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Double Heston model calibration in Christoffersen's paper uses 52 sets of market data (each set as of a different date). Why?

I've just read the paper on Double Heston model (2009) from Peter Christoffersen. They calibrate the model using market data from every Wednesday in a year period. So in the same calibration they ...
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Why would one need forward prices to perform derivatives pricing?

I am trying to understand the purpose of inputs the software of my company is using. Amongst others it needs calibration instruments, a model type, initial values of the respective underylings and a ...
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Why calibrate vol based on consensus?

I am starting to work on building vol surfaces using implied vols on the short run mixed up with consensus vols ran through a whole bunch of interpolation/calibration/smoothing process. Although I ...
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Option pricing when stock price follows binomial tree

Assume that the stock price is currently trading at $S_0$. It is known that the stock price follows a binomial tree, such that its price will be either $S_0e^{\theta_u}$ or $S_0e^{−\theta_d}$ over the ...
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Calibrate Local Volatility model to price quanto options

I have a Local Volatility model. I compute the LV surface $\sigma_{S}^{local}$ on vanilla option of $S$. Assume the vol of foreign exchange is constant and know, and the correlation equity/FX is known....
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Can't fit Bloomberg volatility smile with pysabr. What am I doing wrong?

I want to make sure that I can properly use SABR model on 1-period interest rate options, i.e. caplets, therefore I attempted to get lognormal volatilities for 4%, 6%, ATM, 8%, 10% strikes for 3Mx6M ...
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Should one calibrate SABR model on caps or caplets?

I want to build a volatility surface for caps on a 3M index implied from SABR model. I have a set of cap normal volatilities for a range of strikes (4%, 6%, 8%, 10% and ATM) and maturities (1, 2, 3, 4 ...
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In which scenario would we end up with more than one $\mathbb{Q}$ after calibrating an incomplete model?

Reading the literature I see that quite an effort is made to price derivatives in an incomplete setting. I see stuff like efficient hedging, indifference pricing, choosing $\mathbb{Q}$ by considering ...
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Calibrate 1-factor Gaussian HJM model on forward rates and ATM caps prices

I'm trying to solve the following problem as a part of the Interest Rate Models course The algorithm that I'm following is derive simple rates from the given forward rates via $L(0, T_i) = \frac{(1+\...
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Inverting the Black formula for Cap price to find Black implied volatility

I'm solving the following problem as a part of Interest Rate Models class on Coursera I'm having a hard time using nonlinear root solver to invert the Black formula for Cap price in order to obtain a ...
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Why calibrate volatility Models to volatility surfaces rather than underlying's historical price data?

I'm trying to grasp the rationale for calibrating stochastic volatility models (i.e. Heston model) to empirical IV data from market prices. Doesn't this assume that the options are fairly priced and ...
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Why are implied parameters preferred over expectations of future implied parameters?

For example, when we price options on assets under the Heston model, we often compute the volatility of the volatility of the price of those assets implied by the market at time $t=0$ using the market ...
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Question on model recalibration upon a spot shift scenario analysis

I am given a plot of the fair value of a complex derivative against a scenario spot shift for a range odd possible shifts (-40% to 40%). Let us say the pricing model is a local vol model. I am unable ...
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Why should future short rates tend towards the current term structure of interest rates?

I'm currently looking at the Hull-White model reproduced below: $$\mathrm{d}r = \lambda(\theta(t)-r)\mathrm{d}t + \sigma\mathrm{d}W(t)\text{.}\tag{1}$$ I have a simplistic understanding of the model. ...
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When are parameters calibrated using one option type applicable to price other option types on the same underlying?

I am coding up some basic models to show prospective employers, but I am forced to guess "what is done in practice" since I don't yet work in the industry. I am implementing various ...
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Risk Neutral Valuation, Drifts and Calibration

Lets consider a pricing model like Vasicek. Apparently, if you calibrate a derivatives pricing model to market prices this gives you risk neutral parameters. Its not clear to me as to WHY this will ...
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What is the definition of "co-terminal swaptions"? why they are important in the calibration process?

could anyone help me understand the definition of "co-terminal" swaptions? What are they? Can you provide an example to illustrate? And why such instruments are important in model ...
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Calibration of Heston model with stochastic short rate

I have following Heston model with stochastic short rate: \begin{eqnarray*}dS\left(t\right)&=&r\left(t\right)S\left(t\right)dt+\nu\left(t\right)S\left(t\right)dW^{S}\left(t\right)\\dr\left(t\...
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Interest rate caps and floors - where to get data [duplicate]

Hey I need some prices of interest rate caps and floors for model calibration. Where can I get (or eventually buy) data?
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Can you calibrate the Heston model using stock price trajectories?

I'm interested in calibrating the Heston model so I was reading about it online. All procedures I could find was using market prices for European call options and using the (semi-)closed-form ...
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Calibrate Hull-white one factor model with swaption in analytical formula

I've been trying to calibrate Hull-white one factor model with swaption but I have a trouble making closed form solution of swaption Below is the part of paper I've been referencing to https://people....
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Theoretical and practical drawbacks of using Deep Learning for calibration and pricing

I am investigating the suitability of using deep learning for pricing and calibration for the full implied volatility surface. Such examples of their application are in papers here and here. During ...
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Calibrating OU parameters using AR(1)

I have a mean reverting time series and want to find the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck (OU) parameters of it. I researched the internet and found that we can calibrate the model as a simple AR(1) process, $$\...
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Stochastic Volatility vs Vanna-Volga

I'm working on the calibration of the Heston Stochastic Volatility Model for some FX option data for my bachelor thesis and I was asked "Why should people use Heston instead of other simple ...
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calibration of a local volatility model

Generally speaking, when calibrating a local volatility model a la Dupire to European vanilla calls, should I use the numerically (PDE or Monte Carlo) solved price for the vanilla call in the cost ...
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calibration of local volatility to

I'm looking to understand the practical details of calibrating local volatility to option prices for a range of different expiries using the Dupire local volatility equation. Would appreciate some ...
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MatLab code does not work for Heston model calibration

I am trying to calibrate Heston model on some data and I have the following code. Code is supposed, after it reads the data, to give back 5 parameters. However, I get an empty answer from MatLab. Does ...
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Heston Model Calibration with MatLab: model prices do not fall in the bid-ask range

I am currently implementing the MatLab code reported below for the calibration of Heston Model. The code seems fine and, by reading the paper where I took the code, I was able to calibrate and price ...
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Vasicek Model With Jumps

I'm trying to calibrate a mean-reverting, jump diffusion model using the outline provided on page 11 here: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.40.3489&rep=rep1&type=pdf ...
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Calibrate Geometric Brownian Motion of trading volume time series

Let's say I'm modeling the trading volume of a stock price (e.g. Apple Inc.) to follow a Geometric Brownian Motion and I want to estimate the parameters (i.e. drift and volatility) using historical ...
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Calibration when characteristic function is not known

The prices of the call and put options can be quickly calculated using many methods using the form of the characteristic function. But how to calibrate a model when we don't know the characteristic ...
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Calibration Hull-White

This is more a conceptual question around calibration. My objective is to calibrate a 1-factor Hull White model, and my question relates to calibrating a and sigma (both constants) to swaptions. Let's ...
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1 Factor Hull And White Swaption Calibration

I'm trying to calibrate a Hull and White model with constant volatility, mean reversion and theta such that the model can reproduce the initial Term Structure. I'm using this python code adapted from &...
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Explicit expression for option prices in SABR?

I am trying to get a grip of the current state of research regarding option pricing in the SABR model. Am I correct in that, so far, there is no known general formula for the option price in the SABR ...
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Derivation of $u=e^{\sigma\sqrt{dt}}$ and $d=e^{-\sigma\sqrt{dt}}$

Anyone could provide me a proof of how, starting from $\frac{dS_T}{S_t}\sim \operatorname{N}(\mu dt,\sigma^2 dt)$ with $p:=\frac{e^{rdt}-d}{u-d}$, we can obtain the parameters $u$ and $d$ as from ...
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Hull-White Monte Carlo simulation - mean reversion function

Quite new to implementing Hull white model in Monte Carlo simulation, hope to get help for 1. how to get the function $\theta$ in the following formula (the function used to match initial term ...
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Carr-madan vs COS method vs other methods

Hey during calibration we have to calculate option prices very fast. The most popular method was developed by Carr-Madan, but COS method also is very popular. The problem is for example with Variance ...
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Heston model on currency

We could have the formula for Heston model for currency as (under the Risk-neutral measure for $r_d$) - $dS_t = \left( r_d - r_f ...
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Forward skew generated by Local Vol model

I'm digging into the properties of the Local Vol model and I become confused with statements made by authors in papers/textbooks (without explanations) like, "The forward skew in local vol model ...
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Two questions about COS method

Hey I have some problem with COS method. Here is the paper of Fang and Oosterlee https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.466.267&rep=rep1&type=pdf Why in table 1.1 they ...
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Calibration data selection - basic rules

Hey I found following rules for selecting data for calibration (source: "Kou Jump Diffusion Model: An Application to the Standard and Poor 500, Nasdaq 100 and Russell 2000 Index Options" by ...
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How to choose the martingale measure in incomplete markets

Hey I know that when market is incomplete, then we have to choose an equivalent martingale measure (I heard about Escher Transform martingale measure, Mean correcting martingale measure, minimal ...
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How to estimate the risk-free rate when pricing options - calibration

I would like to calibrate my model to the current call option prices (with 17 different maturity times) but I don't know how to choose a risk-free rate in this case.
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PnL due to model recalibration and its relationship with hedging error

Consider the case where at t=0, I calibrate my model to the market, but at t=1 my model is no longer able to recover the price in the market, so it needs recalibration. Say I have delta hedged my ...
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How to calibrate models with unbounded parameter space

I am calibrating the Heston model with sequential quadratic programming algorithm. It turns out that the volatility surfaces I am calibrating to can be fit very well with extreme values of mean ...
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Bond Options Calibration to market volatility using SABR Model

I'm trying to calibrate bond option implied volatility from SABR model to market volatilities, I tried calibration in python but the smile isn't correctly matching with market volatility? Any help is ...
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Local v/s global calibration for a Bermudan Option (calibrate co-terminals vs entire matrix)

I am quite new to rates modeling and I have a question on the pros and cons of calibrating to larger set of vanilla instruments v/s calibrating to an exotic's 'natural' hedges. For example, I could ...
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Hull & White 1F - What is the appropriate calibration portfolio for Libor indexed structured note?

I'm wondering what is the best swaptions or caps portfolio I could use to calibrate the two parameters of H&W 1F model for a structured note with optionality on Libor underlying. Let's suppose ...
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What does it mean to "calibrate vols"

As a beginner, it can sometimes be hard to discern what different terms and phrases mean in QF. I've heard multiple people such as academics and market-makers say things like "calibrate vols" or "...
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Libor Market Model with SABR Calibration

What is the industry practice in calibrating SABR Libor Market Model? Do you first calibrate the SABR model using market data and then implement the libor market model with the calibrated parameters? ...