Questions tagged [volatility]

A measure of the variation in price over time. Also a measure of the risk of a financial instrument.

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How to forecast monthly volatility with daily gjrGarch estimates

I'm currently writing a paper and need to regress the 22 days realized volatility of the following month on its GARCH estimate and the 126days realized volatility up to t=1 The paper im referring to ...
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Black's Approximation - Discrete dividend for Put Options

I am currently trying to price and option chain for dividend paying stocks (american style exercise). I am able to calculate the Net Present Value (NPV) of dividends until maturity and then apply ...
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How to create a volatile market, by combining less volatile markets?

This might be against the law of gravity, but I'll give a try 🙂 Is there a way to combine two financial products $p_1$ and $p_2$, into a single product $p_c$ that is more volatile than its ...
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exponential weighting on volatility

I am trying to apply a volatility strategy. I am reading a paper where the authors defined the volatility as: "Exponential Weighted Volatility of returns with a 1-year window and 3-month half-life" ...
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What is the basis for the ansatz here? [duplicate]

I'm reposting this question: Jim Gatheral's ansatz I have the same question, but the answer given in the comment is no longer applicable since the link does not work.
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What does this formula in Jim Gatheral's book mean?

From Jim Gatheral's "The Volatility Surface", on page 11 he introduces a formula (formula (1.7) at the bottom). Is he talking about the "future value of the option"? I do not understand the "future ...
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Going from normal to Log-normal implied volatility

Let's denote the Implied normal volatility (Bachelier) as $\bar{v}$, and the implied log-normal (Black Scholes) as $v$. When everything else is known (spot, strike, maturity, rates etc) how can you ...
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Why is the volatility of an Ito process not the square root of its variance?

The volatility $\sigma$ of an Ito process $dS_t = r S_t dt + \sigma S_t dW_t$ is not the square root of its variance. But you often hear that "volatility = standard deviation". What's going on here?...
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Anyone know a GJR-GARCH-MIDAS Multivariate

I'am trying to run a model like mfGARCH package but with multivariate, not univariate like mfGARCH does.
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Interpretation conditional volatility plot

I have plotten the log differences of exchange rates and in the same plot, I show the conditional volatility $\sigma_t^2$. The conditional volatility follows approximately the same path, but is much ...
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How to properly hedge a short vol taking into account hedge stop loss?

Suppose a short straddle. In practice, hedging with long/short futures exposes to the risk of hitting a stop loss when market movements are wide. Eventually, it may very well happen that the hedge ...
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How to price the american options using local volatility

I have given with a surface of american option prices $C_{am}(T, K)$. From these american option prices the implied volatility surface is deduced. Now I want to find the local volatility $\sigma(s,t)$...
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relationship between notional amounts of volatility swaps and variance swaps

Taking volatility swap payoff as $$( \sigma_F - \sigma_S ) * volatility~notional $$ and Taking variance swap payoff as $$( \sigma_F^2 - \sigma_S^2 ) * variance~notional $$ I am trying to understand ...
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Swaption valuation across time using vcub

On Bloomberg one has access to the rates vol cube with the VCUB function. For a given currency, today, one sees Black implied volatilities for swaptions of various expiries and strikes, for forward ...
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Realized volatility transformation [on hold]

After calculating the realized volatility as $log\Big(\sqrt{\sigma_R^2}\Big)$ and forecasting some datas as $log\Big(\sqrt{\sigma_R^2}\Big)$, how can we get back to the $\sqrt{\sigma_R^2}$ ? it's ...
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Calculating historical volatility and returns from bond yield

I am interested to calculate the historical volatility and returns from a time series of US 3m T-bill yield (see screenshot below), for portfolio optimization. I am not too sure how to bridge the idea ...
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Fitting to Market Data in Extended Vasicek / Hull White

I need your help for my task. I need to calibrate to the market data for Hull White model for Zero Coupon Bond Price. I refer to John Hull and Alan White paper. I want to ask you a few questions and ...
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What are some scenarios where trading a risk reversal makes sense?

I understand that risk reversal is a bet on the skew of the implied volatility curve. But when would one have a view on the skew of the curve? I understand that one can have a view on the underlying. (...
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Understanding the ZABR model (an extension of SABR)

http://janroman.dhis.org/finance/SABR/ZABR%20Andreasen.pdf In this acticle the SABR model is first presented in another form ( see equation 7 in the article ) and then extended to the so called ZABR ...
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In-sample volatility measurement

I would like to know what is the most reasonable way to measure volatility in a sample of past observations. Aside from standard deviation, are more complex models like GARCH used for (historical) ...
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Hedging with different volatility (Ahmad and Wilmott paper)

In their paper they show that: - if you hedge with the realised volatility, the present value of the total p&l is the difference between the option value based on the realised volatility and the ...
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Why not just be long VIX and wait for the next volatile period?

Over the past 3 months, VIX has been relatively low. Therefore, there seems to be a "free-lunch" here by just being long VIX, and wait for the next market turmoil (which is happening at the moment ...
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Log Contract payoff function

I can’t get where Dr. Rouah gets payoff function of log contract. Could you please take a look at that? https://frouah.com/finance%20notes/Variance%20Swap.pdf It’s on page 2, section 3. I couldn’t ...
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What is the model behind Heston-Nandi functions in the fOptions R package?

I am dealing with Heston model in R and for this purpose I am using the package fOptions from RMetrics. The calibration formula requires the specification of some parameters (omega, lamda, alpha, ...
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A volatility model developed by JP Morgan

I am quite confused with this predicting volatility equation: σ2t = βσ2t-1 + (1-β)ε2t Here is a section from Capital Market Expectations: CFA Level 3 Volume 3 Curriculum (page 27) https://ibb.co/...
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Volatility of a stock basket

to determine the volatility of a basket of stocks, I often use the following formula: $\sigma_{basket}=\sum_{i}\sum_{j}w_i w_j \sigma_i \sigma_j \rho_{ij}$ where the $\sigma$ are the constituents' ...
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Pricing forward start Cliquet option with implied volatility with Dupire

I have the following implied volatility matrix of a stock index downloaded the 15th February 2019, the value of the stock was 3188.44 at the time: ...
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Question on Local Volatility

In Gatheral's book The Volatility Surface (Wiley, 2006), a local volatility model is defined as... $$ dS_t =S_t \mu_tdt + S_t \sigma(S_t, t)dZ $$ The famous Dupire Equation is given by... $$ \sigma^2(...
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GARCH(1,1) one-step ahead volatility forecast biased, higher than Parkinson's HL volatility

I am trying to create one-step ahead forecasts for the S&P500 using a GARCH(1,1) model. I am using the rugarch package in R. As you can see, the forecasted points are consistently higher than the ...
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Hull-White zero-coupon bond price does not depend on the volatility?

So, today I started pricing zero-coupon bonds using the Hull-White model. An interesting feature is that when t = 0 the bond price does not actually depend on the volatility since the last term of A(0,...
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General assumptions for var swap replication

I've seen claims that the standard static-hedge for a plain vanilla variance swap holds so long as the underlying doesn't jump, but every derivation I have seen begins by assuming the asset follows a ...
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Volatility smile shows individual Put and Call IV or combination

IV is calculated per strike AND option type basis(for example WTI 50 CALL its x and WTI 50 PUT its y). The question is when its shown in "Smile" its just shown on strike basis, so does that mean lower ...
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What's the difference between demand elasticity and demand volatility? [closed]

What's the difference between demand elasticity and demand volatility? Demand elasticity: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/demand-elasticity.asp Demand volatility: https://www.sdcexec.com/home/...
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stochastic volatility and smile

Can we say that the volatility smile contain for sure stochastic volatility information ? If yes why ? Saying that BlackScholes does not explain the smile does not necessary mean there is an ...
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How is a LIBOR Market Model volatility skew determined?

LIBOR based interest rates are derived from the prices (supply / demand) of swaptions, caps and floors. These prices are generally quoted in yield vols. Their prices are given by the Black formula. ...
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1 day VaR vs 10 day VaR

Even while using historical simulation VaR, 1 day VaR is converted into 10 day VaR by multiplying 1 day VaR by Sqrt(10) for regulatory reporting purposes. What are the underlying assumptions for ...
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Proof of no arb condition after shifting SABR’s rho

Does anyone know of any paper or research where they shift SABR’s skew and rebuild the surface? In particular, I would like to prove theoretically whether the no arbitrage condition hold for the ...
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VaR equivalent volatility meaning

I have a hard time with interpreting VeV. I mean - I see its just standard deviation derived from Cornish-Fischer VaR, but I don't really know how to interpret it. The formula for VeV is: ...
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Vega for long long-term ATM call and short short-term ATM call

You are long a long-term ATM call and short a short-term ATM call. The ratio is adjusted to make the total vega zero. If before expiry of the short-term option, spot is again at the strike price. ...
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Fitting a forecasting S&P500 roll volatilities

I have a time series of S&P500 prices, for which I have calculated log-returns and roll-volatility. My goal is to forecast daily realized volatility and test a straddle strategy based on it (I ...
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Volatility surface for Swaptions

I understand the volatility surface for swaption is built using implied vols of ATM swaptions. I had a question on the instruments that are used. Should the instruments used change depending on the ...
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Why historical volatility is calculated as N-days annualized?

Annualized historical volatility is always calculate with 10-, 20- days time window. I don't quite understand. Compare with annualized historical return, annualized historical return is never ...
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Inherent volatility of selling longterm options and buying short term options

A two-month option has an implied vol of 60%, the corresponding 2-year option has an implied vol of 34%. You buy the short terms and sell the long terms. What is the inherent volatility of the total ...
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What does Volatility Smile tell? [closed]

Could you please share your opinions about Volatility Smile? What does it tell us when it gets more convex or when its level changes over time or any other change on it. Any paper/work/blog ...
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Break-even volatility for delta hedge portfolio

After simulating practical and theoretical PnL of a delta hedged portfolio on some data from the SPX500 under 0.15 management Vol I want to find the Vol which gives me an accumulated PnL of 0. ...
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Multivariate Markov Regime switching GARCH

I have a regression with 4 independent variables and a dependent variable. I want to implement a Regime switching GARCH model but have been unable to find a package in R,Python or Matlab. MSGARCH ...
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Negative theta in Log-linear stochastic volatility model

I was asked to simulate the following geometric Brownian motion to get paths for the SPX stock price. the process follows a Log-Linear stochastic volatility. $dS_t = \mu S_tdt+e^VS_tdW_1 $ where ...
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Are extended SABR models useful for options with non-negative underlying

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2731359 http://janroman.dhis.org/finance/SABR/ZABR%20Andreasen.pdf In the two articles listed above we see several ways to extend the original ...
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Derivation of VIX Formula

I've read a lot of derivations about VIX formula. I can say it is -adjusted- fair strike of variance swap. But I can't see how it goes from variance swap rate to VIX formula. In particular I can't see ...
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Option value with different spot prices [closed]

I found this post online which is plotting different results for option value and greeks depending on spot price. Why would someone want to do calculate the value of the option with different spot ...