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Monte Carlo simulation methods are a broad class of computational algorithms that rely on repeated random sampling to obtain numerical results.

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Are radial basis functions popular in least squares monte carlo option pricing?

In a Longstaff-Schwarz setting option on several underlyings can be priced using least squares monte carlo. Using suitable set of basis functions, continuation values can be approximated using ...
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What is the relevant application of mathematics?

I want to model an asset (like a currency) that is sensitive to relative economic performance between two countries, which can be measured by GDP (for example). This is a very simple case with many ...
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European Call option replication

An asset $S_t$ is evolving according to the Black-Scholes model. We want to replicate a call option on this asset by holding Delta units of the asset at every time. I use a Monte Carlo algorithm to ...
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Stratified sampling in asian options

I am using the procedure of stratified sampling for variance reduction. In the Glasserman book the algorithm for stratified the terminal value of the Brownian motion is given for european options. For ...
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Can variance change over time?

I'm working on a toy project that involves fantasy basketball, I know this is the quantitative finance stackexchange, but it seemed like the best place to ask this question. My goal is to make ...
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Optimizing monte carlo code in python [closed]

What are they key points to use while coding a monte carlo simulation in python? I have the following monte carlo code : ...
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When to remove a trading strategy?

Every strategy has a limited lifespan. How do you decide when to stop a particular strategy as it has lost its edge? Few of things that can be thought is strategy crossing its maximum drawdown, net ...
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Quasi Random Monte Carlo in m.v. portfolio optimization

Not specifying a correlation matrix for the Monte Carlo Simulation's random returns is equivalent to assuming no correlation or a correlation coefficient of zero, which will seriously and adversely ...
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theoretical reason for which we can use monte carlo simulation for option pricing

The classic way to price an option is solving either analitically or numerically the associated PDE subject to the terminal and boundary conditions. An alternative approach is to use monte carlo ...
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Monte Carlo (resampling) in m.v. portfolio optimization

The instability and high sensitivity of optimisation results can be augmented by adding another layer of quantitative methodology in the form of Monte Carlo Simulation. The name Monte Carlo alludes to ...
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What is the annualized realized volatility of simulated Brownian motion paths?

I saw this following question in an exam. Take a Brownian motion simulation with drift 5% and annualized volatility of 20% for a period of 1 year. Then the annualized realized volatility of the ...
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Single-step Monte Carlo in Excel

How do you simulate correctly using raw prices not returns? I have corresponding periods of earnings to Futures but the Excel call function =NORMINV(RAND(),mean,stdev) generates negative Futures ...
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EMTN with two barrier options and pricing by Monte Carlo method

I analyzing an EMTN (Euro Medium Term Note) for my Master's degree thesis, which uses 2 barrier options: a Down and In put, an Up and In put However, I only know how to do it for Knock-out options. ...
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Hindsight overhedge for pricing path dependent options

I understand how to use the longstaff schwartz method in Monte Carlo to compute the continuation value of path dependent options but someone recently mentioned another technique called "Hindsight ...
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Local Volatility with Monte Carlo Simulation

I am trying to implement a Monte Carlo Simulation using Local Volatility Model (Dupire’s Equation). I’m pretty sure I can build a very good LV surface, however, I do not know how to use it in the MC ...
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Control variate for pricing a best of assets option : $\mathop{{}\mathbb{E}}[ \max ( F^1_T,F^2_T, …,F^N_T )]$

I want to use Monte Carlo to price a best of assets derivative : $$\mathop{{}\mathbb{E}}[ \max ( F^1_T,F^2_T, ...,F^N_T )]$$ where the $F^i_T$ is the forward of the ith asset observed at expiry ...
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Monte Carlo Simulation with varying expected returns and volatilities

I have yearly CMAs which denote the 5-year forward looking returns and vols. These CMAs are updated every year. For example in 2004, the outlook for next 5 years is 11%, in 2005 the outlook is 10.8%. ...
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Simulation scheme for SABR beside the standard Euler discretization

QUESTION: Beside Euler Scheme, is there another more robust (and preferably easy to implement) way to simulate asset path with SABR dynamics? Simulation that will withstand even for high volatilities....
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Antithetic sampling Monte Carlo

In Peter Jaeckel, Monte Carlo in Finance book, I read the following sentence: Whenever the first realised moment of the underlying variate draws $\{z_i\}$ has a strong impact on the result of the ...
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Multi-factor vs Single-factor interest rate model for XVA / CCR

When calculating XVA or Counterparty Credit Risk (CCR), you can choose to simulate your interest rate with a Multi-factor interest rate model or a Single-factor interest rate model. What are the pros ...
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Least Squares Monte Carlo

Could you explain to me in words (no formulas) the concept of the Least Squares Monte Carlo method to price an American style option?
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Extreme Value Simulation from Copulas with Monte Carlo

I'm trying to simulate the tail values from a multivariate distribution using copulas. I'm using Vine Copula package of R to derive the suitable copula for my data and I generate random samples out of ...
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Solving the sde under the Bates Model

Can someone please help me to find a way to simulate or find an approximation for the sde? So far, I've come across some research papers that use the 'Markov Chain Monte Carlo' method. But are there ...
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Approximation of portfolio VaR (after mapping) when Delta and Gamma both equal zero

As titled, I am having trouble estimating the VaR of a portfolio mapped as a function of a single risk factor $S$, in the form : $$V(S) = S^3 - 30S^2 + 300S + 150$$ with current value $S = 10$. $S$...
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Longstaff Schwartz with future conditional coupons

I've implemented the L-S algorithm for a simple put option. I want to value a more complex derivative which has future conditional coupons which only occur if the option is in the money. How would I ...
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Multi-legged Swap pricing

can anyone guide me how to price a multi-legged swap and whether I need Monte Carlo / LMM based approach or if there is a closed form solution. Receive leg "Libor 3m +1%" Payment leg If Libor is ...
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Using Non-Risk Neutral (Risk Natural) Parameters to Price Options?

Please correct me if any of my following statements are false. My understanding as to why we use Risk Neutral Analysis is that it makes life easy, and ultimately, allows use to come to a closed form ...
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Accuracy of Euler Monte Carlo discretization without knowing exact solution?

By using Euler Monte Carlo discretization (for a Hull-White model) we simulate $$r(t+\Delta t)=r(t)+\lambda(\theta(t)-r(t))\Delta t+\eta\sqrt{\Delta t}Z$$ with $Z\sim N(0,1)$, $\lambda$, $\eta$ ...
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Generate scenarios of multiple related parameters

Assume I have three industry datasets: interest rates, inflation and unemployment. Data contains information of last ten years and it's monthly. Now, I would like to create N possible scenarios of ...
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How can I manually calculate the VAR of a call and put portfolio?

How would I solve the following question? Im unsure how to estimate the stock price using MCS.
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Python libraries for Monte Carlo simulations?

I am learning about monte carlo simulations and I have found many blogs explaining its implementation in python. Because its a widely known and an important technique for structuring asset prices. I ...
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Ho-Lee short rate model under the Heath-Jarrow-Morton framework

Under the Heath-Jarrow-Morton (HJM) framework the dynamics of the Ho-Lee short rate model are defined as following: $$dr(t)=\theta(t)dt+\sigma dW^{\mathbb{Q}}(t)$$ with $\mathbb{Q}$ the risk-neutral ...
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Multiple layer Monte Carlo Option pricing

I have simulated 10000 price paths from the SVCJ model under $\mathbb{Q}$ from $S_{t0}$ until $S_{tm}$ and have computed one discounted option price $C_t$. I want to compute the numerical simulated ...
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Why do we have to use in-the-money paths in LSMC, and how?

In Longstaff's original LSMC paper (Valuing American Options by Simulation: A Simple Least-Squares Approach, 2001 (link)), it is claimed that one should only use in-the-money paths for regression at ...
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Monte Carlo simulations in Python using quasi random standard normal numbers using sobol sequences gives erroneous values

I am trying to perform Monte Carlo Simulations using quasi random standard normal numbers. I understand that we can use sobol sequences to generate uniform numbers, and then use probability integral ...
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Using variance reduction on only some models

I am pricing options with some copula based models using Monte Carlo simulation. I was looking up some easily implementable variance reduction methods and decided on antithetic variates. However, ...
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Geometric Brownian Motion with Dividends

I am working on a problem and had a quick question. I understand that for Geometric Brownian Motion we use the formula: $$X_{t_n} = X_{t_{n-1}} + \mu X_{t_{n-1}} \Delta t + \sigma X_{t_{n-1}} \...
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Implied volatility in Monte Carlo models

Suppose I want to get the implied volatility for a given option, whose process does not generate a closed-form formula. In that framework, how is the IV calculated, given the fact that bisection ...
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Hull white model Monte Carlo simulation Zero Coupon Bond

I am trying to use Hull White Model to price a zero coupon bond by Monte Carlo Simulation. The basic idea is under this equation: Under Hull White Model, I want to generate every short rate (r) and ...
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Numerical simulation of Heston model

I am trying to simulate on Python random paths for a general asset price as described by the Heston model: \begin{equation} \begin{aligned} dS_t &= \mu S_t dt + \sqrt{\nu_t} S_t dW^S_t \\ d\nu_t &...
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Do correlated assets affect the price of a portfolio of derivatives?

I need to compute the value at risk of a given portfolio as an exercise for a class at university but I have trouble understanding how correlated assets affect the price of the portfolio. Could you ...
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How can I conduct a basic Monte carlo simulation on 2 stocks?

I have 2 stocks in my portfolio A and B.A is currently at 50 dollars and B at 40 dollars. Correlation between A and B is 0. Let us say I bought the stocks today at 50 and 40 dollars. If I wish to use ...
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Monte Carlo computational cost

Hello. I'm reading the above paper and I do not understand how they managed to solve eq (17.35) -- i've seen many papers skip through this as trivial and didn't bother to show the method to get there. ...
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Monte Carlo for Asian Pricing

I'm trying to verify the accuracy of my Monte Carlo method for pricing mean options. I came across this paper that supposedly gives an 'exact' solution for the arithmetic mean option (asian). It's a ...
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Is it possible to model path-dependent clauses using finite difference methods?

I'm trying to build a convertible bond pricer. In my case a convertible bond is a complex derivative with call, put and conversion price reset clauses, and all of the clauses are triggered in a path-...
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Monte Carlo Method for American Call Option (No Dividends)

I tried to pricing the American Call option using "Longstaff-Schwartz" least squares method. However, I found the American call option is always lower than the Monte Carlo European call option (they ...
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Longstaff-Schwartz, special american option simulation using Python (numpy package)

I got a put option, which can be exercised 3 times, all at different times, which are each month of a year $$t_1 = \frac{1}{12}, t_2 = \frac{2}{12} ... t_{12} = 1$$. Respectively, if exercised at $$...
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Ultra Powerfull Vibrato Montecarlo for delta sensitivities of a not regular payoff

Ciao, I am working on a derivative with the following payoff at time $T$: $$ \sqrt{(S_T - K)^+} $$ where $S_T$ is the value of the stock at the expiring date. As usual we will assume $S_t$ to be a ...
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How to calculate mean and volatility parameters for Geometric Brownian motion?

Say I have a time series $S_K$ for monthly asset prices for the last 30 years. I want to run a monte carlo simulation using geometric brownian motion $$S_t = S_0\exp\left(\left(\mu - \frac{\sigma^2}{...
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Monte Carlo simulations of stock price percentage change rather than stock price

Say we have a stock price time series $S_k$. We can do monte carlo simulations on the stock price to make predictions about future prices (e.g. through Geometric Brownian Motion SDE's). Does it make ...