Questions tagged [statistical-finance]

Statistical finance, which is also called 'econophysics' is the application of statistical tools to the study of financial markets data.

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Correlation coefficient without cash flows?

I'm an intern at a company and one of our tasks is to calculate the the probability of default of both participants of a Swap(a Client and a Bank), for which we first need the correlation coefficient ...
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Asset return distribution

What is the basis for assumption that asset prices follow a log normal distribution? Then how is it transformed to say that asset return follows a normal distribution? How this relationship between ...
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Nelson & Siegel model (Fixed Income Securities)

I am well aware of the basic model formula and for what it is used, theoretically speaking, however I cannot find any concrete, problem solving exercises. Soon, I will have to deal with this problem ...
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Using cumulative returns to hedge against the overall trend

I am curious about a hypothetical strategy where you are long for a given period (like a year), and at the same time you hedge against the overall trend by going short everyday and accumulating the ...
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Exposure/Factor Analysis on a loan portfolio?

I am working on performing factor analysis on a loan portfolio. This is my understanding so far, and I was hoping that some of the smart folks here might be able to chime and guide me through this ...
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How to conduct an event-study for a single index (i.e the DJIA) with multiple events

I am a postgraduate student writing my thesis. I am somewhat a novice in the field I have chosen to study, however this has undoubtedly broadened my horizons. I am attempting to evaluate the impact of ...
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How to implement Time varying EWMA cross correlation in STATA?

I have read this question, I know about lambda, demeaned subindexes. But not able to implement in STATA?
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Why is the CAPM Beta defined this way - Beta hedging

Let's say I have two equity indices X and Y. Assume they are negatively correlated with some leverage. I want to hedge X with Y. I have seen many ways of computing a beta to describes the ...
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Operational Risk Loss Distribution with Insurance

** Referring to part (c) First is 5000. Am I supposed to replace the 8000 with 5000 while maintaining its probability? For the second part, which includes the cost of insurance, do I add it to the ...
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Show that the variance of the market portfolio is the weighted average of the ovariances between each constituent and the market portfolio itself

Let us assume that the market portfolio consists of n assets. Given that the return of the market portfolio can be written as $r_m = \sum_{j=1}^{n} w_jr_j$, we have that $\sigma^2_m = E(\sum_{j=1}^{n} ...
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Scenario Analysis - Real life application

Given a portfolio consists of Stock = usd 40, Bond = usd 40, commodity =usd 20. Also given the correlation between these assets. Scenario 1 : stock down by 30% When performing scenario analysis, do ...
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Show that the variance of the portfolio market portfolio is function of the betas of its consituents [closed]

Let us assume that the market portfolio consists of n assets. Given that the return of the market portfolio can be written as $r_m = \sum_{j=1}^{n} w_jr_j$, we have that $\sigma^2_m = E(\sum_{j=1}^{n} ...
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Need help figuring out probability that price will be touched in a specific time period

I have a formulas for figuring out probability the price will be struck within T days. Now what I need help with is figuring out the probability price will be stuck with in a given (T) minutes, or (T) ...
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What is the fastest common moving average?

I am trying to find what standard moving average would give me the fastest adjustment or strongest weight to most recent data, but without changing the number of periods. Here is some sample data and ...
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Statistical procedures on comparing the four Asset pricing models [closed]

I'm a business student and currently writing my thesis on comparing asset pricing models on industry portfolio returns. Being a business student, I lack the knowledge for statistical analysis ; so I ...
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Decomposition of interest rate risk [closed]

Hi I needed some clarification on something. I have three variables: V1 which is an indicator of an interest rate risk premia V2 which is an indicator of a credit risk premia V3 which is an ...
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Cross Product Ratio Analysis

Can you please advise? I have been recently trying to sort this out for couple of days but cannot get the same numbers as previous authors: The equation is shown in Agarwal and Naik Multi-Period ...
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How to count [and report] the values of significance at 1% and 5%?

I am slightly confused with this: I have calculated the Chi square for the number of funds and the methods description tells me that if the values I have calculated are greater than 3.84 (6.64) that ...
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Is there a quantitative definition of a Quiet, Moderate or Accelerate market conditions?

i know the StdDev price technical indicator which is the standard deviation but this one has an absolute value. The market conditions are: Quiet: lower oscillation of price around a constant ...
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Log likelihood function, GARCH(1,1) with asymmetric term

I am modelling a GARCH(1,1) and a GARCH(1,1) with an asymmetric term. $$h(t)=\omega+\alpha\varepsilon(t-1)^2+\beta\sigma(t-1)^2$$ and $$h(t)=\omega+\alpha u(t-1)^2+\beta\sigma(t-1)^2 + \gamma (u(...
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Rolling sum of conditional variance

I have a model to compute the conditional expectation and variance for a return series, given various factor returns. Initially attempted to trade the deviations of actual return for the day from the ...
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How did Dickey and Fuller know something was wrong?

I am interested in testing if there is size distortion through simulations. I have recently been interested in replicating Dickey and Fuller (1979) and this source from another post helped a lot, here ...
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Most profitable? High % but low probability or Low % but high probability

I have identified a pattern in different assets where a quick spike/flash crash often occurs, dropping the price between -5% and -15% for a few seconds and then going back to previous average. I am ...
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Statistical estimation vs Stochastic calibration of models

I have never been able to deduce the precise differences between model building from the statistical perspective and the stochastic processes/calibration perspective. I can only infer that these are ...
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Fama MacBeth cross-sectional Regression

I am deeply confused right now and hope someone can help me out a bit. I want to replicate part of a paper from Fama/French (2008), Dissecting anomalies, specifically, Table IV "Average Slopes and t-...
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How to apply derived beta to daily change?

I've taken three months of price return data for two instruments and calculated a $\beta$ between the two using the formula $\beta = \frac{Cov(x,y}{Var(y)}$ with the goal of estimating what the ...
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Utility functions, are they used in the real world by hedge funds, banks, etc?

I am starting to study mathematical finance. When I studied microeconomics and macroeconomics I studied utility functions, but I never saw how they are in the real world. I do not see how they can be ...
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Pricing methods in the real world when there is more than one free arbitrage price

Perhaps this question sounds trivial and obvious, but I am starting to study this new field. When we are in a complete market without arbitrage opportunities there is only one risk-neutral martingale ...
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Which areas of statistical physics do not get enough attention in quantitative finance?

It seems that over the past few decades many ideas from statistical physics have been successfully incorporated into economics and finance to form the sub-discipline of econophysics. However, it is ...
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Showing the Gaussian shift theorem for bivariate case

I was reading about the Gaussian shift theorem in "An Introduction to Exotic Option Pricing" by Peter Buchen and came across a question that I can't seem to figure. In the book, he uses F(Z) (a ...
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Does Chan use the wrong state transition model in his Kalman filter code?

In his book, Algorithmic Trading: Winning Strategies and Their Rationale, Ernie Chan shows how to use a Kalman filter to improve the returns of a cointegrated portfolio. Recall that the state equation ...
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Assessing goodness of a Technical Trading Rule using a ROC model

I am testing various technical trading rules (TTR) on the cryptocurrency market. I have already setup some significance tests, to compare the returns and volatilities. I would now like to test it ...
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Dubious math in Thorp's magnum opus

I started reading Thorp's "Beat the Market" book and stumbled on a formula I can't figure out: https://imgur.com/a/xqfViKt What's the point in adding time to price and the whole probabilites ...
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For a trading strategy how many trades have to occur for statistical significance [closed]

I created a strategy using a regression on a price series. I tested it with many walk-forward analyses and it has passed. I am currently live trading it with real capital (the ultimate test). My ...
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Which stats are the best predictors of model sucess in real time? [closed]

What are the best predictors of real time model success in quantitative trading, i.e. # of transactions, length of backtest, StdDev, Skewness, Excess Kurtosis etc and what are the numerical values of ...
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Asset class dynamics differences

If we compare daily return dynamics of the main asset class time series (e.g. Stock indexes, bonds, precious commodities, etc) do we observe quantifiable differences? Are there some reference paper on ...
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Testing the accuracy of a created Index

So long story short, I created a Oil/Energy Index from a basket of 5 stocks in the asset class. I am looking to use mean-reversion, in order to help rebalance the allocation of funds between ...
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Frequency Arbitrage

We know that the volatility is lower when the sampling period is longer, for example $\sigma_{7days} < \sigma_{1day}$, Then I came across this strategy that I cannot quite understand how to exploit ...
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Central limit theorem and normality assumption of asset return distribution

Can central theorem justify normality assumption of assets return distribution? And if it can why the empirical evidence show this assumption, which many finance models are based on, is a far cry from ...
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Brownian motion

Suppose I have the process $X = X(t)$ for $t \ge 0$ given by $X(t) = \sqrt{t}*Z \,\forall t \ge 0$ where $Z$ is normally distributed with $N(0,1)$. Is this a Brownian motion? Solution yields: $$X(...
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Does longer time horizon necessarily imply reduced risk?

Is there a mathematical/statistical basis for the commonly-held belief that the longer certain assets (particularly equities) are held, the less risk the investor is exposed to? Alternatively, is ...
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Implied Volatility of stock on Think or Swim

Think or swim has this thing where they have do a implied volatility of a stock. I have chatted with the TOS people but they aren't terribly helpful. Regardless they did send me two images of what ...
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Longterm memory in interest rate data - R/S analysis

Am currently investigating long term memory in interest rate data. The two sources I am using are Peters (1996), "Fractal Market Analysis" and an article published in the Journal of Fixed Income, "...
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How to convert weekly data to monthly in r (or in Julia)

I have weekly series on financial risk index data as follows: DATE NFCIRISK 1/8/1971 0.58 1/15/1971 0.61 ......through 10/6/2017 -0.88 10/13/2017 -0.89 10/20/2017 -0.89 ...
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Is there a mathematical way of showing the slowing down of economic markets?

I'm currently taking a introductory mathematical finance course in university and recently on the news (BBC, etc), it states that the economic markets are shown to be slowing down for the next few ...
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statistical arbitrage vs factor trading

I've recently read Avellaneda & Lee which seems to be widely recommended as an introduction to Statistical Arbitrage methods in trading. For those who aren't familiar with the paper, the method in ...
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Calculating a VWAP using close prices snapshot

I was wondering, is it possible to calculate a daily VWAP (Volume weighted Average Price) from the close snap shot (close price, high, low open and total volume traded over the day)? If so is there a ...
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which method is the roubust method to estimate the Hurst parameter?

I know there exist lots of method to estimate the Hurst parameter, such as R/S, V/S, GHE, DFA, DMA, Wavelet Spectral Density, Whittle and so on. Can you tell me which one is the best one. Is anyone ...
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Multi-Variate linear modeling: how to calculate mathematically vs brute force genetic optimization

I have a hand full of daily economic data. I am currently using a brute force approach. Genetic optimization is only used when k is very large. This method is beautiful to me, but isn't valuable ...
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Applying my Machine Learning class (possibly to small markets) [closed]

I've finished a university course in statistical machine learning that covered topics such as regression, classification, neural networks, SVM, PCA etc. The class was quite tough and rigorous (we had ...