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Reference material (EV/ betting game questions) for Quant Hedge Funds Interviews [on hold]

I need material to practice EV games questions.But I lack practice in betting questions where a set-up of a game is given and one has to respond to the best strategy or best bet to take. A good book ...
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Importance of filtrations that are NOT natural filtrations

I know the natural filtration intuitively represents the history of the process as the process evolves over time, and hence can be used to talk about conditional probabilities and conditional ...
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Is every filtration a natural filtration of some stochastic process?

We have a notion of natural filtrations, which intuitively represents the history of the process as the process evolves over time. We also have a notion of filtrations in general, which are ...
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Compare two distributions for forecasting returns

Let's imagine that we have two separate models, both used to forecast the return for the next period. Both models are estimated everyday, and both models outputs a probability distribution. How can we ...
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Probability and statistics in Quantitative Finance

Certain types of traders attempt to repeatedly buy and sell the same asset for a profit over a short time period, such as high-frequency “market makers”. For example, if you can repeatedly sell a ...
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Finding the limit $\lim_{n \to \infty} P_0^n$ for a European Cash-or-Nothing put option with $P=K^2\cdot \mathbf{1}_{\{S_T < K\}}$

Exercise : Let $K>0$. A European Cash-or-Nothing put option $P$ has the following pay-out profile : $$P=K^2\cdot \mathbf{1}_{\{S_T < K\}}$$ Let $P_0^n$ be the no-arbitrage value at time $...
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How to prove that $X_s=\int^s_0 f(u)dW_u$ is independant from $X_t-X_s$

I am asked to prove that $X_s$ and $X_t-X_s$ are independant for $s<t$ then $$X_t=\int^t_0f(u)dW_u$$ for a deterministic function $f$ and brownian motion $W_t$. For the proof I am giving a hint to ...
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Probability ITM formula for options

Given a stock of price price and annual volatility annual_volatility, and given an option with strike price ...
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In search of nice (approx) function forms of the volatility of cumulative simple returns

Let's consider a period $t\in[0,T]$, and let the simple return over year $t$ ($1\le t\le T$) be $r_t$. Assume $r_t$ are iid normal. The cumualative simple return over the whole period $[0,T]$ is $$R_T=...
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How to calculate number of round trips given volatility?

Suppose we know stock price volatility is normally distributed with mean = 0 and annual volatility say 20%. Let's assume markets never close and we can trade at 1 second intervals. Let's assume stock ...
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Bayesian trade probability with factors

I have a strategy Y which is influenced by some factors X1, ..., Xn (for example asset volatility, distribution of macroeconomic factors). At moment t0 I have historical distribution(prior) of X1, ...,...
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Expectation of the product of two Brownian motions [closed]

Could you please let me know the steps to follow to get to the solution?
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Hedging Value-Financial Mathematics

EXERCISE We consider a free from arbitrage financial market $(Ω,F,P,S_0,S_1)$ with $α<S_0^{1}\cdot(1+r)<β$,where $$0<α:=min_{ω \in Ω} S_1^{1}(ω), β:=max_{ω \in Ω}S_1^{1}, α<β$$ Let ...
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Equivalent martingale measure exists if and only if $a < S_0^1(1+r)< b$

Exercise : We consider a market of one period $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mathbb P, S^0, S^1)$, where the sample space $\Omega$ has a finite number of elements and the $\sigma-$algebra $\mathcal{F} = 2^...
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What is the Probability Distribution of Max-Drawdown?

How to obtain the probability distribution of Maximum Drawdown, starting from the probability distribution of Daily Returns? Here the details: Suppose I have a time serie of N=1000 daily returns. ...
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The duality of the free energy and relative entropy used to deduce deduce the stochastic game between an agent and the market

I am reading the article Pricing via utility maximization and entropy by Richard Rouge and Nicole El Karoui. They talk about the relative entropy of a probability measure $Q$ with respect to the ...
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Conditional Probability - Geometric Brownian Motion

Background I am trying to find a way to price a variant of a gap option by using closed-end expressions. What makes this option a bit tricky is that it can be exercised at four predetermined dates (t=...
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How skew in vertical put spreads change the payoff?

An spx four strikes wide Put Spread from at the money has a payoff ratio of 1 to 2 meaning if the Premium on the spread is \$10 your reward is \$20; yet the corresponding Call Spread with the same ...
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From Butterfly Price to Probability of $S_T$ Falling within a Range

If a butterfly in the limit represents a probability (by the Breeden-Litzenberger result), what can be said about the relative likelihood of a random variable $S_0$ from the price of a vanilla-option ...
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Probability of Implied Volatility Move [closed]

I want to see the probability of Implied Volatility of an underlying moving up or down from its current position. Would it just be 50% probability of going up and 50% of it going down? Because I've ...
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Square Integrable Process Implication

In Sergii Kuchuk and Yuliya Mishura paper, Pricing the European Call Option in the Model with Stochastic Volatility Driven by Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process, Exact Formulas, the model can be represented ...
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Informal definition of the almost complete convergence

I'm searching for the informal definition of the almost complete convergence (P. L. Hsu and H. Robbins (1947), Dugué (1955)), which means a definition without any mathematics formula. Thank you for ...
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Jump diffusion model and Firm probability of default

I want to examine whether corporate events affect firm's probability of default. My initial thought was a jump diffusion model, although in the literature, the only work I found, involved CDS market ...
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Detecting butterfly spread arbitrage for American options through European option prices

It's easy to demonstrate that if European option prices are concave with strike, then an arbitrage exists. For example, the risk-neutral probability density is the second derivative of European put ...
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How to determine the default probability of a county in a bond that is not in its native currency?

Disclaimer: This post is cross posted in here also. Consider the following case: Country P uses the currency Euro and gives p percent interest on a one year bond issued in Euro. Country Q uses the ...
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Prove that $F(s,x_0)=0$, $F(t,x)=1$ and $\frac{\partial F}{\partial t}+\frac{1}{2}\frac{\partial^2 F}{\partial x^2}=0$

Using the Dynkin's formula, prove that $F(s,x_0)=0$, $F(t,x)=1$ and $\frac{\partial F}{\partial t}+\frac{1}{2}\frac{\partial^2 F}{\partial x^2}=0$ where $F(s,t)=2\int_{x-x_0}^{\infty}\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\...
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How are Risk indices linked to Physical Trading returns?

Ref to my previous question here: Physical trading spot transaction analysis-Quantified I have been able to narrow down my aim to defining a physical trading strategy P&L. My question is, how ...
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Girsanov's Theorem for Multiple Risky Assets

Girsanov's theorem provides the measure transformation from probability measure P to Q such that- $dW_t^Q=dW_t^P+\lambda dt\implies \xi_tW_t^Q$ is a martingale under the P measure where $\xi_t=e^{-\...
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credit risk - marginal default probability

I have been working on an assignment trying to calculate marginal/conditional probability of default. Using a logistic regression framework, I was able to compute the 12-month unconditional PD for ...
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Uniqueness of data metric [closed]

Is there a metric that calculates "uniqueness of data"? For example if i have two sets of 200 observations, DataSet 1 has 70 unique values but 4 values take up the next 130 observations. DataSet 2 ...
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Distribution in Heston

$$dV_t=-k(V_t-1)dt+ \epsilon\sqrt{V_t}dW_t$$ $W_t$ is wiener process and the rest is just some parameters. For $T_{i+1}>T_{i}$ how do I find the expectation and variance of $V_{T_{i+1}}$ ...
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How to compute SABR's probability density function

I am trying to compute the probability density function of the forward rate implied by the SABR formula approximation in order to see how the density implied by the approximation has negative ...
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Can you determine USD swap rate movement probability from OTM swaption premiums?

E.g., the USD 1y x 4y swap rate is currently 2.84%. ATM receiver swaption , European exercise is currently at ATM premium of 1.15% while swaption premium at strike 1.5% is 0.15% or about 90% lower ...
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conditional probability of default

I would like to ask the following question. I would appreciate if someone could help me out. On what argument is based that states that conditional default rates ( loans of corporate borrowers) ...
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Stochastic Calculus: How to test for dependency of random variables

If I let $g(x)$ be a deterministic function of a real variable $x$ and define $X(t)$ as: $$X_T=\int_{0}^{T}f(u)dW_u$$ with $W_t$ being a wiener process. For $s<t$, Will $X_s$ and $X_s-X_t$ then be ...
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Is a wiener proces measurable? (exercise from Bjork)

I will claim $$E[W(T) \vert F_t] = 0$$ for $t<T$. Anyway, in an exercise in Bjork the results requires that $$E[W(t) \vert F_t] = 0$$ But why? Isn't $W(t)$ measurable at time $t$ and hence not ...
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Binomial model's Radon-Nikodym derivative

Related: Dumb question: is risk-neutral pricing taking conditional expectation? In the one-step binomial model... For $\frac{d \mathbb Q}{d \mathbb P}$, I think it's $\frac{d \mathbb Q}{d \mathbb P}...
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Dumb question: is risk-neutral pricing taking conditional expectation?

Dumb question: is risk-neutral pricing taking conditional expectation? $\tag{1}$ In trying to recall intuition for risk-neutral pricing, I think I read that we should price derivatives risk-neutrally ...
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How does HMM apply to Forex for example, when any imaginable state you can think of involving price is observable?

Intuitively it seems like you can add states to the transition probability matrix $A$ and use a learning process to figure out the new transitions. If that's correct then it answers my question as ...
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When predicting Forex price using HMM what, typically, are the states and what are the observations?

I understand their abstract definition but having trouble applying the HMM method to Forex prices. What should the observations be? Then what should the states be (like "hot", "cold", etc.)?
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Spot Interest Rate at time $t$

I know that the general model for the dynamics of the spot interest rate is $$dr(t)=\mu(r,t)dt+\sigma(r,t)dB(t)$$ My question is, if $P(t,T)$ is the bond value at time $t$, how would I derive $dP$?
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Deriving $dR(t)$ For Reverse Exchange Rate

Say $Q(t)$ is the exchange rate at time $t$. It's the price in domestic currency of one unit of foreign currency and converts foreign currency into domestic currency. The model for the dynamics of ...
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R Calculate future price range and plot the result

First I want to say that I've read this post (How to calculate future distribution of price using volatility?) but it doesn't help much. Here is what I'm trying to do (values are not real) Let's ...
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Computing the PDF of the sum of N moves of an empirical PDF for USDJPY 1-minute moves

Per-minute tick data for USDJPY is available here. Suppose we download this file to usdjpy.txt and then save it into a Numpy array in Python 3 as follows: ...
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Am I calculating my Kelly Criterion correctly?

I'm taking a look at my trading history over a particular time period and have 500 trades on with an win rate of 82%. My average win is $W$. My average loss is $L$. So am I correct in assuming the ...
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Girsanov Transform and Likelihood Process Domestic to Foreign

Working two exercises relating to $Q^d$ and $Q^f$. I'm comfortable working with transforms and likelihood processes on a risky asset between $Q$ and $Q^s$, and also on an exchange rate $X$ between $Q$ ...
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What's the relationship between $VaR_{\alpha}(X)$ and $VaR_{1-\alpha}(X)$ if the probability distribution function is not symmetric?

If the probability distribution function $f(x)$ is not symmetric, is there any relationship between $VaR_{\alpha}(X)$ and $VaR_{1-\alpha}(X)$? Here, $VaR$ is defined as $$ VaR_{\alpha}(X) := \inf\...
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Probability in different measures

I'm having some troubles understanding a problem. The problem: "Show how a measure change can be used to estimate the probability for $Y > 100$ when $Y \sim \mathcal{N}(0, 1)$. The book I'm using ...
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Can a Kelly Criterion Percent be very high?

This is my personal record trading options (selling spreads) over a certain time period: Win Rate: 83.94% Average Win: $299 Average Loss: $1,181.40 The formula for the Kelly Criterion is: $$ f=\frac{...
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Subadditivity of Expected Shortfall

I am able to see why Expected Shortfall will be subadditive for normal distribution or a uniform distribution. I am trying to prove the result for any generic distribution. I came across many proofs ...