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Finance Projects in Python [closed]

I am new to this forum. I work in the Market Risk Domain at a leading Investment Bank. I am currently learning Python. And the best way to learn is to experiment with some Real Live Analysis/Project(...
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Isn't a perfect economic system always in debt? [closed]

Let's say in a simple world, we have 3 persons, a banker, a businessman and a worker. Then we apply the current monetary system in this economy. So for the system to get started, we need a banker to ...
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Where can I find answers to questions in the book “Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance”?

I'm currently answering the exercises at the back of every chapter of the book "Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance" and would like to compare my answers to the correct ones. Tried looking ...
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Are there any quant strategies which do not involve simultaneous buying and selling of two or more assets?

Whenever I read about quant strategies it leads me to stratergies which involve simultaneous buying and selling of two or more assets. Pairs trading, arbitrage, market neurtal or headging all these ...
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Method to combine trading signals to achieve higher sharpe

There are a few thread with the question of methods to combine different trading signals/strategies. But is there any method that can ensure that by combining two signals, we can achieve a better ...
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Historical data resources for Indian market

What is the best source for historical EOD data for Indian stock market? The data from Yahoo finance for some companies is not up-to-date and Google finance doesn't provide adjusted close prices. What ...
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How to modify binomial tree to incorporate one more asset?

I wonder, what would happen if we use the binomial tree to price exchange option, an option to exchange one asset for another at the expiry date. Payoff is $\max(S_1-S_2,0)$ For instance, I have two ...
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Why the spread is calculated on raw prices instead on the price changes?

I'm reading Quantitative Trading With R written by Harry Georgakopoulos. In chapter 6 he exposes a basic quantitative strategy based on setting up a stock spread and buy when it is below a lower ...
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A definition of quantitative finance [closed]

I would ask a sort of "philosophical" question. Is there any author who gave a scientific definition of this subject? Is it considered a branch of mathematics or does it primarily concern economics? ...
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Investment: Bond vs Equity

I was talking to a friend recently and he asked me the following question. If I have a device which perfectly (with 100% accuracy) predicts that both a bond (e.g. AAA rated government bond) and the ...
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A Question from “Mathematical Methods for Financial Markets” Chapter 2

Exercise 2.3.1.5: The payoff of a power option is $h(S_T)$, where the function h is given by $h(x) = x^\beta(x-K)^+$. Prove that the payoff can be written as the difference of European payoffs on the ...
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How is hypothesis testing work in population sampiling? [closed]

I am learning the basics of quant trading from quantconnect's tutorial Confidence Interval and Hypothesis Testing. I understood the first part of the article but I dont understand "Hypothesis Testing"...
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How can I reproduce the experimental verification of the “False Strategy” theorem plot?

I recently came across the following blog post talking about the importance of back-testing overfitting, and a plot claiming to be an experimental verification of the False Strategy theorem. The ...
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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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What is the principle of determining an arbitrary option price

First I want to talk about one of my wrong ways of pricing an European call option. When I consider the simplest case of European call option, the first idea of determining the price is to calculate ...
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How to understand the following brownian integral using Fubini's method?

I am a little bit stucked with the following integral process, using Fubini's method, this is an intermediate step of short rate Merton Model. $\int_{t}^{T} W(s)ds=\int_{0}^{\hat {T}}ds\int_{0}^{s}...
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Java platform/lib widely use in industry

I am currently switching from Java dev to quant and for my self-study I want to code a few auto-trading algorithms to get my hands on the subject. Are there any must know platforms/libs that I should ...
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Binomial Model, Number of nodes from $t = 0$ to $t = n$

How many paths are there in a binomial model from time $t = 0$ to time $t = n$? How many nodes (states) are there? Intutively it seems that there are $2^n$ paths and $2n - 1$ nodes. But I am not sure ...
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Longstaff Schwartz algorithm

I am new in finance, I have implemented the Longstaff Schwartz algorithm for pricing american otion - one asset (dimension = 1). My questions : Does this algorithm still efficient for a high ...
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The R-squared of the four factor model.

Why does papers such as Fama and French (2010) and Barras et al. (2010) construct equal weighted portfolio of all funds when they analyse the aggregate performance of mutual funds? They both report ...
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Pricing Mark-to-Market Basis Cross Currency Swaps and Subsequently Constant Notional

Currently I'm working on my Master Thesis in Quant Finance in cooperation with a company. I would like to thank you very much for your time and help in advance! In my thesis I want to price Mark-to-...
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Median value for geometric brownian motion simulation

I'm trying to simulate stock prices using GBM. I am using the following formula, and MATLAB function, to determine the stock prices: $\nu = \mu - \frac{\sigma^{2}}{2}$; $S = S0*\text{[ones(1,nsims); ...
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Jacobs and Levy: Enhanced Active Equity Strategies

Hello to everyone I am writing because I am having a bit of tough time figuring out how to replicate the constraints for a Portfolio Optimization using the set up from Jacobs & Levy 2006 - '...
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Quantitative model for investing in ETFs [closed]

I want to build a model for asset allocation of my own personal pension in ETFs across four main asset classes: equity, bonds, commodity and property. I am familiar with Python and the basics of risk ...
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How to calculate Market Return based on an own sample?

I have read several papers and am more confused than clearer about my problem after the reading. I am trying to validate my sample. I use the Schmidt et al. paper (2015) as a guidance to construct ...
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Cash Flow News and Discount Rate News + Return

I will appreciate If someone help me to understand how the final expansion is made. Specifically, how CF & DR are drived. This model is introduced by Chen et. al. (2013).What Drives Stock Price ...
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Magnitude of the Diversification Ratio

How would I interpret the magnitude of the Diversification ratio? I know that the higher the number, the better, but is 1.1 massively different that 1.2? For example a sharpe ratio of 0.25 is ...
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Zipline issue with SPY data

I have written a strategy to backtest in zipline, and every time I ran the backtest, and error is showed with the line: IndexError: index 0 is out of bounds for axis 0 with size 0 After a bit of ...
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Explanation and Application of Quantile Regression of Value-At-Risk

Self-learner here. Please, excuse me if I am asking a Question already answered, but the explanations that I find online, just seem to be a bit hard for me. I am currently trying to apply the Basel ...
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Investment Bank VWAP Execution ranking

Is there a ranking of Investment Banks institutional VWAP execution algorithms anywhere (who beats the benchmark price most consistently and by how much)? Thanks
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Numerical method to extracting a piece of a summation function?

So this is a pension framework. I am trying to code a system and I don't want to have to brute force this answer, but I can't figure out a clean solution. $$Fund = \sum_{i=1}^t [\cfrac{I\cdot e^{\...
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FIX engines comparison

Need help, looking for some comparison between c++ FIX engines, like onixs, antenna and some fpga solutions. If anyone has experienced some of the named engines also would like to hear the ...
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what do metrics and indicatives mean in the finance context? Like trading of MBS products

it's often heard in my daily work as a programmer in an investment bank, supporting mortgage backed securities desks (passthrough, agency cmo, cmbs, etc). My take is that the terms describe the ...
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Distribution of AR and MA polynoms roots in ARMA/ARMA-GARCH models

I have another noob question. So, for example, I have ARMA(2,2) model: $$ x_{t} = \phi_{1}x_{t-1} + \phi_{2}x_{t-2} + e_{t} + \theta_{1} e_{t-1} + \theta_{2} e_{t-2}$$. So, I have 2 polynoms: $$1 - \...
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How to enter to economics/finance sector [closed]

Although my question is a general question, I would appreciate your suggestions or help me to find a proper "stack exchange" in order to ask my question: I am a Ph.D student in (Pure)Mathematics and ...
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Why wouldn't quantitative easing work if interest rates approach 0

I was reading this article on quantitative easing. At some point, this is mentioned, referring to QE: This strategy loses effectiveness when interest rates approach zero, at which point banks have to ...
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how to extract moments of GB from moment generating function?

I'm searching for the moments of geometric brownian motion using the gmm optimization program. the aim is to make the process y(t) of returns follows a normal distribution Are there any packages in ...
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Using Normal Distribution to forecast active return

I wanted advice on how to go about forecasting active return via a standard normal distribution, The asset is a security with annual volatility of 6%. The benchmark is a 5% annual return with 0% ...
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Logarithmic price defined as the midpoint of the log bid and ask : Simple Clarification

Guys I would like a simple clarification. The paper by McMillan and Speight (2012) at the data section, defines the logarithmic price as the midpoint of the logarithmic bid and ask. Is that translates ...
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How do I calculate option payoff before its expiration date? [closed]

How do I calculate option payoff before its expiration date? For example, if I long a 6 month call with K = 11100, T = 0.5, p = 150, what would be the payoff of the option if I exercise it in 3 months ...
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Factor-Based Equity Investing [closed]

What is the simplest way (process) to develop a factor-based investing strategy with STOCKS? ...
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question on XIRR (excel)

Let's say we have an initial investment of -10 on 1/1/2000, and from 1/1/2001 to 1/1/2018 (with annual payments on Jan-1 of each year for 18 years) we get a CF of +2 each year with a final payment of ...
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Combining Quantitative data with fundamental data

These day, there is relatively new phenomena of combining quantitative data and fundamental data called 'Quantamentals'. In this regards, I was wondering how to combine Four Essential Types of ...
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Disadvantages of large panel

I am currently researching if some fund characteristics such as (fund size, fund family size, capital flows, and fund age) explains fund performance measured (monthly alpha). Therefore, I am using a ...
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Kenneth Frenches Data library return data to price data?

I have downloaded the industry portfolios from Kenneth Frenches data library, I am wondering if anyone knows where I can find the price data? Can I convert it even if I don't have a starting value? ...
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performance attribution - security selection= wB*(Rp-RB) or wP*(Rp-RB)?

Really confused. Finding various different ways of calculating security selection alpha. I believe it matters from whose perspective one is looking at. I am a portfolio manager and I want to know ...
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Were can I find Historical Interest Rate Data?

Where can I find American historical Savings Account interest (Bank) rates? If you can, please attach corresponding links.
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Negative drift when calibrating GBM parameters

Setup for question: Consider a basket of $N$ stocks $\{S^1, S^2, \dots, S^N\}$. For fixed strike $K$, each stock in the basket, $S^i$, follows the SDE $$dS_t^i = \mu^i(t) S_t^i dt + \sigma^i(K, t) ...
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Good benchmark for european Flexible asset allocation funds?

Flexible allocation funds usually do not state any benchmark. Because flexible funds allocations are dynamic and less constrained, determining an appropriate benchmark for the funds is challenging. I ...
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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 ...