# 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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### Volatility swaps historical data

I am preparing a study about Volatility and Variance Swaps. Does anyone know where I can found historical public data regarding this instruments? Thanks!
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### Is there a relation between the so-called volatility drag and the sigma term in Black-Scholes' model? [duplicate]

The closed-form solution of Black Scholes Dynamics $dS_t=S_t(\mu dt +\sigma dW_t$) is $$S_t=S_0 e^{(\mu -\sigma ^2/2) t+\sigma dW_t}.$$ The $-\sigma^2/2$ term is quite similar to the volatility drag ...
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### Relationship between risk and return for GBM and riskless bond

Suppose we have $S$, a stock following geometric Brownian motion ($dS_t = S_t (\mu dt + \sigma dZ_t)$ for $Z =$ Brownian motion) and $B$, a zero coupon bond with rate $r$, i.e. $dB_t = rB_t dt$. In ...
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### Why are FX options vols quoted in 25RR and 25BF terms instead of by strike like credit options?

Credit options follow a quoting convention for the vols based on strike, which fits in neatly with the Black-Scholes framework. So why are FX options vols quoted in terms of 25-delta Risk Reversals ...
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### Calculating implied volatility index

What are common methods to compute implied volatility index? One could use VIX method on other underlying. It is also easy to limit the method to 4 atm strikes. Is this a good idea though? What are ...
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### forecasting hourly variance with higher resolution data available

Assume one has price data $P_{1}, P_{2}, \dots, P_{n}$ with one hour resolution and aims to forecast the variance for one hour ahead return. The first approach to try is ARCH or GARCH models. There ...
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### How many options would be required to dynamically replicate the VIX nowadays?

The VIX is a portfolio of OTM options on the SPX with non-zero quotes. From CBOE white-paper: Only SPX options quoted with non-zero bid prices are used in the VIX Index calculation. [...] As ...
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### Optimal bandwidth for Realized Kernel

If I want to estimate Realized Kernel for 1 min bins, is there a way to compute the optimal bandwidth? In the reference paper: Realised Kernels in Practice: Trades and Quotes (Ole Barndoff-Nielsen et ...
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### Calibrating Heston model parameters using the Active-set method and Levenberg–Marquardt

Background: We're estimating the parameters of the Heston model from current market data of options. This is to be implemented using the active-set method (see section 16.5 here) and the Levenberg-...
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### VARX DCC GARCH in R for volatility spillover

I have 5 series for which I want to analyze volatility spillover (to and from the series) via VARX DCC GARCH for both dynamic and comtemporaneous effect. Moreover, I would like to analyze seasonal ...
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### Pricing VIX Futures

In a 2006 paper Zhang and Zhu propose a model for VIX and VIX Futures based on Heston. I am struggling in understanding how they get equation 6 and 8 (where they define the parameters). Can anyone ...
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### Volatility forecast on SPX option expiration day

I am looking for methods and papers on forecasting SPX option at-the-money implied volatility or realized volatility within its expiration day. What are some stylized facts and forecasting methods?
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### Interpretation of Volatility of Volatility (VVIX)

Recently I came across the VVIX index (also known as VIX of VIX), which represents the 30 day implied (expected) Volatility of the VIX Index. I studied CBOE's Whitepaper for the VIX, which explains ...
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### Easiest possible way to backtest a semi dynamic options strategy

I have a few options strategies Id like to backtest and I have some familiarity with Python. In particular Id like to backtest a "semi-dynamic" long vol. strategy putting on $0$ cost ...
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### Modelling VWAP Slippage with HFT data

I heard that VWAP slippage (relative difference between the VWAP and the initial mid-price, $\varepsilon \ . \ \frac{P_{VWAP}-P_{arrival}}{P_{arrival}}$ with $\varepsilon = +1 \ or \ -1$ the trade ...
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### Black Volatility using SABR model

As per the Wikipedia, the SABR model looks like below - $dF_t = \sigma_t \left(F_t\right)^{\beta} dW_t$ $d \sigma_t = \alpha \sigma_t d Z_t$ I have 3 questions - ...
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### What are the components of VXN?

What are the exact components of VXN -- the volatility index for NASDAQ-100? The CBOE page links to the document for VIX, which clarifies the exact set of front-month near-the-money SPX options used ...
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### LIBOR market model with stochastic volatility

I have read that there are 3 types of pricing models: local volatility, stochastic volatility and stochastic-local volatility models (LSV). I am now looking at interest rates exotics pricing models ...
What's the intuition behind the fact that the limit of $\mathcal{N}(d_2)$, i.e. the (risk-neutral) probability of exercise, in the Black-Scholes Model tends to $0$ when the volatility tends to ...