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Index options for portfolio insurance

I'm studying the portfolio insurance using index options (Hull J.C. - Options, Futures and other derivatives - Ninth Ed., Ch. 17). More precisely I have a doubt in a specific part of the exercise ...
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Testing which index is a better benchmark to track stock prices

Let's say a Hedge Fund is tracking a stock price. Now the fund has three columns of data, Stock price, Index 1, and Index 2. All of these have data from 2016/01/01 - 2017/01/01. If the fund is to ...
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Index Performance Illustration: CAGR Vs. 12mo HPR - and what time period?

I created a set of sub indices dating back to January 2000 and have monthly returns data. I am trying to analyse the dispersion in returns. The underlies are REITs. How does one choose the time ...
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Bond Index Return from Yield Curve Data [duplicate]

I am trying to compare fund returns with benchmark returns. I have some yield curve data (some of them calculated by Bloomberg) but not bond price or return data. Is there any way to get bond returns ...
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Comparing Indexes with Different Currencies

I just need your valuable insights about comparing two indices. I am trying to compare portfolio returns with benchmark returns. But it is really hard to find benchmark indexes for emerging markets. ...
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Where can I download for free the entire price history of the nasdaq composite and s&p500 indices? [duplicate]

I would like the entire price history of both these indices at an end-of-day level, not intra day. Is there an R api that I can use for such an exercise?
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Track an index with futures only: what to do with the cash?

Suppose your mandate is to track S&P500. Suppose the mandate size is $ 1,352,500. The contract size of the future is 50, today's index price is 2705. If I buy 10 contracts my exposure will be ...
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Inflation Lag Bond Valuation

Question: On 1st March 2006 a government issued a large tranche of an index-linked bond having a term of 6 years. Coupons of 4% p.a. were payable half-yearly in arrears and the bond was redeemed at ...
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Historical data for FTSE World Government Bond Index - Developed Markets

I'm looking for the historical data of the "FTSE World Government Bond - Developed Markets" index. My tries so far: It's easy to find charts. However, I'm looking for the actual data (in CSV format ...
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suggestion for NDX volatility index prior to 2000

NDX index is available since 1984 in Bloomberg. There's VXN index that represents the implied volatility of NDX, which is available since 2001. I need some index or series that represents implied ...
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reconstructing Russell 2000 returns

I have a historical list of index components, so I'm just adding up market caps of those to get a proxy for the index. However, when I check it against Bloomberg, my returns are consistently higher - ...
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Getting index sectors historical weightings from Bloomberg

I want to know how to download an index sectors' historical weightings from Bloomberg. For example, S&P 500 is comprised of Telecom Svc, Materials, Utilities, Energy, Consumer Staples, ...
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Using Geometric Brownian Motion for Index Options

As far as I understand, in most of the cases we derive the option valuation assuming that the log-return of the asset is partly driven by its own Brownian motion, and we use Geometric Brownian motion (...
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What's the most accurate benchmark index for US corporate and treasury bonds

I'm looking for an index for US corporate bonds and US treasury bonds to benchmark my strategy. I could easily use some ETFs as the benchmark for the recent years but I need data for the time range <...
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How to deal with missing value in a time series stock market data?

I have collected data for the period of 2002 to 2018 for following indices Nifty (India), NASDAQ (US), ADX (UAE) and TASI (Saudi Arabia). After collection, I have arranged data in a single sheet with ...
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Trouble calculating the Dow Jones Industrial Average

I can successfully calculate the Dow Jones closing price by taking the sum of closing prices of the 30 component companies. However, using this same method, I'm unable to calculate the correct opening ...
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Dividend yield on ASX 200 (XJO) index options

I'm trying to understand how to calculate the price and Greeks of XJO options. XJO options are European, the underlying is an index and they don't pay a dividend. However the underlying drops when ...
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Testing the accuracy of a created Index

So long story short, I created a Oil/Energy Index from a basket of 5 stocks in the asset class. I am looking to use mean-reversion, in order to help rebalance the allocation of funds between ...
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MOM-TOM effect, Replication strategy

I have several questions on Otto van Hemert paper "The MOM-TOM effect: Detecting the market impact of CTA trading" (link). In section 3 he proposes a replication strategy for the Newedge Trend Index ...
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Seeking data source for index constituents and changes

I need to find a definitive list of US and UK index constituents. I'm currently monitoring S&P100, S&P500, DJIA, FTSE100, FTSE350 etc. and curating the list manually, which is causing problems....
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Can Black-Litterman-type expected return estimation be used for regional ETFs?

The Black-Litterman approach to return estimation overcomes the problems associated with estimating expected returns via historical averages by determining the equilibrium returns implied by the ...
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Dollar Index vs Hang Seng Index: Negative correlation, but what's driving it?

I recently read an article which highlighted that a weaker dollar tends to coincide with rallies in Hong Kong stocks. I did some quick analysis: I calculated monthly returns on the Dollar Index and ...
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Where to find historical constituents for any Global Market index?

Is there any public dataset, where the historical data for index composition and constitutients are being presented? I have only found data for S&P 500, though I would need global market index (...
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CDS Indices Query

I'm just getting into Credit derivatives at the moment but I'm having a bit of trouble with the technicalities of CDS Indices(CDX etc.) My question is. Given that CDS indices have fixed lifetime, is ...
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Create a hedging portfolio

If, given a return stream of unknown composition, what is the best find a portfolio of assets that replicates that return stream from a universe of assets? In other words, what is the best ...
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How to calculate the contribution (%) of an asset to the global correlation of the portfolio?

I have a portfolio X with weights $w_i$. I am trying to find the contribution $\xi_i$ of asset $i$ to the total correlation $\rho_{XM}$ of the portfolio X to an index M. I can't find these ...
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How does the S&P500 index is affected when 10-20 S&P500 companies doesn't trade for a particular day? [closed]

As S&P500 index is an index based on the market capitalization of 500 biggest companies. What if some of those companies doesn't trade for a particular day. Does the next few companies (based on ...
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Dividend yield for an index

Let's say we want to price an option and so need a dividend yield to plug into Black-Scholes. We can compute an implied dividend yield for a stock using: $$F=S_0 e^{(r-d)T}$$ and by isolating for $...
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Real Estate Index in Python

I am trying to find a way to create Real Estate Index using Python 3.6 for my high school project. I have a csv file with the following columns: Date of Sale Amount Type (Commercial/Residential/...
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How much money tracks the FTSE?

What methodologies are there for determining how much money tracks an index such as the FTSE100? Are there public estimates?
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Does the correlation between stocks in an index affect the implied volatility of the index? [closed]

Does the correlation between stocks in a sector or between sectors in the S&P 500 have an impact, all else equal, on the S&P's implied volatility / the VIX? My guess is that the correlation ...
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Total Return Bond Index calculation using only Clean and Dirty prices

I have been looking at ways to construct a custom Total Return Bond Index given only the Clean and Dirty Prices. First I constructed the following, thinking that Price Index formula would capture ...
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Why is turnover not equal zero for an Equal Weighted Portfolio?

I am working on a comparison between the three portfolio heuristics for asset allocation: Minimum-Variance, Risk Parity and Equal Weighting. With regards to Turnover (which I understand to be ...
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Custom Bond Index Construction

Let's say there are about 100 illiquid EM bonds. I would like to construct a Price Index of these bonds to see the overall performance of these instruments. I have their issue volume ...
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PCA and constructing an index

Given a set of correlated securities and their corresponding closing prices, I am looking for a way to construct an index of these securities. When applying PCA to obtain the principal components, ...
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European Financials Index

I am looking for the returns of an European financial index as it is the Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index (DJUSFN) for the US. Do you know if such an index exists and if it is available on yahoo ...
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Commodity index member weights (historical) for S&P GSCI and BCOM

Does anyone know a datasource for retrieving the historical index member weights for the two major commodity indices S&P GSCI and Bloomberg Commodity Index? My institution provides access to ...
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PCA: FTSE100 or any other index

I am relatively new and want to do a Principle Component Analysis (PCA) of the FTSE100 or any other index. What's the best way to downloaded the constituent parts of the index so that I can perform a ...
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Return correlations

Assume an equity fund sample shows returns negatively correlated with the S&P 500. Are we more inclined to say that a) these funds are invested outside the S&P 500, perhaps non-US stocks; b)...
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Reliable data sources of 1,2,3,5,10,30,60,320 minute S&P500 O,H,L,C,V data

I am looking for a reliable data source provider for 1 to 320 minute S&P500 data. Or the ES mini contract. Can anyone suggest a good source for this? Thanks! Andrew
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What is the better representative of a P-B ratio for a sector?

What is a better representative of a P-B ratio for a sector, for using it as a factor to predict future returns on that sector? The market weighted average of P-B for all names in that index, or ...
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Equivalents of E-minis in markets outside the US

E-minis include some high-liquidity lower margin market index future contracts with round-the-clock trading. However, volumes outside regular trading hours are much smaller. Are there equivalent ...
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Correlation between two indexes

The Global Minimum Variance has an annual return standard deviation of 9.9%. Its correlation with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index is 0.45. What is the annual return standard deviation of the S&...
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What are the difference between LCDX vs CDXHY?

I would like to understand what the main differences between LCDX and CDXHY are. Also, can anyone explain what the cancellable feature for LCDS, which is not there for CDS's, is and what it means for ...
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translating performance from EUR to USD [closed]

can someone please let me know how to translate a performance return from USD to EUR. For instance, I have a time series (return) over 7 years from an US hedge fund and would like to translate it into ...
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ETFs - Do they impede the free float statistics?

Do ETFs impede the free float statistics? A considerable share of ETFs does the physical replication, so that large number of shares seem to be frozen/parked in those funds. Is this the case? Do ...
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Interpretation of Excess Return

How is excess return defined for a given asset? There are altogether two different definitions for excess return used in the calculation of alpha and beta and I'm unable to understand which one ...
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Quanto Total Return of a Foreign Asset into Domestic

Say we have a product that pays the following at expiry $T$: $$\text{Payoff}_{in\ USD} = \text{Notional}_{in\ USD} \cdot \frac{DAXLevel_{in\ EUR}\ at\ t=T}{DAXLevel_{in\ EUR}\ at\ t=0}$$ i.e. it ...
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Where do I get historic performance data of the MSCI World Growth/Value index

I'm looking for a free data source of historical performance data of the MSCI world Value- and Growth index. The data should be calculated with reinvested dividends.
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DAX - company's weights

How often are company's weights being changed on DAX? Where can I find historical data of DAX weights?