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What is the connection between the risk neutral implied density and the real world density?

I understand that we can use option prices to imply volatilities and ultimately to imply a risk neutral density. I also understand that this implied density is not the same as the "real world density"....
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Classical Ruin Theory - Lundberg Model

In classical risk/ ruin theory, I see this formula crop up in my notes but my lecturer didn't explain to me why/ when it's employed: $M_X(r) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{rx} f(x) dx$ I understand ...
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Arbitragefree Pricing: Q vs. P

I read that the Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing states, that a market is arbitrage-free if and only if there exists an equivalent martingale measure Q, under which the discounted asset price ...
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Two commodities which are normal distributed and perfectly correlated

The daily price change in commodity 1 is distributed $N(0,0.15^2)$ and the daily price change in commodity 2 is distributed $N(0,0.3^2)$. The two commodities are 100% correlated. 1) Does the relative ...
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Two Probability Questions from Quantitative Finance Interview Book

I posted the two questions in math stack exchange one month ago but cannot get an answer, so I post it here and appreciate your advice:) I'm reading an interview book called A Practical Guide to ...
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What's the expected value of a repeated game with 50% chance to win 0.5 and 50% to lose 0.5?

Assume we start with 1. In the first bet the expected value of remained balance is 1.5 * 0.5 + 0.5 * 0.5 = 1 For N times, is it still 1 according to E(XYZ)=E(X)E(Y)E(Z)? But 1.5^50 * 0.5^50 is not 1. ...
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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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GBM probability of hitting non constant barrier

I know there is a formula for probability of hitting a constant barrier for GBM/BM (See page 651 in Martinagle Methods in Financial Modelling). Is there a formula for non-constant barrier? The ...
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Question regarding No Arbitrage price of a call option

I have a question regarding how to solve the NA price for a slightly modified call option. Say that I have a money account $B(T)=e^{r(T-t)}$ and a stock dynamic $\frac{dS(t)}{S(t)}=(r-\delta)dt+\...
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Drawing values from a lognormal distribution of a GBM

I'm looking at a GBM with parameters $$ r=0.05 \\ \sigma=0.2 \\ K=130\\ T=0.25\\ S_0 = 100 $$ This is a process that is lognormally distributed with mean and variance given by $ \mu = S_0e^{r T+0.5\...
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How to determine the no arbitrage price of following claim? (change of numeraire)

How do I determine the no arbitrage price for claims such as $min(S_1(T),S_2(T))$ or $max(S_1(T),S_2(T))$? We can consider a standard Black Scholes model. Hence $S_i(T)=S_i(t)e^{(r-\sigma_i^2/2)(T-t)+\...
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Interpretation of $\alpha$ (confidence level) in mean CVaR optimization

How are an investors risk preferences related to $\alpha \in (0,1)$ in a mean CVaR optimization? Would a risk averse investor choose a higher value of $\alpha$, and if so why? My understanding is, ...
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Probability density function of simple equation, compound Poisson noise

I would like to find the probability density function (at stationarity) of the random variable $X_t$, where: \begin{equation*} dX_t = -aX_t dt + d N_t, \end{equation*} $a$ is a constant and $N_t$ is a ...
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How to derive the CDF and the probability density function [closed]

Is there something missing in this question i dont seem to understand, can anyone help explaining what is required?
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Event Occurs Almost Surely

Consider an uncountably infinite space, an infinite coin-tossing. Let $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},\mathbb{P})$ be the probability space. If a set $A\in\mathcal{F}$ satisfies $\mathbb{P(A)=1},$ then we say ...
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Geometric Brownian Motion - Price Probabilities

I am modeling a stock price that follows Geometric Brownian Motion and have the following: $E(X)$ = .16 (16%) $\sigma$ = .24 (24%) $X_0$ = 95 $T$ = 1 (12 months) I am trying to find the ...
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Produce the random variable for an asset from a uniformly distributed random varible

I'm working on a quant interview question from the book called Quant Job Interview Questions And Answers (by Mark Joshi and other authors). I cannot understand the following question(not the answer, ...
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Introducting a new probability measure

I'm trying to understand what means : $$ \frac {d \mathbb {\tilde{P}} }{d \mathbb P } \bigg\rvert_{\mathcal F_t }$$where $\mathcal F_t $ is a filtration I guess (not explicitely mentionned). they ...
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Excel formula for Laplace distribution

I am trying to create a forecast model, projecting the number of passengers through an airport over a period of time (daily, weekly, and monthly). I've already used Excel's FORECAST and POISSON ...
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Probability Density Function of a Wiener Process Minimum

Let $W_t$ be a standard Wiener process. Find the probability density function of $m_T = min_{t\in [0,T ]}W_t$. I know that it is based of the concept of the reflection principle, but I wasn't too ...
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probability question about brownian motion

Assume $W_{t}$ is a standard Brownian Motion, calculate the the probability that $W_{t}*W_{2t}$ is negative, i.e., $P(W_{t}*W_{2t}<0)$. I find it tricky to calculate the probability.Thank you.
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Arithmetic Brownian Motion in Market Making papers

We often consider high-frequency market maker and suppose that the reference price is the arithmetic Brownian Motion: $dS_{t} = \sigma d W_t$ What is the difference $t_n - t_{n-1}$ in this case? Is ...
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Intuitive explanation of why ITM options have low Time/Extrinsic Values?

While brushing up on my knowledge about the Greeks, I have been struggling coming up with an intuitive, probability-based explanation behind why not only Out-of-the-Money (OTM), but also In-the-Money (...
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How is the “probabilities sum to $1$” rule enforced in betting exchanges?

Suppose that I am interested in a market on a betting exchange for the outright winner of some event, with three competitors, $A, B$ and $C$ with corresponding probabilities of winning $a, b$ and $c$. ...
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Box-Muller Method Proof

Here we want to show that the Box-Muller method generates a pair of independent standard Gaussian random variables. But I don't understand why we use the determinant? For me when you have two ...
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If price is a random walk, is ok to use the binomial distribution to estimate a trading strategy?

Is it OK to assume a trading strategy should have a binomial distribution if the price is just a random walk? using p of the event as: $$\frac{AverageStopLossPercent}{AverageStopLossPercent + ...
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A quick and dirty loss distribution and Credit VaR

I need to create a loss distribution for a credit portfolio as the first steps to estimate the portfolio Credit VaR. I have historical monthly account snapshots (payment history) of all accounts ...
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Probability of touching

For a vanilla option, I know that the probability of the option expiring in the money is simply the delta of the option... but how would I calculate the probability, without doing monte carlo, of the ...
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Probability of default

I have to calculate probability of default (PD) rates for our clients (I am working in a Bank) based on clients' financials. Could you, please, advise me how to do that? I think we have two Options: ...
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What NPV value to expect with X% success?

cross-posted from https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/3326309/what-value-to-expect-with-x-success I'm trying to intuit the following statements based on the plot below, but I'm stuck on the ...
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Option and probability of finishing in the money?

This seems to be another easy question but I am a bit confused. I know delta is a proxy for an option finishing ITM. Delta also happens to be N(d1) in the BSM pricing model. N(d1) usually is pretty ...
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Probability that the price of stock following a brownian motion goes under a certain value

The price of the stock XYZ follows a brownian motion pattern with starting price = 10, μ = 0 and σ = 20 (on annual basis). What's the probability that in 6 months the price is less or equal to 8? ...
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Can a stochastic process be neither adapted to filtration nor previsible?

The idea behind the question arises from my intuition about the concepts of 'adapted to filtration' and 'previsbility'. If a process is adapted, it essentially means that the evolution of the ...
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stock specific volatility

I was unsure about the precise definition of "stock specific volatility". Used in this question "A stock has beta of 2.0 and stock specific daily volatility of 0.02. Suppose that yesterday's closing ...
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Show that the variance of the market portfolio is the weighted average of the ovariances between each constituent and the market portfolio itself

Let us assume that the market portfolio consists of n assets. Given that the return of the market portfolio can be written as $r_m = \sum_{j=1}^{n} w_jr_j$, we have that $\sigma^2_m = E(\sum_{j=1}^{n} ...
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Credit spread model

Let $c(t,T):=-\frac{1}{T-t}[\mathrm{ln}(P_1(t,T))-\mathrm{ln}(P_0(t,T))]$, with: $c$ measure of how a company is prone to fail; $P_0(t,T):=e^{-r(T-t)}$ price of no-defaultable bond. $P_1(t,T):=\...
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How to solve these SDE Problems

Quuestion1. I make a solution $r(t)$ used by Ito's lemma $r(t)=e^{-a t}r(0)+\int _{0}^{t}e^{a (s-t)}\theta (s)ds+\sigma e^{-a t}\int _{0}^{t}e^{a u}\,dB^{1}(u)$ Is this right? and I try to make ...
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Does E[max(x, y)] equal to E[x|x>y]*P(x>y) + E[x|x<y]* P(x<y) when x and y are not independent?

Suppose x and y are discrete random variable, I can write them in summation. And it seems like they are equal. Any ideas?
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How to work with vine copula in R?

I have returns of 4 stocks: stock1, stock2, stock3, stock4. And I use R and library(VineCopula) to do: ...
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Problem in copula fitting

I have returns of 2 stocks: stock1 and stock2. And I want to fit pair copula. I use this libraries library(VineCopula) library(copula) then I select an ...
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Convolution of Dependent Random Variables with Copulas

Lets say I have 2 different observations which are fitted to a parametric distribution. And lets say that they are dependent and can be modeled by one of the copulas. I want to calculate “a value” ...
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Unconditional Expectation vs. Conditional Expectation at time $0$

In most mathematical finance books I have read (all of them actually), the expectation, with respect to the sigma algebra at time $0$, $\mathcal F_0$, is considered the same as the unconditional ...
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Introduction of a stochastic discount factor in martingale pricing

The example below is taken from Björk (2009). Let Radon-Nikodym derivative be $$L=\frac{dP}{dQ} \;\; \text{on} \; \mathcal F$$ or written analogously $$P(A) = \int_AL(\omega)dQ(\omega) \;\; \text{for ...
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Need help figuring out probability that price will be touched in a specific time period

I have a formulas for figuring out probability the price will be struck within T days. Now what I need help with is figuring out the probability price will be stuck with in a given (T) minutes, or (T) ...
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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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Reference material (EV/ betting game questions) for Quant Hedge Funds Interviews [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 ...