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Covariance, stochastic discount factor (SDF) and risk aversion

John Cochrane states, that if the covariance between the stochastic discount factor and the payoff is zero - then risk aversion should have no impact on the pricing. I do not fully understand why this ...
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SML Interpretation

I follow this paper and estimated two different asset pricing models via systems of deep neural networks. Both models have the exact same input: firm-specific features for 10'000 (unique) US stocks ...
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Why are some metals in contango (inverted) forward curve and some in backwardation (normal) forward curve?

I am scrolling through the various metals on lme.com and some are in contango and some in backwardation. For example: Copper: backwardation Aluminium: contango Further examination of other metals ...
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By how much do specific asset correlations increase during a market downturn?

It is well-known that asset return correlations of stocks increase during market downturns. But are there any general properties derived from empirical observation or evidence regarding by how much ...
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ETF pricing papers

May I request for research paper recommendations, if any, on existing models that study how the presence of ETFs affect equilibrium prices of the underlying assets? I am exploring a project on a ...
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No Arbitrage condition for assets with different time frame

In the classic literature, one always assumes that the assets in the market are all available from the very beginning ($t=0$). And under such condition the market is arbitrage free iff there exists an ...
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Stocks with same volatility but different drifts

In the book Quant Job Interview Questions & Answers, in section 2, question 2.4 says suppose two assets in a Black-Scholes world have the same volatility but different drifts. How will the price ...
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What are industry fixed effects?

I have come across the term "industry fixed effects" in some papers in relation to cross sectional regressions in asset pricing. I know what "fixed" regression models are, but not ...
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How is CAPM used to price an asset once it has been used to derive the assets expected return?

As I understand it (correct me if I'm wrong) the theoretical price of an asset should be the present value of all future cash-flows that it is expected to yield, discounted at the risk-free rate. I am ...
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Question on the details of certain parameters in Sharpe Ratio [closed]

I'm puzzled about certain parameters in calculating the annualized Sharpe Ratio using monthly return data. Average excess return: Does this mean the arithmetic average of all the monthly excess ...
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Cashflow Risk vs Discount Risk

Studying asset pricing, I often hear the terms cashflow risk and discount risk but I'm not sure what they mean? The Campbell/Shiller (1988) decomposition includes cashflows (future dividends) and ...
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Vasicek model - Bond price and volatility

Why does the bond price under the Vasicek model increase as the rate volatility increases? What is the intuition behind this?
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Clean vs dirty price for bonds

Why the clean price is mostly quoted in the US bond markets and the dirty price is mostly quoted in the European bond markets?
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How to simulate asset prices/returns that display market regimes?

Are there any techniques that can make a multivariate random number generating process for stock prices/returns, like geometric Brownian motion via Cholesky, also include the simulation of a finite ...
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Some questions to canonical correlations between principle components and asset pricing factors using R

I have done a asympotical principle component analysis (APCA), using eigen() in R, of the covariance matrix of a global dataset of excess returns. I took the ...
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Use of Macaulay Duration to calculate the Funds Transfer Pricing Cost of an Amortizing Mortgage

I am asked to comment on the Funds Transfer Pricing methodology used by our Treasury to assign a Cost of Funds to a Loan. This is the current methodology: Let us say there is a 2 year loan with an ...
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GRS Test in R with robust residuals

I'm testing certain asset pricing factor models (e.g. Fama and French 3 factor model) and want to check if the alphas of my time series regressions are jointly zero. Most papers use the Gibbons, Ross,...
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SDF as an affine transformation of the tangency portfolio

I'm studying this paper. In the formulation of the theoretical setup they state: Our goal is to explain the differences in the cross-section of returns $R$ for individual stocks. Let $R_{t+1, i}$ ...
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Arbitrage strategy from Arrow Securities

I had this exercise and I calculated the prices of the Arrow Securities, π1 = 0.5 and π2 = -0.2. I know that π2 is not arbitrage-free because -0.2 < 0, but I do not understand that how to interpret ...
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Can we use risk-neutral pricing to price a stock or a bond?

Can you please tell me whether if I can used risk-neutral pricing approach to price a stock or a bond ? (i.e. discount with risk free rate the future cashflows) ? Thank you very much!
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Asset pricing textbooks

What are some asset pricing textbooks that give a solid introduction into the field? I suggest one textbook per answer with a list of its pros and cons.
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Stock Price as Numeraire, Two Stocks & One Money Market Account

We have two uncorrelated Stock price processes and the classical Money-Market (MM) account. Under the MM Numeraire, both stocks are Martingales when discounted by the MM, as usual. Question: I would ...
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Numeraire correlated to the traded asset

The Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing states that: \begin{align*} \frac{X_0}{N_0} &= \mathbb{E}^N{ \left[ \frac{X(t)}{N(t)}|\mathcal{F}_0 \right] } \end{align*} The usual conditions apply (both ...
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Applying GRS-test on non-normal residuals with autocorrelation

Is it valid to apply GRS-test (Gibbons, Ross and Shanken 1989) on non-normal and autocorrelated residuals? I got residuals using 10 test-assets regressed on 3-factor and carhart. If it is valid, how ...
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Asset Pricing and inferences - Intercept and relationship to returns

Ideally this question is very similar to What's the meaning of the intercept in asset pricing model? I am regressing a "buys minus sells" portfolio returns to the Carhart factors. The intercept ...
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true or false: the risk-neutral measure is useless in this situation

Example 2 of this Wiki article on the risk-measure describes how a stock price $S_t$ that is modeled with Geometric Brownian motion with drift $\mu$ $$ dS_t = \mu S_t dt + \sigma S_t dW_t $$ can be ...
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Adding an economic policy uncertainty (EPU) variable to Fama French model

I would like to do test the significance of a new variable that I would include in the Fama French 5 factor model. The new variable would be the Economic Policy Uncertainty (EPU) index from Baker et ...
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Risk Neutral Pricing, a quick question [closed]

I am a newbie. The risk neutral pricing has the following formulation: $$P=\frac{\hat{E(d)}}{R}$$, But the discounted expected value has the formulation of: $$P=\frac{E(d)}{R}$$. The text book ...
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Fama Macbeth and Momentum factor

I am working on a Fama MacBeth regression with excess returns on the LHS and Size, Value an Momentum factors on the RHS. In literature, the Momentum factor is often definded as the cumulative past 6 ...
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How to find the derivative for a multi-factor geometric brownian motion model

Does anyone know how to find the derivative for a multi-factor geometric brownian motion model $ \frac { dS_{i}}{S_{i}} $. I have seen solutions for the standard GBM model however I suspect that the ...
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How do I maximize my expected utility of wealth?

Suppose I have a utility function say $U(p)=p^{1/2}$ and I bet on a basketball game. I have my initial investment, payouts and probabilities of winning, how can I determine the maximum I need to bet ...
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CAPM and the Fama-MacBeth (1973)

I need to conduct the Fama-MacBeth (FM) procedure for my thesis to test the ability of the six-factor model to predict future expected returns. In univariate regressions of expected excess returns on ...
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Returns on the Fama-French size sorted portfolios

For my thesis, I need to replicate a specific research paper in the field of empirical asset pricing, mentioning the CAPM in particular. The data mainly consists of monthly returns on portfolios ...
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Bond quotes to EDSF

I am having a hard time understanding what "EDSF" (Eurodollar Synthetic Forward Curve) represents as a bond pricing benchmark. I have seen bonds quoted as spreads to EDSF with maturities < 2 years ...
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Bond agreggation

I'm working on an asset and liabilities model for life insurance as a school project, one of the inputs of the model is a bond portfolio, for the sake of optimization of computation speed (the model ...
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CS-Regression Three Factor Model

1# When would the three risk factors market, size and value be priced in the FF Three factor model when performing cs-regression? How do you know that they are priced? 2# How would it be possible to ...
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Why is $S(t) = e^{\alpha + \beta t + \sigma W(t)}$ used as a model for prices?

Why is the Geometric Brownian Motion defined as $S(t) = e^{\alpha + \beta t + \sigma W(t)}$ used as a model for stock prices? $S(t)$ has a lognormal distribution which is right skewed. Another problem ...
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Calculating R* in a two-asset world

In chapter 5 of John Cochrane's Asset pricing, we derive a state-space interpretation of the mean variance frontier by defining $R^*$ and $R^{e*}$. A little forward, we have this formulation: $$R^* = \...
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Using monthly CRSP EWRET to build equally weighted portfolios based on market equity and book to value ( SAS)?

I was wondering if it is possible to download the EWRET variable from Wharton in order to construct equally-weighted portfolios and rebalance every June? I have seen a few fancy codes for this ...
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What is the consumption constraint in writing the continuous version of Asset Pricing Model?

In the first chapter of John Cochrane's Asset Pricing textbook, in order to calculate the price in discrete time, we solve the maximization problem of $Max\space E(\Sigma\beta^j U(c_{t+j}))$ when our $...
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Volatility Managed 6 Factor Model (Fama French) - Does it make sense?

after weeks of intense research and in spite of the current situation, I decided to ask the following question to some experts (you): I would like to develop/investigate a volatility managed six ...
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How to build a Fama & French model based on the international data provided by French?

I am trying to obtain a 3 factor Fama French model based on the "International Research Returns Data" provided on French home page https://mba.tuck.dartmouth.edu/pages/faculty/ken.french/data_library....
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Central Pricing Relation CCAPM

I need to understand what to do, when i take the covariance of an expression that looks like this: $\operatorname{cov}_{t}\left(\frac{U_{1}\left(\tilde{c}_{t+1}\right)}{U_{1}\left(c_{t}\right)}, \...
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Derive Q-dynamics of $\ln S_t$ having multiplicative error structure

From Kwon, T. Y. (2012). Three essays on credit risk models and their bayesian estimation (Doctoral dissertation): Assume the following log equity price model: $$\ln S_t = g_S(V_t,t,\Theta_V) + Z_T$$...
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Some aspects of the market price of risk

I am a little confused about the market price of risk. Take the following geometric Brownian motion: $$dS_t = \mu S_t dt+\sigma S_t dW_t$$ The market price of risk is defined as: $$\frac{\mu-r}{\...
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Why price with lower volatility yield higher expectation under risk neutral measure

Suppose $S_1$ and $S_2$ are two asset prices, such that, E[$S_1$] = E[$S_2$] under physical measure and $\sigma(S_1)$ > $\sigma(S_2)$. Then why E[$S_1$] < E[$S_2$] under the risk neutral ...
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Risk-neutral price of $H=e^{X_T^1+X_T^3}$

Let $B=(B_t^1,B_t^2,B_t^3)$ a $\mathbb R^3$-valued Brownian motion. Let $r_t$ (risk free rate) be bounded and deterministic. Let consider the DISCOUNTED market $$d\overline X_t^1=\frac52dt+2dB_t^1-...
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Understanding Fama Macbeth Regressions of Returns

I'm trying to understand what the Fama-Macbeth regressions of returns actually mean. The source of confusion is a 2013 Novy-Marx paper, in which he states the following: "The first specification of ...
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Deriving CAPM from APT framework

I was wondering if it is possible to derive the CAPM from the APT? My argument is that CAPM basically just is a 1 factor model, where the APT has multiple factors. Can any of you guys help me?
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Replication of the paper: “A Comprehensive Look at the Empirical Performance of Equity Premium Prediction”

I recently replicated the paper "A Comprehensive Look at the Empirical Performance of Equity Premium Prediction" and found out that my estimation of the equity premium differs from the data provided ...

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