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FX Options Greeks: Is there a meaning in converting the sensitivities values in different currencies?

Suppose you have a Call on JPY, domestic currency is USD The price will be in USD Let's say delta = 0.93 Does it make sense for any reporting reasons to convert this value into JPY ? What is even the ...
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Basic FX-Forwards trading Guide

What fundamentals or other factors should one follow to trade currency Forwards intraday?
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Effective Euro-USD (EURUSD) Exchange Rate Prior to Euro's Existence

Motivation: I am running a quantitative analysis that requires long-term, exchange rate data. Problem: Does anyone have methods for dealing with the EURUSD exchange rate prior to the Euro's existence?...
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How do you hedge with delta futures if payment is unsure?

A Czech company has a payable of 1,5 mil EUR that has got a settlement at the end of the current month and at the same time it is expecting a payment of 1,5 mil EUR at the half of the current month ...
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Transform Fama French Returns to Euro

I constructed a global portfolio and calculate it's daily return in Euro. Now i want to do the regression with the Fama-French daily factor-returns (HML, SMB). However, these returns can only be ...
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How are asset backed cryptocurrencies priced?

I am trying to understand the pricing of crypto currencies. Assuming there is a fictional cryptocurrency that is pegged (say) the Chinese Renminbi and the price of Wheat (the relation being the ...
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Performance Call on a Futures

I'm not a 100% on when a margin call is on a group of future contracts... The contract attributes were: ...
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Where can I get Currency options historical data?

where can I get historical data for currency options? For most part, google gives me links to binary options and other shady webpages.
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Why currencies and futures contracts can be considered as assets with known yields?

I understand why stock index can be considered as assets with known yields due to the dividends. But why currencies and futures contracts can also be considered as assets with known yields? In the ...
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Group name for currencies, equities and other financial products

I am working on a financial software system that deals with crypto currencies. This system has a model called 'Currency' that describes for example 'BTC' and market for which there is a 'base' and '...
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Hong Kong stocks and HSI - Turnover and market cap in HKD?

Hello sorry newbie questions - HSI (Hang Seng Index) and stocks under it, dividend,Turnover and Market Cap always in USD or in local currency HKD? This is actually a broader questions for Asian ...
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Do Reuters or Eikon have intraday exchange rate data for minor currencies?

I need historical intraday exchange rate data (for a minor european currency - EURRSD) for my thesis. Not necessarily tick by tick - just prices at any interval below an hour will work. I guess there ...
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How to find an initial equilibrium benchmark portfolio that includes currencies for Black-Litterman model

We're working on a term project to adjust B-L model to yield robust results. From our readings, we resulted in that initial benchmark portfolio is constructed by using market capitalization weight. ...
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credit spread ajustment considering currency

I would like to understand what is credit spread basis currency ajustment. credit spread implied by a usd bond won't be the same as one implied by a chf bond, isn't it ? Do you have any elements (...
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Where can I get json currency data feeds every millisecond?

I have been looking for free or paid json data feeds on currencies for long. I have come across: currencylayer.com Oanda XE The problem is that I really need millisecond based updates. Can someone ...
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Quanto Factor - FX Forward

In the paper Quanto Options by Uwe Wystup the "quanto factor" $Q$ is used to describe forwards/options when quanto-ed into a different currency, e.g. $$\text{Quanto Forward Value} = Q \cdot e^{-r_Q T}...
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Existential question about currency exchange Risk Factor

Ciao All, I'm working to a problem about sensitivities for products with several ccy and this questions came out. For simplicity consider a linear product (a simple cash flow) w.r.t. the ccy ...
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Benchmarking a foreign portfolio with SPY?

Here is something I'm struggling with for a few days now. I'm an European individual investor managing a small portfolio in EUR. However I mainly hold US securities, in USD. I do not hedge my exposure ...
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Is order amount related to base or quote in a currency pair?

Say I have a currency pair GBP/USD at rate 1.45, buying 1 GBP costs ...
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Modelling EUR/USD rate with Ornstein-Uhlenbeck model

I have a data set of daily EUR/USD rate for time period 2000-2018. My goal is to model future behaviour of this financial time series using Ornstein-Uhlenbeck model: $$d X_t = \alpha (\theta - X_t) ...
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Day count conventions for covered parity theory

I am calculating implied interest rates using covered interest rate parity theorem. I am looking at the Australian US currency pair. When evaluating day counts, should I be using Actual/365 for ...
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Implied Volatility of cross currency pairs

Been looking for this... Is there any way we can infer directly, say GBP-JPY's 1-year volatility from GBP-USD's and USD-JPY's? Many thanks.
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Do we model nominal or real prices of assets?

The answer is probably obvious, but interestingly enough, I was not able to find it in explicit form in the mathematical finance textbooks. So when Shreve says in paragraph 5.2.2 of SCF-II: ...
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Transform 24hr cumulative volume to sampled periods

I have a Python Dataframe with cryptocurrency data that has three columns: time, 24hr volume and price. The time is the time at which the data was received from the exchange, price is the last price ...
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Minimum Lower Partial Moment (n=2) hedging ratio

I would like to better have understanding on the minimum-LPM hedging. I have understood that the co-LPM matrix cannot be modeled by GARCH type models that are used to estimate to the covariance matrix,...
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Calculating total market price of security

Typically securities trade on a primary exchange and as such the 'price' of that security is quoted from the primary exchange. For example Exxon (XOM) stock is listed on the NYSE, even though there ...
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Put-Call Parity on Currency and Binomial Trees

I tried solving the below problem without knowing the shortcut of thinking about this in terms of a put versus a call. I can't seem to arrive at the correct answer using my method and I'm wondering ...
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Calculate price variance caused by denominating currency

I would like to calculate asset correlations while excluding movements resulting from the denominating currency (as much as possible). My common sense tells me that any two assets with the same ...
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Decreasing Forward FX rate curve

i've constructed a Forward FX curve using the formula: $F= Spot \frac{(1+I_b*n/N)}{(1+I_c*n/N)}$ when i get these Forward rates for 1 month, 3, 6 till 1 year i got a decreasing forward Fx Curve How ...
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Why would a weaker dollar keep borrowing costs low

I was reading this article and I am puzzled by this phrase: A weaker dollar has made it easier to sell U.S.-made goods overseas and kept borrowing costs low. How can a weaker dollar keep borrowing ...
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Regressing non-USD returns on FF 3-factor returns

I am analysing some portfolio returns from the perspective of a Danish investor, i.e. in the local currency, DKK. I want to regress portfolio returns in DKK on the returns of a 3 factor Fama & ...
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cross currency swap expiry principal amount

Quick question on cross currency swaps. On expiry, principal payments are exchanged again. What happens when on expiry, the exchange rate is not the same as when the swap was first entered into? The ...
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Is there a reliable International Currency Exchange rates provider in JSON format

I am looking for a currency exchange rate provider (preferrably) JSON format , that is free/open and also reliable. Anybody here have any experiences working with some solutions like this? Cheers!!
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book of options hedging case of floating rate

i'm an intern in bank at Morocco that sells vanilla options on EUR/USD , EUR/MAD , USD/MAD , it s using delta hedging strategy to cover they're position . But because of the switch to floating ...
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Currency/Forex Hedging using Momemtum Strategy

Mainly the two ways I could find on currency hedging are using forwards (to lock in a future exchange rate) and options. However, I'm curious whether currency can be hedged via some commonly known ...
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fx : HistSim VaR for currency NDFs

I might be asking a very simple question for the FX experts... I would like to check the HistSim VaR process for a currency NDF. Given the PV for the product is defined as:- (f(T) - K)*...
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How to take into account currency risk when optimizing portfolio?

I have a portfolio of foreign stocks. All stocks are denominated in foreign currency. I need to compute returns and risk metrics in national currency which is different from stocks currency. Stocks`s ...
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'Anchors' for REER/PPP estimates

I'm having trouble trying to understand the concept of 'anchors'. I came across the term in a sentence that said "we use a relative purchasing power parity approach that is based on the longterm ...
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Option Delta Conversion for currency pairs

Assuming I have a USDJPY put option at strike 100 (1USD = 100Yen) and the delta is D1. What is the delta of a corresponding JPYUSD call option at strike 0.01 (1Yen = 0.01USD) with the same maturity? ...
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fixed-for-fixed currency swap interest rate discrepancy

I was going through some basic stuff and I found something that I couldn't really make sense of. Lets say that two entities A and B engage in a currency swap. A pays 3% on USD, while B pays 2% on JPY. ...
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Convert USD yield into EUR yields

I want to calculate the EUR equivalent yield from the USD yield curve. For example : how to translate the USD libor curve into an EUR equivalent yield curve ? Do I need to use FX forwards or is the ...
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Understanding the payoff of currency options

I am self-studying for an actuarial exam and I am having a hard time understanding what happens when a currency option pays off. Consider the below problem. The payoff at $C_u$ would be $\max(x_u - ...
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translating performance from EUR to USD [closed]

can someone please let me know how to translate a performance return from USD to EUR. For instance, I have a time series (return) over 7 years from an US hedge fund and would like to translate it into ...
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Why is there onshore and offshore currency?

I hear a lot about offshore and onshore currency, but I don't understand the difference between them. What is the difference between onshore and offshore currency in a country? Besides that, why is ...
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How to work out the forward outright price from the bid/ask quotes?

I'm facing this problem: Spot AUD/USD is quoted at 0.7634/39; six-months swaps are 112.1/111.1; at what forward outright rate can a price taker sell USD value spot/6 months? On the spot side, ...
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calculating long short portfolios currency exposure

I have calculated the currency exposures of a long short portfolio simply by summing the weights of each stock. However I was told that I need to incorporate the dollar borrowing (short dollars), I ...
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Portfolio Theory: Must VarCovar Matrix be based on return var/covar?

I am trying to estimate the minimum variance portfolio where the assets are currency derivatives. In the specific case it does not make sense to base correlations or variance on asset returns. I am ...
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Bond portfolio hedging against currency risk

How do I hedge a bond portfolio against currency risk? Ideally I'm looking for books or other references on this topic.
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Best practice for international Fama-French analysis

First I have to admit that I have never been really good at thinking about the implications of investments in different currencies. I don't know why but it makes my head spin, this is why I am no FX ...
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Fama-French Factors in €

I am having a bit of a problem with currency conversion issues. What I do: I sort European stocks based on their book-to-market ratio, each year I form a portfolio (equal-weight) with the 10 stocks ...