# Questions tagged [self-study]

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### Trouble Calibrating a Vasicek Model

I have simulated some data according to a Vasicek process and I am then trying to apply ordinary least squares (OLS) regression analysis to see how accurate the estimated model parameters are from the ...
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### Real domestic return

I would like to calculate the real domestic return of a foreign asset What I know Real price is $$P_{Real, t} = \frac{P_{Nominal, t}}{CPI_t}$$ where CPI is consumer price index. And I know that the ...
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### Show that portfolio's percentage contribution to loss (PCL) equals PCR (risk)

I came across this question during self study on a quantitative book (Question 3.6 on Page 75 of Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management: Modern Techniques and Applications By Edward E. Qian, Ronald ...
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### Characterizing distribution of a stochastic intergal

characterize the distribution of $\int_0^T f(t)Z_tdt$. In particular, verify that it is a Gaussian distribution and compute its moments.
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### issue with benchmarks in “standard securities calculation methods”

I wonder if anyone is using the benchmark cases in "Standard securities calculation methods" issued by Securities Industry Association (Vol 1, 3rd ed.) to calibrate their implementations for ...
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### Calculating European call option, the Bjork way

We have a 3 period binomial tree with values: ...
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### Martingale Binomial Tree Process

3 step binomial tree process with $S_0=4,u=2,d=0.5,r=0.25.$ Determine the probability p and q such that the stock price process is a martingale (i.e. $E[S3]=S_0)$ I know P = 1/3 and Q = 2/3 but having ...
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### Optimizing Portfolio Return by Targeting Variance

I understand Markowitz and targeting returns to minimize our variance. I know this optimization problem well and its constraints. However when the reverse scenario is to be considered I get very ...
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### (Self-study) Futures, bonds, and arbitrage

I'm currently self studying futures, so I'm sorry if this questions comes off a bit stupid. I'm currently reading a book by Walsh, J.B. Knowing the Odds: An Introduction to Probability. I quote this ...
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### the relationship between VaR(0.05) and mean?

What is the meaning of the difference between the quantile of prob=0.05 and mean for a sample form a specific distribution? In other words, I would like to understand the relationship between ...
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### Most liquid index options?

I need to work with option prices in my master's thesis. Specifically, I investigate index options (S&P 500). Which kind of options could you recommend to use? I have seen that there are options ...
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### Should he choose long position or short position? [closed]

On July 2, 1997, a a company is worry about the value of its Yen income over the next few weeks and makes a decision to hedge its risk by taking a position in the futures market. Right now, a futures ...
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### calculation of theoretical value of futures contract [closed]

we form a stock index by using only two stocks in the index. One of the stocks is the Stock-A. The current selling price of the stock-A is 103 dollars and the second stock is the stock-B. The current ...
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### Question about the writing a call option on an existing portfolio of stocks [closed]

My question is Please discuss about the following statement “ the advantages and disadvantages of writing a call option on an existing portfolio of stocks” Note that I read an article nearly ...
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### Difference between spread duration & IR duration for a fixed rate bond

I am struggling to comprehend the difference in impact between spread duration & IR for a fixed rate bond when yields move. I know that both measures would be the same for a fixed rate bond but ...
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### Black-Scholes-Merton formula and option pricing

If the distribution is skewed to the right,Black-Scholes overprices out-of-the-money puts and in-the-money calls. It underprices in-the-money puts and out-of-the-money calls. How? Stock price log-...
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### Carry & roll - question regarding the repo transaction

Could someone please explain the carry and roll trade that a lot of traders are doing with negative euro debt? I read an example that they borrow in the repo market then buy a longer dated bond to ...
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### How does buying a CDX and then taking a short CDS position generates alpha? [closed]

Can someone please explain to me how buying a CDX and then taking a short CDS position generates alpha? I am so confused.
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### Interpolating the swap curve

Does anyone know how I can calculate the swap rate in between main tenors for specific dates? For example: what is the implied swap rate in 1 year, 60 days time. Is there an easy way to do this in ...
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### Tick Imbalance Bars - clarification on T index

I have been trying to learn quant related things on my own. I recently picked up a book called "Advances in Financial Machine Learning" by Marcos Lopez De Prado. I am having difficulty understanding ...
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