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### How to generate a random price series with a specified range and correlation with an actual price?

I want to generate a mock price series. I want it to be within a certain range and have a defined correlation with the original price series. If I choose, say, oil, I want as many time series which ...
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### Do people use unbounded interest rate models, and what alternatives exist?

A simple interest rate model in discrete time is the autoregressive model, $$I_{n+1} = \alpha I_n+w_n$$ where $\alpha\in [0,1)$ and $w_n\geq 0$ are i.i.d. random variables. When working with ruin ...
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### How can I compare distributions using only mean and standard deviation?

I only have means and standard deviations of samples of two random variables. What technique can I use to determine how similar the distributions these describe are? Assume that the values are built ...
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### Are there any standard techniques for adding realistic synthetic microstructure noise to a price series?

This may seem like a strange question, but for my particular application we need to actually add synthetic microstructure noise to real time charts. The signal should still be representative of the ...
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### Why doesn't Black-Scholes work in discrete time?

I have a question considering Financial markets in discrete Time: One of the main theorems in discrete time is: In finite discrete Time with trading times t={1,...,T} the following are equivallent: ...
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### How to simulate a jump-diffusion process?

I would like to price Asian and Digital options under Merton's jump-diffusion model. To that end, I will have to simulate from a jump diffusion process. In general, the stock price process is given ...
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### (Re) normalisation of random variable in Monte-Carlo simulations

I have a very simple model (CIR) with a very simple discretisation scheme (Euler) and I use it to do Monte-Carlo Simulations. It is working. Someone insisted that renormalization of my random ...
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### Optimal number of iterations for quasi-Monte Carlo

I'm quoting from Peter Jäckel's book "Monte Carlo Methods in Finance", page 96: ...For low-discrepancy numbers, the situation is different. Sobol numbers and other number generators based on ...
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### Linear combination of gaussian random variables

I know what random variables are but I don't understand what a linear combination of gaussian random variables is. Can anyone please give me an explanation or clues? Thanks in advance, Julien.
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### Getting sets of random correlated variables

For the training of a machine learning model I need to add additional features (macro variables), and these features are correlated. I need to run the model N times, and for each time I have to add ...
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### is it possible to make changes to use the affine property of Normal random variables, rather than the Central Limit Theorem?

I have proven the distribution of a discrete time model, evolving over a uniform mesh with $\delta t = T/L$ is given by $$S(t_{i+1}) = S(t_i) + \mu \delta t S(t_i) + \sigma\sqrt{\delta t}S(t_i)Y_i,$$ ...
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### GARCH model why we take assumption that returns arei.i.d. random variable? [closed]

In GARCH model why we take assumption that returns are i.i.d.?how can we explain it to a layman?
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### Generate Random Variable Using Acceptance Rejection Method

I have a question about acceptance rejection method and really appreciate your advice: Suppose we want to generate random variable that has probability density function $f(x)$, since we're using ...
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### Tools to measure the randomness of database

I was working on historical data looking for anomalous patterns that we would not expect to occur at random. I'd like to create a scheme to analyze data and markets to test for statistical ...
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### Full Copula View using Meucci's Full Flexible View

I'm currently setting up an "Investment Framework" that should allow the following steps: Investment Committee (IC) has to decide on probabilities for 4 different market states. I have historical ...
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### Equivalent of recovery rate

I'm trying to understand the functioning of "recovery of face-value" approach. Let $V_t$ the fair-value, that is the price that the holder of a defaultable bond must pay for hedging of default of ...