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How does a Short position impact the PnL?

I have several activity records which include several transaction types: buy, sell, short, <...
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A portfolio with two risky assets - Simple exercise

I was trying to solve the following exercise: "Stocks A have $\mu_A=8\%$, $\sigma_A=2,5\%$ and stocks B have $\mu_B=6\%$, $\sigma_B=1,2\%$. Let us suppose that expexted returns are independent. What ...
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Portfolio returns from activity records

I am looking for a clean and efficient way to obtain the portfolio returns from a list of activity records. Specifically, the activity file consist of BUY, SELL, COVER, SHORT, etc. records with ...
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Black-Scholes model and arbitrage free price

Consider the Black-Scholes model and the derivative asset:  X = \begin{cases} K, \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad S_T\leq A, \\ K+A-S_T, \qquad A\leq S_T < K+A, \\ 0, \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad S_T&...
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how to calculate daily risk free rate using 13 week treasury bill

I want to calculate excess return for AAPL plus the S&P 500. I have computed monthly and daily logarithmic returns for every stock and for the market, I now need to calculate the risk free ...
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Assigning Constraints to weights

Suppose I have weights ...
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Self-financing portfolio under $Q$-dynamics

I know what given stocks $S_1, ..., S_N$ with SDE's, a portfolio must have a particular value dynamics shape (which depends on the dynamics of $S_1,...,S_N$), if that portfolio is to be self-financing....
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Should price impact be the same for positive/negative implied volatility shocks?

I am using a vendor system to stress a portfolio which contains (among others) derivatives with implied volatility exposure. The issue is that when using a 1000 bps implied volatility stress upwards ...
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How to compute the variance of a Long-Short Equity Portfolio?

I am calculating the historical portfolio variance of various long-short equity portfolios. For simplicity, assume the portfolio is long stock A with weight 1.0 and short stock B with weight -0.5. ...
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Forecasting volatility with rugarch and Covariance Matrix

I am trying to do a financial time series forecast in order to build a portfolio. I already have some code running rugarch library and I am not sure if I am forecasting correctly, after that I would ...
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optimal portfolio with different lending and borrowing rates

I have 4 risky securities (have returns and var-cov matrix for monthly data), and I can lend at 1% per annum, but borrow at 5% per annum. If i wish to obtain the s.d. of 5%, what is the optimal ...
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Dmat argument in solve.QP R function: Cov or 2*Cov?

Background My final objective is to find a portfolio located on the efficient frontier from a choice of 100 stocks from a stock index (eg. S&P500). This efficient portfolio will be such that ...
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For any efficient portfolio, does there exist another efficient portfolio which has zero correlation with it?

For any portfolio on mean-variance efficient frontier, does there exist a portfolio on the frontier which has zero correlation with it? I tried to play around with the covariance, by setting ...
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Probability default calculation

I want to calculate default of probability of internal ratings for a particular bank. I have only the following data: Liquidity Ratio short-term assets / short-term liabilities = 2.6 Profitability ...
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What does $\phi^{(n)}(t)$ mean for a portfolio?

I am currently in the process of deciphering the notes written by an instructor. I missed the class. He writes: Continuous time trading: $S(T) = W(T)$, "Bachelier Model". $\phi(t)$ denotes ...
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Minimum Variance Portfolio problem [closed]

Minimum Variance Portfolio Suppose there are N stocks in the investmentable universe and we have a fully invested portfolio investing 100% of the capital. The Covariance matrix is denoted as ∑. We ...
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Derivation of the tangency / maximum Sharpe ratio portfolio in Markowitz Portfolio Theory? (2 risky assets)

I’m looking for a nice & detailed explanation for how to derive the formula for the weight of asset 1 in the tangency / maximum Sharpe ratio portfolio in Markowitz portfolio theory in a world with ...
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Where to find good notations to teach investment portfolio maths?

I don't know whether this question is in order here. I do a bit of teaching and I am preparing my own notes but I thought that his should not be necessary. In which book/pdf on the web can we find a ...
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Is there a way to meaningfully generate daily returns from monthly?

I have a set of 7 investments in a portfolio and I need to optimize the weightings based on some exposures to various markets/styles/economic factors. I was hoping to do some sort of simple exposure ...
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PnL Explained Using Scenario(Full Reval Model)

I was wondering if any quant guru can help . How to calculate the PnL explained using full reval aka scenario based = > t - (t-1) approach for linear instrument. I am finding difficulty to understand ...
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Do you know fast to compute, yet plausible risk attribution measures?

I am looking for a fast to compute, yet plausible risk attribution measure based on the risk measure used to compute overall risk. To be more specific, assume that my risk measure is the VaR of a ...
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What is the intuition of a spread portfolio and how exactly is it constructed?

In a lot of papers spread portfolios are constructed, like in Harvey and Siddique (1999), Table IV, or in Fama and French (2005 from SSRN), page 15. First, why is it important to construct such ...
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L1 norm regularization of Markowitz portfolio in matlab

Markowitz portfolio with L1 norm regularization added L1 norm regularization based on the original model. The constraint equation is as follows: The following code is the original Markowitz Mean-...
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Why are there two expressions for the Black-Scholes hedging portfolio

I am new to derivatives pricing and am trying to understand why there are two different expressions for the Black-Scholes hedging portfolio. The first approach, used in books like Hull, stipulates ...
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What is the difference between group and inequality constraints in Matlab?

Sorry if this seems stupid. I was wondering what the difference between a group and inequality constraint is in Matlab. As far as I can tell they are the same: From Matlab (http://uk.mathworks.com/...
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Under which conditions the minimum variance portfolio involves no short selling?

If $\rho_{12} < 1$ or $\sigma_1 \not= \sigma_2$ then $\sigma_v^2$ representing the variance of the portfolio with weights $(w_1, w_2) = (s, 1-s)$ as a function of $s$ attains its minimum value at: ...
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Portfolio construction in reality?

There are various models for portfolio selection in literature, like, Harry Markowitz (HM) model ( Mean-Variance Model) [well known model] Konno and Yamazaki (1991) model: minimizes the sum of ...
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What is smart beta, alternative index, factor investing?

What is smart beta, alternative index, factor investing? Are they basically the same thing? Construct a benchmark index using schema other than market cap?
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Matlab code for equally weighted portfolio

I have daily returns of 10 stocks. I need to construct an equally weighted portfolio that goes long in the 3 highest returns and short in the 3 lowest returns. The portfolio needs to be re-balanced ...
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Liquidity Adjusted Asset Pricing Model

I have a data set with 4000 companies and I have calculated a liquidity measure of each of the company in the dataset as Where, Turnover is the monthly average ratio of daily volume to shares ...