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Reference request for arbitrage pricing with martingale theory

I am a mathematician. What's the go-to reference for a proper math-based introduction to martingale theory and arbitrage pricing? The books I am being referred to deal mostly either with the ...
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What are the books in which to study the basics of the derivative financial instruments?

Books similar to Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives by John C. Hull. I need another academic book that explains the basics of quantitative finance derivatives (forward, futures, options)
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How do I learn the stochastic calculus of Poisson processes?

I'm looking for references on the stochastic calculus of Poisson processes. My books tend to focus on derivative pricing, where Brownian motion reigns supreme. Maybe some jump-diffusion models thrown ...
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Finding robust regions of multidimensional parameter combinations in trading strategies

Trading strategies often have many degrees of freedom. As a toy example let's say you have two moving averages (MA) which trigger a trade each time they cross each other: There are at least two ...
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Reference request: hedging options and The Greeks

I am reading a math-heavy book on option pricing in cont-time, but I am embarrassed to say that I have little intuition of how hedging works in practice, how the Greeks are used, and so on. What's ...
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Multi-factor affine yield models reference (a la Duffie and Kan)

http://www.darrellduffie.com/uploads/pubs/DuffieKan1996.pdf I was trying to read above paper on the topic of multi-factor affine models, but I presume the contents have been dealt with more ...
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How much can be said about the Greeks without picking a model?

Let $C(S, K, \sigma, r, T)$ be the price of a call option. How much can be said about the Greeks without picking a model? Or at least without full Black-Scholes? Below, I write down everything I know ...
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Reference for delta hedging programmatically

I learned some of the basic theory of Bjork (chap 1-9) and would now like to study some (discrete delta) hedging using programming software. We had an exercise in school where we hedged a call ...
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Spot an activity of stock tickers

I've got 5 minute interval data of the 500 most viewed tickers. I would like to try to correlate changes in place in ranking of given ticker with volatility of underlying asset (for given stock market)...
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How to find the transition distribution functions of these two processes?

What are the transition distribution (or density) functions of processes defined by $dX_t=\mu dt +\sigma dW_t$ and $dX_t= \theta(\mu-X_t) dt +\sigma dW_t,$ where $\theta>0$, $\mu$ is a real ...
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Worked examples of applying Ito's lemma

In most textbooks Ito's lemma is derived (on different levels of technicality depending on the intended audience) and then only the classic examples of Geometric Brownian motion and the Black-Scholes ...
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Is there evidence that delta-hedging of large investors affects markets?

I would expect that many traders hedge their exposure before market closing based on their positions. In order to determine the timing of readjustment, there should probably two channels affect the ...
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P2P lending and correlation with other major asset classes

I am looking for a credible study (i.e. a good/reputable source) into the correlation of returns on assets in Market Place Lending / Online Direct Lending / Alternative Finance with other major asset ...
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Short rate models (stochastic)

I want to make a quick reference or some pages, that contains short rate models . I know some models but I am not sure that ,this list is complete ...please help me to $\textbf{improve}$ this list ....
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What time series and length should be used for a second-order derivative?

Let's suppose that there is an option on a futures contract, the underlying asset for the future is an index, and the future is a cash settled contract. In this case you have a second-order ...
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Differences between editions of Security Analysis by Graham and Dodd?

Where can I find a comparison of the contents, a list of everything that changed or the differences among the different editions of the book Security Analysis by ...
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Algorithmic Execution Literature/References

I am going to join the equity execution arm of an investment bank soon. I have minimal exposure to algorithmic execution, and am looking to increase my knowledge on the topic. Can someone provide a ...
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Expectation of two correlated processes?

Consider the following: $$ dn_t = [\theta_n(t)-a_nn_t]dt + \sigma_ndW_{t}^n \\ dr_t = [\theta_r(t)-\rho_{r,n}\sigma_n\sigma_r-a_rr_t]dt + \sigma_rdW_{t}^r $$ Interpret $dn_t$ as the diffusion for ...
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Why does the presence of cointegration solve the problem of spurious correlation? [closed]

Many of us are familiar with the connection between spurious correlation and its relationship to cointegration. Granger explains in his seminal 1974 paper "Spurious Regressions in Econometrics" how ...
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References about market neutral portfolios that isolate unsystematic risk

I am looking for references, information, backtests etc. about market neutral portfolios that go long the index and short stocks of that index with high unsystematic (idiosyncratic) risk. The idea is ...
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is there a dependence between an annotation date of stocks dividend payment and the end fiscal year

I know that the fiscal year in USA from 1 October till 30 September. I'd like to know: is whether there a dependence between a declaration date and an end of fiscal year? I think this dependence ...
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Difference between risk and uncertainty

I'm reading the paper "Risk Measures in Quantitative Finance" by Mitra and Ji (2010). On page 2 it reads: We note that some Academics distinguish between risk and uncertainty as first defined by ...
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APR and Term to Principal Repayment Schedule Approximation

Is there any established "industry standard" to obtain an approximation for the expected principal repayment schedule for a given loan amount, term in months and APR with monthly payments ? I ...
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What are the possible topics of quantitative research in M&A?

I'm genuinely interested in Quantitative Finance, mostly volatility (e.g. Realized Volatility (MSRV, Realized Kernel), VaR based on GARCH under higher order conditional moment dynamics, etc) or just ...
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What is a canonical reference on calibrating the Heston Model?

I am trying to calibrate the Heston model (or another stochastic volatility model). I read about maximum likelihood estimates, but there are so many articles as well with other algorithms. Can you ...
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How to approximate the Carr-Madan decomposition formula?

I have came across the excellent answer. I'm looking for a dicrete approximation of the Carr-Madan decomposition formula of the function $f(F_T)$ of the terminal futures price by taking a static ...
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Do high dividend yield stocks generally outperform the market?

The only paper I could find is the following: Dividend Yield Strategy in the British Stock Market 1994-2007 by Brzeszczynski et al. (2008) It states that a portfolio of stocks with high dividend ...
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How to calculate an option porfolio cost and payoff function?

There are call and put options on the same underlying asset, with the same expiry, $T$, and with strikes $K_c=(k_c^1, k_c^2, \ldots, k_c^m)$ and $K_p=(k_p^1, k_p^2, \ldots, k_p^m)$, $S_t$ is a price ...
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what would be the most parsimonous sequence of study?

As a 3rd year undergraduate Economics student, I want to write my undergraduate thesis on Risk Analysis of bank failures. I want to prepare my theoretical background in summer time before the starting ...
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Is it possible to calculate the call-put parity for an option's portfolio?

Let's say I have designed an option's portfolio. The portfolio includes long as well as short positions in European-style put and call contracts based on the same underlying asset with different ...
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Most recent work on American option **ANALYTIC** pricing

I am studying American options and inquisitive on why they lack an analytic pricing formula. I found a paper by Kim,1990 on analytic valuation of these options and then Byun,2005 paper which studies ...
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Is a linear hedge sufficient for most purposes?

I was in a lecture of Bruno Dupire's when he said something along the lines of a linear hedge being sufficient for most purposes. He gave a counter example as well: a corporation producing something ...
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References for biased forecasts from EGARCH

A few months ago I've read somewhere that although the exponential GARCH model may lead to higher BIC values in comparison to other extensions of the GARCH family (GARCH, GJR-GARCH, TGARCH, ...), ...
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Pricing Barrier Options with Rebates

How are rebates factored into the Black-Scholes analytical solutions to pricing barrier options? In Hull's book, he does not have rebates factored into the formulas. Can someone point me to a paper ...
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What is the data quality of ask (offer) versus bid quotes in FX markets?

I'm working with high frequency FX data. Because the FX market is a decentralized market, different traders often have slightly different prices at the same moment. I can see how this would ...
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Reference for option pricing, binomial multi-period model using martingales and conditional expectations

The title basically says it all. I am looking for a reference text on the pricing of options in a binomial multi-period model. It should be mathemathically rigorous using martingales and conditional ...
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Lebesgue-Stieltjes integration and related topics

The theory of stochastic integration relies on the concept of the Lebesgue-Stieltjes integral. However, it is hard to find a textbook that handles this concept in detail. Take, for instance, Chung ...
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FX Modeling references

I would like to have some sugestions of reference books on FX modeling with strong mathematical approach, preferably combined with market pratictioner quant perspective. All sugesting are welcome! ...
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How important is the limit order book?

I'm trying to understand how important the limit order today for NYSE, NASDAQ, Euronext and LSE. For example, when we talk about the volume traded during the day, what share of that volume has been ...
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Static and Dynamic Hedging of Vol/Var Swaps

Why can a variance swap be perfectly statically hedged whereas a volatility swap requires dynamic hedging? Possible reference request to the corresponding literature.
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Statistics for quantitative finance

I am looking for an advanced introduction to statistics. I am currently interviewing for hedge fund positions, and a solid base in statistics would be quite helpful. As a math major I have significant ...
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Value measures other than P/B

Price-to-book is a very well-studied value measure. What research is there on non-P/B value measures? I came across a handful used by AQR (Sales/EV, Cash flow/EV, E/P, Forecasted Earnings/Price) but ...
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recent developments in American options?

I have read the paper written by Egloff (2005) using machine learning techniques to solve the optimal stopping problem. Is there any development in pricing American options during 2005-2016? (based ...
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Mixing Portfolio Strategies

Given a set of $N$ assets, the amount of strategies proposed in literature to diversify the investors wealth in order to find the 'optimal' portfolio is overwhelming. However, for example DeMiguel et ...
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Self study references for a Mathematician

I just finished my undergraduate (BSc) degree in Pure Mathematics & Applied Mathematics. I am starting my postgraduate degree in Pure Mathematics in a month's time. I am considering pursuing a ...
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Reference request: Quantitative Trading Strategies [closed]

I intend to thoroughly prepare for an internship that I will start in a couple of months, and therefore wanted to clarify what topics I need to study and some recommended references for them. The ...
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What are the canonical books on optimization methods?

I am looking for some literature devoted to optimization methods in finance (portfolio optimization, asset pricing etc). Could you please recommend some books (perhaps, essentially non elementary: I ...
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Topological methods in finance

Recently a promising start-up (Ayasdi) has made headlines. They are a spin-off of the Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology group of Stanford University (ComTop). What they basically do is ...
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Why is GARCH more often applied in risk analysis than stochastics?

I am trying to look out for something I can engage in for my final year project (M.Sc) but my interests lie more in risk analysis (specifically credit risk). I have tried searching the web but really ...
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Discrete Hedging of Options

Assume that a stock $S_t$ follows simple geometric Brownian motion. Let's say we sold option whose payoff is $f(S_T)$. Now, we are only allowed to trade 2 times in the interval [0,T]. What kind of ...