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Theoretical models for options bid-ask spread?

I'm a programmer and recent trading enthusiast. To learn more about options I'm building a market maker trading bot. So far it gets market prices and volatility and calculates the Black&Scholes. I ...
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Basic question about swap/swap spreads

When I read up on swap spreads, the definition always goes something like this: The swap spread is the difference between the fixed leg of swap and a Treasury bond with the same maturity. So if the ...
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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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CDO tranche spread

An increase in default correlation ceteris paribus increases the value of the equity tranche of a CDO. This I get. How then, do I make sense of the statement that as default correlation in the ...
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Interpolation on CDS rates

I am just wondering if there is any way we could calculate a CDS Spread (not harzard rate) on a CDS curve. Most of the papers that I have come across so far discuss about interpolating the hazard ...
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Return on investment in spreads

I have a hard time getting my head around this. Let's say you have a strategy that consists in buying one future spread, for instance CL Z7-Z8 (crude oil dec17 minus dec18). It's easy to calculate the ...
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Expected value of bivariate lognormal spread

I don´t know how to derivate the Expected Value for the following problem: Suppose that the random vector (S_1, S_2) has a bivariate lognormal distribution with ...
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Understanding Front-End Spreads (terminology, lingo, convention)

Would appreciate a clear explanation as to what the OIS/Tsy spread and the TU OIS spread is. I've seen it being talked about in Wall St research reports but can't seem to find good explanations on ...
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credit spread ajustment considering currency

I would like to understand what is credit spread basis currency ajustment. credit spread implied by a usd bond won't be the same as one implied by a chf bond, isn't it ? Do you have any elements (...
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How to calculate credit spread from rating

I've been trying to calculate the credit spread of a financial institution with a Fitch rate of A. By using the transition matrix (https://www.fitchratings.com/web_content/nrsro/nav/NRSRO_Exhibit-1....
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Risky duration formula for what kind of bond?

In a documentation, there is the following formula for "zero interest rate risky duration" of a bond: $\frac{1-exp(-s \cdot T)}{s}$, where $s$ is spread, $T$ time until maturity. What type of bond (...
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Indexes and return spreads

First and foremost thank you for reading my question, I hope all if you have a Happy Holiday this weekend. On to my question: I am completing an assignment on global sovereign bonds, I've been ...
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Foreign exchange - Dealer spreads and order size

Is it true that in foreign exchange markets, dealer spreads are lower for smaller order and increases for larger orders? This seems counter-intuitive when compared to other markets where dealer ...
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ZSpread in multiple curve framework

how do I calculate ZSpread for a govt. bond in a multiple curve framework? I have not come across the exact details anywhere so I want to verify if I'm right. Below is my understanding, please correct ...
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Avoiding negative spread in pairs trading

I'm constructing money-neutral spread by this formula: Spread = log(P1) - log(P2), where P1 and P2 is prices of two instruments But sometimes spread can get into ...
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Bond futures - calendar spread pricing

I am looking on literature and models on pricing a bond futures' calendar spread. assuming the basket of deliverable bonds is the same and the ctd is the same, what are the factores determining the ...
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Volatility spread of Strangle

It's written in a book by Giles Hewitt : " The bid-offer spread quoted on a Strangle in volatility terms will usually be wider than the ATM spread to the same maturity because strikes away from the ...
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How to convert a vector of bonds ZC Spreads into default spreads

If we consider a set of bonds issued by a given entity that are quoted on the market, one can get for each of those bonds a ZC spread on top of reference swap curve (say the bonds are in USD and so we ...
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Spread Duration weighted OAS vs. Mkt Cap Weighted?

I am curious what the differences might be in rolling up OAS spreads across a portfolio by duration weighting vs. mkt cap weighting. @Alex yes I meant S.D. weighted not Duration weighted
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Bond liquidity: why do I observe constant bid-ask spreads?

I hope you can help me. I want to use the bid-ask spread of prices for 10yr treasury notes as a proxy for bond market liquidity. I got monthly aggregated bond price data (for yrs 1999-2013) from ...
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Negative correlation between interest rates and credit spreads - Why?

In fixed income markets a stylized fact seems to be that there is a negative correlation between interest rates and credit spreads: Spreads tend to widen as rates fall. Why is that?
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How to calculate the volatility of a equity option spread

I would like to calculate the volatility of an equity option spread with all legs having the same expiration. Reading Option Volatility and Pricing 2nd Edition by Natenberg, Chapter 20, section ...
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Find Z-Spread in R

I am new to the quant finance community... I have a series of bond cash flows, its market prices and also the spot rates for the timing of those cash flows. How to find the Z-Spread that matches its ...
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Right expression for the semi-annually compounded credit spreads?

I'm familiar with the expression for a (continuously compounded) credit spread of the form $$ c(t,T) = -\frac{1}{T-t} \ln \frac{v(t,T)}{p(t,T)},$$ where $p(t,T)$ denotes the time $t$ price of a $T$-...
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Bootstrapping bond spreads as in the standard CDS model

Suppose that we have a spread curve $\boldsymbol{s}:=(s_1, ..., s_n)$, where $s_i$ are CDS par spreads. Moreover, assume the standard ISDA model framework, i.e. piecewise constant forward / hazard ...
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Distribution of proportional bid-ask-spreads

I already asked this yesterday at "Economics Stack Exchange" but think this question might be better suited here. In the meantime i really tried to solve it by myself, but couldn't find anything what ...
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Settlement/Spot/(bid ask spread) ratio

Are there any studies on the average difference or ratio between Settlement (execution price) and the Spot price dependant on lot size. I'm looking for a function such as ...
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What to do when I do not get enough fill in cash leg during cash - future arbitrage

Futures have fixed lot sizes in my exchange, but cash do not. When I am spread trading the cash - future pair, what should I do if I am unable to get enough fill on the cash side.
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Relation between ATM, RR and BF

In FX derivative market, why does vol spread of ATM > RR > BF? ATM is the most liquid and intuitively it should have the lowest spread. Please help me in understanding the rational behind the above ...
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FOREX: why does SPREAD peak at 22:00 gmt

I noticed that spread on currency pairs shoots up to 5x larger around 22:00 GMT. Then it slowly goes down back to normal levels around 23:00 GMT. Does anyone know why? thanks!
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Return On a Spread

This is a beginner level question. I have a $spread = aluminium - 0.7*lead $ $s = a - 0.7*l$ I have two methods to calculate return on this spread: $ return = (s_t - s_{t-1})/(a_t + 0.7*l_t) $ ...
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Synthetic equity index futures calendar spread using options

I understand it is possible to synthetic a future using long call and short put ATM options which has the same expiry as the futures. Can we do the following to synthetic a future calendar spread? $...
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How does an exchange guarantee both legs of a calendar spread are executed atomically to give a specific spread?

In commodities/oil you have monthly contracts for a given Future, e.g. on CME the Crude Oil Futures (CL) monthly contracts can be trades, and have Globex codes such as CLZ8(Crude Oil Dec18 Future), ...
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different Z-spreads for a same company

A same company has two different bonds. I expected the Z-spread to be close for both bonds (since my representation of the Z-spread is the spread due to credit-risk proper to the company). Here is an ...
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weird stationary pattern in LDO.MI's stock price

how to describe this pattern in Leonardo Finmeccanica's share price (observed here)? It is a fairly liquid stock, but the price seems to alternate between ca. 8 and ca 13!! Does anyone know what ...
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Libor Swap Rates

In a 5 year Libor Swap, say fixed vs. 3 months Libor, what is the credit risk reflected by the fixed leg ? (I'm ignoring counterparty credit risk). Would the fixed leg reflect 3 month Libor quoting ...
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Definition of spread duration

is there anyone who can explain the concept of spread duration, both from a mathematical point of view and an intuitive one? Providing a practical example would be highly appreciated. Thanks in ...
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How buying/selling pairs and entering/exiting trade works in pairs trading?

Lets say I have two stocks x and y and their corresponding stock price p(x) and p(y). consider HR as hedge ratio. Then we can calculate the spread using this equation. $spread=p(x)-HR*p(y)$ from ...
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Turning a spread always-positive for profit calculations?

I have a strange problem. I am running a backtest on a strategy whose signal is based on a spread. Naturally, a spread can go negative or positive. If I try to calculate the log return of a difference ...
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Interpreting the bid-ask spread calculated by the Corwin and Schultz (2012) method

On the homepage of Corwin (https://www3.nd.edu/~scorwin/) there is an excel spreadsheet which showcases the calculation for the bid-ask spread, which is expressed as a percentage. What is this a ...
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Input for unanticipated risk premium estimation

In the paper "Economic Forces and the Stock Market" by Chen, Roll and Ross, unanticipated risk premium (URP) is tested as a potential risk factor for stock returns. This factor is commonly calculated ...
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Seagull Spread payoffs

I'm looking at different option strategies and the ways that their payoffs differ (and therefore how they can differently be used). I'm looking at the long seagull (buy a call spread and sell a put), ...
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Is it possible to hedge Spread Risk on a Forward Swap?

You can enter a forward swap to eliminate interest rate risk, but the spread risk still exists when the swap actually goes into effect. My goal is to convert a floating rate credit facility that will ...
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calculate 6 month change in TED spread

I have a basic question if someone could help me out how would I calculate the 6 month change in TED spread. I have a monthly time series of TED spreads.
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How to calculate the weight of the stocks using the linear regression?

I do a simple example with the follow three series(stocks prices): ...