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How to calculate Money-weighted Rate of Return when there are multiple negative cash flows during investment period?

I know that when there are multiple changes of sign in the sequence of cash flows of a project, the project may have multiple IRR, which render this criterion impractical. Therefore, in such ...
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Undergraduate thesis topics around Brownian Motion / application to financial data [closed]

I am starting my undergraduate thesis around the Brownian Motion and Black-Scholes model, but having seen that that may not be so "fresh", I am thinking of pivoting to something new and with more room ...
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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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What to choose after MBA finance major? [closed]

Particularly my younger sister is bit confused about what she can expertise in after doing MBA finance major. She has her final year this year, post which she wants some short term courses or ...
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what data sources are useful for obtaining financial statement data of listed companies NYSE and NASDAQ?

Exactly, I need balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, stock market, bankruptcy situation, fraud situation and corporate governance data of companies in USA. Thanks beforehand,
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return volatility calculation with respect to different time period

in the BS model, if an option has 3 year expiration periods, and if the time of maturity of that option is calculated( periods between the grant period 2011-9-15 and exercise periods 2014-9-15 ), and ...
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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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Cleaning of high-frequency data

In the paper "Realized kernels in practice: trades and quotes" by O. E.Bandorff-Nielsen etc. cf. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1368-423X.2008.00275.x in the section dedicated to ...
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UK GDP: What does B-E mean?

This time series from the Office for National Statistics is entitled B-E: PRODUCTION: CVM: annual & monthly gr CVM means chained volume measure, I've got that. It's B-E I can't figure out. I'...
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What does BOP: CP: SA mean?

If I look at this time series from the Office for National Statistics, the title reads Total Trade (TT): WW: Imports: BOP: CP: SA I can't find any kind of explanation for these acronyms. I think I ...
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Why is Overnight LIBOR lower than BoE Base Rate?

According to this site, the current overnight GBP LIBOR is 0.45638%, and the Bank of England base rate is 0.5%. My understanding is that the overnight LIBOR should always be higher than the base rate,...
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What data sources are available online?

What sources of financial and economic data are available online? Which ones are free or cheap? What has your experience been like with these data sources?
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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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To use daily volatility or annual volatility

From Joshi's Quant Interviews books: The statistics department from our tell you that the stock price has followed a mean reversion process for the last 10 years, with annual volatility 10% and ...
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Valuing interest tax shield with constant rate of loan redemption

A $D=\$30mm$ loan at $r_D = 6.5\%$ and a tax rate of $\tau_c=40\%$ yields an annual tax shield of $$TS=D*r_D*\tau_c=\$0.78mm$$ If $\rho=5\%$ of the loan remainder in the current year is to be payed ...
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Understanding Fama Macbeth Regressions of Returns

I'm trying to understand what the Fama-Macbeth regressions of returns actually mean. The source of confusion is a 2013 Novy-Marx paper, in which he states the following: "The first specification of ...
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Future wealth calculation with investment

Task: The student is 25 years old now. He say, that next year his salary will be 15000€ per year. His salary will grow +5% each year until his pension (when he will be 65 years old). Calculate how ...
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Interest rate calculation [closed]

The task: With what interest rate given 2000 Euros after 2 years and 3000 Euros after 4 years, the actual value will be equal 4000 Euros. This task sounds confusing for me, I tried to calculate, but ...
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Error in optimize.portfolio with transaction costs constraint

I am experimenting with the PortfolioAnalytics package to optimize portfolio with dollar neutral and transaction costs as constraints to the quadratic utility objective function. A sample R snippet is ...
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Accounting profitability [closed]

Can anyone please help me how to solve this problem? Grocery Freshly want to open a new store. They expect an initial cost of 30,000 to buy the property in which the store will be. After ...
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Are PX_BID and PX_ASK on Bloomberg closing bid/ask? or are they daily averaged?

Bloomberg provides PX_BID and PX_ASK on a daily basis, but it's not clear exactly where these numbers come from. Are they closing bid and ask prices, or are they averaged over the entire day? For ...
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Adjusting your delta hedge when the stock crashes and were originally delta hedged

You are long a call option on a stock and you are delta hedged. The stock crashes in price. How do you adjust your delta, do you buy or sell stock? Could answers please be quantitative (i am getting ...
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Where could I get European non-dividend option data

I am pretty new to option pricing. I got a task asking me to price a stock option, which should be an European non-dividend option, and compare my price to its quote. I used to use TSLA data ...
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Does “Interest Costs during Construction” impact NAV or IRR of a project?

Does “Interest Costs during Construction” impact NPV or IRR of a project? Companies often, based on accounting principles, capitalize Interest Costs during construction (i.e. they added fixed asset by ...
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Relationship between CML and SML

I am referring to the book Sharpe et al. (1998), Investments, 6th Edition. I am trying to wrap my head around some lines from the book, pertaining to Security Market Line. It reads: Earlier it was ...
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Question regarding No Arbitrage price of a call option

I have a question regarding how to solve the NA price for a slightly modified call option. Say that I have a money account $B(T)=e^{r(T-t)}$ and a stock dynamic $\frac{dS(t)}{S(t)}=(r-\delta)dt+\...
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calibration - negative call price [closed]

Im trying to calibrate a stochastic volatility model to market. I end with an MSE of 2-3 with approximately 500 quotes. Some out of the money options with call-price under 1 dollar ends up being ...
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What is the difference between exercise and expiry date?

I know in American options you can exercise the options at any time before expiry date but in European options you can only exercise the options on expiry day. On National Stock Exchange of India the ...
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Why Joshi defined option value to be discounted payoff using risk neutral expectation?

Currently I am reading Mark Joshi's The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance. At page $59,$ the author mentioned the following. Instead of requiring that every portfolio should have ...
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how to calculate implied volatility

I have some options prices I found using the Heston Model. How do I calculate the implied volatility? In Matlab there exist a blsimpv function, but is this the right tool for me since I'm working with ...
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Show that $\frac{\partial c(t))}{\partial \sigma^2 }>0 \text{ if and only if } S(t)<Xe^{-r(r+\frac{1}{2} \sigma^2 )(T-t)}.$

Statement: if $c(t)$ is the price of the digital cash-or-nothing call option, then direct calculation (under Black-Scholes assumptions) shows that $$\frac{\partial c(t))}{\partial \sigma^2 }>0 ...
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Which finance models have enjoyed particular success in recent years?

I am looking for a list of recent developments of models in mathematical finance. By recent, I mean this last decade. Which models have been developed and introduced during this period, being met ...
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How to calculate standard deviation of continuously compounded four-year stock returns?

Currently I am preparing for quant interview and I encounter the following question in Heard on the street. Question: If the standard deviation of continuously compounded annual stock returns is $...
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How can I use both Stochastic and RSI in technical analysis?

Stochastic and RSI both are momentum indicator but they both show momentum in different way. It leading me to confusion how to use them in trading.
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What is the difference between volatility and dispersion in finance?

I am confuse whether the volatility and dispersion is same or not because are use to measure the risk associated with asset. Even if they are different than what is the relationship between, if exist.
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Question about CAPM Betas - Causes of Beta Movement Query

CAPM betas are measures of systematic risks, which include things like the exchange rate, inflation, interest rates, etc. What I'm confused about is described below: E.g. suppose I'm looking at one ...
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Some interpretation on some plots / statistics

I have been playing with a model just for learning purposes (I don't expect to make any money from the model) but I wanted to get some opinions on what you think are "good" values and some opinions on ...
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Undergrad Thesis about the VIX

For week's I've been searching for an interesting undergrad Thesis in finance. I have some things in mind, but I don't want to leave outany opportunity for inspiration, so: Is there an interesting ...
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Why does the short rate in the Hull White model follow a normal distribution?

Consider Hull White model $dr(t)=[\theta(t)-\alpha(t)r(t)]dt+\sigma(t)dW(t)$ when we solve the SDE above we have $r(t)=e^{-\alpha t}r(0)+\frac{\theta}{\alpha}(1-e^{-\alpha t})+\sigma e^{-\alpha t}\...
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I need to get data about tulip price between 1936-1937

I need to daily data for Tulip Price between 1936-1937. How can I find? Please help.
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Find arbitrage opportunity in the given market model

Consider the following 3-period-market-model: The discounted price of the risky asset $S$: How can I find an arbitrage opportunity in this model? I know that there would be no arbitrage if we ...
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Ledoit-Wolf Shrinkage estimator not giving positive definite covariance matrix

I used ten year daily data for 407 stocks and computed the daily and monthly covariance matrices. Since I have more variables than observations for the monthly matrix, I wasn't surprised to find the ...
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step by step calculation of the sharpe ratio

I am trying to calculate the Sharpe ratio. Suppose I have: $$ x_t = \alpha + \beta y_{t} + \epsilon_{t}$$ $$E[x_{t}] = \alpha + \beta E[y_{t}]$$ $$var[x_{t}] = \beta^2var[y_t] + \sigma^2$$ The ...
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How to build an optimal long-short portfolio?

Assume I have α and β, How to build an optimal long-short portfolio? Can you please give me an example After building that portfolio, what's the expected return?
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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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Security Analysis By Benjamin Graham Example Doubt [closed]

So I was reading (trying to read) Security Analysis by Graham and I came across this example ("Example 1" in the image attached below) Being the noob at finance and quant that I am, I was unable to ...
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How do weights of a Mean-Variance optimized portfolio change as the Covariance matrix of the risky assets change?

I am learning a bit more about CAPM, and wanted to know if there was a specific way that weightings of assets in the optimal mean-variance portfolio changed (for constant risk aversion, expected ...
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IRR for multiple series of cash flows

I have a question on how to calculate a single IRR for a group of projects that have different start dates, but have been sold on the same date. This causes the aggregate cash flows to go from ...

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