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Determinant of index implied vol

I find that unlike individual stocks, whose option trading and implied vol can be traced to the underlying liquidity and short-ability, the determinant of implied vol on index ETFs is quite confusing. ...
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Detect trend of an index

My question is about determining the trend and it can break down to 3 parts. To clarify, a trend in my point of view, and in simple form, is the last close at time t relative to its time reference, i....
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How to get historical daily index values from Bloomberg Terminal?

I found a lot of questions asking about index returns and index constituents, however, i'm looking for just daily closing values for certain Total Return indices. (FTSE/MSCI/BBBarclays) - these are ...
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Bloomberg - Index Constituents over a period of time

I basically require a list of the FTSE 350 constituents from 02 Jan 2002 (this is as far back as BB has for member data) to 31/12/2017. I tried to create this dataset using the spreadsheet builder ...
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CRSP VW index price data (not return data) - where?

I am trying to find index price levels for the CRSP value weighted index (excl. distributions), not pre-calculated returns. I have access to WRDS, where I can download the returns on the index and ...
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Replicating the EIOPA equity index for the symmetric adjustment of the equity capital charge in Solvency 2

My question is rather specific but I'm wondering if someone might be able to help. In the Solvency 2 framework, the equity capital charge requires to compute a symmetric adjustment which is itself ...
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Calculating Risk of Portfolio of Futures/Future Options [closed]

all. I am looking into calculating margin on futures mixed with futures options. Say ES is trading at 2700 currently, I long 100 ES, 600k (Margin/risk). Then i buy 100 2680 puts. so Points Diff (...
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Intuitive description of the Spillover Index by Diebold and Yilmaz

I am struggling to grasp the steps outlined in the 2009 paper by Diebold & Yilmaz, which introduces the framework for a spillover index. The final expression for a spillover index for a two ...
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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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Difference between volatility measures of a basket of assets

I am trying to understand intuitively the difference between two different measures of realized variance of a basket of assets. The first measure I am aware of is when you take the realized variance ...
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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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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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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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Why the difference between SPY and ^GSPC?

Look at SPY vs ^GSPC -- the difference seems bigger than can be explained by the ETF fees. Is it only because of SPY re-invests dividends quarterly or something else? Since ...
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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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generating (or tracking) the DJUBS commodity index

Dow Jones and UBS publish one of the most popular commodity index families, the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index and its subindices. They provide a detailed manual describing the composition of the index ...
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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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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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Is there any quantitative index to describe the strength of a 'trend'? [closed]

I am using a trend following strategy in the stock market. If you look at the price chart, you can tell one stock's trend is stronger than the other. Now I want to develop an index to calculate the '...
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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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Difference between S&P 500 index and S&P 500 Total Return index?

There's the standard S&P 500 index (SPX) and the rarer used S&P 500 Total Return index (SPTR). If you compare graphs, you'll find that the latter grows faster. Supposedly, SPTR assumes ...
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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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Markit PMI vs ISM PMI

What is the difference between the Markit Manufacturing PMI and the ISM Manufacturing PMI? The monthly number differs a lot, my understanding is that they are trying to indicate the same thing.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Major categories of tradable securities and the ETF's that track them?

I'm just starting to learn about quantitative finance and I'm overwhelmed by the amount of tradable securities out there. I'm seeing all these things like VXX, TLT, TMF, SPY, SPXL, HYG, VWEHX and so ...
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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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Open source equity/bond index data

I have been using the tseries package of R (get.hist.quote) to get historical quotes for various indices from yahoo finance. I am interested in DAX, VDAX, EB.REXX ...
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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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How to apply the CAPM to 6 stocks from different markets?

I would like to apply the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) for selecting proportions of 6 different stocks. In introductory books, the CAPM model assumes that there is one market index (e.g. the S&...
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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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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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Difference between CRSP equal weighted and composite index

I am a bit confused about the overall CRSP total market return index and the equal weighted index. I know that the value weighted index places a weight on each firm by their respective market values ...
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Timing of S&P 500 Component Changes - Pre or Post Market?

When S&P 500 has a component change is the change made before market open or after the close. For example on March 3rd announement by S&P that UDR replacing GMCR after close of trading on ...
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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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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 ...