Questions tagged [equities]

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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Determining maximum strategy capacity and optimal order size for low frequency equity strategy

I have developed a low frequency equity trading strategy that seems to work well with stocks in the S&P 500. Someone asked me about the maximum capacity of the strategy (how much AUM I could ...
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Clever ways of “summarising” the equity fund universe

I am trying to get some advice or direction (brainstorm) as to the best way to summarise/cluster/etc. the equity fund universe (which for my purposes consists of about 150 funds). Some of my ideas at ...
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Why is the value of the VXX ETN always above short-term VIX futures prices?

If the VXX is simply a constant maturity weighted average of the 1st and 2nd month VIX futures prices, then why is its market price always larger than the maximum of the two? (the larger of the two is ...
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Forecasting problem with Geometric Brownian Motion in Wolfram Mathematica

I'm a full time undergraduate student from Peru, and I'm trying to use the Geometric Brownian Motion example used in the help section from Wolfram Mathematica in order to forecast future stock prices,...
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Trend estimation techniques

What is the best way (most common) to discover if a stock is trending or not? (Despite drawing a line). A hurst exponent? A linear regression maybe?
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How to compare different volatility measures?

I read the Euan Sinclair's book (Volatility trading) in which he suggests different volatility estimators (Close-to-close, Parkinson, Garman-Klass, ...). I am inquiring about what is the best stock ...
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Calculating Geometric mean

I need to annualize daily returns for about 120 firms for over a period of 10 years. I chose to calculate the geometric return because 1) it is the actual return 2) to avoid the asymmetric effect of ...
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Can Central Index Keys (CIKs) issued by the SEC be reassigned?

Suppose company A has CIK 0000012345 and ceases to exist. At some later time, company B registers with the SEC to submit filings. Is it possible that company B will be assigned the same CIK ...
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Historical data on short rates

I would like to backtest a short-equity strategy. I'm looking for historical data on the availability of shares and cost to short certain stocks. Does anyone know of such data being available anywhere?...
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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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Detecting leading stocks using lag correlation

I am working on a project to find leading stocks in a stock market by using lag correlation. Say I want to compare 2 stocks, X and Y, and I have the time series of stock prices. Assume that the ...
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Regarding the post-facto predictability of stock market returns

Almost all of the research on equity factor investing deals with a priori predictability of the cross-section of stock market returns (i.e., models which use variables and data that would've have been ...
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American CRR implied vols

Given I have all other parameters lined up with the market (borrow rate, dividends...), if I imply volatility using CRR tree from american call and put with the same strike and expiry, will I always ...
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Financing of an equity forward

How reasonable it is to assume that the forwards (implied through call-put parity from European options) on easy-to-borrow European stocks will "grow" at Euribor/Eonia rate? In other words, is it ...
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What study has shown that “about two thirds of acquisitions end up destroying shareholder value”?

The Best of Value Investing - Part 1 says: Study show [sic] that about two thirds of acquisitions end up destroying shareholder value. What study has shown that?
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Estimating factor returns with linearly dependent loadings

Given an $n\times 1$ vector of asset returns $r$, and a $n\times k$ matrix of factor loadings $X$, we can express the asset returns in terms of as-yet-unknown factors $f$ using $$ r = Xf + \epsilon $$...
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The Public Market Equivalent measure in private equity

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Public Market Equivalent measure in private equity? Why is it that the volatility of the cash flows do not matter? This topic has been discussed in a ...
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How to properly take averages to reduce data in regression/panel data analysis

I'm trying to do a regression on my panel data. Say I have T=3500 days of data and N=125 firms. Since Matlab get's major memory issues (which I try to prevent by the usual solutions as seen on the ...
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Forecasting Equity returns using state-space models

I have data for 3 yrs of 5 min prices of various equities. I can construct a linear regression model and try to see the in-sample model performance. But I was wondering whether fitting a state-space ...
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Individual/casual investors and the bias towards blue-chip stocks?

There's quite a bit of research (example, [1]) teasing out the fact that home/casual/individual investors prefer stocks with large positive skewness. It surprised me, as I was reading a bunch of these ...
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Hobbyist Quants [closed]

I'm interested in investing some money in the stock market, and I have the math background that will make following the math used in quantitative finance possible (with some work). What are the ...
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Understanding how market making helps investors

I'm reading about high frequency trading and market making. I'm trying to understand the following example from my book: Here is an example of how market making helps investors. Suppose that the best ...
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Where can I get the actual info about how many stocks are there in markets all over the world?

I need to test an algorithm for large-scale data in stocks market. I wanna know how many stocks are there all over the world and the data source.
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How would you try to predict the future behaviour of a stock price?

How does one answer this potential interview question? It's not a very clear question since there are clearly many factors. My first guess would be to talk about looking at the expected (mean) return ...
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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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Classifying stocks by industry (free)

Is there anyway to get the stock symbols of an exchange classified by industry? For example: AMD-semiconductor The best I could find was this page: https://money.cnn.com/data/sectors/tech/electronic/...
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What is currently predictable in the stock and bond markets and what is not

Disclaimer: I have some knowledge of statistics, machine learning and probability theory, but next to zero knowledge of finance (I had to look up Wikipedia to refresh my knowledge of the difference ...
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Where to get historical equity data?

I have a decade of experience as a software engineer, but little quantitative finance knowledge. I have an idea for a simple trading strategy based around moving averages. In order to test it, I'd ...
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How to interpret regression coefficients with dummy explanatory variables?

I am a bit confused about the interpretation of the regression coefficients in a regression model: $R_{t}=\beta_0+\beta_1R_{mt}+\beta_2D_{t}+\epsilon_t$ where $R_{t}$ is the log return of some stock,...
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Technical Indicators reference

I have been looking for a good reference where I can find how technical indicators of stock market analysis are calculated. I have a dataset (time series) which I want to extract these indicators to ...
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Geometric Brownian Motion - Price Probabilities

I am modeling a stock price that follows Geometric Brownian Motion and have the following: $E(X)$ = .16 (16%) $\sigma$ = .24 (24%) $X_0$ = 95 $T$ = 1 (12 months) I am trying to find the ...
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Delta One Trading business [closed]

I don't really know what exactly Delta One desks are doing. So I was wondering if anyone was kind enough to share any papers, articles, blogs that kind of explains Delta One trading Desks activities ...
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Get market cap by ticker on 1.7.2013?

I have a list of all S&P500 tickers, e.g. AAPL, GOOG, JPM. I would like to get their market cap on 1.7.2013 (I don't have Bloomberg, only free internet). Is there an excel addin or other tool/...
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List of dates at which the NYSE was closed from 2005 to 2014?

I'm doing research on historical price movements on the New York Stock Exchange. Because the NYSE is closed on weekends, on holidays, and sometimes because of special events, special care needs to be ...
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Time Series or Regression

I'd like to research the impact of certain events and characteristics on the liquidity of the stocks over time. I've got a sample of 200 stocks and I use several measures of liquidity (Amihud, Bid-Ask ...
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Does longer time horizon necessarily imply reduced risk?

Is there a mathematical/statistical basis for the commonly-held belief that the longer certain assets (particularly equities) are held, the less risk the investor is exposed to? Alternatively, is ...
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What is meant by innovations in volatility?

I am currently reading about stocks with "high sensitivity to innovations in aggregate volatility". I am not a native speaker so this might be a trivial question, but I truly cannot find an answer ...
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Why aren't option pricing models more frequently used to value risky cash flows?

One way to think of the value of a risky firm is through expected measure theory. On the most basic level, the value of any asset is the convolution of the probability density function of its risky ...
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Find the tick increment value of an equity

Is there any resource containing the tick increment values of NASDAQ/NYSE equities (.0001, ...
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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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Optimizing Investment Portfolio

I might be interested in optimizing an stock investment portfolio. With or without using programming, is there an article I should refer to optimize my portfolio and help me taking good investment ...
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Why does computing correlation between index levels vs. percentage changes yield completely different results?

I am examining the relationship between the S&P 500 and the Industrial Production Index. Computing the correlation between these these variables yield vastly different results if expressed in ...
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How to adjust trading volume based on stock splits?

Does anyone know how to adjust trading volume based on stock splits? Here is an example of ANA (9202.T) on 2017-09-27. A stock split happened with factor 1:10. <...
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Doing MC simulation using two different methods, are they the same?

I have learnt two versions of Monte Carlo simulations to do stock price, and can someone help check if I am thinking this right. The first one is the most common one: $\frac{\Delta S_t}{St}-1 = \mu ...
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s&p500 companies value vs growth

I was thinking of examining how the constituent companies of the s&p500 are affected by sentiment in crises. Is there any way to download stock prices for all the companies? Moreover how can I ...
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Bloomberg ticks is difference from Reuter ticks?

when I using Bloomberg excel plugins to retrieve the ticks and compare with Reuter RDF data, for some UK equity stocks in same days, the number of ticks and sum of total value is difference, why will ...
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How do I calculate weighted mean with negative weights?

I need to display in my system the amount of stocks that I own and the average price it took me to buy them. I am having a problem doing that when I include the selling. Lets say I bought 4 stocks ...
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Stock price value as a continuous-time stochastic process

I am studying a mathematics textbook on the modelling of stochastic systems. The textbook uses the price of a stock as an example of a continuous-time stochastic process: If $X(t)$ is the value of a ...
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stock specific volatility

I was unsure about the precise definition of "stock specific volatility". Used in this question "A stock has beta of 2.0 and stock specific daily volatility of 0.02. Suppose that yesterday's closing ...
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Calculating excess returns

I would like to know if I am calculating these excess returns correctly. I have here an R dataframe with weekly 3-month treasury bill rates, and the arithmetic ...