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Valuing a claim on $S^a$: This exercise/solution appears to have a mistake

The below exercise and solution was found in "Models for Financial Economics" by Abraham Weishaus. My issues are: In this problem, $S(t)$ does not satisfy the Black-Scholes framework because ...
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Simulating a stock price with Monte Carlo - Why my solution isn't equivalent to the author's

I am self-studying and I am working on the following problem: My solution is different and I'm arriving at a different answer: The parameters of the lognormal random variable $S_t/S_0$ are: $$m = \...
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How to derive the formula for risk-neutral probability for a Standard Binomial Tree (Forward Tree)

Consider a standard binomial tree. Let $u = e^{(r - \delta)h + \sigma\sqrt{h}}$ and $d = e^{(r - \delta)h - \sigma\sqrt{h}},$ where $\delta$ is the continuously compounded dividend yield, $h$ is the ...
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Clarification on this author's solution for this problem on lognormal stock distribution

I am self-studying from a manual on financial economics, and I am trying to completely wrap my head around this solution: I'm trying to fill in the in-between steps of this solution based on first ...
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Problem solving using the put-call parity

I am self-studying for an actuarial exam on financial economics. I encountered this problem, and I am having difficulty seeing why the statement underlined is true: How do we know that $P(60) - C(60) ...
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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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Calculate 6 month- return for an investment [closed]

Assume that the price of DF stock went from a price of $104 on March 2 to 146 on April 1. With a current stock price of 146, Invest all of your amount 14,600 in the DF stock (buy 100 shares) ...
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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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Self finance conditions - proof check

Find expressions for the process $\psi=(\psi(t),\ 0\leq t\leq T)$ , so the portfolio $(\phi,\ \psi)$ is self-financing when: (1) $\phi(t)= \int_{0}^{t}S_{s}ds $ (2) $\phi(t)=S_{t}$ where $\phi(t)$ ...
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Why doesn't the overnight profit on a delta-hedged porfolio include interest on the initial selling/buying of the option?

I am self-studying and encountered the following passage from my textbook on the market maker's overnight profit on a delta-hedged portfolio: I don't understand why their isn't a factor of $(e^{r/365}...
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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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Where am I making a mistake in my calculation of profit on a short-sale?

I am studying financial math and here is a problem and the solution from the author: Here are my calculations: The short sale is $200\cdot24.82 = 4964$. Now half of this amount will be taken for a ...
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Positive carry with negative yielding bonds when repo is negative

Could someone please explain to me how positive carry is achieved when the repo rate is negative? For example I can see the German repo rate is -0.57% and the 2 year German bund is -0.78%. So to ...
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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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Understanding the payoff of currency options

I am self-studying for an actuarial exam and I am having a hard time understanding what happens when a currency option pays off. Consider the below problem. The payoff at $C_u$ would be $\max(x_u - ...
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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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Why would a principal 'insist on a name' at the original price

A Dealing Certificate practice question What is a principal doing if he 'insists on a name' at the original price? Answer: He refuses the broker's compensation and demands that the transaction is ...
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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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Implicit relation between risk and reward

I want to differentiate w.r.t. $\sigma^2$ the following equation $u'(Y)\mu$ + $\frac{u''(Y)}{2}$$(\sigma^2 + \mu^2) = 0$ where we can consider $\mu$(reward) as an implicit function of $\sigma^2$(risk) ...

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