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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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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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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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Different definitions of volatility (simple question)

I have a basic question on volatility that I wanted some clarification on. In finance books (such as Hull), there's a few different ways volatility is defined. One of them is the standard deviation ...
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Using ISIN to identify stock at yahoo finance

I'm collecting stock data for private analysis. I found a very excessive list of stock at https://www.xetra.com/xetra-de/instrumente/alle-handelbaren-instrumente/boersefrankfurt but the problem is ...
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How I can calculate index bond market

I know that some of the bonds on the market have been manipulated by investment funds. I could identify these bonds. I have classified similar bonds in terms of risk, maturity and Duration. I have ...
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How should I interpret the (insignificant) coefficients of Fama-French 3-factor model?

I am writing a mid-term thesis on the Fama-French factor model. I have built 5 portfolios sorted by the Book-to-Market ratio. The first portfolio is the lowest-BM group and the last portfolio is the ...
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International Baccalaureate - Balance Sheet Format [closed]

I would like to transform Tesla's balance sheet (https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/tsla/financials?query=balance-sheet) into the IB-balance sheet format (see below). In the current assets section, is it,...
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Calculating management fees paid during the last 12 months [closed]

I'm looking for a way to calculate the total management fees paid by a customer during the last 12-months. I'm taking the following assumptions: The total accumulation as of today is A The monthly ...
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Determine same issuer from a list of ISINs?

I have a list of ISINs for all the securities that make up a fixed-income fund. Is it possible to tell from this which securities are from the same issuer? I have securities of which I know they are ...
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Estimate the off balance sheet exposures of a banking book, based on limited data

I am doing an analysis on Off Balance sheet items on a bank. Only data I have is authorized amount and outstanding balance for all the loans the bank currently has. Can I simply take the difference ...
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Error in Yahoo! adjusted prices - The case of AAPL [duplicate]

One of my students reported that return for AAPL between April 30, 2014 and June 30, 2014 was different than what was shown in my class notes which were prepared in early 2016. I investigated the ...
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Using CFNAI index for identifying sample periods

I'm doing my Thesis on Asset pricing models and I would like to find out the effects of business cycles on the performance of asset pricing models for industry portfolios. My initial idea was to ...
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How to compute the Net Leverage Ratio for a mortgage [closed]

In the introduction to the 4th video of lectures series Finance I on MIT Opencurseware (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=166&v=hyc8h5T76BE), Andrews Lo talks about the net leverage ...
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Credit default swap replication by corporative bonds

I want to get literature or information related with the topic of CDS replication for those counterparties that do not hold. But that have traded bonds (with different degree of liquidity). What could ...
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estimate cost of equity (Re) / required rate of return using DCF [closed]

I'd like to estimate Amazon's after-tax cost of equity (Re) using both the DCF and CAPM approaches. Tons of info and resources on how to estimate Re using CAPM, but DCF, I see no relevant resources. ...
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Is it Possible to replicate SPAN?

I currently trade intraday Options on the nearest term expiry and futures. Both E-mini S&P. I am trying to replicate the SPAN margin calculation for the entire portfolio of options and futures. So ...
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Some definitions in the BARRA Predicted Beta model

I'm studying the BARRA Predicted Beta model, and the common factor covariance between portfolio $p$ and the return on the market $m$ is defined as the product of the transposed vector of the factor ...
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Valueing a Short future contract with dividens [closed]

A forward of an underlying paying a yield $q$ can be priced with the equation: Price $= S_0 e^{(r-q)*t}$ or Price $= (S_0-I)e^{rt}$ Where $S_0$ = Spot price, r = interest, q = dividend yield, I = ...
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Is there a quantitative definition of a Quiet, Moderate or Accelerate market conditions?

i know the StdDev price technical indicator which is the standard deviation but this one has an absolute value. The market conditions are: Quiet: lower oscillation of price around a constant ...
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Monthly Discount Rate in NPV Calculation [closed]

I have been offered 2 payment methods as I was buying some tools for a company I work for. I need your help to assess the best method. Here it goes, Total cost is $100 and I don't want to pay it all ...
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Arbitrage argument and Market Quotes [closed]

Good day, I wanted to ask for help with a question from one of my exercise sheets. For a share S the market quotes a given strike K in both european and american styles. Use an arbitrage ...
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Which stock price to take for historical ratios in stock screener (EPS etc.)?

We are currently testing a stock screener that we built and want to implement historical ratios in there too - this is working already for all ratios that don't require stock prices (so all ...
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Pricing methods in the real world when there is more than one free arbitrage price

Perhaps this question sounds trivial and obvious, but I am starting to study this new field. When we are in a complete market without arbitrage opportunities there is only one risk-neutral martingale ...
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Why do we require a continuous volatility calibration while pricing Options [closed]

On pricing Options the volatility surface is represented by a mathematical model (with parameters). What does it mean to calibrate the volatility surface How often has the volatility surface to be ...
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How to calculate Market Return based on an own sample?

I have read several papers and am more confused than clearer about my problem after the reading. I am trying to validate my sample. I use the Schmidt et al. paper (2015) as a guidance to construct ...
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Definition of Arbitrage [duplicate]

Definition. An arbitrage is a portfolio $H$ ∈ $R^n$ such that • $H · P_0 ≤ 0 ≤ H · P_1$ almost surely, and • $P(H · P_0 = 0 = H · P_1) < 1$. where $P_0$ and $P_1$ $\in R^n$ represent the prices ...
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Cash Flow News and Discount Rate News + Return

I will appreciate If someone help me to understand how the final expansion is made. Specifically, how CF & DR are drived. This model is introduced by Chen et. al. (2013).What Drives Stock Price ...
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Identifying primary share class of U.S. firms and deleting excess observations

I have a fairly large dataset of CRSP firms with their daily closing prices from 2006 till 2017. I need to filter the data so that I have one daily observation per unique firm. I've identified the ...
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Zipline issue with SPY data

I have written a strategy to backtest in zipline, and every time I ran the backtest, and error is showed with the line: IndexError: index 0 is out of bounds for axis 0 with size 0 After a bit of ...
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European Call Option Modelling under 2 factor Hull White interest rates

I have modelled the yield curve through the two factor Hull White Model. Now I want to implement in Matlab the price development of a ATM-Call-Option (European). Has someone an idea how to combine ...
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Comparing two models using Wald Test

I would like to use a Wald test to compare two models. To give a basic example, let: $Y_{t}=\alpha+{\phi_1x}_{t-1}+{\beta}_{1}x_{t-1}+{\beta}_{2}x_{t-1}+{\beta}_{3}x_{t-1}+\epsilon_t (A)$ $Y_{t}=\...
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Idiosyncratic Volatility

I calculate monthly idiosyncratic volatility as the standard deviation of residuals of a Fama-French regression on daily returns. Now assume that within these daily returns there is a price hike due ...
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Valuation of a company

Alpha Corp purchases Beta Sub. Alpha Corp finances the purchase price of € 100 million by raising € 50 million in debt and € 50 million in equity issued by Alpha. The debt is risk free and the ...
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What is arbitraging without moving assets called?

I am currently trying to arbitrage across two markets A and B. My trading strategy is as follows: if the price between A and B differs by more than X%, then go long on the lower priced market, and ...
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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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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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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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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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Financial instrument code crossreference

Is there some source to have a XREF of various instruments codes as used by different providers ( IE Reuters Bloomberg others ) as well as ISIN, are there some sources/strategies already in place?
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Can someone suggest some good reads on OAS and Spread Duration?

I have been through the CITI Yield book paper and the OAS by Barclays. Is there is anything else that tackles this topic? Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers!
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How to find the ideal options trade given certain return distribution?

Suppose I have a probability distribution for the return of a given stock from now until some expiration date. Is there any algorithm/process/software that will take that probability distribution and ...
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Self financing strategy : how to understand it in continuous + transaction cost model?

I'm having a hard time trying to understand a formula about self financing strategy trading. Let's suppose you have two assets, $\phi=(\phi_0,\phi_1)$ is the vector that represents the quantity you ...
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question about the market quote from bloomberg

I am a little bit new in finance. Perhaps it is not suitable to ask here, but still, I would like someone can help me. What I have now in hand are normal volatilities taken from Bloomberg for a ...
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EWMA in python using the arch 3.2 package and pandas

I have a hard time figuring out whether my EWMA calculation of variance is correct when using the python package ARCH 3.2. Currently, I am doing the following: ...
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Programming language to compliment Finance degree [closed]

I've read a few questions regarding this, but want some new (more recent) opinions. I'm in the process of pursuing a degree in Finance, complimented with some Math and a sprinkle of Computer Systems. ...
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How can we observe volatility smile from the market. Drawbacks of Heston Stochastic Volatility Model

Here are two questions related to implied volatilities. a) The set up here is for an European option. We can get its implied volatility smile from calibration, the question is why could we also ...
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Time-Value of money exercise problem. Any advice on how to solve?

Problem An investor will receive $365 at the end of each year for thirteen years. The first payment will be received four years from now. Given that the interest rate is 3%, the present value of this ...
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Calculation of IRR [closed]

How do we calculate IRR if I have an investment that allows me to buy into 10% of a company @1m and the first year is a negative cash flow of 200,000 but the subsequent years till year 10 is a ...
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How to calculate the initial payment of a graduated payment mortgage (GPM). Real estate Mortgage analysis

My professor used this: 12%, monthly-pmt, 30-yr GPM with 4 annual step- ups of 7.5% each, then constant after year 4: $$L=PMT \left[ PV(0.01,12,1) + \frac{1.075}{1.01^{12}}PV(0.01,12,1) + \frac{1....

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