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### Distribution fitting to data with (isolated) extreme observations

Let's assume I have 2 time series of daily observations of a given experiment. The data of one time series show a very long tail (either side) and in absolute sense the difference between the lowest ...
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### Why stock prices changes don't follow Pareto Distribution?

I calculated the distribution of the stock price changes (diffs). The diffs are multiplicative, $d_t=p_{t} / p_{t-1}$. As far as I know the distribution should look like Power law distribution (Pareto ...
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### What are the differences between Pareto, Fréchet, power law, fat tails and fractal?

I do get that these concepts are well-defined, but I am referring to extreme value theory in particular, and the fact that these ideas are often tossed around as synonyms, leaving the details and ...
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### VaR and Expected Shorfall estimations with negative shape parameter of a GPD (Extreme Value Theory )

So im trying to replicate an code from the Quantative Risk Management Book (https://github.com/qrmtutorial/qrm/blob/master/code/09_Market_Risk/09_Standard_methods_for_market_risk.R). But when i try a ...
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### Example how to model stock price with Pareto distribution according to Mandelbrot and Taleb

There's a paper by B. Mandelbrot and N. Taleb Mild vs Wild Randomness that says that Pareto distributions is a better fit for modelling price changes. ...
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### Extreme Value Theory: GPD application to returns, not losses (PnL)?

As it is often presented, Extreme Value Theory (EVT) is applied to financial losses (and gains as well, but always focusing in the tails). By EVT, I especially refer to: 1) Mean excess plot to find ...
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