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The process of determining the price - the value - of an asset.

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Spread sensitivity of TRS

I am about to understand the valuation of a TRS. The approach I am applying derives risk neutral survival / default probabilities from the ratio between risk free and spread adjusted rates and uses ...
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What are the most difficult/computationally expensive/infeasible derivatives to price?

I'm not sure if this question has a concrete answer or if it's more of a fun game, but I suppose the question that does have a concrete answer is what's the most difficult instrument to value that has ...
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Pricing a TRS using the Projected method for the financing leg and the Accrual method for the asset leg

I've been wandering if would be possible to value a TRS I have in an unusual way. I would like use the accrual method for the asset leg, since the the asset leg is a long position in an equity and it ...
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Trying to code Haug's 4.19.7 Double-Barrier Binary Asymmetrical

The following Clojure code correctly outputs the table in section 4.19.6 of "The Complete Guide to Option Pricing Formulas", but I'm wildly out on the asymmetrical in 4.19.7. ...
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Discounted Cash Flows in Excel

I'm taking an online class on stock valuation. In my class, the instructor calculated stock intrinsic value using XNPV function in Excel. While I understand this part, I don't know why it gives a ...
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In an interest rate swap, is the first payment based on the floating and fixed values set at inception?

Let assume 2 parties agree a plain vanilla swap with the following terms: Notional: $100,000 Length/Tenor: 3 year Payment/Settlement Periods: Annual Start Date: 01/01/2021 Floating Rate on Start ...
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Finding share class values in a complex ownership and capital structure

I’m curious about how you would deal with the following situation. The company is a startup with a complex ownership and capital structure. Any links or resources on these subjects would be greatly ...
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The extent of the usage of DDM formula by the big boys

I am wondering to which extent versions of the DDM formula(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dividend_discount_model) is used by large banks and institutional investors etc, in some sense anyone who is ...
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How to price complex corporate actions with spinoffs

Let's look at below UTX/RTN merger as an example: https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/30/raytheon-united-technologies-merger-gets-green-lig.aspx The merged companies will from that moment ...
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Discount margin on FRN - widening but bond price increasing?

Why would a bonds discount margin widen but its price increase? Shouldn't the price be falling when margins are widening? Looking at the bond pricing formula, if the price is higher doesn't the rate ...
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How to compute a portfolio value?

I am learning fundamentals of option market and ran into an example I do not understand : Let's assume I have a portfolio of 3 shares priced \$22, and a European call option to buy a share for \$21 ...
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Quant valuation of a credit card debt (or flexible loan)

What would you say is the generally accepted quantitative method of valuing an individual credit card, or flexible loan? Is the method very changeable if that were a pool of such loans? Suppose the ...
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Valuing Acquisition Target Case Study - DCF and IRR?

Wondering how best to answer a case study I need to do. Case study info as follows: Given Selling company's P&L (3 years actual, 4 years forecast) - closing date on end of year 3 - and a PPT of ...
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Modelling NPV with negative cashflows?

When making capital investment decisions that have cost saving implications instead of cash flow generation, is NPV still valid? For example: A state wishes to decide whether to replace a section of ...
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Risk neutral valuation logic/intuition

I was reading on risk neutral valuation and i ran into this statement "according to the law of one price , if you have two assets with identical expected cash flow , their current prices must be the ...
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Valuing interest tax shield with constant rate of loan redemption

A $D=\$30mm$ loan at $r_D = 6.5\%$ and a tax rate of $\tau_c=40\%$ yields an annual tax shield of $$TS=D*r_D*\tau_c=\$0.78mm$$ If $\rho=5\%$ of the loan remainder in the current year is to be payed ...
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Residual Income Valuation with Term Structure

I'm implementing a residual income model (RIM) to value stocks as described by Ohlson. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c0a5/4ef41311951fe406d15cd7d7ce19502cdc7c.pdf The key to this model is ...
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Share Repurchase Impacts in Abnormal Earnings Growth Model (AEG)

I am implementing an AEG model based off Ohlson (2005). The formula is as follows: $$ V_0 = \frac{E_t}{k} + \sum_{t=1}^n{\frac{1/k * (E_{t+1} - (1+k)E_t+kD_t)}{(1+k)^t}} $$ I'm debating how share ...
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Security Analysis By Benjamin Graham Example Doubt [closed]

So I was reading (trying to read) Security Analysis by Graham and I came across this example ("Example 1" in the image attached below) Being the noob at finance and quant that I am, I was unable to ...
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NPV and efficient market hypothesis

If I have an opportunity of investment, let's call it investment (A), that costs $I$ in year 0 and gives me $CF_1$ in year 1, I will accept it only if $NPV>0$ $NPV = -I + \dfrac{CF_1}{1+k} > 0$ ...
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How to calculate performance of a private equity investment?

Say an investment fund puts \$1 million into private equity investment in 3 installments (\$500k, \$250k, \$250k). You're given a data table which shows the date, contributions (\$500k, \$250k, \$...
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Which quantitative approaches recommended to buy NKE in 1985? [closed]

This is a historical quantitative finance question. Here is the NKE annual report from 1985. This company increased in value 500 times from 1985 to 2015. Please advise on quantitative finance ...
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Pricing of European put option with binomial model

This is an exercise from Mark Joshi's book (exercise 3.6): A stock is worth 100. Each month its value increases or decreases by precisely 10. The riskless bond is worth $e^{rt}$ at time t years with ...
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DCF Valuation Models

Does anyone know of any websites that have sample models or mind sharing their DCF models? Trying to get started modeling and can't seem to find many great resources. I know of Damodaran, but his ...
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Interest rate swap valuation date convention

When we value interest rate derivatives on any date $t$, we can estimate our future payments using some calibrated forward curve $f_s$, where $s$ is the spot date, and discount these back to $t$ using ...
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Possible to have different collateral for each party?

Normally bilateral credit support annexes would have both parties post/receive the same collateral be it US treasuries or cash etc. Are there CSAs Where each party has a different set of eligible ...
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Newbie question on Net Present Value with Constant Growth

Newbie here, trying wrap my head around on why this doesn't add up: Calculating the discounted cash flow of a perpetuity paying $1000 per year, 15% discount rate and 5% growth. If I calculate from ...
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Covered Interest Rate Parity with FX Spot-Adjustment

The Covered Interest Rate Parity for FX is often quoted simplistically as $$ X_T \quad=\quad X_S \cdot \frac{D^{base}_T}{D^{quote}_T} $$ where $X_t$ is the (projected) FX rate at time $t$ (denoted as $...
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Pricing under risk-neutral probabilities for weird derivatives?

I would really appreciate some help to value a weird derivative that I've found in an assignment: $$ X=(S_{T_1}-k)^{+} = \max(S_{T_{1}}-k;0) $$ which expires at time $T_{2}$ and uses the price at ...
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Theoretical justification for why estimating intrinsic value of a stock price can be different under FCFF and FCFE approaches?

what is the theoretical justification for why estimating intrinsic value of a stock price can be different under FCFF (Free Cash Flow to the Firm) and FCFE (Free Cash Flow to the equity) approaches? ...
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Transactional costs for shipping in % based on futures market price

Real case: Imagine I want to move an oil from one terminal to another. I have about 20 +/- tanker companies, but all of them have max capacity on their top deadweight (DWCC) vessel about ...
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Logic behind calculating a Carry Multiple associated with Startup Valuation [closed]

I'm reading a book called "The #1 Guide to Startup Valuation: How to value your startup in 12 easy steps" (p. 22-23) by Joachim Blazer. As one of the building blocks, namely "Return&...
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IPO Valuation: Share Pricing and Number of Shares

Does the number of shares matter for a company to go public? Suppose a company ABC went public and the initial valuation of the company shares to be sold stands at \$5000. Now, it can sell 1000 ...
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Sum disappearing when we assume constant some elements to be constant over time [closed]

I have the dividend discount model, which is the following expression: $$ P_{j,t} = \sum_{\tau=1}^{\infty}D_\tau(1+g)^\tau(1+r)^{-\tau}=\frac{D_{\tau+1}}{r-g} $$ Where $D_t$, is the dividend at time ...
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Comparing Values of 5s and 7% Notes (Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham)

I was reading Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham (Sixth Edition). Page 63, last paragraph says: A third kind of analytical conclusion may be illustrated by a comparison of Interborough ...
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Neural Networks for Estimation of Unmarked Private Asset Returns from Market Data

Let's assume it is March and my illiquid private assets portfolio is only 50% marked for 12/31, but I want to get the most accurate estimate of my final return for the quarter ended on 12/31. What is ...
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Volatility surface tenors

I don't think this has been asked before, but are the tenors on a volatility surface out of spot date for the currency pair or out of value T+0?
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Why use par-value weighted average when valuing portfolio of bonds?

I'm looking at a formula for valuing a portfolio of different bonds that sums the market value times the par value for each bond. Conceptually, why are the bond values weighted in this way by their ...
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Full Revaluation vs Factor-based Model for risk management

I am looking for literature on comparison of these two approaches. It looks like many places are using some type of Factor-based Model (Barra, Axioma, Northfield, etc.) for risk management purposes. ...
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Discounted free cash flow valuation

I started valuating company based on their free cash flow by using DCF valuation.But for some companies i came across negative free cash flow for all years. How can we evaluate company with negative ...
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Gordon's dividend valuation model: Ignoring optionality

Currently studying some papers on Behavioral Finance (the dividend puzzle), which employ some basic valuation models, calculating stock's fundamental value $P_t$. The most known is the discount of ...
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Valuation of repurchase agreement (classic repo)

From my understanding, a classic repo is an agreement for one party to get cash by placing collateral at a certain price and then get the collateral back at maturity by paying the initial cash plus ...
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Quantlib derivative valuation from zero curve

I have newly started with Quantlib-Python for valuing derivatives. In all the examples stated in this bolg or in other places, market quote is inserted and bootstrapping is done via individual rate ...
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Bond fund's roll and carry

This is a question about modelling the returns of a bond index. Understand there's quite a bit about the roll and carry of an individual bond, but what about a bond index. Roll I would calculate the ...
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Calibration of stock's intrinsic value under the gordon model

Assume we have the constant growth Gordon model, for a stock paying dividend $D$,Earnings per Share $EPS$, annual growth rate $g=ROE*(1-\frac{D}{EPS})$ and discount rate $r$. Then: $IV=\frac{D*(1+g)}...
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Hull Martingales and measures problem 27.16 7e?

Here's a question from Hull's Options Futures and Other derivatives which I'd appreciate if someone helped me to clarify. The question is from the chapter "Martingales and Measures" Suppose that the ...
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How to Calculate the Value of a Growing Perpetuity Using a State Price Matrix?

Summary I wish to value perpetual cash flows through state contingent claims on real consumption, where the state of the economy is assumed to follow a finite markov chain (Similar to Banz and Miller ...
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DCF valuation and the constant WACC assumption

I have a question that has been on my mind ever since I learned about DCF. I was taught that for the DCF to be valid WACC should be constant. As a physicist by training this assumption is strange to ...
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Why is market cap used to value equity instead of a self consistent solution?

My claim is that if we use the cost of equity of a levered firm via the DCF method then we make errors. Specifically if we find the firm is under-valued then in truth its more under-valued than we ...
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Rate of convergence between price and value

In my experience, there are two primary methods of alpha generation. In both cases, assume we know what price is. Method 1: Inference on what the price/payoff will be. Method 2: Inference on what ...