vega of Black-Scholes European type option always positive?
I added a remark on general payoffs to my answer. With respect to your comment: assuming that the pay off is positive does not help. Vega is not about level or slope, it is about convexity. It would depend on WHERE your payoff is convex and WHERE it is concave. And how strong convextiy is depending on the underlying.
May
6
revised Is vega of Black-Scholes European type option always positive?
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May
5
comment What does it mean to adjust for short-run liquidity in finding risk-free rate of return
Can you give a reference for this? Did you read this somewhere?