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Sovereign bond CDS data

Does anyone know where I can download from historical data for sovereign bond CDS (credit default swaps) rates? preferebly free?
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Fama and French data: Replicating research

Is there any data out there on the Fama and French (1993) paper? I am not talking about their factor data available on their website, I am interested in reproducing their factor calculations. I am ...
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Estimate an AR(1) model from returns [closed]

I am studying share price log returns and AR(1) model. I downloaded data from $FTSE100$ and I used the Adj.close column to find the Ln returns: Now I am trying to understand how can I estimate an AR(...
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How to convert weekly data to monthly in r (or in Julia)

I have weekly series on financial risk index data as follows: DATE NFCIRISK 1/8/1971 0.58 1/15/1971 0.61 ......through 10/6/2017 -0.88 10/13/2017 -0.89 10/20/2017 -0.89 ...
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Types of programming languages used for optimization in finance

I'm currently taking graduate finance courses, and wish to pursue a career in finance - in particular $\textbf{optimization in finance}$. To date, I've only been taught the GAMS programming language (...
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When does the CBOE Put Protection Index (PPUT) make profit?

In my question, as stated in the title, I aim to understand when the strategy of the CBOE Put Protection Index (PPUT) makes profit; particularly during which market conditions. Given the description ...
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What is model-free finance?

I have run across the term "model-free finance" (e.g. there was a Thalesian talk in London recently), yet haven't found any real definition of it nor anything really substantial. Could you point me ...
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market Beta in fama french (1992) [closed]

i want to ask about the variable "market beta" which exist in the Fama and French article "the cross-section of expected returns (1992) . beta it does mean the measure of risk which we know it in the ...
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What is a “monetary non-event” for a corporation?

Not "non-monetary event" because that would make too much sense. I've never really seen this kind of a question before, but someone asked me that question because they didn't know what it meant either,...
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Day count convention Actual/Actual AFB; Factor for Date1 = 2004-02-28 and Date2 = 2008-02-28

The Actual/Actual AFB day count convention is explained on Wikipedia here. I'll condense the rules here the way I understood them. Factor = Days(Date1,Date2)/DiY If 29th february is in date ...
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Should the valuation decision of the following question be undervalued or overvalued?

The official solution to this question is B, but I don't understand that if the recommendation is given by the CAPM model, then the CAPM estimated return should be regarded as "fair" and benchmark for ...
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Projecting a Thiele differential equation with Black Scholes returns

I am trying to solve the equation $\frac{d}{dt}V(t)=r(t)V(t)+\pi-\mu(x+t)(b_d-V(t))$ numerically using the R function 'ode'. This is a Thiele differential equation for a life insurance reserve with ...
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Financial economics vs finance [closed]

What is the difference between financial economics and finance? How does affect career options as well as academic opportunities?
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Discount Curve Vs Forward Curve

This could be a trivial question, but would I like to clear the concepts. Our firm started sourcing the Murex Trades which has all the variety of Derivative products. I noticed that the Curve ...
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How does one calibrate lambda in a Avellaneda-Stoikov market making problem?

In market making models derived originally from Avellaneda-Stoikov, there is a function lambda that represents the arrival rate of orders. In its prodigy, there are different representations of lambda,...
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minimum variance hedge with stochastic processes

Problem set up: asset S: $$\frac{dS}{S} = \mu dt+\sigma dz$$ Hedged using a forward contract: $F = F(S,t).$ Hedge portfolio: $$P = S+nF$$ I want to find the variance of $dP$, and then minimize that ...
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Fama Mac-Beth (1973) vs Fixed effect

Currently testing if monthly fund characteristics (size, capital flows, age, risk, persistence,...) explain funds abnormal returns. My data is set as a panel with 1000 equity mutual funds over the ...
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Choosing the right statistical test for Mutual Fund Performance Evaluation

How do you suggest I do this? I would like to perform a statistical test to check if: the aggregate alpha of all funds equals 0. the aggregate beta of all funds equals 1. Data Sample of 1000 ...
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The R-squared of the four factor model.

Why does papers such as Fama and French (2010) and Barras et al. (2010) construct equal weighted portfolio of all funds when they analyse the aggregate performance of mutual funds? They both report ...
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Why James Simons trades it only if it is liquid?

On the website https://25iq.com/2014/07/09/a-dozen-things-ive-learned-from-jim-simons/ (mirror), James Simons cited “We have three criteria. If it’s publicly traded, liquid and amenable to modeling, ...
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Fama and French (market premium) factor

Currently I am using the Fama and French 3 factor model to explain the performance of mutual funds using monthly returns from 2000 to 2017. I use two market proxies: (1) RM-RF, obtained directly ...
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Carhart (1997) momentum factor loading

I am evaluating the performance of a sample of 1000 mutual funds over the period 2000 to 2017 using Carhart (1997) four factor model. As a way to test for robustness, I use two benchmarks. The CRSP ...
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R-squared increase dramatically when including “time dummy” (STATA)

Currently running a fixed effect panel using STATA. First, I declare data set as panel: Code: xtset id obs Where id = 350 firms and obs = 125 Then I run a fixed effect regression: Code: xtreg y x, ...
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Online trading platform

Does anyone know a good online trading platform for simulation (no to make real money, but just to simulate a P&L) ? I would like to test myself as a bank trader (so sell side and not buy side) ...
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Towards a standard day count convention in Finance, what the standard should be?

I recently found out about the multitude of day count conventions in Finance (e.g.wikipedia and stackexchange). As far as I understand the reason for this variety is a long history of diverse usage. ...
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Common misconceptions in Quantitative Finance? [duplicate]

This question is motivated by my experience of meeting some markets professionals who claimed certain things about Black Scholes and option pricing. So I am wondering what are some of the common ...
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A definition of quantitative finance [closed]

I would ask a sort of "philosophical" question. Is there any author who gave a scientific definition of this subject? Is it considered a branch of mathematics or does it primarily concern economics? ...
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Forward exchange rate historical data?

I found that the historical data of forward exchange rate is really hard to find, I'm looking for historical data of JPY/USD forward exchange rate, does anyone have experience in this?
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Low-Cost Historical Corporate Financials Data?

For my finance textbook, I would like to recommend data sources that students can afford. Obviously, Compustat is not affordable. Are there any low-cost or free data bases that offer basic ...
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Finding arbitrage opportunity

Find an arbitrage opportunity in this market. Can anyone explain how to mathematically solve this exercise with for example solving a system of linear equations?
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Put Call Parity confusion [closed]

My question concerns an ambiguity in the wikipedia article about Put Call Parity. In the first sentence: "In financial mathematics, put–call parity defines a relationship between the price of a ...
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Stock returns: Determining the window size

I am looking for a rigorous way to determine a suitable rolling window size for my stock data. Factors that will influence the window size are how fine my data is (minutely, daily, weekly etc.) and ...
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CAPM Calculations

Im trying to calculate Alpha using CAPM & I have data on everything necessary. $$R_t-R_f={\alpha}+{\beta}\times(R_m-R_f)$$ i.e. $${\alpha}=R_t-R_t-{\beta}\times(R_m-R_f)$$ In more detail, I ...
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why swap rate not dependent on valuation date?

When I review my course on swaps, I read the following sentence: the value of the swap rate is independent of the valuation date(even though the PV's of the individual legs of the swap are clearly ...
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Are some stock prices not ARIMA(0,1,0) processes?

I am studying stock prices. Let Pt be price of stock at time t. While Pt is non stationary, the return, rt=log(Pt/Pt-1) is stationary. However, when I study on rt, I decide on an ARMA(0,1) without ...
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Delta Hedging: Clarification example of the book “Hull, Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives” [closed]

By "Hull, Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives": Suppose that, in figure,the stock price is \$100 and the option price is \$10. Imagine an investor who has sold 20 call option ...
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What is the best trading simulation platform for futures, swaps, options, etc.?

I've just started studying derivatives from the "Options, futures, and other derivatives - J.C. Hull" and I'd like to see how to do hedging and trading transactions through a simulation platform or a ...
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How to build Factor model like Fama & French (2014)?

I would like to conduct a study where I build a factor model based on the characteristics/variables I have collected about firms, using a couple of countries. I have acquired two Excel data files ...
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Convergence of Spot and Futures prices

Any explanation I've found explaining why future and spot prices converge over time seem to only focus the explanation on why the spot and future price must be equal at maturity. I understand that if ...
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if you short sell? And Right issue has taken place, so Does Right issue has negative positions in Portfolio or not?

I am searching for exact accounting example of Stock right position in Portfolio when someone is short sell. Searched a lot over Google, contacted local Brokers as well..Didn't get any response. ...
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How do I calculate levered equity beta without unlevered equity beta? [closed]

I'm doing an assignment where I have liabilities including market and book values of long-term debt. I also have capital including common stock, paid in capital, and accumulated earnings. I've been ...
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A libor curve VS A 3-month or 6-month libor curve

I'm very confused about the terms regarding libor curves in general. When people talk about libor curve, I picture it as a curve with different libor maturities (i.e. 1 week, 1 month, 3-month and 6-...
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Dividend yield under Black 1976 formula for futures options?

I have a question regarding the BS 1976 formula for futures options. https://www.glynholton.com/notes/black_1976/ How do I deal with dividends under this model, assuming that the dividend yield is ...
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When a particular bond is delivered, why there is the need to define a conversion factor? What is its utility?

Where, the conversion factor for a bond (by John C. Hull) is set equal to the quoted price the bond would have per dollar of principal on the first day of the delivery month on the assumption that the ...
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Improvement of Alpha Expression [closed]

I'm newbie user of Websim (websim), given Alpha Expression : (est_eps * (cashflow/sharesout) * (est_sales/sharesout))/est_dividend_ps Settings-Region:USA, Universe:TOP3000, delay:1,MAX stock weight :...
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What is the covariance of two correlated Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes? - Follow up - what if I have different maturity dates for the 2 processes?

The first question on the title has been answered last year: $$ \text{Cov} \left( X_t^{(1)}, X_t^{(2)} \right) = \frac{\sigma_1 \sigma_2 \rho}{\kappa_1 + \kappa_2} \left( 1 - e^{-\left( \kappa_1 + \...
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What are the books in which to study the basics of the derivative financial instruments?

Books similar to Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives by John C. Hull. I need another academic book that explains the basics of quantitative finance derivatives (forward, futures, options)
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Is there a reliable International Currency Exchange rates provider in JSON format

I am looking for a currency exchange rate provider (preferrably) JSON format , that is free/open and also reliable. Anybody here have any experiences working with some solutions like this? Cheers!!
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Can tobin's Q value for a firm be negative?

Can Tobin's Q value for a firm be negative? I am calculating Tobin's Q value using Compustat data for firm i and year t. I am using the formula presented in Chung and Pruitt(1994) - Q = (Market ...
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What does cash mean in the fixed income context?

In a job description, it lists the sub categories of fixed income products: cash, swap, futures and options. I understand what other three mean but what's "cash" in this context? In another occasion ...