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Fitting (marginal/multivariate) distributions to financial return data

I have calculated the simple arithmetic return on a number of different financial securities and am fitting both a Student-T and Generalised Pareto Distribution. My question is can I just use the ...
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How to model the effect of earnings surprises on long-term returns?

I'm looking into modeling the relationship between EPS announcement surprises with long-term returns (1 quarter to 3 years with intervals). I've based my current methodology off papers looking at the ...
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Methods of predicting liquidity consumption

Let's consider limit order book for a certain stock. By liquidity consumers i mean traders that buy/sell shares using market orders. What are the known methods/models for predicting total amount of ...
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Replication of results shown in 'Empirical Asset Pricing: The Cross Section of Returns' by Bali, Engle, and Murray

I'm currently trying to reproduce some results shown in the book 'Empirical Asset Pricing: The Cross Section of Returns' by Bali, Engle, and Murray. More precisely, I try to compute Table 7.3 and 9.1. ...
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How to estimate lambda from NAGARCH submodel in R

I am trying to estimate the model="fGARCH", submodel="NAGARCH" from the rugarch package in R. However, when I am estimating the parameters, only omega, alpha, beta and gamma are ...
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Do we model stock prices using non-Markovian processes in continuous setting?

In a continuous setting, is it common to model stock prices using non-Markovian processes ? If so, do you have some examples of models ? Or is Markovianity something "embedded" in the ...
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How do I deal with nonexistant data in a time series with an irregular frequency?

I am trying to do some time series analysis on the margin resulting from three specific commodity futures contracts and ultimately forecast the margin. The margin is calculated as M = F1 + F2 - F3. I ...
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Kalman Filtering theory and application in Finance models under asymmetric or incomplete information

Why do we need Kalman Filtering theory in dynamic models in finance when we consider an environment of asymmetric or incomplete information? I understand that this has to do with the update of the ...
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Is there a good book/blog on applying statistical methods in finance? [closed]

I am learning a lot of tools in statistics, but I am having a hard time figuring out where I could apply these methods in finance, especially in relation to investment and trading. Is there a good ...
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Searching for two papers of H.Leland with regards to capital structure

I am searching for two papers of H. Leland which I assume previously were online, as many published papers have cited them. The first work (Lecture notes) extends the Leland(1994a) model by ...
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Framework for analyzing transaction history

After many years of being discretionary trader I'm finally moving to systematized trading. I have all the transaction history from my broker I want to be the basis of my models. Is there a framework ...
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Measuring corporate size relative to world GDP

I'm working o a model where corporate revenue / world GDP is a dependent variable of some stuff (based on the model proposed in this paper: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1807-76922009000200002&...
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Local volatility model equivalent reformulation

Do we have a equivalent formulation of the local volatility model, where the SDE of the model would be on the volatility and S would be a functional of the the volatility and time? Thanks.
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Modeling exercise notice time using lattices?

I am interested in modeling callable (say European) bonds which have a time gap between when the future call exercise is decided and when the call actually occurs (payoff) - say 7 business days. I am ...
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"Correct" way to average OAS of multiple securities?

Suppose one wants to compute an OAS on a portfolio of securities, but one can only compute the OAS of the individual securities. Is there a "best" way (under some metric) for one to go about doing ...
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Binary or Multiclass Classification?

So I've been using ensemble methods to model stock price movement, using intraday per-minute data in the OHLCV format, with the prediction being a 1 if the future close goes up, and 0 if it goes down. ...
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Matlab implementation for modelling stock price process

I am trying to model the stock's price process. Let's assume volatility and risk-free rate is given. I've come up with the code below to try and model the price process with the geometrical Brownian ...
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How to reduce data dependence for empirically assessing option pricing model performance?

I am preparing a paper about mitigating assessment failures for option pricing models. For the sake of simpliciy, suppose we are talkin about European options. In basic terms, what I would like to say ...
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Obtaining the drift of a Wiener process formed from a random walk

I'm trying to understand how the equation for Geometric Brownian Motion is formed from a random walk. I'm following the book 'Statistics of Financial Markets' but I'm struggling to follow how the ...
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Is there anyone tried to use simultaneous stochastic differential equations?

I am looking for some examples or attempts of using simultaneous stochastic differential equations for financial analysis but there has been none so far. Is it just so nasty to apply such thing in ...
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Out of Sample Results Decay Rapidly With Prediction Window or Embargo

So I am beginning to dabble my toe into quantitative finance and am trying to validate some model results and am having difficulty thinking about what they tell me. Here's my situation: I'm trying to ...
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What are the most common methods to model fat tails in the changes of asset prices?

I was wondering what the most common, or most popular, ways - in both academia, and industry - there were to model the fat tails of volatility in asset prices changes. I am presuming a basic Brownian ...
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Generalized Linear Mixed Model (GLMM) for the probability of default of corporates

I work in the financial industry and we want to implement an internal rating model for our clients (think corporates large or mid , banks etc. some listed on an exchange some others not). We want to ...
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Procedures to follow when VaR model fails backtest

I was wondering what the correct procedure is to follow when a VaR model fails a backtest (either conditional coverage and/or independence tests)? Assuming I am restricted to using a historical VaR ...
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What relevance might the Modigliani-Miller theorem have for weight of evidence?

Suppose in computing weight of evidence based on financial ratios of some bank, one finds that their debt ratio and equity ratio have largely (you pick how large I guess) differing weights of evidence....
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Is "interest" positive or negative in the "free cash flow to firm" model?

FCFF = net income + non-cash charges + interest x (1 - tax rate) - long-term investments - investments in working capital My intuition is: if the company is receiving interests payments, then the ...
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Trouble understanding lookahead bias

I understand lookahead bias is pretty common industry knowledge. But I cannot wrap my head around how I am introducing it and could use a nice and easy explanation. Here's my thought process. I have $...
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Is there a specific meaning to the word "convoluted" in maths or mathematical finance?

I'm reading about copula estimation in the book Financial Modeling Under Non-Gaussian Distributions by Jondeau, Poon and Rockinger. They say that full maximum likelihood can be difficult because of i) ...
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Model which fully incorporate OHLC data (higl ald low also)

OHLC data are one of the most popular kind of data available. Are there models which could incorporate all the information provided by OHLC - regular 1-minute frequency data for example ? Usually only ...
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How to forecast bond price with time series

I have the goal of being able to develop a model that can forecast the future prices of european government bond (or other private bonds), particularly from the historical prices and returns of the ...
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GNP/GDP and modelling [closed]

Is GNP a continuous, static or a dynamic model ? What about GDP ? What I do know is that it has yearly discrete values. However, when it is modeled, it becomes a continuous graph. So what exactly is ...
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Making portfolios better than others for a 16 week portfolio game? [closed]

I'm going to participate in a game of making portfolios. The objective of the game is to make the portfolio with the bigger ROI over 16 weeks. Over each week every player can see the ROI of each ...
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Numerical difficulties in fitting option prices

In [1], the authors state that "Although some studies apply the curve-fitting method directly to option prices, the severely nonlinear relationship between option price and strike price often leads to ...
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Using OpenCL video cards to offload Quant Finance calculations, what features should I look for?

I'm benchmarking some software and am looking for cards that are better at parallel multiplication vs parallel addition. Is there any prior work that may have this information? What GPU features ...
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In your experience, when trying to predict something that occurs, do you model with a fixed time period?

Let's say you are building a simple model (like the classroom examples) of trying to predict, given past information, if the stock goes up or down in the future. One could, like in classroom examples, ...
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Exponential Smoothing - Alpha greater than 1

Simple stats question. I'm having trouble finding anything in the literature as to why the smoothing coefficient can never be greater than 1. This question was started by me doing time series ARIMA ...
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How to test the linearity assumption of a model?

Let's say I want to have a model that projects income over a stressed period. I have a marked-to-market component that shows the P&L of trading book positions during this stressed period. Along ...
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Smoothing of Implied Volatilty

I'm using ATM 30D implied volatility in a model I'm building, but need to smooth out the data. Is the best way just to use exponential smoothing or are there any better alternatives?
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Modeling EOD ETFs price returns together or individually?

Let's say you want to model the next day price returns for a set of US equities large cap ETFs (a relatively homogenous group). Would you model all the ETFs as a single, 15 years data set, or each ETF ...
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LIBOR Rate in Short-Rate Models

Hey I have problem with understanding the relation between short rate $r$ and LIBOR rates (which we need to calculate payoff from FRA, Caps, Swaption etc.). We know that Zero-Coupon Bond price is $$P(...
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Hull-White model for yield curve prediction

I am using the Hull-White model (extended version of Vasicek) to predict Canadian zero-coupon bond yield curves. Most of the time the model does a pretty good job of fitting the real curve in terms of ...
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Ideal daily leverage assuming Laplace distribution

Assumption; Laplace distribution is a reasonable representation of an index daily change. Starting out with index historical annualized CAGR and standard deviation. I find the Laplace distribution ...
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Does anyone have all of Paul Wilmott's "Spreadsheets and VBA" files?

I couldn't find it on his website and the only ones I have are the files contained in the Introduction to Quantitative Finance's CD.
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Non-fixed stationary "conversion"

Dear users of StackExchange, I was wondering why the log returns of a fixed period of time is such a common use in "transforming" a time series into a more stationary one? I thought that ...
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In Lopez de Prado's Advances in Financial Machine Learning, what is meant by "unnecessary labels"?

In Lopez de Prado's Advances in Financial Machine Learning, Chapter 3, Prof. Lopez de Padro talks about dropping rare labels: ...
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Which exact interest rate should I use for valuing equity index futures (ie. SPX, MXEA)?

I'm trying to build a model that values futures for equity indicies like SPX. For example, this product link here. I know that the model is simple (please correct me if I'm wrong): $$ S_{T} =S_{0}e^{(...
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What are different types of response variable we can consider while developing quant model

I was trying to understand the response variables used in the quantitative trading/investing model development. This question may not look good but I searched on google and could not find results. ...
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Quantifying Mortgage Refinance Incentive: Why define the Refi Incentive as the log of Mortgage Rate/Market Rate

I'm reading this research article, where they are using survival analysis to study mortgage prepayments. In this article they define the mortgage holder's incentive to refinance as: $Refi = log(Mr_t$ $...
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Preferred Stock pricing model

I am trying to build a model to price a preferred stock. I want to model the dividends as random payments. I can't find any papers online on the subject. Does anyone have a reference for me?
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Vega with SVI Gatheral bumps

How would one go about computing a vega profile of an exotic derivative where the volatility surface is modeled using Gatheral's SVI parameterization? In particular, I am thinking about bumping each ...