# 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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### Can someone explain the 6 alternative volatility measures?

I'm reading this: https://www.cmegroup.com/trading/fx/files/a_estimation_of_security_price.pdf and am a bit confused as to why the "classical equation" on page 3 does not divide by n-1 nor use the ...
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### Portfolio volatility of discontinuous portfolio

I would like to calculate an investor's average portfolio volatility as a measure of risk aversion. My problem is, that the portfolios are not continuous: the investor can have an open position for ...
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### What is the importance of alpha, beta, rho in the SABR volatility model?

I just read that SABR model is a stochastic volatility model, which attempts to capture the volatility smile in derivatives markets. The name stands for "stochastic alpha, beta, rho", referring to the ...
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### Vega with SVI Gatheral bumps

How would one go about computing a vega profile of an exotic derivative where the volatility surface is modeled using Gatheral's SVI parameterization? In particular, I am thinking about bumping each ...
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### Backtest with rolling volatility in R

So I'm very new in R. I want to backtest a strategy for 3 stocks SPY, EEM, AGG. With library(RiskPortfolios), I can calculate ...
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### Implied volatility of inverse quote

Suppose I have a quote of INR/USD and the implied vol surface is also given. Is it theoritically correct to use to same implied vol for analysis of the inverse quote, i.e. USD/INR. Correct me if I am ...
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### Monte Carlo simulation based VaR: daily vs annual parameters

I am given the initial price, annualized return, and volatility of a security. I am trying to calculate annualized VaR using Monte Carlo simulation approach. To do this I will use the following ...
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### Replication error of a long dated product

My question is a bit general : Hedging/Replicating a long-dated (FX) product with short-dated (FX) products leads to a replication/hedging error most of the times. Is it possible to quantify this ...
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### Derivation of the Pnl of a Delta Hedged Straddle and Risk Reversal

In the link below, in the text it states the following equations: Delta-hedged straddle P&L = Volatility Risk-premium ×| Straddle Vega | and Delta-hedged risk-reversal P&L: ...
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### Difference in exposure between delta hedged options, ATM straddles and delta hedged straddles

What is the difference in exposures between delta hedged options, ATM straddles and delta hedged straddles. They all seem to provide the same thing, which is exposure to volatility. What are the ...
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### Manipulation of VIX

Having finished my reading on CBOE's method of calculating the VIX on out of the money call and put options written on S&P 500,I have a thought about the ability of market making firms to ...
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### Nature of short VIX strategies

By now, we all pretty much know that the recent upsurge in the VIX Index caused the spectacular failure of some Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs) or Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs) written on it. An ...
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### Frequency Arbitrage

We know that the volatility is lower when the sampling period is longer, for example $\sigma_{7days} < \sigma_{1day}$, Then I came across this strategy that I cannot quite understand how to exploit ...
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### Excel Add-In Volatility Interpolation I am trying to Understand

The Microsoft Excel at my investment bank has an .xll add-in with a function whose coded functionality I cannot observe. This function is called VolInterp and as the name suggests, calculates the ...
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### Estimate VARMA(p,q)-GARCH(r,s) model

Can I estimate VARMA(1,1)-GARCH(1,1) model using R? please suggest any package or chunk of R-codes to estimate this model. Thanks
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### What does multifrequency volatility mean?

I came across the term "multifrequency volatility" while reading the book "Multifractal Volatility: Theory, Forecasting, and Pricing" (2008) by Calvet and Fisher. Can anyone help me understand what ...
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### Volatility Target Optimization - Python

I'm testing a volatility target strategy in Python. This process involves solving the following optimization problem at each rebalance date \min_w \left(w^T\...
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### what's the difference between market implied volatility and implied volatility?

what's the difference between market implied volatility and implied volatility, how it could be calculated? also what's the quoted implied volatility? thanks.
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### How did the SVXY ETF (-1x VIX) survive a 115% jump in VIX?

The SVXY ETF is a "-1x" short exposure to the VIX, rebalanced daily. Very importantly, it is an ETF, and not an ETN. As an ETF, its holdings are fully transparent and posted on the fund sponsor's ...
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### Why do traders think about options in terms of volatility? [duplicate]

I hear that in practice, traders quote options prices in terms of volatility. What is this convention, and what is the motivation? How do they think about and manage vega risk?
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### What is meant by innovations in volatility?

I am currently reading about stocks with "high sensitivity to innovations in aggregate volatility". I am not a native speaker so this might be a trivial question, but I truly cannot find an answer ...