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### Portfolio construction in the real world [closed]

Good day. I am looking to understand how the portfolio construction process is actually done in the industry. Now, I do not know if there are too many resources on how things are currently being done (...
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### implied-information in american option

I have recently been researching European options versus American options implied information. For European options, an overview article is Christoffersen(2012). But for American options, I only found ...
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### Do portfolio mean and portfolio variance have probability distributions?

If $X$ is a $T\times N$ matrix of multivariate asset returns, and $w$ is some optimal portfolio weight vector, then the portfolio return series is $r_p = X w \in\mathbb{R}^{T}$. This return series ...
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### Contribution of an asset's variance, skewness and kurtosis to its portfolio weight?

The mean-variance model is known to assign higher weights to assets with high expected returns and low volatility, meaning that there is a direct link between the asset's weight within the portfolio ...
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### asymptotic behavior of the pdf constraints due to Roger Lee

In a beautiful paper, http://math.uchicago.edu/~rl/moment.pdf, Roger Lee (2004) shows that implied variance is bounded above by a function linear in the log-strike k. Does anybody know how it ...
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### Higher moments of a straddle

Following the logic of Ben-Meir and Schiff (2012) and this question the first, second, third and fourth raw moments of a put are: Similarity, for a call it is as follows: where and ...
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### Calculate moments given density values

Suppose I have given a finite number of grid values belonging to a probability density function. Moreover, I have the associated values of the density support. For instance: ...
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### Any portfolio models not based on asset return moments?

The mean-variance model for portfolio optimization minimizes portfolio risk (covariance matrix), which is the second statistical moment of multivariate asset returns, and sometimes simultaneously ...
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### Does standardizing/normalizing asset returns change their skewness and kurtosis?

Asset returns are obtained by log-differencing prices. Standardizing or normalizing/scaling asset returns can be carried out by de-meaning the returns and dividing them by their standard deviation, ...
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I want to determine the kurtosis of a straddle. My question is closely related with the following topic here. According to the following paper of Ben-Meir and Schiff (2012) the expected value of a ...
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### Cornish Fisher VaR Parameters Calibration

I am trying to calculate Cornish-Fisher (modified VaR), but I am in a trouble because when I am reading some articles, some authors calculate the Cornish-Fisher expansion taking parameters S and K, as ...
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### Show that Riemann integral over BM is gaussian process

I am looking at the process $$X_t = \int_0^tB_udu$$ I know that this is a gaussian process with variance $t^3/3$. However, I would like to manually show the first statement directly. For this, I ...
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### Ito isometry and the covariance of an Ito process

Let $(B_t)_{t \geq 0}$ et $(W_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be two independent Brownian motions and let $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ a deterministic function of time. We define the following process: \...
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### ARMA moments proof

Consider a standard ARMA(1,1) process such as $$x_t - \beta x_{t-1} = \theta u_{t-1} + u_t$$ where $u_t$ is i.i.d. $u_t \sim N(0,\sigma^2)$. I know how to derive mean and variance with stationary ...
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### Analytical formula for the moments of SABR model?

Do analytical formulae exist for the central moments under the SABR model? Assuming dynamics for the forward rate $\{F_t, t \geq 0\}$ under a shifted SABR model. How do we derive $\mathbb{E}[X(T)^n]$ ...
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### The possible preferences of investors for higher than first 2 moments of return distribution?

Can anyone explain in an intuitive manner a justification for possible preferences of investors for moments of return distribution beyond the first two moments (i.e. mean and variance). For example, ...
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### Is positive skewness preferences rational or irrational?

Is positive skewness preference rational or irrational? I have a great trouble understanding why investors should prefer positive skewness over negative one. Sometimes it is argued that preference ...
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### Relationship between Implied Volatility Curve Derivatives and the Underlying's Moments

Very probably this question has been posed before, so if someone can pose the link to the relevant question, it would be appreciated. What is the relationship between the implied volatility skew and ...
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