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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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In copula modeling for time series data, why do we need to fit ARIMA/GARCH and then work on standardized residulas.?

I have read that for standard copula modeling, you can get empirical cdf of data and use it for copulas. But for time series data, we must first fit ARIMA/GARCH, get standardized residuals, and only ...
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What are the pros/cons of using a copula model to price CMS spread options, in particular ones with short expiries?

The expiry of the option may not be relevant to the question, but I would be curious to know if a copula model would provide an accurate price for sub 6 month expiry options.
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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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Interpreting parameters on Matlab from Patons code on time varying copulas

I ran Andrew pattons code(2006) for Markov switching time varying copulas with an example code given in the Matlab tool box. This is the equation for Markov switching time varying normal copulas I ...
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Optimal Hedging Ratio using Copula Models

Let $r_{s, t}$ and $r_{f, t}$ be the return rates of the spot and futures of a commodity at time $t$. The hedging ratio based on variance minimization is calculated by finding the minimum of the ...
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Dispersion copula

Linear correlation controls two aspects : that of level (Basket options) and that of dispersion (spread options). Is there a copula that has two separate parameters for each?
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Copula Models for Asset Returns

I'm learning about copulas and their applications in finance. When used to assess the dependence structure between two indices for example, can the copula models be estimated directly on the log-...
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How to compute the combined probability of loss for 2 time series (consisting of historical stock prices)?

May I please ask the community's support with the following problem? I have 2 time series, with approximately 1000 observations each (same number of observations for both). They represent the daily ...
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Estimation of copula for discrete random variable

I'm interested in the estimation of parameter of copula for discrete random variables. The problem is described as follow: I have 30 discrete random variables $X_1,.., X_{30}$, each random variable is ...
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What was the probability distribution used for Mortgage Backed Securities (MBSs) during the subprime crisis?

The probability distribution used for mortgage backed securities divided them into tranches. If tranch#1 was worth 10 million USD, they got paid in full while the rest got paid partially. Most of them ...
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Price a contingent claim with payoff $(S_T-K)1_{\{S_T>K\}}1_{\{L\leq X_T\leq U\}}$

I'd like to price the following contingent claim using a copula model. $$V_T = (S_T-K)1_{\{S_T>K\}}1_{\{L\leq X_T\leq U\}}$$ where $S$ and $X$ are two stock price processes which follow a non-flat ...
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Beginner's resources on copulas and impact of correlation on loan defaults?

I'm hoping this question is not too banal or off-topic for this forum. Could you please help me understand / point me towards some resources on the impact of correlation on loan defaults? First ...
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Help me understand copula

I have been spending dozens of hours trying to understand what copula is and how it works, but still I am not able to get my head straight. I am reading the wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Gaussian copula calibration to option price

I have an "exotic" option that is a function of two interest rates (say 3m Libor at 1y maturity and 2y maturity). I assume both the rates follow sabr model (already calibrated to vanillas), ...
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How to include heteroscedasticity in copula modelling

I have a dataset of 9 variables and I want to fit a t-copula to them in order to construct a multivariate and after that resample from it. I am using Matlab. ...
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Gaussian Copulas: My Marginal Distribution Includes Negatives but My Copula is Non-Negative?

Attempting Copula in R for Stock Returns, Bond Returns, and Inflation Rates. This is my first attempt with Copulas but I have looked many places and cannot determine what I'm doing wrong. My Marginal ...
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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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Copula analytic formula for $max(S_T^1 - K, 0) 1_{\{L<S_T^2<U\}}$

Consider the payoff function $$ V_T = max(S_T^1 - K, 0) 1_{\{L<S_T^2<U\}} = (S_T^1 - K)1_{\{S_T^1 > K\}}1_{\{L<S_T^2<U\}}$$ where $S_T^1$ and $S_T^2$ are two GBM distributed stocks with ...
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What is the R code for estimating copula parameters of BB1 with dim=2? And what's the code for gof test of BB1?

Kindly assist with R code for BB1 copula. Text books and research articles provide codes for clayton, gumbel, frank, normal and t copulas. However, I can't find code for BB1, the copula family ...
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Hierarchical copula vs. vine copula

Vine copulas are a sequential cascade of bivariate copulas meant to capture the hierarchical structure in the dependence structure of random variables. How does this relate or differ from the concept ...
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Marginal Distribution using GARCH model: How to do inverse probability transform?

I have $n$ return series. I fitted AR(1)-GARCH(1,1) to each return series. Then used probability integral transform, PIT(residuals), to transform the residuals to have a uniform distribution. Then I ...
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Does the $t$-copula or Clayton copula capture the dependence structure of empirical returns better?

Which copula captures the dependence structure of empirical asset returns better? the $t$-copula, which has symmetric tail dependence, or the Clayton copula, which has asymmetric tail dependence, and ...
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Correlation sensitivity in multivariate $t$-copula for portfolio VaR of electricity futures using Kendall's tau-$b$ correlation matrix

My t-copula model captures the daily dollar returns of a portfolio of approximately 400 assets. I am curious if there's a generally accepted way to quantify the sensitivity of portfolio movements with ...
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Does Value-at-Risk have any mathematical equivalence to copulas?

Portfolio Value-at-Risk estimated using the copula approach often just means generating artificial data sampled from a parametric copula('s joint multivariate distribution) as a model fit over the ...
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Modelling dependance between the two uncorrelated variables using copulas

Are copulas good tool to model the dependence between the two uncorrelated variables. I have X and Y datasets with 260 data points each with Pearson's correlation=-0.06 and Kendall rank correlation=0....
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Is non-stationarity an issue during copula estimation?

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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Empirical bivariate copula when one variable is restricted

I am trying to find the empirical copula linking two random variables $X$ and $Y$. I have some data available but it's limited with respect to the variable $Y$ and I am not convinced it's enough data ...
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How to implement copula portfolio optimization?

This a reference request for any python notebooks, packages or blogs that teach how to do asset allocation using multivariate copulas. How can copula portfolio optimization actually be implemented in ...
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Why do we not use copula for forward starting options?

Why do we use copulas for spread options but do not use them to correlate random variables across time, such as in the forward starting option?
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Joint Distribution of Correlated Variables with Markov Switching

I am modeling a portfolio of correlated assets whose lack of liquidity can be reasonably described by a Markov-switching model. That is, not only is movement size among assets correlated, but so is ...
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Advantage of copula over estimation based on historical data

It seems to me hard to intuitively understand the concept of copulas and their advantages. For example, why would it be better to estimate value at risk of portfolio by modelling its asset returns ...
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Patton Copula model code and significance of parameters

I am trying to implement a copula model using the Patton (2006) Matlab code. I am unable to determine the significance of the parameters. Does anyone know how i can generate the standard errors from ...
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Simulating from a multivariate clayton copula

I am recently into copulas for finance, I've read several examples of how to generate dependent random variables with most kind of copulas. The problem for me is that all the books describe the case ...
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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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(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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Portofolio optimization using ARMA-GARCH-EVT-Copula

I am currently trying to do some portfolio optimization by reproducing the methodology found in Sahamkhadam, Stephan & Östermark (2018) ("Portfolio optimization based on GARCH-EVT-Copula ...
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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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Problem in copula fitting

I have returns of 2 stocks: stock1 and stock2. And I want to fit pair copula. I use this libraries library(VineCopula) library(copula) then I select an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\...