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Shares of stock traded in a stock market. Equities represent the residual claim or interest of the most junior class of investors in assets, after all liabilities are paid.

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Recovering index weights via least squares regression on components

As an exercise, I wanted to re-construct the index weights for the Nasdaq-100 (^NDX) via linear regression. For these purposes I got the daily adjusted close of its 103 components from alphavantage.co ...
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Fama-Macbeth Regression: Weird Risk Premia

I just conducted a Fama-Macbeth regression where in the first step I calculated a time-series regression for each individual stock to get three betas (for mkt-rf, smb, hml) for each stock. Then I ran ...
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how to find a good ML stock prediction implementation? [closed]

I know there are lots of github repositories about applying ML techniques into stock market prediction. But I can't find the one for my purpose: Suppose I have lots of data sets from stock exchange ...
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Option on Futures vs. Stocks

The Black-Scholes call on a Futures is valued as: $$ C_t=e^{-r(T-t)}[F_tN(d_1)-KN(d_2)] $$ It holds: $F_t=S_te^{r(T-t)}$. If I plug this back in, I get the Black-Scholes call on a stock: $$ C_t=S_tN(...
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Dollar/time weighted rate of return of Stock Investment

Question: Stock initially trades for \$120 per share. An investor decides to purchase 1300 shares. After 5 years, the portfolio is worth \$245,570.00. At that time, the investor decides to purchase an ...
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Pricing Data/Regressions in R

I'm working on a project for my econometrics class and trying to replicate a few papers relating to Fama-French factor models. I got data from CRSP and Compustat, but I'm a bit unsure how to ...
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Costly reversibility and countercyclical cost of risk - confusion

I'm currently working on potential explanations behind the value premium. As there're two school of thoughts, rational pricing describing fundamental risk in value stocks vs. irrational behavior, I ...
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How can I use both Stochastic and RSI in technical analysis?

Stochastic and RSI both are momentum indicator but they both show momentum in different way. It leading me to confusion how to use them in trading.
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Log returns vs normal returns with weekly prices

I am constructing equity factors and I am given weekly prices for several thousand stocks. Every year the portfolio should be rebalanced, so I am always calculating the returns for a single year. Now ...
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Intuitive explanation for the smile in FX

What is the intuitive reason for the smile in FX? For equities this usually down to crash risk.
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Value-weighted return: which date should the market-capitalization be based on?

I got a short question regarding calculating the value-weighted return of portfolios. Example: The portfolio is constructed based on the value of a certain criteria on date 31.1 (Jan 31st). The ...
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Value premium analysis - Equal or Value-weighted Portfolios?

I got a question regarding the analysis of the value premium in the U.S. stock market. The task is to use the market-to-book-value ratio to split the S&P500 in five portfolios (rank 1-100,101-200,...
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Downward-sloping volatility skew in equity prices

I’m learning the market price for FRM, and I’m having a hard time understand a question in the assessment: From my understanding, the volatility skew for equity is the graph on the right upper corner:...
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Why are changes in stock market wealth considered permanent?

Assume stock prices follow a random walk. If my investments go up by 1,000 dollars on the stock market today and I keep that money invested, in expectation, how much are my investments worth 1 year ...
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0 Delta on Forward starting Equity basket option

I wanted to confirm the inherent reasoning behind 0 delta on a weighted equity basket option. For instance, if we have a basket option with a forward starting initial fixing date, we can expect the ...
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List of all Russell 2000 Stocks

Anyone know where to find a list of all the stocks on the Russell 2000 index? I've Googled away on this one, but thus far, have only found a junk site (suredividend.com) that purports to have it, ...
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Shift from stocks to bonds in the 1987 crash [closed]

I read that a potential reason for the stock market panic of 1987 could be the rapidly increasing long term US interest rates: the yield of 30Y US Treasury Bonds increased from the low of the year, 7....
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Where to get historical price and fundamental data for global equities?

I'm looking for reliable research data on global equity fundamentals, but I'm not sure which vendor provides these (and preferably only these) features: Programmatic access of data. Coverage of ...
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Value Effect Analysis: Omit negative BE/ME companies or how to classify them?

I hope this question is allowed here, otherwise please delete it. Currently I'm working on a historic analysis of the value investment strategy. The foundation of this work is to classify the ...
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when we sell someone buys, why the price changes then [closed]

I have a silly question: if I buy stocks then someone sells it and vice versa. But then why does the price changes?
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Is it possible to measure the impact of financial news on stock prices?

Having a set of news articles (or press releases) about a company (including timestamps of publication) and a time-series of the related company's stock price (at a rather high-resolution, like 1-...
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Some interpretation on some plots / statistics

I have been playing with a model just for learning purposes (I don't expect to make any money from the model) but I wanted to get some opinions on what you think are "good" values and some opinions on ...
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Best topics to begin Quantitative Finance Research/Programming

I have a background in mathematics (Functional Analysis and Probability Theory) and am looking to acquaint myself with research in quantitative finance, particularly with a programming component. ...
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Backtesting a stock scoring model

I'm working on a simple stock scoring model consisiting of 3 factors: 1.market cap 2.liquidity of the stock 3.the value at risk we defined 3 intervals for each factor and we assigned the ...
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What is the stock price expectation?

The Hull textbook (and accompanying technical note) says that the expected stock price $\mathbb{E}[S_T]=S_0 \exp(\mu T)$. However, the answers to a British actuarial examination (Q4 for September 2018)...
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Pricing Equity Swaptions

Consider a swaption to enter into a standard equity swap as a fixed-rate payer, equity receiver, in which the notional principal is fixed. If the strike is K. the underlying swap starts at time 0=n ...
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Frankfurt stock exchange companies

I can't seem to find all the symbols for companies traded at Frankfurt stock exchange, presented as csv (or any downloadable format). Could you help me?
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Relationship between ROE and IRR

In the textbook I read the following: We can increase the present value of a share of common stock with a new investment only if $ROE > r$ , where $r$ is a discount rate (capitalization rate). ...
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Cheapest instrument choice for low frequency long/short equity

I am trading a market neutral long/short equity portfolio. Right now I am trading cash equities, but I am interested in replacing some or all of the cash equities with derivatives, either single stock ...
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Expected Yield to Maturity & Default Risk Premium

For a corporate bond, which natuarally has a default risk, the expected yield to maturity (EYTM) is defined as the probability-weighted average of all possible yields. Hence, for a 10-year zero-...
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How to calculate yield from holding companies like BRK?

We know Buffett's Berkshire doesn't pay dividends. But Berkshire owns many companies that pay dividends, say Wells Fargo and BofA. If one day, BRK decides to pay dividend, would their yield be around ...
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How to deal with intermittent NA values in a price series when calculating returns

Let's say a have a price series for a share for the year 2000. On the 27th of July 2000, there is a missing value represented by NA. This was not a holiday or any other non trading day as other shares ...
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How to backtest a sample of trades to optimize stop loss on losing trades and profit targets on winning trades?

I have a history of hundreds of executed trades. Given those trades, I want to know if there's a tool or framework that can help me figuring out: What would have been the most cost efficient stop ...
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Permanent stock referencer

I am building a data set of stock market data and was wondering how (what algorithm) to use (internally) to assign a key to each stock so that they key will remain the same always (tickers change and ...
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How does the securities lending market work?

After doing some research, literature suggests that "most" securities lending happens over-the-counter (OTC) as opposed to securities trading which is mostly done through a centralized electronic ...
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Equity Forward Price calculation

In the book of John Hull, the price of an equity forward on a dividend paying stock is formulated as: $$F_0 = (S_0 - I)e^{rT} $$ where $r$ is the risk free rate and $I$ is present value of the stream ...
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Getting index sectors historical weightings from Bloomberg using python

I want to know how to download an index sectors' historical weightings from Bloomberg. For example, S&P 500 is comprised of Telecom Svc, Materials, Utilities, Energy, Consumer Staples, ...
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Value weighted Portfolio: Include Market cap of pref shares?

I got Datastream MV data for my sample and i want to exclude Preference Shares. Since Datastreams definition of MV is shares*price there are two Marketvalues, one for common stock, one for preference ...
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Using ISIN to identify stock at yahoo finance

I'm collecting stock data for private analysis. I found a very excessive list of stock at https://www.xetra.com/xetra-de/instrumente/alle-handelbaren-instrumente/boersefrankfurt but the problem is ...
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How do flat demand curves for stocks allow for price changes?

Many models in asset pricing base their assumptions on a flat demand curve for stocks, as they are viewed as goods with perfect substitutes. With this, I understand that any sort of stock sale or ...
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Does Adjusted Closing Price take account the Expense Ratio?

first time posting at Quantitative Finance. I am trying to use the yfinance python library to load various ETF's data and compared the return. I understand the adjusted closing price handles the ...
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Identifying the same company behind stocks traded in different exchanges (e.g. CUSIP and WKN in 1990ies)

I would like to merge two data sources with companies headquartered in Germany between 1980-2000, but listed in Germany and the US. One source identifies "German companies" by their CUSIP, the other ...
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What is a good reason to accumulate a stock that is going to be delisted?

There is a stock in the Philippine market under Resorts World Manila with the stock code RWM and I have been monitoring this ...
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How to calculate the expected stock returns for an individual stock?

I know about CAPM. My question is if this method is also viable: Calculate monthly logReturns ...
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RQuantlib not returning greeks for options

I do not manage to get Delta/Gamma/Vega/Theta using the simplified AmericanOption function from RQuantLib: ...
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Correct Discount Curve for Exchange Traded (Centrally Cleared) Products

What's the correct discount curve to use for exchange traded products? Would these be discounted at the OIS rate (because of the central clearing house)? E.g. the E-Mini S&P500 Future @ CME: I'm ...
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Is there any source where I can find historical data OR beta for Indian stocks based on their ISIN numbers? [duplicate]

I need a source that provides beta or historical data (through which I can calculate beta) for Indian stocks based on their ISIN numbers, having an API or csv deployment devices
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Beginner FFT (Fourier) transforms on closing prices for Apple

I don't know math very well, but I have been programming for many years. I would like to use FFT as a parameter to a ML model. The FFT is diving down sharply. I tried many stocks and its the same. ...
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What methods of Data-Screening are necessary before starting an analysis with Thomson Reuters Datastream?

So im currently focussing my research on Momentum-Trading Strategies. I downloaded Constitutents of different All Share indices (including Price, Return index, Market value and Dividend Yield). For ...
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Stock prices and PCA

I'm trying to construct a portfolio using PCA based on a number of stocks. I was wondering what the best way to standardise the stock prices are. Which method would be more appropriate? Standard ...