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Resource to learn about Long / Short Commodities portfolio

As title says, I'm looking to learn more about Commodities trading and how to report and monitor a Long short Portfolio. Can anyone point me to a good book / website where I can improve my knowledge? ...
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Index options for portfolio insurance

I'm studying the portfolio insurance using index options (Hull J.C. - Options, Futures and other derivatives - Ninth Ed., Ch. 17). More precisely I have a doubt in a specific part of the exercise ...
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Volatility Managed Strategies for Bond Portfolios

I tested a VMS on 2 portfolios, proxied by Equity and Bond. The Sharpe ratio for the Bond portfolio is -0.19, compared to 0.48 for Equity. I was wondering what the economic intuition is behind the ...
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Portfolio Weight Sum and Negative Weights

I'm calculating the weights of 10 securities in a portfolio for a course project, with the objective of maximizing the sharpe ratio. I'm getting both positive and negative results for weights. The ...
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Differences Between Portfolio Daily Average Returns

I have a doubt about the average daily return for a 2 stock porfolio. I have the data of both stock returns over a 1511 day period. I used 2 approachs to calculate the average return. In the first one,...
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How to construct a risk parity Portfolio by fixing the portfolio volatility on a desired level?

I would like to get the weights of a risk parity portfolio (equal risk contribution). Therefore I use following formulas: $\sigma(w)=\sqrt{w' \Sigma w}$ $\sigma_i(w)= w_i \times \partial_{w_i} \...
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Is the Market Portfolio on the Markowitz Efficient Frontier?

I have seen "market portfolio" defined online (Wikipedia/Investopedia) as the bundle of all available investments where the assets are each weighted in proportion to their existence in the market. I ...
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What does risk tolerance represent for utility-maximizing optimization with linear constraints?

Referencing Wei Jiao (2003) p. 8, formula (1.12), for $Ax = b$ set of linear constraints in a portfolio, the solution for the optimum weights to maximize the utility is: $$w^* = \Sigma^{-1}A^T \left( ...
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How to calculate “portfolio cumulative return” from individual price data and weight of them?

I'm trying to run backtest in a vectorized way using Python Pandas and need to calculate a portfolio cumulative return from price data and weight of asset data. I ...
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Replicating portfolios [closed]

Prices of a stock are modeled using a two-period binomial tree, with each period being six months. The continuously compounded risk free interest rate is 7 % The stock pays 2 % continuous dividend. ...
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beginner portfolio statistics - annualized volatility of multi-asset portfolio

Sorry for the dumb question, but I wanted to make sure my understanding of what I read and compiled was correct! I am trying to calculate the variance-covariance matrix, and annualized volatility of a ...
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How to calculate the normalized value of a changing stock portfolio?

My goal is to compare a portfolio of stocks with a benchmark over time. Calculating the normalized value of a static portfolio is no problem, but I am struggling when stocks are removed or added to ...
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VaR for Options portfolio

I'm asked to estimate VaR for Options portfolio. Firstly, I wanna try to estimate VaR for AAPL stock european call option using Historical Simulation but I can't find any Historical Data. I tried ...
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Mean - Value at Risk optimization portfolio

so I'm intrested in building a process that computes the optimal portfolio selection based on asset using the framework of return maximization and VaR (montecarlo simulation) minimization. So far I ...
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Return Contribution for Annual Returns

I have a portfolio $p$ made up of a bunch of assets $i$ where the weights change slowly over time. The returns over each period $j$ composed of the weighted returns of the asset $r^j_p$ $$ r^j_p =...
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Calculating the long run average default rate when the portfolio changes during the year

The Basel rules prescribe to calculate a long run average default rate (LADR). It is stated that his rate should be calculated as the average of yearly default rates. A first idea what be: look at ...
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Backtest Portfolio Analysis

I actually finished an algorithm that i can use to extract all the trades for each stock (each file for each stock). Essentially, i run this code on Excel where there are the input about one stock, ...
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Synthetic Long Call in practice

I have researched Synthetic Long Calls on various texts, including John C.Hull and I also read some papers on Portfolio Insurance by Abken,Israelov and Nielsen, Aliprantis, Bertrand and Prigent, Lee, ...
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Questions related to Sharpe's return-based style analysis

I have been reading about Sharpe's return-based style analysis, which tries to determine the manager's exposure/effective asset mix to changes in the values of the asset classes. It does so by using ...
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Negative variance?

Using the formula w*Cov*t(w) I can generate a negative portfolio variance. What are the implications of a negative variance? Should I just assume it's zero? A negative variance is troublesome ...
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Portfolio turnover [closed]

Really easy question, but I am having doubts. If you want annual turnover, and you have monthly weights, wouldn't you just do in excel: {=ABS(CurrentMonthsWeights-LastMonthsWeights)*12} for each ...
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Correlation of assets to portfolio of assets

How do you calculate the correlation of an asset to a portfolio, when for all assets in the portfolio you know there: correlation to each other, volatility and weight in portfolio. For example: ...
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Explaining an Option product: SIX Discount Certificates

So I have the option with the important info above. I am trying to generate a portfolio that represents the option. However I am stuck on the first hurdle as I believe it is a call option as the ...
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R PortfolioAnalytics

I am not able to find PortfolioAnalytics package for windows from CRAN. New to R, will greatly appreciate any help how to find and install this package.
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Why Do Universal Portfolios Work?

I've been reading up on universal portfolios, but I haven't been able to find an intuitive explanation as to why they have the theoretical guarantees that they do, especially that they track the best ...
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What is the return of risky asset in direct utility optimization probem?

I am trying to do this portfolio optimization for a one-month investment between S&P 500 as a risky asset and one risk-free asset: Assume that I have a power utility function, a risk-free rate ...
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How to rebalance a partial replicated index portfolio?

i am currently doing a project on portfolio construction / optimization using a subset of the stocks in an index (buying a subset of stocks in an index to replicate the index performance). This will ...
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Fast algorithms for computing distributions of ABS/MBS portfolio

First,suppose we only have ABS pass-through product ,all with maturity of 12 months.The typical cash flow for each loan is at the beginning of the month ,received principal for that term,say 10000 RMB ...
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normally distributed expected utilty function

i am very sorry but after spending 1 hour of failing to figure out how to embed an image, i'll just go ahead an post it as a screenshot. i understand how this is computed: http://prntscr.com/j7h04d ...
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Portfolio Optmization With Risk Aversion Parameter R

I have this problem in R. $$\max w^Tu- y w^T A w$$ where A is covariance variance matrix, y risk aversion parameter. Is it rigth if I use the function solve.QP multiplying the covariance matrix for ...
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How to ascertain/establish certainty of a portfolio rebalancing strategy?

I created a portfolio rebalancing strategy, that I am currently paper trading with. It is, primarily, based on mean-reversion principle with a few rules in place, and geared towards cryptocurrencies, ...
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% Drawdown on Stock Portfolio to hit Margin Call

Margin requirement is industry standard at 30% of total portfolio (cash + margin loan) e.g. You have 600k in equities purchased with cash and 400k in equities purchased on margin loan. The total ...
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Creating riskless portfolio in black scholes

$$\begin{align} d\pi &= \theta dV + dS \\[3pt] & = (\theta \partial V/\partial t + \theta \mu S \partial V/\partial S + \theta S^2 \sigma^2 \partial^2 V/2\partial S^2 +\mu S ) dt + (\theta \...
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What returns to use?

I have monthly returns of my portfolio... I would like to summarize the performance over a longer period in one overall figure. Should I use log returns per month then use geometric mean on the log ...
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Portfolio optimization under two constraints

I hope here is he correct place to ask my question. I am trying to develop a portfolio strategy with three assets (one of which is risk free). For this I need to determine a vector of weights (w) and ...
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MOM-TOM effect, Replication strategy

I have several questions on Otto van Hemert paper "The MOM-TOM effect: Detecting the market impact of CTA trading" (link). In section 3 he proposes a replication strategy for the Newedge Trend Index ...
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What is `1+ return` called? [closed]

Assuming day 1 my wealth is 1. At day 2 I earned 20%. So the rate of return is 0.2 and the wealth at day 2 is 1.2. At day 3 I earned 50 % again. So the wealth at day 3 is 1.8. I wonder what is the ...
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Creating a portfolio in R : good practices

I am quite new to quantfin, but wanting to learn. I've searched for the answer (google and stackex), but haven't found anything satisfactory (but I might not be asking the correct questions...) The ...
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The diffrence when calcaualting portfolio return between manual cacluation and Return.excess() from 'PerformanceAnalytics' packages in R

Hi I have a basic question about using Perforamnce Anayltics packages from R. I'm trying to get a portfolio return (time series data) and the return data is 'tan_data'. I have assigned return to 'w' ...
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If one stock has a better sharpe ratio than the other, than can an optimized (for highest return) portfolio have both stocks in it?

And the reason for that occurrence could be the correlation between the stocks? For eg, i have facebook and ibm both in my portfolio, and clearly, despite facebook having a better sharpe ratio, the ...
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Simple mean reversion strategy portfolio construction

I had a quick idea I wanted to test, but am not sure of the correct way to size bets. Basically, I think that for a given index (say S&P), I want to be long under performers and short over ...
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How to choose a tangency portfolio without a risk-free rate

How do you choose an optimal portfolio from the efficient frontier if no risk-free rate is given? I know that if there exists risk-free asset, then you would combine a portfolio from the efficient ...
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Gamma portfolio trading

It is being said that in a long-gamma portfolio, you follow a buy-low sell-high strategy for the underlying stock, which causes you to make profit. The Theta for this portfolio is negative. But it is ...
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Equivalence between Order of Optimization for Mean Variance

When calculating mean variance portfolios, the general strategy is to minimize variance subject to expected return being higher than some benchmark $\mu$. An alternative approach to this problem ...
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Is there any standard test data for diversified and non-diversified portfolio?

Is there any standard test data for what is considered a diversified portfolio and non-diversified. I want to compare some metrics between a diversified portfolio and non-diversified portfolio. It is ...
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Automating data downloads [duplicate]

I use a personal stock tracking database that I threw together in MS Access 2010 which lets me follow my holdings and recommended buys. It used a VBasic routine that automatically downloaded from ...
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Standard deviation of a long-short portfolio with net position zero

I've come across the following question and I'm slightly stuck in answering it: Suppose you have a two-stock portfolio that is long one stock of asset A, and short one stock of asset B, with A ...
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What is the delta of a portfolio invested in different stocks?

I understand that if I have a portfolio invested in stock A and options on stock A, the delta of my portfolio is going to be the weighted sum of the delta of the stock (=1) and of the option. Now if ...
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Portfolio optimization of unequal length back-tests

I have a portfolio of assets. For each asset I have a back-tested time series of daily profits. I'm tying to optimize, using the correlation of daily returns, to minimize the total draw-down of the ...
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What price data should I used when making minimum mean variance portfolio, optimal risky portfolio and efficient frontier using Markowitz? [closed]

I need to make optimal risky portfolio, minimum variance portfolio and efficient frontier using Markowitz . But i don't know whether to used close price data or adjusted data. If i'm using adjusted ...