# Questions tagged [derivatives]

A financial contract whose payoff is linked to the evolution of an underlying security.

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### Is there an analogous strikeFromDelta implementation for 1st gen barrier options?

I have a simple replication pricing implementation for 1st gen exotics (digitals, single and double barriers, etc.). In order to effectively test strategies I want to price "like" strikes ...
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### Name for option valued by a time difference

Is there a name for an option whose value is determined by a time difference? I mean a derivative whose contract reads something like, "If stock $X$ goes below $Y$ at time $T_1$, and $T_1$ is ...
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### How to price a set of cashflows from which the buyer can choose one?

Lets consider an arbitrage free and complete Model.Let also focus the analysis on the discrete time setting.Assume you have a finite set of random Cashflows $\mathcal{A}$. That means all elements of ...
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### What is delta of an option signaling?

In an interview I was once asked what the delta of an option was and my answer started from the fact that it is the first derivative of the option with respect to the price, and then I concluded ...
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### Finite difference methods with discontinuity in the payoff function

I have implemented a finite difference scheme for pricing options using a Black-Scholes-like model. I tested my implementation on a call option, and found that it gave extremely inaccurate results. I ...
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### How to price a risk reversal for common dice gain with chance to re-roll

I was just thinking about an extension to the common dice throwing interview expected value question: Question: Imagine a game where you throw a die and get a payoff equal to the number shown by the ...
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### Computing VaR in a Monte Carlo simulation (question from Joshi's book)

I am studying Joshi's book on C++ for derivatives pricing. I am at chapter 5 on implementing a statistics gatherers class to use in a (simple) MC routine for pricing vanilla options, where it is ...
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### Show that a forward starting option has 0 delta, and no sensitivity to volatility until the strike is determined

I need to show that the payoff: $([(S_{T2}-S_{T1})/S_{T1}]-k)^+$ a. Has 0 delta b. Has no sensitivity to quadratic variation of the underlying till $T_1$ Additionally, I would like to know for what ...
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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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### Are there any equity derivative instruments offering exposure to borrow rate optionality?

Just what the question says. I understand lots of equity derivatives have secondary exposure to stochastic rates, but I would like to understand if there is a payoff that has borrow rate as one of its ...
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### Is completeness of a financial model relevant for derivatives pricing?

If a market model is complete then every derivative has a unique arbitrage free price. However we are not starting with a model but with a arbitrage free Model class $\mathcal{M}$ (E.g. the ...
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### Cash settled contracts price convergence at expiry

I am aware why the price of the underlying security/commodity and its futures contract price would converge at expiration, i.e. if the underlying price was lower than the futures price, an arbitrageur ...
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### Mini Nikkei Futures Contract - Tick and Point Value

for the Mini Nikkei Futures Contract traded at the Osaka Japanese Exchange, it states that the Tick Value is 500 Yen per Tick. But the actual contract is quoted in 5 Point Increments. Is the correct ...
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### Using a Swap curve to price Interest rate Swaps

Say we have a 3-m LIBOR IRS (interest rate swap) with quarterly fixed payments (2 year contract), and we want to value this contract (after say 6 months has passed, i.e. there remain 1.5 years to ...
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### How to value a long term interest rate swap if the floating leg is USD-LIBOR

To value an IRS, you require a spot/zero curve. If I am correct this zero curve will be the USD-LIBOR curve. However, if you have e.g. a 10-year swap that you are trying to value 2 months into the ...
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### Model independent (or reasonable assumption) bounds on OTM put price given an ATM call price

I am looking for model independent (or weak/reasonable assumption) bounds on price of a OTM vanilla put on strike $k1$, conditional on an observable price for a ATM call at some strike $k2$. I ...
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### How can we argue that the "economic" risk-neutral argument doesn't introduce arbitrage?

I am wondering why when use the "economic" risk neutral argument, we don't introduce arbitrage. By "economic" I mean an argument that doesn't use stochastic calculus or equivalent ...
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### Data sources on derivative book composition for large investment banks

Is anyone aware of a data source for the composition of the derivative books across asset classes for large investment banks? As an illustrative example with dummy figures, this could be a database or ...
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### Is the initial value of the portfolio replicating a forward zero?

This is from the book Financial Calculus: An Introduction to Derivative Pricing by Martin Baxter. By choosing appropriate weights in a portfolio of a stock and cash bond you can replicate the payoff ...
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### Deriving the Heston-Hull-White PDE

I'm trying to derive the Heston-Hull-White PDE. The correct backwards PDE is equation (1.3) of this paper on page (2). I will begin deriving the forward PDE, but switching between the two is trivial. ...
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### How to calculate net exposure on a Interest Rate Swap (and on derivatives in General)?

I would like to know how to measure Exposure on swaps (IRS, TRS...) in general . Example, if a party A has a OTC position of 100 million USD in IRS with party B, is party A exposure = 100 million ...
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### Implied cross currency curve

For EM countries without a liquid xccy curve, how I can imply it from local government bonds or swaps?
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### Barriers on structured notes

I asked a question here: Structuring and Customization Thanks to all the contributors. However, I now have a follow-up question. I would like to buy barrier options and I was informed from that post ...
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### Structuring and Customization

It seems complex derivatives in particular exotic options are not available at any retail broker. Can a regular retail trader get access to these instruments? Maybe through prop firms or banks? ...
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### Pricing of a barrier reverse convertible in python with monte carlo simulation

I'm a finance student and try to do the pricing of a given barrier reverse convertible. This has to be done by a Monte-Carlo-Simulation in Python. The underlying is a stock of ING Groep N.V. Strike ...
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### Martingale proof: Call-prices must be increasing in maturity

I have observed that IV is increasing with time to maturity by using market prices and plotting IV (from Black-Scholes) against log-moneyness, $\log(S_t/K)$. $S_t$ being the price of the stock at time ...
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### Show that the price of a LIBOR rate paid in advance is a linear combination of caplets

Let $L(t, T_1, T_2)$ be the forward LIBOR rate at time $t$ for the period $T_1$ to $T_2$. If a security pays some multiple of $L(T_1, T_1, T_2)$ at time $T_1$, how can we show that the price of this ...
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### Higher Capital and margin requirement for bilateral Non-central cleared OTC Derivatives

The OTC Derivatives reforms after Global Financial Crisis include higher capital and margin requirement for bilateral traded OTC derivatives? I have the followings questions: The higher capital ...