# Questions tagged [variance]

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### Expectation and variance of standard brownian motion

Assuming that the price of the stock follows the model $S(t) = S(0) exp ( mt − (σ^2/ 2) t + σW(t) ) ,$ where W(t) is a standard Brownian motion; σ > 0, S(0) > 0, m are some ...
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### Spot variance drift consequently to style drift

I am looking for some information on how to spot variance drift for a portfolio in accordance to its benchmarks, Let's say that we have returns of the portfolio $\textbf{P}=(P_1,...,P_t,...,P_n)$ and ...
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### Residual Risk and Variance

I've solved part a, but am struggling with b and c. $x_m$ is the market portfolio vector, and I think $T$ should be a diagonal matrix. Any hints greatly appreciated!
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### Applying portfolio variance weight based on logarithmic returns?

The expected logarithmic return of a portfolio is calculated as : $$𝐸_p = \log\left(\sum_i w_i e^{R_i}\right)$$ Therefore, I was wondering that how can I apply weight to use with the variance based ...
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### Is the VIX more similar to a volatility swap or a variance swap?

I am reading the following paragraph on the VIX wikipedia article and I find it confusing: The VIX is calculated as the square root of the par variance swap rate for a 30-day term[clarify] ...
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### Options on realized volatility / variance

If I'd like to price options on variance/volatility in the Heston model. Is MC simulation and/or finite difference the only way to do it? Or is there an analytical expression for the probability ...
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### Usages of variance swap

I’m interested in variance swap. Considered from its feature, variance swap is used for betting the (historical) volatility of underlying asset. If we use it for hedge tool of Vega or Volga, does it ...
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### Does delta adjusted exposure make sense for an equity variance swap?

The software vendor that I am using for the calculation of the market risk exposure claim that they cannot compute the delta adjusted of the equity variance swap positions since there is no specific ...
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### minimum variance hedge with stochastic processes

Problem set up: asset S: $$\frac{dS}{S} = \mu dt+\sigma dz$$ Hedged using a forward contract: $F = F(S,t).$ Hedge portfolio: $$P = S+nF$$ I want to find the variance of $dP$, and then minimize that ...
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### Replicating Log Contract - Errors Introduced by Jumps

In the GS Research Note about Volatility Swaps, it is shown that you can replicate a pure variance exposure (hedge) with only vanilla calls and puts, primarily thanks to the Carr-Madan formula of ...