Questions tagged [finance]

Finance describes the management, creation, and study of money, banking, credit, investments, assets and liabilities as well as the systems to handle these instruments.

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Is a company's exact debt structure publicly available to investors?

I am relatively new to investing and would like to look into some of the details of a few companies. As one example, we can use DAL. To assess the financial future of the company, it would be ...
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Reason to hedge a European call option

Assume I write a call option on one share of the stock that I have. After selling the option I have an obligation to sell one share of the stock at some future time. I already have the stock, why ...
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Kyle-style models and empirical research

Kyle (1985) introduced a model of insider trading where an informed trader seeks to capitalize on their information by chosing the size of a market order. Of course, many variants thereof have been ...
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Equilibrium in the Kyle (1985) model

In his 1985 paper, Kyle presents 3 versions of the same model: a single period model, a multiple period model and the continuous time limit of the multiple period model. When he formalizes the ...
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What currencies has LIBOR historically been offered in?

The Wikipedia article on LIBOR says: In 1986, the Libor initially fixed rates for three currencies. These were the US dollar, British pound sterling and the Deutsche Mark. Over time this grew to ...
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Is it possible to match talib's RSI results down to machine precision using just python?

I want to match talib's RSI with just python down to machine precision and I'm struggling. Out of curiosity I also tried a bunch of libraries like tulipy and pandas_ta and the gaps are similar. ...
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The distribution of mean reversion time from the OU process

I was reading the paper Statistical Arbitrage in the US Equity Market and I couldn't understand the figure that plots the histogram of the empirical distribution of characteristic time to mean ...
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Learning and applying Quantitative Finance successfully as an individual instead of a team

In the past few months, I became really interested in using machine learning techniques in the realm of quantitative finance and trading. I made a few rudimentary models and I immediately realized how ...
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How to compute portfolio returns when constructing a dollar-neutral portfolio

I am trying to wrap my head around this statement: dollar-neutral portfolios are built: dollar amounts of both long and short positions are equal. Furthermore, it is also true at the stock level: ...
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Entry points to finance for Applied Mathematics (Numerical Analysis/High Performance Scientific Computing) PhD Student [duplicate]

I'm looking to go into quantitative finance after my phd in around 2 years. With a background in pdes/numerics/heterogenous and distributed computing, I think my skill set is applicable in this area, ...
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How do I calculate the real taxes paid from 10-K forms

I guess we are familiar with the discussion, whether companies especially tech companies are paying their due in taxes. There was the huge discussion of Amazon paying nearly no taxes, using loopholes ...
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Can we think of Overnight Index Swaps as short-term IRS?

OIS are a series of fixed-rate cashflows discounted at the overnight rate, swapped for overnight (floating) rate. IRS are similarly discounted fixed-rate cashflows, swapped on an IBOR-floating rate. ...
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Correcting high AR(1) coefficients in dynamic Gordon model

I have just finished my thesis on a heterogeneous dividend expectations model applied to the COVID-19 crisis. However after receiving some feedback there is one last issue I want to resolve. I'm using ...
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Mutual fund performance over time

I am a little bit stuck with my dissertation thesis, so help will be greatly appreciated. I am trying to analyze the performance of different mutual funds, which I have classified according to ...
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Looking for a Book which can summaries last 20 years of economics [closed]

What I would like to read is how the economic spectrum have changed over the period ( Central banks policy decisions , QE 1/2/3 , ECB TLTRO, BOJ unlimited stimulus ). How the central bank dealt with ...
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What are the advantages and limitations of predicting future stock prices using stochastic differential equations?

Recently I came across the following stochastic differential equation that "predicts" the value of a given stock: \begin{equation} dS_t = \mu S_t dt + \sigma S_tdW_t \\ S_t(0) =S_0 \end{...
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Arbitrage strategy from Arrow Securities

I had this exercise and I calculated the prices of the Arrow Securities, π1 = 0.5 and π2 = -0.2. I know that π2 is not arbitrage-free because -0.2 < 0, but I do not understand that how to interpret ...
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How to calculate basis swap fair spread Using Quantlib 'floatfloatswap'?

I am trying to calculate a single currency basis swap by using the Quantlib floatfloatswap function. Please advice if I am doing wrongly. ...
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May someone please explain the intuition behind the Black-Scholes Equation?

Consider the Black-Scholes equation for a European Call Option, \begin{equation} \begin{cases}\frac{\partial V}{\partial t} + \frac{1}{2}\sigma^2 S^2 \frac{\partial^2 V}{\partial S^2} + r\frac{\...
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List of finance firms

Is there a definite list of finance firms that I can download or scrape? I tried using python to scrape from US News but I couldn't access the server.
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Spread determinants

Knowing that bond A is more liquid that bond B, i.e higher volumes are traded on bond A, does this information have any impact on the spread? Can we say that the large volumes traded on A will ...
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Expected return rate greater than required return rate [closed]

I am a beginner to finance, today I found a question looks very simple that I am not quite sure about it. Question: Given I am paid \$50,000 now, growing at $6\%$ per year for a total of 10 years, ...
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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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How can I find the payout ratio for this company?

I am doing this question that I couldn't find the payout ratio. For you, company equity beta is unknown, it has a target i.e. current debt to book equity ratio: 0.5 and target debt to market ...
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How to calculate 5 EMA

I am trying to understand the basics of finance indicators. I have made 15 minute ohlc candles for the past 50 days. Now if I try to calculate 5EMA, my doubt is ...
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Results of Fama MacBeth regression

I have run Fama MacBeth cross section regression of of Excess Return of stocks on Idiosyncratic volatility, the log of market capitalization, book to equity ratio and Beta. I'm getting all significant ...
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Asset Pricing and Stochastic Discount Factor: Do well-informed investors only buy efficient portfolios?

I'm currently dealing with the following question: In Asset Pricing, well-informed investors know about the concept of the efficient frontier. Does this mean that they only invest in portfolios that ...
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Which process is the most commonly used for modeling stock prices?

I'm thinking of writing a master's thesis about pricing options using Levy processes, but I wonder if these processes are actually used for modeling stock prices or not (and which specifically)? And ...
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What are the biggest new advancements in the field of quantitative finance in the last 10 years?

Examples like new research or findings but also older research or findings actually starting to get implemented. Is machine learning starting to get a foothold in finance? Are there any new practical ...
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Determining Value at Risk of a Poisson distribution

If my discrete random variable had a poisson distribution with both moments say equal to 10, how can I find the Value at Risk for a 95 percent confidence interval? I have seen that I need to ...
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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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relationship between the expected rate of return and the value measured by the beta factor

Assume that only two companies are listed on an effective capital market: companies A and company B. Capitalization (market value of all shares) of both companies is the same. Expected rate of return ...
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feasible set if short selling of risk free asset is not allowed

I have 3 risky assets and one risk-free asset. From them I have to determine what the set of portfolios achievable looks like if there is short selling of risk-free asset is not allowed. What does ...
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CAPM and the Fama-MacBeth (1973)

I need to conduct the Fama-MacBeth (FM) procedure for my thesis to test the ability of the six-factor model to predict future expected returns. In univariate regressions of expected excess returns on ...
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is it possible to get minimum variance line having only covariance matrix?

Hey I have covariance matrix: $$C=\begin{pmatrix} 0,01 & 0.01 & 0\\ \\ 0.01 & 0,02 & -0.01 \\ \\ 0 & -0.01 & 0,03 \end{pmatrix}$$ So the variance of porfolio is: $$\...
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Do the wallet weights with the minimum variance need to be nonzero?

I wonder if we have n risky assets, does the portfolio with the minimum variance always have non-zero weights or can any weight be 0?
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How to annualize alpha calculated from a daily regression?

forgive the super beginner question. I have the following code. bench_return_data and my_return data contain daily returns. I am performing a linear regression between them. Am I calculating ...
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Can the total market cap of a country increase beyond its total wealth?

The total wealth of the USA (2019) is $106 Trillion. [1] The total market capitalization of US companies is $37.6 Trillion. [2] Okay, other countries can invest in US markets more than we invest in ...
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CAPM Model, is this exercise done correctly?

Hey i need to know if the task is done correctly, please help :) Standard deviation of the rate of return on the market portfolio is equal to $\sigma_{MP}=1,5\%=\frac{15}{1000}$. I have portoflio ...
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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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Abstract algebra in economics and finance

Are there any applications of abstract algebra (group theory, rings, fields etc.) in any branch of either economics or finance?
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Vega of binary option

I'm calculating the greeks for a hypothetical binary option, and I'm getting a symmetrical parabola for the vega's of both put and call options that are OTM, ATM, and ITM. Both of them dip into ...
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Using GOOGLEFINANCE function on google sheets to get historical marketcap

I have a question related to accessing historical data. My first attempt to grab historical data for a few companies was using Google sheets and the GOOGLEFINANCE function. Unfortunately, it seems to ...
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CS-Regression Three Factor Model

1# When would the three risk factors market, size and value be priced in the FF Three factor model when performing cs-regression? How do you know that they are priced? 2# How would it be possible to ...
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How to manage theta, gamma, vega, and delta risk in options market making simulation

I'm just starting to learn how to trade options and as part of an algorithmic options market making simulation I have risk limits for the greeks (gamma, vega, delta, and theta). There are 9 strikes ...
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how to price options in reality [closed]

I'm getting to know the Black Scholes model, which apparently is no longer suitable for pricing options on the market. I would like to write a Master's thesis on option pricing but I do not know what ...
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R - Portfolio construction based on own calculations, with rebalancing of components

I have used random forest in R to get probabilities for stocks being in a certain class. With those probabilities i would like to construct portfolios containing the 5 stocks with the highest ...
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FX Swap P&L question

I am currently trying to compute the P&L of a FX swap and to understand it's implications. Let's say when we sell 1M EUR spot eur/usd at 1.08 and at the same time buy a one month month forward ...
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Pricing In Real Life vs Theory

When selling/buying vanilla call options, do one price them according to some pricing formula (i.e Black-Scholes)? Or is the only point using pricing formulas to find the implied volatility and then ...
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What is a call-spread and its formula?

I am attempting Mark Joshi's The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance. In B.3 Project 1: Vanilla options in a Black-Scholes world, he asked the following question. We need to be sure that ...

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