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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### How does negative performance of a portfolio constituent affect its weight?

This is an easy question, I hope. Suppose we have a swap A with a long position, which, originally, has a weight of 30%. Over time, it has a positive performance of 3%, meaning we have a multiplier ...
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### CIR from the summation of OrnsteināUhlenbeck processes with different parameters?

Here I see how the CIR developed from OU s with the same parameters. I wonder how the solution will change if we are adding squared of OU processes with different parameters? In this proof, it is ...
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### Quantitative finance for physicists

I am looking for good books to learn quantitative finance. As I have strong background in physics, I would appreciate introductions that do not hesitate to show the equations, but in the same time ...
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### Dynamic programming and Bellman equation to obtain the maximum

This is the problem of Marhsall (1992) "Inflation and Asset Returns in a Monetary Economy" and Balvers and Huang (2009) "Money and the C-CAPM" Suppose an endowment economy where the representative ...
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### Modeling regulations of middlemen

I am searching for some paper that models the regulations of market makers in stock or OTC markets. Is there anybody who have seen some marekt microstructure paper for modeling regulations and what ...
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### yield curve basics

Suppose we observe the following term structure (of annualised spot rates): 0-3 Months $\rightarrow$ 4.0%. 0-6 Months $\rightarrow$ 4.2%. 0-9 Months $\rightarrow$ 4.4%. Question1) How can we ...
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### Mutual fund theorem

Theorem (Mutual fund theorem in the case that there is one risk-less asset and at least one risky asset). Suppose that all preced- ing assumptions in this subsection are valid. Consider the constant ...
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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 ...
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### Integrable cumulative income process

I am trying to read Karatzas/Shreve "Methods of Mathematical Finance". In ch. 1, Definition 5.5, a cumulative income process $\Gamma(t)=\Gamma^{\mathrm{fv}}(t)+\Gamma^\mathrm{lm}(t)$ (a semimartingale ...
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### Rigorous proof that volatility target strategies actually tend to the target

I'm working on a paper about volatility timing and target strategies, practical implementation included. While writing down the mathematical description of the model I wanted to include a rigorous ...
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### How to calculate the revenue yield?

Origination fee is charged as 3.0 % of average funded loan size. How to calculate the revenue yield in the table below?
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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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### Boyles Model for Trinomial Tree

I know that the risk neutral probabilities in Boyle's Model for the Trinomial Tree by recombining where $m=1, u.d=1$ and $u=e^{\lambda\sigma \Delta t}$ $p_u=\frac{u(V+M^2-M)-(M-1)}{(u^2-1)(u-1)}$ ...
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### Throwing a dice and risk neutral probability

Consider the game of throwing a "fair" dice. Not sure if the answer is obvious but is there any proof (e.g. replication argument) that under the risk neutral measure the probability of any outcome is ...
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### Option pricing without analytical solutions

I am quite new to the topic of financial options. I'm aware of options with analytical solutions (e.g. European options in Black-Scholes and Ornstein-Uhlenbeck models). I read that sometimes (most ...
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### Equilibrium with H agents when some of them are not aware of some assets

Assume there are H agents with constant absolute risk aversion $\alpha$. There is a risk-free asset, and two risky assets with distribution $S1$ ~ $N(\mu; \Sigma)$, where $\mu \in \mathbb{R}^2$ and \$\...
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### Yearly Performance of US Mutual Funds

Does anyone if there is a dataset, possibly free, that has data on the historical performance of US mutual funds? It would be fantastic if it also includes their fee structure also. Thanks!
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### Why sub-replication is not studied in literature

There are numerous paper about super-hedging and super-replication in an incomplete market where the risk neutral measures are not unique. The most fundamental result is that the super-replication ...
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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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### Information asymmetry models

I am searching for some textbook in financial mathematics that presents information asymmetry models (maybe more advanced models), so as to make some practice. Does anbody know such a book?
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### What is the SDE of this equation? [closed]

I am new and struggling to understand how to solve this using Ito lemma. Can someone please explain it to me: $$dS_t=-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2 S_t dW_t$$ what is the solution with explanation please