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### Estimating the XIRR of a very non uniform cash flows

It's my second post, so please bear my lack of experience in this field. I've a very irregular cash flow (here you can see the set of date - cumulative cash flow) The XIRR, calculated with Excel, is ...
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### Errata for Mark Joshi's Concepts and practice of mathematical finance

I am wondering if anyone has a PDF copy of the errata for Mark Joshi's book "Concepts and practice of mathematical finance"? It seems that Mark's website markjoshi.com is not accessible anymore. I ...
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### Forward Contract Price on Zero Coupon Bond

I'm trying to calculate the forward contract on a zero coupon bond where the forward contract matures at t=4. The zero coupon bond matures at t=10 and has a face value of 100. The price of that bond ...
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### Stochastic Interest Rates in Option pricing

My lecturer has written the slide below. The function B^T(t) is a zero coupon bond. I don't understand how V(t) can be a negative integral from 0 to ...
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### Option percentage quotation for structured products

I am having some trouble to understand how option premium can be a percentage for structured products. For example, in an Equity Linked Note, let's say the bond part cost 80% of notional we have 20% ...
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### What are some of the more Math-oriented professional certificates in Finance? (more math-oriented than CFA) [closed]

What are some of the more Math-oriented professional certificates in Finance? In particular, I'm interested in learning about professional certificates that are more Math/Statistics-oriented than the ...
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### Exposure/Factor Analysis on a loan portfolio?

I am working on performing factor analysis on a loan portfolio. This is my understanding so far, and I was hoping that some of the smart folks here might be able to chime and guide me through this ...
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### Need help with understanding the Mathematical notation in a research paper

Shown below is a snippet from the paper Arbitrage-free SVI volatility surfaces by Jim Gatheral and Antoine Jacquier (2013) (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.0646.pdf) . The formulae shown below are on page ...
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### Advice for senior thesis [closed]

I'd like to get my degree in mathematical finance, or eventually in quantitative finance. Could you give me some (original) ideas, maybe transversal between the two, on which to focus my thesis? ...
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### Utility Function with respect to Quantitative Finance

I am trying to understand utility function and its application in quantitative finance. I have done some preliminary research on the same (have gone through Paul Wilmott on Quantitative Finance) but ...
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### Forward skew generated by Local Vol model

I'm digging into the properties of the Local Vol model and I become confused with statements made by authors in papers/textbooks (without explanations) like, "The forward skew in local vol model ...
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### No Arbitrage condition for assets with different time frame

In the classic literature, one always assumes that the assets in the market are all available from the very beginning ($t=0$). And under such condition the market is arbitrage free iff there exists an ...
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### Contingent Claim Bounds

In my course on discrete-time finance we derived the following equality for a lower bound for the value of a not necessarily replicable contingent claim $D$. Here we are looking at a single period ...
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### Why does the Hurst exponent pseudo code not match the Python implementation?

I am working on understanding the Hurst exponent calculation by Ernest Chan; however, the description of the algorithm does not match the Python implementation. Chan [Algorithmic Trading: Winning ...
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Relatively simple question, but came upon it in class and have not been able to come up with an answer: The two-year bond yield is equal to 4% while the 10-year one is equal to 10%. You want to put ...
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### What is the R code for estimating copula parameters of BB1 with dim=2? And what's the code for gof test of BB1?

Kindly assist with R code for BB1 copula. Text books and research articles provide codes for clayton, gumbel, frank, normal and t copulas. However, I can't find code for BB1. For example, this is ...
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### Is my python solution good? : Global Minimum Variance portfolio with 'no-short sale' constraint

Question Is my python code an answer (at least a close answer) to get the weight vector of the Global Minimum Variance portfolio problem? My codes are shown below after some explanations. Details ...
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### Unique risk neutral measure for jumps or incomplete markets for jumps

I wanted to understand why the market is incomplete in jump-diffusion models. whereas if we have a model following geometric Brownian motion then we can get a risk-neutral measure and hence a complete ...
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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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### Stock returns: Exponential time decay

I am replicating some research that uses two years of single stock returns (i.e. N= 250*2= 500) and then applies an exponential decay with a half-life of one year to these returns. Does this mean ...
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### How to find the derivative for a multi-factor geometric brownian motion model

Does anyone know how to find the derivative for a multi-factor geometric brownian motion model $\frac { dS_{i}}{S_{i}}$. I have seen solutions for the standard GBM model however I suspect that the ...
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### Relation of risk-neutral probability measures to arbitrage opportunities

Could someone describe how risk-neutral probability measures are linked to arbitrage opportunities and also to whether or not a market is complete? I've been asked this question and am unsure how to ...
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### How can I convert rolling annual returns back to quarterly returns?

I have a series of rolling annual returns and would like to convert these back to quarterly returns, which have not been provided. Is this possible formulaically, or is something like Excel's solver ...
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### What the … are all of you studying/working for asking such questions? [closed]

Sry, I'm new here. But I am just astonished by all those sick questions and answers you ask/provide... Are most of you studying mathematics or are your finance programs that good, that you can ask/...
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### Linear programming and minimum cost network flows vs nonlinear and discrete optimization

At my college I have an option: To take either of these two classes. My intended career pathway is into quantitative finance and I wanted to know which one would have more use as a quant. Here is the ...
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### Question about financial mathematics, meeting a claim

I have a question regarding exercise 12, chapter 1 of "A course in Financial Calculus" by Alison Etheridge. It is as follows: "Suppose that the value of a certain stock at time $T$ is a random ...
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### Calculate percentage change within sliding window

i have aggregated minute OHLC data and looking to find large percentage changes of y% within a sliding time window of t for the close value - for example a change of 4% within 15 minutes would be the ...