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### pricing option with two volatility regimes

How would I price a 1-year ATM European call option, given I know that for the first 6 months, the realized volatility will be 20% and the latter six months, the realized volatilty will be 90%? One ...
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### How to compute % return of a strategy with Vega notional [duplicate]

I'm currently running some backtest on a strategy 2 legs and where the product traded is straddle. I aim on this strategy to be Vega neutral thanks to a balance between 2 legs. Thus, I deal with Vega ...
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### Moneyness, implied volatility and option greeks

I know that the more an option is ITM, the more is the implied volatility. I would like to deep dive into the concept, what is the logic that drives this statement? Also comparing an option with a ...
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### Vega, square root of time, and ATM straddles

Could someone intuitively explain why for say a 1y EURUSD option - If you buy 100 (50/leg of straddle) of 1y at the money EUR vol, that = sq root of 12 x 100 = roughly 350k of EUR vol. If you buy 100 ...
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### Vega hedge of a barrier option

I was re-reading Lorenzo Bergomi's paper Smile Dynamics I. On the first page, he makes the point that it is necessary for a model to match the vanilla smile observed in markets in order to incorporate ...
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### Delta-Gamma neutral vs Delta-Vega neutral

Imagine that the underlying stock price is 110. The call option has a strike price of 100. The annualized volatility is 25% and the interest rate is 10%. Finally, the time to maturity is 0.5 years. We ...
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### How to compute Vega in the Heston Model

I am computing European Option Sensitivity as: Delta, Vega and Gamma. I am using Heston Model to simulation spot and the variance. While computing Delta and Gamma, I understand, we need to bump spot ...
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### Gamma and Theta of a swaption

For a swaption, I had 2 questions: how would I guage the PnL based on RV vs IV on a swaption? I'm guessing its 0.5 x gamma x (RV^2-IV^2)(or realized variance - implied variance) Not 100% sure on ...
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### Practical risk management on snowball autocallable portfolios

I am new to exotic options pricing and risk management. The scenario that I encounter is that the market maker sells snowball autocallable products(accumulated coupon) every trading day and has to ...
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### How can you compare Vega between strikes?

Given a specified maturity is there a way to compare Vegas between different strikes? Surely the Vega of an ATM option will be very different from the same Vega of an OTM option
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### How do we hedge option vega practically?

Suppose I’m a market maker, and I collect some spread buying an option due the flow I get. In this example, I must always quote. I want to hedge as much of the risk as possible over the lifetime of ...
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### Finite Differences Vega calculation - confirmation on proper approach

I have a MC simulation that uses finite differences to calculate the Greeks. It's for baskets and calendar spreads mostly. Now the logical (to me anyway) approach to calculate Vega is to increase the ...
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### Gamma, Theta, Vega, Vanna and Volga PnL under Bachelier

Is there a PDE that decomposes the daily PnL as delta, gamma, vega vanna and volga but under Bachelier model (assuming normal vol) ?
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### Realizing the same PnL as Gamma Vs Vega

Consider a delta hedged option postion. Futhermore assume that I can perfectly forecast realized volatility over the life of the option. Vol I buy the option at = Implied Vol (IV) Realized volatility ...
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### Why Do I Need to Scale Options Vega w.r.t T (Time till Expiration)

In the book that I am using, it said that I need scale vega according time with this formula: $\sqrt{90/T}$ to get the weight of the vega w.r.t t. The reasoning it offered is as follows: "...
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### Vega of option with market derived parameters

Suppose I have a volatility model of the form $\sigma=f(X(x,y), Y(x, y))$ where $f$ is some function of the variables $X, Y$ which are calibrated using some calibration procedure with market implied ...
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### Calculate Gamma and Vega of a portfolio of convertible bonds [closed]

I am being asked to calculate the gamma and vega of an existing portfolio of convertible bonds. does anyone has a documentation of direction that i could use to get going pls? This is a premiere for ...
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### Purpose of Vega Hedging

I am trying to understand the principle of vega hedging. When should a market maker vega hedge his position ? Let's suppose that a market maker delta and gamma hedge himself, and carries his position (...
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### CMS cap has more vega exposure than CMS floor for same strike

When I priced a 10y expiry single look CMS30 ATMF CAP, I noticed that the vega exposure is higher than that of the same 10y expiry single look CMS30 ATMF FLOOR. Why is that? I have a suspicion that it ...
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### Risk-managing vanilla books (sell-side)

I am interested in learning more about how traders risk-manage books of vanilla options. I presume there should be a fairly standard list of facts. For the moment, the area of interest is FX, as ...
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### Vol, Gamma, Vega -- essentially all the same?

When talking to traders I hear this sentence a lot I am a buyer/seller of X where X = {vol, gamma, vega} Is X basically all the same -- they are just saying -- I think implied volatility is cheap or ...
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### Relationship between VIX and Vega

Assuming that all other factors (such as underlying price, strike price, etc.) remain unchanged, I want to see how a spike in VIX would affect the price of the average call option? Assume Vega is ...
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### Option Vega for a portfolio of Options

I am given a list of Options positions consisting of various combinations of Underlying and ...
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### How could option vega be remapped on reduced volatility surface?

try to be clear to ask my question: Suppose the original vol surface is a n by m matrix where n is the number of pillars in the volatility term structure and m is the number of strikes. According to ...
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### Delta and vega sensitivities for Cap

I have a task to do but it is very difficult.. I have to calculate the: Delta Sensitivity analytically, that is the first derivative of caplet price wrt the forward rate, using the black model to ...
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### how to simplify Inflation year-on-year option to Zero-coupon option

Belgrade 2004 paper basically proposes that inflation year-on-year volatilities (and hence yoy options) are basically the spread vols between the Zero-coupon vols from (t0 to T) minus the zero-coupon ...
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### Is there a simple, intuitive derivation (using Taylor series) of the following approximation to Vega-weighted Implied Volatility?

The approximation is: $$\sigma \approx \frac{\sum V_j\sigma_j}{\sum V_j}$$ Background information from the first answer to this post: "Say that you have a portfolio of options with prices $P_j$. ...