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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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Monte Carlo Simulation of correlated returns based on different frequencies

I am simulating through Monte Carlo, multivariate correlated returns of different products composing an Oil&Gas portfolio. The historical prices (from which I computed the log-returns) of the ...
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Monte Carlo Pricer for Express Certificate delivers wrong price [Mathematica]

So I wanted to price the following Express Certificate with this specific payout structure: If S1 > S0 -> 105.25 , else -> If S2 > 0.95*S0 -> 110.5 , else -> If S3 > 0.9*S0 -> 115.75 , else -> If ...
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Low estimator when valuing american option using Broadie and Glassermann Monte Carlo tree with antithetic branching (R)

I've been looking into Monte Carlo methods for valuing american options. Now, I found an R code by Stefano M. Iacus that values the option using a tree (based on Broadie and Glassermann) without use ...
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The last step of the Longstaff-Schwartz method

I'm reading An analysis of the Longstaff-Schwartz algorithm for American option pricing, by Clement, Lamberton and Protter. They define the stopping times (top of page 4) $$ \tau_j^{[m]} = \begin{...
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Monte Carlo convergence sample size

I'm studying Monte Carlo analysis but I find very counter-intuitive the computation of the minimum sample size in order to reach a certain level of precision. As stated in ...
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Model for target zone exchange rates

I just found a stochastic model for target zone exchange rates $x_{t+1}=x_t+k+r(x_t-y)+ \tilde{\epsilon}$ where k is a drift term so equal $r-r_f$ r is lean againt the wind coefficient that ...
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Pricing Asian option at discrete times

I hope you can help me again regarding pricing an arithmetic Asian option. Asumme we have a time grid $(0=t_0,t_1,t_2=T)$ and we buy an Asian option at time 0 and the maturity is at T. Now we would ...
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Pricing back swaptions corresponding to underlying swaps of Bermudan Swaption in calibrated LMM

I do not know to which swaption volatility matrix I have to calibrate the LMM in order to price back correctly the swaptions corresponding to the underlying swaps of a Bermudan Swaption. My problem: ...
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Generating process for stock price paths in this paper?

I am reading Longstaff and Schwartz Valuing Aerican Options by Simulation because monte carlo simulations, especially their use in option pricing, is interesting to me. However, I am having some ...
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Las vegas method?

In one of his winning paper, backward induction for future values, A. Antonov, quant of the year 2016, refer to the American Monte-Carlo method as the Las Vegas method. Is this name used appart from ...
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Is this a GARCH Monte-Carlo simulation?

I tried this as a simulation for a GARCH(1,1) model. Is it correct? (I'm not speaking about the code itself, which works, but the underlying idea). Here is plot (of ...
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Optimizing Monte Carl integral calculation with control variate

For an exercise I am asked to calculate an integral with a monte carlo simulation, after that I need to optimize the results with a control variate. This was the given integral: $\int_0^1 \! \frac{\...
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Heston model - Andersen scheme implementation

I would like to implement Andersen scheme for Heston simulation. On the following snipped is my code for generating asset path: ...
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Simulating Option Positions VaR with Monte Carlo in Python

I'm trying to calculate VaR for overall option positions. Currently I do a MC simulation for the underlying, and derive the theoretical value of the option from those theoretically. Then I calculate ...
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Adding Asset Weights To Cholesky Output - Monte Carlo in VBA

I am looking to create a Monte Carlo generator in Excel to plot correlated asset paths for a portfolio containing 1 to 10 assets. I have the correlation matrix for all 10 assets and have performed the ...
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Monte Carlo simulation of Multifractional Brownian Motion in MATLAB

Code under is taken from http://en.literateprograms.org/Monte_Carlo_simulation_(Matlab) ...
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Multiple similar values simulation

Perhaps some of you came across the following task that I am trying to automate for @RISK, VOSE or other simulation software? I have a question as we are trying to use the software to estimate the ...
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Monte Carlo simulation returns not normal distributed

I am generating 100,000 paths of SPX out to 1 year using Euler discretization. I look at how S is distributed for 100,000 paths at the 1 year point and I find it is lognormally distributed. I look at ...
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Price 3m libor autocap with LMM calibrated on 1y swaption data

I need to calculate a price of an autocap contract which is An autocap is similar to a cap, but at most γ ≤ β caplets can be exercised, and they have to be automatically exercised when in the ...
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Weak convergence of Lookback payoff with correction term

In this article on the Multilevel Monte Carlo method on page 8, http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/gilesm/files/mcqmc06.pdf, Giles uses a correction term to improve the weak convergence rate of the lookback ...
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What are the industry standard models for monte carlo simulation of basket options?

I would like to simulate an equity index, a risk free cash account and the yield curve for the purposes of valuing a guarantee on an insurance product that is being backed by both equities and cash. ...
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how to get 3 month Forward rates from Hull white model simulation?

I implemented the Hull White one factor model in Monte Carlo simulation, and got the short rate on each node (time step =1month). my question is how to get the forward rate from the short rate? I am ...
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What is the difference between the geometric brownian motion and cumulative product of percentage returns?

I wonder why the following code: one using GBM and the other using cumulative product of normally distributed percentage returns slightly different values. ...
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Moment matching - variance reduction

Hey I try to use moment matching to reduce variance in MC simulations. But every trajectory has exactly the same terminal value. Can anyone tell me where I have mistake? That is my code: ...
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Low correlation problem in control variate method

I have been trying to use control variate method to reduce the variance of my Monte Carlo Simulation, however, the model is suffering from low correlation problem which makes the control variate ...
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Monte Carlo American Options Discrete Dividends

Built some tree methods to price american options with discrete dividends. But I have no way to really verify my work. Questions below: Does it make sense to build a Monte Carlo pricer to use as a ...
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Can the Heston model be used to price ANY option?

I've been reading through Heston's work and different Monte Carlo extensions of it and it seems very interestingly flexible. I've mainly used an application of it for pricing Memory Autocalls. Am I ...
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Simulation of price ratios

How to go about simulations of variables like price-to-book or dividend yield? Basically I would like to do a simulation based testing of an investing strategy (other than historical simulation). It’s ...
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Pricing deep OTM and short expiry options with Monte Carlo methods

Is there any good variance reduction technique to price with MC deep OTM and short tenor options under Local Volatility? Can importance sampling be used? I couldn’t find any reference which does not ...
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Simulating correlated stock paths to calculate VaR

So I wanted to generate a Monte Carlo simulation for two correlated assets to derive then the VaR as a quantile of the generated distributions. My code is the following, where the input parameters are ...
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Simulated VaR with differently distributed processes

I am attempting to calculate the one-month 95th and 99th percentile profits for a two-year portfolio of energy-generating assets over the next three months. This means that the calculation has two ...
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What does it mean to change the initial average value to asset an asian-american option?

I am currently trying to replicate the Longstaff (2001) paper where he explained the least-squared approach to value American options. In section 4, he explained how to apply this method to asset a ...
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Calibrating Short-Rate Models to Eurodollar Futures Prices via Monte Carlo

I have a short rate model specified in the risk-neutral measure $Q$ defined by the continuously compounded money market $\beta(t)=e^{\int_0^tr(u)du}$. I'd like to calibrate this model to a set of ...
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Lognormal correlation bounds for Monte Carlo

As the lognormal distribution imposes bounds of attainable correlations as discussed in https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/41734/attainable-correlations-for-lognormal-random-variables my ...
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Monte carlo error and minimum variance hedge ratio

So I was running a monte carlo simulation for two assets and a portfolio consisting of 1 quantity of the first asset and short a fraction x of the second asset to hedge, where the fraction is ...
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Degree of freedom input for Monte Carlo simulation of asset returns with multivariate t distribution

How do I calculate or estimate the degrees of freedom in order to perform a Monte Carlo simulation of asset returns with multivariate t distribution using R functions? I am able to calculate the mean ...
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Term structure of interest rate model calibration

I need to model term structure of interest rate and predict the zero curve. The database I am using to calibrate the model contains zero rate observations for approximately 10 years and for 37 ...
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Introducing initial lockout period for American-Asian options pricing in R

Currently attempting to price American-Bermuda-Asian call options using Monte Carlo simulations as done in Longstaff and Schwartz (2001). The options have an initial lockout period of 3 months, ...
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Finding fifth and sixth polynomials for Headrick (2002) method for non-normal multivariate distribution

I am trying to perform a 3-asset class return Monte Carlo simulation. As the asset class returns are non-normal, I found the following function rHeadrick from the ...
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Value at Risk with Monte Carlo using DCC-Garch in R

So I was trying to compute the 1- day Value at Risk of a hedge portfolio (consisting of 1 stock and one future) with a DCC-Garch model in R. So what I did is since I had historical data of 10 years: ...
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Correlation in GARCH model

I don't think I have ever come across the concept of stochastic correlation so I imagine it's not very widespread, but I had the idea to implement a Monte Carlo VaR model for a portfolio of stocks by ...
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Theta function in the Black Karasinski model to replicate the current yield curve?

I am trying to replicate a research paper "Gas Storage valuation using a Monte Carlo method" Gas storage valuation using a monte carlo method which is to me a not very complex but technical ...
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Discretizing Bates SVJ Model to simulate paths

I am trying to simulate a path for Bates Stochastic-Volatility-Jump model. It has the following dynamics: I've managed to implement the Heston model by following Gatheral's books the Volatility ...
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Do daily returns from a distribution with skew and/or kurtosis lead to options implied volatility skew?

I've been trying to price a call option using a Monte Carlo approach with the specific goal of showing implied volatility skew. I'm using the sinh-arcsinh transformation to make the random numbers I ...
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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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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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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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Antithetic sampling on non-linear payoff?

If I wish to price an option with Monte Carlo using the standard GBM process, which have payoff $(max(S-K,0))^2$ Why is it not suitable for a non-linear payoff?
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Monte Carlo simulation based VaR: daily vs annual parameters

I am given the initial price, annualized return, and volatility of a security. I am trying to calculate annualized VaR using Monte Carlo simulation approach. To do this I will use the following ...