# Questions tagged [statistics]

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### How to calculate the JdK RS-Ratio

Anyone have a clue how to calculate the JdK RS-Ratio? Let's say I want to compare the Relative strength for these: EWA iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund EWC iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund EWD ...
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### When constructing a cointegrating series, does choosing the linear regression with the lowest ADF test statistic yield the optimal hedging ratio?

Multiple sources say that you should find the optimal hedging ratio between two stocks in a pairs trade by conducting 2 linear regressions (with each stock as the independent variable), and using ...
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### Modeling mortgage loan defaults

I have a machine learning model trained with a list of mortgage features that include macro variables where the field to predict (the label) is "Mortgage Defaulted" = 1 or 0 (Yes or No). Now, I need ...
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### How can stationary time series data be used as input in an ML model?

I am halfway through "Advances in Financial Machine Learning" by Marcos Lopez de Prado. I understand that a time series like stock prices can be transformed to make it sufficiently stationary. ...
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### Exponential Smoothing - Alpha greater than 1

Simple stats question. I'm having trouble finding anything in the literature as to why the smoothing coefficient can never be greater than 1. This question was started by me doing time series ARIMA ...
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### Correlation between stock prices given correlation between returns

assume I have two stocks with known volatilities and a known correlation coefficient of returns - does anyone know how to determine the correlation between the prices and NOT THE RETURNS
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### Filling a few missing data in time series?

I'm writing a paper about Uncertainty indices like VIX, etc. I already collected all data but it seems that some of the variables got a few or a little more missing data. I have daily and monthly data ...
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### How to work with vine copula in R?

I have returns of 4 stocks: stock1, stock2, stock3, stock4. And I use R and library(VineCopula) to do: ...
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### Problem in copula fitting

I have returns of 2 stocks: stock1 and stock2. And I want to fit pair copula. I use this libraries library(VineCopula) library(copula) then I select an ...
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### Approximation of portfolio VaR (after mapping) when Delta and Gamma both equal zero

As titled, I am having trouble estimating the VaR of a portfolio mapped as a function of a single risk factor $S$, in the form : $$V(S) = S^3 - 30S^2 + 300S + 150$$ with current value $S = 10$. $S$...
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### Fit a copula model in R

I want to accomplish the task of creating an optimal portfolio of stocks, the yield between which is modeled using kopulas. And I have data: return of 4 stocks: ...
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### How to obtain annualized IR from t-monthly IC?

When we checking the relation between some factors and Stock price, we could use Information Coefficient(IC) to meausre. And then I already have t-monthly IC for each factor, and I need to calculate ...
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### Convolution of Dependent Random Variables with Copulas

Lets say I have 2 different observations which are fitted to a parametric distribution. And lets say that they are dependent and can be modeled by one of the copulas. I want to calculate “a value” ...
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### statsmodels's granger causality tests return value

im a developer(with no background in statistics) and i need to use granger causality test, i cant seem to understand the results of the func. one result: Granger Causality ('number of lags (no zero)'...
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### Average Return Differential Calculation - Newey West t-Statistic

I am reading Table II on page 28 in Bali et al. (2007), Value at Risk and the Cross-Section of Hedge Fund Returns: Please can anyone explain the calculation of t-statistic and Newey West t-statistic ...
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### when a co-integrated times series pair has broken the leash

I have two times series, say $T_i$ and $S_i$ over a reasonably large time window, and I have calculated their cointegration (using python's OLS and Adfuller) . Say that the test has passed with high ...
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### Backtesting model results, but backtesting output sampled at different frequency than model output

So, I'm trying to backtest a model that computes P&L. This model pulls sensitivities on a weekly basis and applies market shocks to these sensitivities to project quarterly P&L. I want to ...
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### Kalman filter state/measurement noise

In a linear Kalman filter, we assume that the state and measurement noise are white noise N(0,Q) and N(0,R) respectively. Is it common practice to test these hypothesis? And what are the most common ...
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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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### serial correlation and CUSUM results

I have the following CUSUM test resulted from autoregressive distributed lag models (ARDL). Does the CUSUM results show that the model is stable? I am a bit confused because the red line in CUSUM ...
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### Statistical distribution of MACD

I was (unsuccessfully) trying to find results on what the distribution of the MACD values for a stationary time series with IID returns would be. Are there any such results or any that go in a similar ...
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### Using CFNAI index for identifying sample periods

I'm doing my Thesis on Asset pricing models and I would like to find out the effects of business cycles on the performance of asset pricing models for industry portfolios. My initial idea was to ...
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### Why Jarque - Bera values are so high? Is this normal? [closed]

Please advise whether the following is a normal occurrence: In the above table I have Autocorrelation at lag1, LB, Skew, Kurt and JB test. I have noticed that whenever the value of Kurt increases, ...
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### Spot price and volatility has a correlation of -1, why?

A stock option trader taught me yesterday that the correlation between the spot price of asset X and the variance of asset X is approximately -1. Can anyone give me a explanation why this is true?
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### What machine learning method is more suitable for prediction of financial time series?

I have time series data for various assets and which I transform to create various features. I have framed the problem as a classification task where I attempt to predict either a positive or negative ...
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### bayes theorem probability Jar [closed]

I am trying to come up with different theoretical answers below. I believe the standard one is based on Bayes theorem, but I am struggling to prove it. A jar has 1000 coins, of which 999 are fair ...
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### Nonlinearity in returns?

Reading academic papers on hedge funds, I find that many authors saying that hedge fund returns are often non-linear and thus many simple quantitative techniques are not suitable. It seems like they ...
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### Why does computing correlation between index levels vs. percentage changes yield completely different results?

I am examining the relationship between the S&P 500 and the Industrial Production Index. Computing the correlation between these these variables yield vastly different results if expressed in ...
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### How to calculate one-year forward one-year rate? [closed]

I'm just a little lost on how to calculate forward rates. I know this is an easy question, but, if we are given a one-year and two-year zero rate (let's say, for the sake of the argument, 2% and 3% ...
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### How did James Simons clinch that security prices didn't look random?

Source: D. T. Max. Jim Simons, the Numbers King. December 18 & 25, 2017 Issue [...] In the late seventies, not long after he won the Veblen Prize, Simons founded a small investment firm in 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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### 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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### 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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### main arbitrage & statistical arbitrage concepts

Can we please sumarise here some of the basic concepts, tools used in arbitrage and statistical arbitrage in real life? ARB: benefit from price difference on same asset ARB: difference between stock ...
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### Mean Variance optimization on hourly data with gaps

I'm building a mean variance optimizer for a portfolio of FX, commodity and bond futures. The input data is hourly returns for each underlying. Given each underlying has different market opening hours,...
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### Estimating realised gains given growth rate and churn

If one can estimate that the value of an investment portfolio will grow at $g$% per annum, and can estimate that approximately $c$% of that portfolio will be churned each year (sold and reinvested), ...
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### How to calculate number of round trips given volatility?

Suppose we know stock price volatility is normally distributed with mean = 0 and annual volatility say 20%. Let's assume markets never close and we can trade at 1 second intervals. Let's assume stock ...
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### Testing which index is a better benchmark to track stock prices

Let's say a Hedge Fund is tracking a stock price. Now the fund has three columns of data, Stock price, Index 1, and Index 2. All of these have data from 2016/01/01 - 2017/01/01. If the fund is to ...
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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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### Is R being replaced by Python at quant desks?

I know the title sounds a little extreme but I wonder whether R is phased out by a lot of quant desks at sell side banks as well as hedge funds in favor of Python. I get the impression that with ...
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### How can I estimate the degrees of freedom for a Student's T distribution?

I am doing research estimating the value at risk for non-normally distributed assets. I need help in the process of estimating the parameters of Student's t distribution and which method to use. I ...
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### Sample distribution of cross-sectional statistics of returns

Currently doing an application of VaR on sample of industry portfolios in the US. I have a matrix of $n$ industry portfolios with $m$ time-series observations. I calculate cross-sectionally (for each ...
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### Sample from aggregate portfolio distribution versus individual asset distributions

Suppose I have three assets $x_1,x_2,x_3$ in a portfolio with weights $W=\begin{bmatrix} w_1 \\ w_2 \\ w_3 \end{bmatrix}$, expected returns $R=\begin{bmatrix} \mu_1 \\ \mu_2 \\ \mu_3 \end{bmatrix}$, ...
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### Book recommendation for time series analysis

I have been trying to wrap my head around Engel-Granger test and jcitest etc. I have failed thus far. If possible can someone guide me about which books to start with and possibly reach to ...
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### Choosing observations/sample selection in behaviour credit scoring models

In retail banking the credit risk of a creditor after the credit had been granted is often modeled using behavioral credit scoring. In this setting the customer already has an account (or a few) and ...