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How to calculate one-year forward one-year rate?

I'm just a little lost on how to calculate forward rates. I know this is an easy question, but, if we are given a one-year and two-year zero rate (let's say, for the sake of the argument, 2% and 3% ...
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Standardized numerical values for ratings

Is there a standardized way of transforming the ratings of any of the major ratings agencies (S&P, Moody's, Fitch) to a numerical value. Ideally, it might be possible to create a similar scale for ...
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Converting long term lease rates to shorter term lease rates

I would like to convert a 5-year lease rate into 1-year lease rates? I'm assuming all you would need to do this is the depreciation curve and the yield curve. Does anyone know how to do this or know ...
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Do you have any examples of 2 assets that are non linearly correlated? And any models that calculate portfolio risk based on non-linear correlation?

Do you have any examples of 2 assets that are non linearly correlated? And any models that calculate portfolio risk based on non-linear correlation?
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Why is there inconsistency in WACC vs unlevered return?

To evaluate an enterprise we can discount free cash flow by either the unlevered required rate of return or the WACC. With Tax we have: $WACC=R_e \frac{E}{E+D}+R_f\frac{D}{E+D}(1-t)$ where $R_e$ is ...
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Getting a list of all trading days?

I have a large dataset (taken from Kaggle: https://www.kaggle.com/borismarjanovic/price-volume-data-for-all-us-stocks-etfs/), and I would like to fill in the missing data. To do that I can (1) ...
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Some definitions in the BARRA Predicted Beta model

I'm studying the BARRA Predicted Beta model, and the common factor covariance between portfolio $p$ and the return on the market $m$ is defined as the product of the transposed vector of the factor ...
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Lo Mackinlay variance ratio test derivation ( how to derive the equation for VR(3) [closed]

Lo Mackinlay variance ratio test derivation, how to derive the equation for VR(3)
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Valueing a Short future contract with dividens [closed]

A forward of an underlying paying a yield $q$ can be priced with the equation: Price $= S_0 e^{(r-q)*t}$ or Price $= (S_0-I)e^{rt}$ Where $S_0$ = Spot price, r = interest, q = dividend yield, I = ...
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Why a Quadratic Utility Function will imply an investor's utility function [closed]

Explain why a quadratic utility function U(W) = W – bW2/2, b > 0 will imply that an investor’s utility function will be a function of the mean return and the variance of his portfolio. Show why this ...
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Barrier Option from binomial tree

What is the smallest information structure that is required for using the binomial tree to calculate the price of a barrier (up-and-in) option? My gut feeling is any node below the node that reaches ...
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How to test the linearity assumption of a model?

Let's say I want to have a model that projects income over a stressed period. I have a marked-to-market component that shows the P&L of trading book positions during this stressed period. Along ...
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Is there a quantitative definition of a Quiet, Moderate or Accelerate market conditions?

i know the StdDev price technical indicator which is the standard deviation but this one has an absolute value. The market conditions are: Quiet: lower oscillation of price around a constant ...
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Monthly Discount Rate in NPV Calculation [closed]

I have been offered 2 payment methods as I was buying some tools for a company I work for. I need your help to assess the best method. Here it goes, Total cost is $100 and I don't want to pay it all ...
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Which methods are there to determine the price of futures contracts?

Which method apart from the cost of carry model exists, and which works best in real life? How does the market expectations impact on the futures price?
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Arbitrage argument and Market Quotes [closed]

Good day, I wanted to ask for help with a question from one of my exercise sheets. For a share S the market quotes a given strike K in both european and american styles. Use an arbitrage ...
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Equal Weight better sharpe than Tangency portfolio

Could you explain to me what it means to have better Sharpe Ratio in Equal Weight portfolio than tangency portfolio (max sharpe). Thank you.
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Should the unsecured loan ( for example Bilateral loan) be more expensive than a secured loan ( Bond repo) in the 1 year?

What i am trying to understand is, the Repo trader when he prices a Reverese repo to the sales team, how should it be priced? Usually Repo trader or ALM gets funded (FTP) by their Treasury Dept. ...
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Portfolio Variance - Explanation for equation : Investments by Zvi Bodie

Source: Investments 10th Edition by Bodie, Zvi. Page 227 Chapter 7 In Equation 7.17, the book breaks the variance into two parts. I can't seem to understand why the 1/n is represented outside the ...
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purpose of negative revenue

Can anyone explain negative revenue on quarterly reports? It is creating discontinuities when I compute growth rates. Here is some example from my SQL: ...
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I need good book about quant finance [duplicate]

Hi i want someone to tell me how to improve myself in quant finane , i start read for jean hull but i dont find enough explanation to mathematical things ,i realy need your help to find a good book ...
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Mean Variance Investment problem

I attach a part of a paper explaining how the weights of a market portfolio are derived. I do not understand how equation 5 has been derived and, in particular, where the zero beta portfolio's return ...
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Is R suited for a Quantitative Finance executable application

I wonder if a R-Shiny application works well for a production environment or the only option is C++. I make this question taking in account that R and C++ have a widely set of quant libraries that ...
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Merton's portfolio problem with constraints

Suppose the investor can invest in a Black-Scholes market with one risky asset $S$ with drift $\alpha$ and volatility $\sigma$ and a riskless asset $B$ with a riskless rate of return $r$, and the ...
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why bridgewater filing only shows 10 billion in AUM

bridgewater supposed to manage 200 billion, but it 13F filling only shows 10 billion in AUM https://fintel.io/i13f/bridgewater-associates-lp/2018-09-30-0 why is it?
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How to Parameterize a Bond Yield Curve?

Suppose I have a Bond Yield Curve (assume Semi-Annual Compounding), at term 1M, 3M... 1Y, 2Y... 10Y, 15Y ...30Y (x-axis is maturity / term). How should I parameterize this yield curve? Any ...
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can a country replace its debt with a low interest loan?

Recently in my country, someone started a buzz in which he had plans to replace current debt of the country with low interest loans from other countries such as Japan. May I know if this is possible ...
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Interpreting Fama-French factors for the German stock market

I calculated the Fama-French five factors myself for the German market. Most of my results align well with prior research, except one thing: When i do the calculations for the sub-period from 2011 to ...
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Natural Gas Modelling

In job adverts for natural gas/power trading it states knowledge of supply and demands models for these commodities. Does anyone know of any good papers or primers on S&D modelling?
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Fama MacBeth cross-sectional Regression

I am deeply confused right now and hope someone can help me out a bit. I want to replicate part of a paper from Fama/French (2008), Dissecting anomalies, specifically, Table IV "Average Slopes and t-...
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Limit order book cancellations

Is there any practical and academic interest in predicting which orders in a limit order book will be canceled? From a policy point of view are people interested in detecting potential spoofing ...
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When estimating P/L through greeks based on zero rate curves, does it contain time (theta) PNL?

Suppose on day 1 we calculate a delta wrt. a point on an interest curve of zero rates, we then let 1 day pass, recalculate the interest curve of zero rates with the same bonds (though now day 20 bond ...
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Which stock price to take for historical ratios in stock screener (EPS etc.)?

We are currently testing a stock screener that we built and want to implement historical ratios in there too - this is working already for all ratios that don't require stock prices (so all ...
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Does Academic Research Destroy Stock Return Predictability?

McLean/Pontiff (2016) give evidence that portfolio returns are 26% lower out-of-sample and 58% lower after publishing an academic paper on variables, which are likely to predict cross-sectional ...
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What if CAPM cost of equity is negative?

Dear Community members, I calculate 5 years trailing beta using capm. After that I calculate estimated cost of equity. However, what I have is that most of the observations have negative cost of ...
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Headquarter Relocation and Stock Return - Influence of Universities

Scott Galloway states in chapter 8, The T Algorithm, in his book The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, that a successful strategy to become a "trillion dollar company" must ...
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Barrier Shifts - necessary for up-and-out call / down-and-in put?

Recently I came across the topic of barrier shift for barrier/digital options. I found that most examples centred around down-and-in puts / up-and-in call / digitals. I am wondering if we need ...
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Replicating portfolios [closed]

Prices of a stock are modeled using a two-period binomial tree, with each period being six months. The continuously compounded risk free interest rate is 7 % The stock pays 2 % continuous dividend. ...
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Utility functions, are they used in the real world by hedge funds, banks, etc?

I am starting to study mathematical finance. When I studied microeconomics and macroeconomics I studied utility functions, but I never saw how they are in the real world. I do not see how they can be ...
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Pricing methods in the real world when there is more than one free arbitrage price

Perhaps this question sounds trivial and obvious, but I am starting to study this new field. When we are in a complete market without arbitrage opportunities there is only one risk-neutral martingale ...
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Why do we require a continuous volatility calibration while pricing Options [closed]

On pricing Options the volatility surface is represented by a mathematical model (with parameters). What does it mean to calibrate the volatility surface How often has the volatility surface to be ...
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Cost of equity proper way of calculation

Dear Community members, I need to calculate cost of equity following the following description: (Please, correct me if I misinterpret the meaning) "The annualized cost of equity, re(t), is ...
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Fama French sorting

I am trying to calculate my own monthly fama french factors SMB and HML and I have a general question about a final screening act. I understand that to sort companies in june of year $t$ they need to ...
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How to calculate Market Return based on an own sample?

I have read several papers and am more confused than clearer about my problem after the reading. I am trying to validate my sample. I use the Schmidt et al. paper (2015) as a guidance to construct ...
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Long Horizon Regression, stationary variables

I am currently looking at long-horizon regressions, to be clear, $$Y_{t,k}=\theta X_{t-1}+ε_t$$ Where, the dependent variable is a k-period return, regressed on a lagged predictor. I have seen ...
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Calculating Mutual Fund Returns [closed]

Using Thomson Reuters Eikon I can extract the monthly NAV and Dividen Payments of a fund. I would like to calculate the monthly returns of a fund now. Would this be the right approach? Fund Date NAV ...
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Using interest rate as a discount factor in dividend discount model

In this paper, Galí and Gambetti calculate the fundamental value of asset price by using policy interest rate as a discount factor. I was wondering if the policy rate can be used in this kind of ...
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How to measure the impact of regulation on fund fees?

I want to measure the impact of mandatory disclosure on inducements on fees. I thought about doing a difference-in-differences analysis around the date of the new regulation with mutual funds as the ...
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How to Calculate Stock Return with Stock Bonuses and Rights?

I would appreciate if you could let me know how to calculate stock return for a given company when the company issued bonus shares and rights. If company just paid dividends, stock return would be: ...
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Distribution of data for GBM

I am running some Monte Carlo simulations with GBM on time series of commodity prices. First of all, the price data is annual between 1900-1950. I would firstly like to know if it is bad practice to ...