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Constructing an arbitrage opportunity for a company involving Forwards

Let's say an investor enters a long forward contract on 100 units of underlying assets $S$ and maturity $T$ = 4 years. The asset $S$ pays no dividends and the spot price of one asset is $S_0$ = £5. ...
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Software or apps for portfolio analysis and backtesting

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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Calculating Delta of option portfolio using average of inputs

Trying to think through two options portfolio scenarios, which are highly similar. I'm wondering if you can take a portfolio of options, all written against the same underlying product, and use ...
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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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Duration of portfolio equals to zero

I am solving the following problem: Consider a 2000 dollars bond with maturity of 5 years and a half-year coupon of 25 dollars at a nominal interest rate of 8% p.a and a consolidation bond (...
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Correlation of a portfolio of trading strategies to a benchmark [closed]

I have two trading strategies, both having a correlation of 0.5 to an indicator 'i'. If I take a portfolio of these two strategies, what will be the correlation of this portfolio with the indicator 'i'...
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Surface plots of the mean-variance efficient frontier

3d surface plots contain an X, Y and Z axis. For the mean-variance efficient frontier: X axis is portfolio volatility ($\sigma_p$) Y axis is portfolio expected return ($\mu_p$) any ideas for what ...
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Tracking a portfolio's annualized return

Sorry for this dumb amateur question, but looking for some help. I’ve created an Excel line chart that tracks a portfolio’s annualized rate of return. For example, a year ago the portfolio had an ...
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Some interpretation on some plots / statistics

I have been playing with a model just for learning purposes (I don't expect to make any money from the model) but I wanted to get some opinions on what you think are "good" values and some opinions on ...
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Value-weighted return: which date should the market-capitalization be based on?

I got a short question regarding calculating the value-weighted return of portfolios. Example: The portfolio is constructed based on the value of a certain criteria on date 31.1 (Jan 31st). The ...
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Why is Portfolio Theory not using the distribution of portfolio returns

Portfolio Theory uses things like Expected Value, Risk, Confidence. I wonder why it's not ...
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Adjusting volatility while constructing portfolio

I am trying to construct a portfolio based on a macro momentum strategy for backtesting purposes as outlined in https://www.aqr.com/-/media/AQR/Documents/Insights/White-Papers/A-Half-Century-of-Macro-...
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Value-weighted Portfolio Confusion

just a very short question regarding value-weighted portfolios. As the results are not as expected I try to cancel out any possible wrong assumptions. I created five portfolios à 100 companies out of ...
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Show the expected return of the portfolio and how to derive return variance of the long-short portfolio?

Show the expected return of the portfolio and how to derive the return variance of the long-short portfolio? (see picture)
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Why no median-CVaR optimization for portfolios?

Question Since CVaR is a concept that can be applied to all probability distribution, even if they do not follow normal distribution, I thought CVaR should be more concerned with median, not the ...
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Is there a quicker algorithm for calculating 'drifted' portfolio weights? (R, Pandas/NumPy, MATLAB)

'Sup, QuantSX. BLOT (Bottom Line On Top): Is there a nice clean algorithm for rapidly calculating portfolio weight drift? In R, Python or MATLAB - I'm not fussed which. Details I'm in the final ...
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Calculate return for a set of securities downloaded using quantmod

I downloaded adjusted closing price using quantmod for a set of securities. I want to calculate daily/weekly/monthly return for all securities. Usual dailyReturn, weeklyReturn etc not working. What do ...
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Sharpe Ratio and Sortino Question: Standard practice

For Sharpe ratio calculation, I have seen several variations for the denominator; either the standard deviation of portfolio returns or standard deviation of excess returns. Is there an accepted ...
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Portfolio optimzation : efficient frontier with respect to risk aversion parameter with R

I am currently trying to write a little script in R to determine the optimal weights given a fixed risk aversion parameter. The problem I have is that by increasing the risk aversion parameter I think ...
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Leverage constraints

I am trying to complete my project on Mean-Variance Leverage Optimization, and I have found lots of helpful advice on this forum. I wanted to ask you if you have some idea on how to implement a ...
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Portfolio Delta - long call, long put and short call

First and foremost, I'm trying to understand why you would construct a portfolio made up of long calls, long puts and short calls. I find this really abstract and confusing. I've tried drawing the pay-...
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How long a time horizon should be for verifying the effectiveness of an investment strategy?

Question To verify the effectiveness of a certain asset allocation strategy, how long a time horizon should be? Is there any academic paper regarding this topic? Question in more detial I know ...
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PortfolioAnalytics: Training window based on entire history before rebalancing in 'optimize.portfolio.rebalancing'?

I am fairly new to PortfolioAnalytics and R in general. I am trying to do some backtesting of a minimum variance portfolio. I have weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly return data of 3 selected ...
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How to calculate Turnover Ratio of a scaled Portfolio

I want to calculate the Turnover of my scaled Momentumportfolio (Barroso und Santa-Clara 2015) They described Turnover Ratio with the following formula: While i understand the general concept (...
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Why annualizing sampled covariance matrix changes stock weight vector?

Question While optimizing a portfolio using 'Global Minimum Variance' (GMV) method, I found that annualizing a sampled covariance matrix makes a difference in stock weight vector. Q1. Why ...
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Definition Of A Portfolio

I have very recently started studying quantitative finance on my own through a book called An Introduction To Quantitative Finance by Stephen Blythe. In chapter 6 of his book, he sets out to prove ...
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Calculate the historical simulation VaR of the portfolio using Python

Assume that we have 200 stocks in WeiBo (WB), 300 stocks in Netflix (NFLX), 250 stocks in Ford Motor Company (F) and 150 in Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A) as of 31 August 2019 in the portfolio. I have ...
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Value weighted Portfolio: Include Market cap of pref shares?

I got Datastream MV data for my sample and i want to exclude Preference Shares. Since Datastreams definition of MV is shares*price there are two Marketvalues, one for common stock, one for preference ...
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Factor model alternative? [closed]

Suppose there is a Fama-French model estimated for a stock of Shoemaker Ltd.: $α = 0.01$ $β_M = 0.9$ $r_M = 0.12$ $β_S = 0.3$ $S = 0.05$ $β_H = 0.2$ $H = 0.06$ $r_F = 0.03$ How would you ...
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Eliminating factor risk?

Suppose there are two risky assets, related to the same risk factor $f$. $r_1 = μ_1 + β_1f$ $r_2 = μ_2 + β_2f$ There is also a risk free asset available at $r_f$ How do you eliminate factor risk ...
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Adjust calculation of Sharpe ratio when portfolio is subjected to cash outflows

I have a portfolio with cash and marketable securities, a benchmark, and a desire to calculate its Sharpe ratio. However, this portfolio has cash outflows. Sometimes securities are sold to produce the ...
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How do I know what my portfolio weight constraints are given to me by my broker?

I have started exploring portfolio optimization results that pop out when I don’t constrain the weights to sum to 1. For instance, in a dollar-neutral portfolio, the weights sum to 0. Also, some ...
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Calculation of the risk free rate

For portfolio management I need the risk-free to compute the sharpe ratio. I would like the use to rate on the 3 month treasury bill from the US. https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/TB3MS#0 The ...
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Portfolio Management in R

I’ve been looking around for a R-package that will allow me to track my stock portfolio - basically I would like to enter stocks that I own, track the trades I make, calculate my open position & ...
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Measuring returns

always come across the issue of which return to use. There a three types that I know about. The simple return, the log return and the geometric return. Now I wonder whether it depends on the subject ...
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Portfolio return with changing assets over time

I need some feedback on a very basic question regarding the calculation of the portfolio return. I have created an example of a portfolio with two assets and attempted to calculate the return: I've ...
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Value of portfolio with fixed discrete dividends

I know that this is a very simple question, but i want to make sure to grasp the concept of ex dividend and value of portfolio. Suppose that we have a two period binomial tree of a stock with initial ...
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Discounted self-financing portfolio still a self-financing portfolio?

Assume a self-financing portfolio $V_{t}=\theta_{t}^{0}S_{t}^{0}+\theta_{t}S_{t}$ with $S_{t}^{0}$ the value of the non-risky asset at time $t$ and $\theta_{t}^{0}$ the amount of shares of the non-...
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Widely accepted methods for coming up with the co-variance matrix of assets?

Question What are the widely accepted ways for coming up with co-variance matrix of assets after the Markowitz's modern portfolio theory? Question explained in more detail After Modern portfolio ...
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How to compute simple and log portfolio returns?

I am looking for more details to perform simple and log returns for an entire portfolio. However, I've only been able to find the following semi-reliable source (see Page 9 and Page 19): Here are my ...
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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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Calculating Correlation of Two portfolios?

So I'd like some help w/ this question. Given 3 assets with means, variances, and correlation: Two portfolios are created (A and B), each with the three assets above with weights ($w_n$) as follows: ...
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Help understanding methodology of doing market expectations error analysis

I am a beginner in the value-growth analysis. I wanted to do a similar analysis Piotroski, J. D., & So, E. C. (2012). Identifying expectation errors in value/glamour strategies: A fundamental ...
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How to calculate optimal portfolio using sector constraints in python

I'm looking into CVXPY at the moment. Main goal would be to be able to calculate the optimal portfolio, which in my opinion would mean that we need to maximise (expected return - risk free) / ...
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Do cash accounts contribute to exposure?

When calculating a portfolios total exposure, should the value of the cash accounts be included? My high level view on exposure is that it should be related to the possibility of loss, usually as a ...
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Correlations between different baskets of assets

Struggling to see the answer to the following problem - Assume you have $N$ different assets, and all pair-correlation coefficients $\rho_{ij}$ between them are known. If you now form two arithmetic ...
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Constructing Portfolio Beta

Suppose I have a portfolio with securities with different history. Say some securities have 15-20 years of history and some are like Uber or Lyft, which has limited history. There are assets with 1/2/...
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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 ...