# Questions tagged [correlation]

A measure of the degree of linear association between a pair of random variables.

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I want to calculate correlation with spread (which is often in dollar changes) and then a return but I want to make sure I get the most accurate result possible. What do y'all recommend?
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### Correlation with Differ Units of Measurement [closed]

I was wondering how to accurately get the correlation between a variable of percent change return and a variable of dollar change or basis points. Should I standardize both variables or will that lose ...
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### Correlation between CDS return relevance

I see that there is much literature that uses the correlation notion in the equity returns to construct a graph or look into how they are related to one another. If we want to extend this to Credit ...
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### Mean-variance framework with endogenous correlations

In most mean-variance frameworks I have seen, once we clear markets in the model, it determines asset prices (and returns). However, all of these frameworks assume that the correlation matrix of the ...
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### Cholesky decomposition reduces volatility of simulated Wiener Process / Brownian Motions

I am trying to simulate $n$ correlated geometric brownian motions (GBM) given a specified correlation matrix $\Sigma$ by following this procedure which uses Cholesky decomposition. However, when I ...
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### Serial Correlation & martingale difference sequence

Can someone help if my assumption is correct? Thank you! Because there is a presence of serial correlation in daily returns, can I assume this justifies the choice of the assumption of martingale ...
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### Techniques for proxying time series / stock prices

What are some good techniques for proxying time series? My purpose is for risk management / modelling and I would like proxy to missing series. Given that I also have to account for volatility, ...
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### Two sound waves in phase at different lags with varying signs?

I have two interest rate time series but want to think of this as sound signals for thought purposes. Imagine you have two time series of audio signals. You run a time lagged cross correlation ...
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### Interpreting the average correlation figure in Pozzi et al. (2013) paper

Has anyone read the paper "Spread of risk across financial markets:better to invest in the peripheries" by F. Pozzi, T. Di Matteo & T. Aste? If so, how do you interpret equation (1) in ...
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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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### Lemma (maybe) to imply the sign of the sensitivity to correlation

Can anybody please help me to understaind if this result is true ? Let $\pi=\mathbb{E}\left(f(X_{T})g(Y_{T})\right)$ where $f$ and $g$ are increasing functions. Hence, $\pi$ is increasing with respect ...
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### Simulating Correlated Stock Returns in Python (SciPy)

I'm looking to generate stock returns with inter-stock correlation in Python. However, the output is not behaving properly and may have accidental temporal correlation causing issues. This code is ...
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### Kelly Criterion for Multiple Simultaneous Correlated Bets [closed]

I am looking for an equation for the optimal fractional bet sizing for N number of simultaneous correlated bets. I am looking specifically for an equation for binary bets, but an equation for bets ...
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### Where to find retail trading volume data?

I have plans to work on a paper to study a possible correlation between fluctuations (volatility) in the European and American markets with retail trading activity, either dollar and/or ticket volume. ...
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### How to simulate correlated stock prices (not returns)

Suppose we have two stocks following GBMs. Drift and volatility are calculated based on historical data. Furthermore the stocks are assumed to be correlated (i.e. they move together, if stock 1 goes ...
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### GBM drift when simulating correlation betwenn GBM with Cholesky Decomposition

I am currently trying to simulate correlated GBM paths and I found the Cholesky Composition for it. From my understanding, the Cholesky Decomposition can be used to create correlated random variables ...
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### Infill lower frequency data: Brownian Bridge

Given monthly returns data, I would like to infill those to get daily returns. Roughly estimates imply that annual volatility is about 1.5x of SPY. One option that came up in my initial research was ...
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### Examining the dependence of the fractional difference parameter in ARFIMA(0,d,0) vs bar size for Realized Volatility

Realized volatility is a long-memory process and so I fitted an ARFIMA(0,d,0) to log(RV15) where RV15 is realized volatility calculated from 15-min bars. I proceeded to examine how changing the bar ...
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### Information Coefficient (IC) Formulae Differences

I am learning about Fundamental Law of Active Management, and there seems to be two different Information Coefficient (IC) formulae presented. Though I myself am not a CFA candidate, these appear to ...
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### How to properly calculate the average across multiple correlations?

I'm trying to obtain an average across 3 correlations. Using Python, I obtain these correlations with: corr = df.apply(lambda s: df.corrwith(s)) which outputs: <...
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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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### Correlation between corporate bonds and treasury

What aspects decide the correlation between US corporate bonds and US treasury ? I was told that some corporate bonds are more sensitive to treasury than others. Sectors or maturity?
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### Find k of n assets that "minimize" the correlation matrix

I'm trying to find an efficient way to select $k$ from $n$ risky assets that are the least correlated with each other. I know that I can perform a brute-force search of all $k$-sized combinations of ...
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### How to extract informative value from correlations of assets? Subadditivity of correlation calculation an issue

I was reading Nassim Taleb's Paper: Fooled by Correlation and found it very informative. I had always struggled with finding value in correlation in Finance, especially seeing a lot of bad ...
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### Hedge 3 securities against 3 other securities

I have a portfolio of 6 securities, 3 long 3 short. I need to hedge them against each other so directional exposure = 0. How would I decide how to weight each security? Is there a model to do this?
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### Contribution to Mahalanobis Distance

I am using Mahalanobis Distance to measure abnormal behavior within a portfolio consisting of a handful of general asset types, and am trying to figure out how to decompose this measurement into ...
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### Correlation between brownian motions and Cholesky decomposition [closed]

I know it is a pretty basic question (I'm new at Quantitative Finance), but what's the logic behind the Brownian Motions correlation? The expression is: Where is this formula coming from? On the ...
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### Sensitivity of correlation swaps to stochastic volatility

Are correlation swaps sensitive to stochastic volatility? Can you please justify from a theoretical point of view?
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### Select top $n$ most correlated assets in universe

I know this questions is a bit ambiguous, but I guess that's natural. To put it simply: I have a universe of around 600 stocks. How do I find the top $n$ "most correlated" assets? At the ...
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### Joint probability of default

Had a couple of questions from Jorion's FRM book (5th edition, page 438, Table 18.2 shown below). The book has a very stylized example as shown in the table below. The example shows how to calculate ...
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### Autocall- equity/funding correlation

Could someone explain how the price of an autocall changes with equity/funding correlation, please? I have sometimes heard that the trader who sells an autocall is long equity/funding correlation but ...
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### How to calculate if a portfolio has diversification

I writing a paper and wanted to know the best way, method or theory to know if a portfolio is diversified. To give you some context, I wanted to know if whether putting Bitcoin into a portfolio with ...
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### Running an autocorrelation with blanks?

How does one run an autocorrelation when there are blanks in the dataset? I have a dataset of interest rates and I am plotting day x vs day x-1. I’m unable to run a correlation in Excel if there are ...
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### Correlation for Trading vs. Risk Management

Assume a portfolio that contains some asset A and that I am contemplating hedging my delta in A by taking a position in asset B. I would determine how much of B to buy/sell based on the linear ...
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### MSCI World and MSCI World future: low correlation, how come?

Noticed today that hedging the MSCI World (NTR, div reinvested) by shorting it's very own future (same underlying index, also NTR) leaves a lot of active risk. This is explained by low correlation ...
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### Calculating the downside correlation between two time series

If I have two financial time series and I want to calculate the correlation between them when series1 gives me a negative returns, would that be as simple as picking only those periods where series1 ...