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A TIPS that matures in less than a month from now should trade like a treasury...Why can't I get the YTM's to match?

If a TIPS bond matures soon, lets say 4/15/24...we should know all the payments. I would think that if we calculate the YTM on that after adjusting for inflation it should have the same YTM as a 4/15/...
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Why does Excel's XIRR() yield a different result than the FFIEC's Reg. Z APR calculator?

I'm hoping someone can help me understand the difference in how Excel calculates the XIRR and how the APR is calculated (according to App. J, Reg. Z in the United States). I'm trying to calculate the ...
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Pricing a floating rate callable bond with rate scenarios, please help!

I need to price a floating rate callable bond in Excel. I am new to this and struggling to find good information on this specific situation. I have several rate scenarios until maturity, i.e. the ...
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Fama-French Regression Output Interpretation (Intercept/Alpha)

I am currently doing a report regarding Fama and French 3 and 5 factors model. I was provided 3 companies with each of its daily stock return from 2015-2020, and the values of all 5 factors during ...
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Is sorting stocks into portfolio mandatory in Fama-French model?

I am currently doing a report regarding Fama and French 3 and 5 factors model. I was provided 3 companies with each of its daily stock return from 2015-2020, and the values of all 5 factors during ...
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negative portfolio variance? Creating a positive semi definite matrix in excel

I am attempting a portfolio optimization model and ended up generating negative portfolio variance using 2WaWbσaσbcorrel(a,b) or 2WaWb*Cov(a,b) From reading the linked article where other users had an ...
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How do you extract only prices for an index from Bloomberg?

I’m trying to get data from an index on Bloomberg terminal into excel with BDH command. Specifically I am trying to get all of the closing prices for each company in the Russell 2000 index for every ...
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Automatically Import Stock Data - Yahoo Finance & Microsoft Excel

How to import Growth Estimates: Next 5 years(per annum) from yahoo finance to microsoft excel?
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Alpha calculation inconsistent across methodologies

I'm fairly new to finance, and this does not make sense to me. Consider benchmark & active monthly returns as shown here: If I do a line of best fit, I get an intercept of 8.4% Which is meant as ...
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Bloomberg Excel API for Hourly Volume Data

I'm trying to download hourly trading volume data via the Bloomberg Excel API. For context, this is the formula I'm using, which pulls hourly trading data for Apple between Dec. 10, 2021 and Dec. 17, ...
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Spread duration curve by issuer or by sector

I was surprised to see that spread duration was not offered as a curve in Bloomberg. As a result, I'm trying to find a curve (in Bloomberg) or build a curve (maybe using the Excel API) which ...
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Does anyone have all of Paul Wilmott's "Spreadsheets and VBA" files?

I couldn't find it on his website and the only ones I have are the files contained in the Introduction to Quantitative Finance's CD.
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Bloomberg API / Excel Add In - Delisted Stocks

So I am using the Bloomberg Excel add in but can also use the API. My dilemma is I have a list of tickers containing SP500 historical constituents and I have retrieved 600 of them from an alternative ...
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Future Value: the functions in Excel, Matlab and Numpy Financial don't work when the number of periods is large

The Future Value function and its expected behaviour Excel's function FV(rate, nper, pmt, pv) calculates the future value of an investment based on periodic, ...
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Where to find Historical price data (csv preferable) for global Gov bonds and markets. All dollar denominated?

I'm doing a lengthy backtest on a certain portfolio and i've managed to get FTSE 100 data going back to 05-30-1990, where could I find data for global Government bonds going back to that date? A csv ...
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Backtesting a permanent portfolio

I'm looking to backtest this portfolio: Global Bonds, gold, Global Stocks, short-term t-bills (1/4 each) from 1990 up to this year, rebalanced monthly. Then take a variety of statistics on the time ...
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Bloomberg Excel API, how to extract one number out of BDS

The BDS function provided by the Bloomberg Excel plugin produces multiple cells. For example, =BDS("VOD LN Equity", "TICK_SIZE_TABLE") fills three columns and 19 rows of data. The ...
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Building a fundamental equity scoring model based on data from Bloomberg

I have identified around 20 interesting statistics for a universe of stocks, regarding metrics of size, growth, valuation, quality, risk. Think market cap, free float, average daily volume. The ...
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Issue with Monte Carlo Simulation on an interest rate tree in Excel

I need to build a Monte Carlo simulation model that does 10 iterations on the interest rate tree. I need to identify the interest rate given a sequence of moving up and down the interest rate tree. I ...
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Best way to get Sharpe ratio and volatility based on BBG-data in Excel for automation

For tickerized portfolios in PRTU, I want to extract Sharpe ratios and historic volatilities per annum or for 1, 3, 5 years from Bloomberg. So far, I have been ...
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FX Option Price Quotation

I'm trying to replicate the following FX vanilla option pricing exercise (and the conversion between the quote types), taken from Wystup (2006). A call's value today is well-known given by BS / ...
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IRR with Inflation Rate

I have cash inflows and cash outflows for a 7 year period and my MIRR and inflation rate. That's all the information I have. How do I calculation the IRR taking the inflation rate into account in ...
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Bloomberg bond clean price and accrued amount differs from Quantlib

I'm getting the different bond clean price from Bloomberg and from QL but surprisingly Bloomberg price matches with excel price() function I have the following bond : GETC21117030. The parameters are ...
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Complex numbers in VBA

Hey I try to price options in VBA. To do this I need to define characteristic function and do some operations on complex numbers. For example I have this code: ...
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How do you simulate returns for a portfolio when you have Lumpsum + Monthly investments (SIP) in place?

I'm trying to simulate portfolio returns using Norm.inv function in excel. Inputs to the formula: Prob= Rand, Std dev= Historical, Mean= 5 year historical average. Its easy to do this when you're ...
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Excel PasteSpecial Values shortcut button causing QuantLib to crash

I am experiencing a strange issue with QuantLibXL when I use the quick-access PasteOptions/Values button on the Excel right-click toolbar (apologies for the picture: it is surprisingly hard to capture ...
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Populating price data from Bloomberg in Excel with BDH via macro not returning time series

Though issue has been addressed before on stackoverflow and reddit, I was not able to find any useful answers. I'm running a macro to populate price data with a macro via excel bloomberg API, say <...
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Portfolio Weight Constraints

Hi, So I was asked to calculate the maximum sharpe ratio using solver in excel but it gave me really big numbers for the portfolio weights. So I was wondering what is a good constraint to add and why ...
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free equity screeners with export to excel

I am having a tough time finding a free equity screener that allows me to download the following data into excel: P/E or EV/EBITDA, Growth, Return on capital or any return measures would be helpful. ...
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How to Calibrate SABR parameters by fixing Beta(Quantlib XL/Python)

Unable to find a good example for either Quantlib XL/Python where we can calibrate Alpha, Rho and Nu by fixing Beta. Any help would be appreciated
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Option Based Portfolio Insurance OPBI Simulation Excel

I want to simulate an example of OBPI in Excel. I can't find any example online with random figures that show how to simulate it. I tried to understand the appendix of Perold (1995): Dynamic ...
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Different XTIR results between Excel, Google Spreadsheets, LibreOffice Calc and my algorithm

I am developing an algorithm to calculate XIRR, and I found some differences between excel and my algorithm, so I decided to compare other software that have the XIRR formula. I found the following ...
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How to calculate IRR between 2 numbers

I want to consider 4 scenarios in google sheets. All deal with a periodic return over n periods Positive to Positive Positive to Negative Negative to Negative ...
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Swaptions vols,object using quantlib xl

How can I build a good vol surface using QuantlibXl? My goal is to price a swaption 5 year with option maturity 1Y1M. The data are:
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Excel rate function with nper as decimal returns unexpected result [closed]

I set up a simple problem Payment after 0.4 year is 25. The rate is 10%. I calculated PV as $\frac{25}{(1+10\%)^{0.4}} = 24.77$ Then I did Rate(0.4,25,-24.77,0) in ...
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How to use quantlib Excel for valuation of european swaption with vol surface to calibrate?

I would like to replicate the following Bloomberg pricer in quantlib using Quantlib xl. Is it possible? Thanks
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how to calculate yearly volatility from weekly obersvations over 179 weeks?

I am working right now at something and I want to get sure that I am not doing any mistakes - maybe you can help me: I collected weekly returns from a stock over 179 weeks and know I want to ...
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Excel formula for Laplace distribution

I am trying to create a forecast model, projecting the number of passengers through an airport over a period of time (daily, weekly, and monthly). I've already used Excel's FORECAST and POISSON ...
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Find Interest Rate Swap BUMPs from Bloomberg in Excel

I have a bunch of plain vanilla interest rate swap contracts with all the relevant details regarding payment structure such as notional, fixed rate, index, payment frequency, reset convention, etc.. ...
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How can I get real-time CDOR rate, swaps, and options pricing data refreshed on a daily basis in Excel?

I'm currently using "Bloomberg Anywhere", which is the same as Bloomberg Terminal except account-specific rather than PC/hardware-specific. I currently have to refresh the rates every morning at ...
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Single-step Monte Carlo in Excel

How do you simulate correctly using raw prices not returns? I have corresponding periods of earnings to Futures but the Excel call function =NORMINV(RAND(),mean,stdev) generates negative Futures ...
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Annualising standard deviation (monthly, quarterly data)

The question I have refers to annualised standard deviation. For example, I have various funds monthly returns data for the period 1980-2019. Some of them report data for e.g. 13, 19, 43, 56 months ...
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Extract historic share prices for certain securities at certain points in time with Bloomberg Excel Add-in? [closed]

In order to create some sort of basic framework for everything we are planning on doing in a research project, we would need to get historic intraday data about share prices at certain points in time. ...
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Calculating the interest portion of a loan between two dates

The IPMT function in Excel calculates the interest portion of a loan between 2 dates. Is this a closed loop formula? Or are the payments projected and the interest summed up? I need to implement ...
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Finding Lead-Lag Relationship [duplicate]

Given two series of data, volatility and returns, is there a way (Excel) of finding which one is the leading factor and lagging factor? Thank you for your help.
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Markowitz models with uncertain returns

I am analyzing the Markowitz models with uncertain returns as follows: after calculating the expected returns and the covariances of 30 monthly historical series of 30 stocks, I resolve the Markowitz ...
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How to compare bonds in terms of volume traded in Bloomberg Excel Add-in?

I want to compare how much bonds of a handful of companies have been traded over the last years and pick the most traded bond for each company via the Excel add-in. One example of what I have tried ...
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Multi year performance evaluations [closed]

first question here on StackExchange; I would value your help, I am on excel working with a 3 year / 36 month investment performance. I am calculating the Sharpe Ratio as follows; Cell KV32 = ...
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(Bloomberg) BDP Formula question [closed]

Good Morning, I am using the below formula and need some help, how do I change the below strike price (400) to pull from a separate cell (T2) I have on the spreadsheet? ...
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question on XIRR (excel)

Let's say we have an initial investment of -10 on 1/1/2000, and from 1/1/2001 to 1/1/2018 (with annual payments on Jan-1 of each year for 18 years) we get a CF of +2 each year with a final payment of ...
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