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Questions tagged [copula]

A copula is a multivariate distribution with uniform marginal distributions. Copulas are mostly used to represent/model the structure of dependence between random variables, separately from the margins.

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How to create optimal portfolio using copula functions? [on hold]

How to create optimal portfolio using copula functions? If I know only returns of some stocks.
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Fit a copula model in R

I want to accomplish the task of creating an optimal portfolio of stocks, the yield between which is modeled using kopulas. And I have data: return of 4 stocks: ...
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Convolution of Dependent Random Variables with Copulas

Lets say I have 2 different observations which are fitted to a parametric distribution. And lets say that they are dependent and can be modeled by one of the copulas. I want to calculate “a value” ...
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Practical Use of Copulas and Sample Generation

I'm currently studying Copulas. However, i did not understand something. The very basic phases of Copula fitting is as follows i assume; Model each samples distribution with a parametric(or non-...
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Historical quotes / prices of multiasset options

I am working on Lévy copulas, and I would like to try calibrating such techniques on real data. Where can I find quotes for multi-asset options? It could be exchange options or any other type of ...
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Using variance reduction on only some models

I am pricing options with some copula based models using Monte Carlo simulation. I was looking up some easily implementable variance reduction methods and decided on antithetic variates. However, ...
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Verifying two properties of the Clayton Copula

So I'm trying to verify the first two properties of a copula for the Clayton model. The first two properties being: $C(u_1,…,u_d)$ is non-decreasing in each component, $u_i$ The $i^{th}$ marginal ...
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Copula Correlations

It seems that the sample linear correlation coefficient $\hat{\rho}$ of samples generated by a copula that is parametrized by $\rho$ is unequal to $\rho$. For example, I construct a Normal copula with ...
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Metric for measuring the “spread” of a copula

I am fitting copula to log returns data for my undergraduate thesis, and comparing the quality of the fit with AIC. One interesting thing that I found is that the Clayton copula, which has negative ...
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Gaussian copula: contract price

The hazard rates for A and B are 1% and 2% respectively. A contract pays you $1 if A defaults earlier than B. What is the correlation that minimizes the price of the contract? I have not studied the ...
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Any video lecture on copula function, a statistics concept for measuring dependence?

I have read the paper 'Coping with copulas' and it is a bit hard for me to read since it has lots of mathematical equations. So I am looking for any video lecture on this topic, copula function. I ...
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Positive quadrant dependence

Gijbels et. al. Positive quadrant dependence tests for copulas (25 page PDF) What could potentially be application of this concept in economics and finance? From what I read from a couple of papers, ...
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Verifying that the extreme value copula is indeed a copula

Given the extreme value copula as defined in Schölzel/Friederichs (2008), how does one verify that $\frac{\partial C(u_1, u_2)}{\partial u_1} \geq 0?$ For the LHS, I have $$\exp\left[\log(u_1u_2)A\...
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Alternatives to Elliptical and Archimedean copulas for modelling dependency structure between stocks

Except from the well-know and well-documented Elliptical (i.e. Gaussian, Student-t) and Archimedean (i.e. Frank, Clayton, Gumbel) copulas used to model the dependency structure between stock returns, ...
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trying to better understand copulas

This topic is dense with notation that makes things a bit confusing. But is this the correct interpretation? Suppose we have two jointly distributed random variables – $X$ and $Y$ – of arbitrary (but ...
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How can we compute copula functions by using Fast Fourier transformation?

Q1. If a copula is expressed in terms of its moment generating function then how can this copula can be computed by using Fast Fourier Transformation? Q2. Can we use copula to evaluate spread option ...
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How to sample from a copula in matlab

I have two random variables (say, X and Y). Each of these rv's are defined by their CDFs (CDF_X and CDF_Y). These CDFs were obtained empirically, so they are a "stair" graph. I also have a copula C ...
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Non stationarity issue on copula estimation procedure

In this paper (1), on page 14 (section 4), the author presents an empirical experiment on the computation of a copula through the use of kernels. To do so, he uses the following stochastic process (...
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How to estimate a copula for time series

I want to estimate a copula for the innovations of two dependent time series (A and B). I have found no reference with a step by step on how to do this. I have only found summarized papers from which ...
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Bivariate risk neutral distribution through copula

I want to build a bivariate risk-neutral distribution from two liquid assets (A and B) through the use of a copula. As A and B are liquid, I have the marginal distributions from the market. All I have ...
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Suggestions to build a copula to price Quanto options

I am willing to price a quanto option through the use of copulas. I will follow the following procedure: 1) Obtain the marginal distributions of the underlying asset and the exchange rate from ...
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simulating from GARCH model with copula innovations

I have a GARCH model fitted on stock returns as: ...
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Difference between Local Vol and Copula

Let's assume we have ATM European call on a basket of two stocks and price it with: 1) Multivariate Local Vol with constant correlation 2) Gaussian copula Assuming we use the same correlation ...
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Gaussian vs Student Copula applied to finance

I would like to get your opinion on the following topic: I am comparing the behaviour of Gaussian and Student-t Copulas. I employ the follwing procedure: Simulate N=100,000 samples from a Student ...
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Is there a specific meaning to the word “convoluted” in maths or mathematical finance?

I'm reading about copula estimation in the book Financial Modeling Under Non-Gaussian Distributions by Jondeau, Poon and Rockinger. They say that full maximum likelihood can be difficult because of i) ...
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Sampling from conditional copula

Let C be a Gaussian or Student copula and F1,...,Fd the empirical margins. $C(u)=F(F_1(u_1)^{-1},...F_d(u_d)^{-1})$ I know how to draw from C and get $(u_1,...,u_d)$ Imagine that I know $u_1$ and $...
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How to fit a skew normal/t copula to data?

I want to use either the skew normal copula or the skew t copula with a time-varying correlation matrix. But so far I haven't found any way to implement this either in R or Matlab. Would anyone be ...
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How to price this basket option?

Underlying assets are three global stock index : Eurostoxx 50, HSI, KOSPI 200 Maturity: 36 months with advanced redemption date in every 6 months if prices of indexes satisfy given conditions at each ...
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Problems in computing VaR with GARCH-GPD-copula approach

I use a time-varying Gaussian copula (with GARCH-filtered standardized residuals modeled semiparametrically with Gaussian kernel interior and GPD tails, i.e. generalized pareto distributed) to ...
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False warning messages in R, is it possible?

I'm modeling GARCH-filtered standardized residuals via semiparametric distribution with Gaussian kernel and GPD (generalized pareto distribution) tails with thresholds at 5% and 95%. For some series I'...
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Forecasting conditional returns in DCC-GARCH-copula approach in R

anyone who could help me interpreting and modifying this code? I have a dataset and want to reserve the last 100 returns for out-of-sample analysis. After specifying and fitting the garch-spd-copula, ...
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(Reproducible example) Conditional returns in GARCH-EVT-Copula context (with R)

I'm estimating a time-varying correlation matrix for the normal copula using the rmgarch package from R. I've found this code in the rmgarch.tests folder. I use the ...
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'GARCH - extreme value theory - copula' approach to estimate risk measures in R

I'm reading about this approach of using GARCH-EVT-copula methodology to separate univariate and joint estimation and then estimate for example VaR and ES. I wanted to try something similar, but my ...
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Copulas and default probability

Assume a basket of 3 credits, each with some unconditional default probability ${q_i}(t) = \Pr [{\tau _i} \le t]$. Consider the joint CDF $H$ of the default times is given by $H(t,t,t) = \Pr [{\tau ...
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Estimating time-varying tail dependence for Archimedean copulas

Patton (2006) defines the upper tail dependence coefficient for a time-varying bivariate SJC copula as $$\tau^u_t=\Lambda \left(\omega_u + \beta_u \tau^u_{t-1}+\alpha_u \frac{1}{10}\sum^{10}_{i=1}|u_{...
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How to write time-varying functions in R? Applied example

Let's say I want to use a Gaussian copula $$C_{R_t}(\eta_1, ..., \eta_n) = N_{R_t}(N^{-1}(\eta_1), ...,N^{-1}(\eta_n))$$ with a time-varying correlation matrix $R_t$. Through DCC we model the ...
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Bivariate Gaussian copula with exponential margins

I got little bit lost in the formulas. Assume to have two random variables distributed exponentially $X_i \sim Exp(\lambda_i)$ and $X_j \sim Exp(\lambda_j)$. Thus, the distribution functions are $...
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Fitting Copula and Simulation

I would greatly appreciate any insights into the problem described below, regarding using the data obtained from applying the functions of the rugarch package ...
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Gaussian Copula with t margins

I am trying to fit a Gaussian Copula with t margins to my data (log returns of two stocks). It has already worked for a Gaussian Copula with normal margins with: normcopula_dist = mvdc(copula=...
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Relation of survival and non-survival Marshall-Olkin copula

Let us have two random variables $A$ and $B$ representing lifetimes of two elements of a system, where $A$ has cdf $F_A(x)$, $A \sim Exp(\lambda_1 + \lambda_{12})$ and $B$ has cdf $F_B(y)$, $B \sim ...
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copulas and time series

Can anbody explain how Copulas are used to describe the dependency between, for example, the return on two different stocks? I understand how Copulas are the "glue" that binds the two marginals ...
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Clayton-Gumbel (BB1) and Joe-Clayton (BB7) time-varying copulas

I'm trying to estimate parameters for Mixed Dynamic Copulas (Clayton-Gumbel and Joe-Clayton) Is there any code in MATLAB? Thanks for any help.
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Gaussian Time-varing copula in R

I want to estimate the parameters of time-varing Normal Copula using R. A bivariate Normal copula is defined as following: The dynamic equation of dependance parameter ρ is : So I need the identify ...
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Simulate (imaginary) asset prices using random numbers that follow a Frank Copula

I didn't understand how to simulate asset prices by using non normal random numbers. I am assuming that it would be incorrect to use the standard Geometric Brownian Motion, since it is based solely ...
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Copulas simply explained

I try to understand the basic idea of copulas, however I am still struggling and hope that someone can help me. I understood that in general a copula is a function which links several marginal ...
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Time-Varying Copulas (GAUSS)

Could anyone suggest me how to begin with Time-varying Copulas or Stochastic Copulas? I'm looking for the GAUSS code, however it seems there are only MATLAB code available over the internet. I'm ...
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Simulate from time-dependent copula in MatLab using COPULARND

I would like to simulate from a t-copula with time-dependent correlation matrices. Say I have a series of 2000 correlation matrices (obtained from a copula-DCC model for data consisting of 2000 ...
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Portfolio VaR with Copula?

Let the portfolio be given by: $$X=X_1+X_2$$ $(X_1,X_2)$ are dependent through a Copula function $C(u_1,u_2)$, such that the joint distribution is given by: $$F(x_1,x_2)=C(F(x_1),F(x_2))$$ What is ...
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how to apply a simple copula model

I'm playing around with copulas and wanted to generate some sample based on copula techniques in R. For this purpose I applied the following algorithm: Generate three sample vectors coming from ...
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How to combine Gaussian marginals with Gaussian copula to obtain multivariate normals?

in the book "Numerical Methods and Optimization in Finance" I red the following: "Combining the Gaussian copula with Gaussian marginal gives a fancy way of expressing multivariate normals. However, ...