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### Are there any books/articles on how to use options to be long volatility (implied or realized)? [duplicate]

Given the market turmoil of late I have become fixated with this idea of using options to be long volatility (realised and implied). However, I dont know where to start, what to read, who to follow ...
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### What stochastic volatility models are industry standard for option pricing and how do they work?

I've started reading up on stochastic volatility models and it seems very difficult to discern which ones are used in practice and which have been mostly left alone in theory. What are the popular ...
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### Rigorous proof that volatility target strategies actually tend to the target

I'm working on a paper about volatility timing and target strategies, practical implementation included. While writing down the mathematical description of the model I wanted to include a rigorous ...
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### Heston volatility surface in Python QuantLib

Does anyone have experience with the Python QuantLib function HestonBlackVolSurface? I'm trying to produce a 3D plot of the volatility surface as done in the ...
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### Anyone working on rough volatility modelling? Need relevant books to read

Just wondering if there is anyone working in the field of rough volatility? I know the rough volatility modelling is quite new in the field. Can I get some books recommendation to go through?
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### Does the Heston calibration have to be done on an arbitrage-free surface?

In a similar way to local volatility? I'm trying to calibrate a surface, but the results aren't convincing, so I was wondering if it was necessary to first use a way to regulate it (splines, ...
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### how to calculate implied volatility

I have some options prices I found using the Heston Model. How do I calculate the implied volatility? In Matlab there exist a blsimpv function, but is this the right tool for me since I'm working with ...
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### Computing Itô differential of conditional expectation process (Heston SDE)

Going through this article on Heston's model, where the variance evolves following the SDE \begin{equation} \label{sd1} d\sigma^2_t = \kappa \bigg( m - \color{red}{\sigma^2_t} \bigg)dt + \nu \sqrt {\...
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### Is Local Stochastic Vol needed in order to price barrier options?

I'm trying to understand when it is appropriate to use stochastic local volatility models rather than local volatility ones. More precisely, for which products is it appropriate to introduce a ...
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### How many options would be required to dynamically replicate the VIX nowadays?

The VIX is a portfolio of OTM options on the SPX with non-zero quotes. From CBOE white-paper: Only SPX options quoted with non-zero bid prices are used in the VIX Index calculation. [...] As ...
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### How to correctly simulate volatility shocks?

I am working on the comparison of different volatility timing/target strategies on portfolios starting from different conditions (data, asset classes, calculation of realized volatility, different ...
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### Different volatility surface ( Local vol, Stochastic vol etc.)

Despite many questions about local and stochastic volatility available on this forum, i still have a few doubts left. Essentially I am seeking validation whether I am interpreting things correctly. ...
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### Stochastic Vol Mathematical derivation [closed]

I want to understand the mathematical steps done. Can someone please simplify the derivation of d(pi) from Pi? Thanks in advance.
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### Stochastic Volatility and Sticky Delta

"Stochastic volatility models can be thought of as sticky delta model. And Local volatility model as sticky Strike." Please help me understand how the author has reached this conclusion.
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### Local volatility and Stochastic Volatility

Please help me understand similarity and differences between local volatility and Stochastic Volatility both intuitively and mathematically.
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### What is the intuition behind “jumps” causing volatility skew?

Some models use jumps as a way to explain volatility skew. I understand that if jumps exist, then you are "mishedged" as you no longer can continuously hedge. Options have a gamma component and ...
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### Why do we fit volatility surfaces implied from a option pricing model to the empirical data?

As far as I understand volatility surface. It is made of 2 components, the volatility skew/smile and the volatility term structure. Together they form something like Implied volatility is ...
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### The Riccatti equation for The Cox-Ingerson-Ross Model

(My Question) I went through the calculations halfway, but I cannot find out how to calculate the following Riccatti equation. Please tell me how to calculate this The Riccatti equation with its ...
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