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What's the first time-integral of price called?

In general I'm wondering about the names of time-derivatives of price. E.g. in physics the first few time-derivatives of position are: f(x) = displacement f'(x) = velocity f''(x) = acceleration And ...
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Regression extensions

I'm trying to find extensions for my regression and obviously would like to use PE, BV and CFO. But I've got monthly data, while all company's fundamentals are semi-annually... Can I deal with it ...
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Coding Skills required for Quant Trading Interviews

Before you guys close this as "off-topic", I just want to clear it up that I believe this question can be highly useful for any seeking to start a quant-trading career. So the question goes: How ...
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List of European banks by assets and/or deposits

Does anyone know where I can find a list of European commercial banks that includes assets and/or deposits? I found this link on ECB's website: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/financial_corporations/...
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Get Bloomberg News (alert) in Excel

What is the best way to get notified as soon as their is significant news on a stock through Bloomberg. I just want to be able to pull my orders is news just came out.
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Fama French Three Factor

How to calculate the value weighted or equally weighted returns for the six portfolios SL,SM,SH,BL,BM,BH of fama french 3 factor model?
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Holding Period Return [closed]

Bought stock for $12.00$/share. Sold 3 years later at $20$/share. Paid $1$ dividend each year for 3 years. Stock's value at the end of the first year was $18$ and $15$ at the end of the second. Find ...
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Smoothing of Implied Volatilty

I'm using ATM 30D implied volatility in a model I'm building, but need to smooth out the data. Is the best way just to use exponential smoothing or are there any better alternatives?
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Differences Between Portfolio Daily Average Returns

I have a doubt about the average daily return for a 2 stock porfolio. I have the data of both stock returns over a 1511 day period. I used 2 approachs to calculate the average return. In the first one,...
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Position Sizing Algorithm for Multi Asset Portfolio

I'm currently working on a position sizing algorithm for my trading system. By combining fixed ratio money management and setting the stop loss based on the current ATR value I receive reasonable ...
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Differential product Correlated processes

I am trying to derive the differential of the product of two processes, but I got stuck. This is what I have until now: We have the following two stochastic processes: $dX_t= \mu_t dt +\sigma_t dW_t$...
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How to use QuantLib in C# easily?

I am not good at environment setting. Sometimes I use QuantLib in Python. Now I am wondering if there is a instruction on how to use QuantLib in C#. I looked at the QuantLib web page, but there is not ...
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Calculate Idiosyncratic Risk?

I have basic finance background but I am trying to calculate idiosyncratic risk as measure for firm risk in my CEO gender research. I have found the following on Alpha architect but I am unsure of ...
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Minimizing variance when searching for Cointegration

This paper by Meucci explains that in order to find a combination leading to cointegration of several series $X$, you have to find the vector $w$ which minimise the quantity $\textrm{Var}(w'X)$. I do ...
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Understanding Leverage specifically when there is loss [closed]

Leverage helps the trader to trade with more than what is available in the trader's account. Lets say I trade long 10 BTC/USD at 7000 USD using leverage of 1:10 (i.e i deposited 7000 USD). Now if the ...
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How to interpret the accuracy result of the forecaste?

I'm trying to forecast the vacancy rate of multifamily rental property. I have the data from 1992 until today. I'm trying to fit a model with the serie without the last 2 observations. I only need ...
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Bermudan Swaptions

Can someone explain, in layman's terms, the mechanics behind Bermudan Swapttions ( without having recourse to pricing models )? Why are they popular? when are they used ? How are they hedged i.e ...
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Quantlib interpolation question

I am trying to use QuantLib to create some curves, but I am finding this error I do not really know how to get around. Say for simplicity this is the example: ...
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transaction costs for day trading options

I want to day trade SPY options by buying at the open and closing the position later in the day, but I need to know approximately how far into the money the contract will have to be for me to break ...
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Factor Models: uncorrelated errors don't impact covariances of assets

This question stems from time series factor models (e.g., CAPM, Fama-French, etc.), but is a broader idea. I am trying to comprehend how adding noise to a time series (e.g., error/residual from a ...
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Linear programming cash match portfolio - how to formulate?

How would you formulate this linear program in standard form? (ie objective function and constraints). any help would be appreciated. I don't understand how to formulate this without having an ...
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PRIIPs Stress Scenario

Let me ask you about the following rationale regarding stress scenario (IV Annex 10 (c)): " Identify for each sub interval of length w the historical lognormal returns rt, where t=t0, t1, t2, …, tN. "...
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Calculate price variance caused by denominating currency

I would like to calculate asset correlations while excluding movements resulting from the denominating currency (as much as possible). My common sense tells me that any two assets with the same ...
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Asset Swap Spreads

This is John Hull's book Options, Futures and Other Derivatives 9th Page 549 The process of calculating the ...
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How to calculate the yield of a forward bond price from the zero curve

We want to use the Duration to convert forward price volatility to yield volatility with ...
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Carhart (1997) momentum factor loading

I am evaluating the performance of a sample of 1000 mutual funds over the period 2000 to 2017 using Carhart (1997) four factor model. As a way to test for robustness, I use two benchmarks. The CRSP ...
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This is the dirty price or clean price

A one year bond of principle 100, coupon 6% with half year paying and yield 11%. Suppose the beginning day of bond is 1.1 and today is 3.1, then I want to ask that, the price $$c = \dfrac{3}{e^{0.11 *...
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VaR estimation when returns are not independent, e.g. ARCH

Time series of returns, $r_t$, in finance are often modeled with some type of conditional heteroskedasticity model, e.g. ARCH(1): $$r_t = \sigma_t z_t$$ $$\sigma_t^2 = a_0 +a_1 r_{t-1}^2$$ where, ...
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quantstrat for backtesting vs. writing one's own code in R

I have invested a few years in learning R and have developed a number of Monte Carlo backtesting scripts. My question is this: In general, for a person with some experience writing R code who is ...
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Intensity of Exponential Distribution

How do I show the following: Suppose $\lambda=-\frac{S'(x)}{S(x)}$, where $S(x)=1-F(x)$ is survival probability. Show that $\lambda$ is the intensity of the exponential distribution with cdf $F(x)=1-e^...
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How to calculate daily interest at different rates each day? [closed]

I have the following issue: I need to calculate the daily income of a financial application over a period based on a percentage of a daily financial index. The problem is that for each day, this ...
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Help to understand the XRBL format used in Uniform Bank Performance Reports (UBPR) from the FFIEC

I'm working on a project to extract the reporting data of federal financial institutions from the FFIEC site (using Python programming). The data is coming from the Uniform Bank Performance Report (...
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Why does option pricing not depend on probabilities in a binomial tree style valuation

I am new into learning option pricing and read that option pricing using binomial valuation does not depend on probabilities (real or risk neutral). Example: A 1 period binomial tree with $u = 1/d = ...
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ITCH feed, price executed at different to original order?

I am parsing an ITCH feed (Nasdaq) and I received an Add message (A) for 100@105.2 on the Ask. Later I receive an Order Executed message (E), indicating 5 lots of the above order had been filled. No ...
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How to forecast Value-at-Risk in R with different assumptions?

I'm calculating 1-day parametric VaR estimates under the assumption that the returns are distributed as a generalized error distribution. I have the historical observations of the returns, obtained ...
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SPY American option Greeks and Premium

I am trying to replicate Ivolatility.com's option calculator for a client. Here's the example Using standard Black Scholes model, I can replicate the exact calculations if there is no dividend. With ...
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Where to get historical IV rank & IV percentile data?

I thought my broker (Interactive Brokers) was offering this but looks like what they actually supply is IV / with historical realized volatility. I also checked Quandl but as this is not data for ...
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Momentum strategy cumulation of K-monthly returns over multiple months [duplicate]

In a momentum strategy, every month you form a portfolio of winners. Each of these portfolio you hold for K months. So after K months you sell the 1st portfolio, after K+1 months you sell the next and ...
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Where to find risk report/models for treasury spreads trading?

I trade a lot of treasury curves, so say I have a portfolio of treasury cash and futures products (longs and shorts). How do I find the portfolio DV01 risk and curve risk? I couldn't find anything ...
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why swap rate not dependent on valuation date?

When I review my course on swaps, I read the following sentence: the value of the swap rate is independent of the valuation date(even though the PV's of the individual legs of the swap are clearly ...
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Super Hedging in incomplete Trinomial Tree

I have a question concerning the super-replication of a call in a trinomial tree which has the following characteristics: Suppose we have one risky asset $S_t=2+\sum_{k=1}^tZ_i$, where $P(Z_i=0)=P(...
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Filtering “anomalous” time and sales prints

I'm building an algorithm which uses a live market data feed to updates its P&L and other metrics. I've been noticing that sometimes in the time and sales there are anomalous prints - prices many ...
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How to use exponential smoothing for trading?

I was wondering if there's a rule of thumb regarding the value of alpha used when performing exponential smoothing. I plan to use this technique to preprocess my data before feeding them into my ...
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z-score versus log standardisation of stock prices for calculating correlation; which to use (in ML clustering, distance measure)?

I need to compare (get correlation between) different financial instruments (stocks). The problem is that different stocks will have different price scales. I was thinking of using z-score ...
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How to derive the Black Scholes partial differential equation from a stock log-normal distribution?

Is there a way to go from this $$\ln S_t=\ln S_0+(\mu-\sigma^2/2)t+\sigma W_t $$ $$\ln S_t\sim N[\ln S_0+(\mu-\sigma^2/2)t, (\sigma^2)t]$$ To the Black-Scholes partial differential equation?
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Where to find historical fundamental data of S&P constituents in Thomson Reuters database?

I need data such as Net Income, ROA, ROE, etc. for companies in S&P 500 Index. I would like to see the values also for other years, e.g., since 2010. However, when I log-in to Thomson Reuters ...
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Bull spread problem [closed]

I am new to finance math and I would like to know if my approach to this problem is correct Consider the following three European call options, all with expiration at time $T$ = 1: Option $A$ has ...
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Is it possible to hedge Spread Risk on a Forward Swap?

You can enter a forward swap to eliminate interest rate risk, but the spread risk still exists when the swap actually goes into effect. My goal is to convert a floating rate credit facility that will ...
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Terminal Condition for American Put Option

In a recent book I read, the author mentioned the terminal condition $$\mathop {\lim }\limits_{t \to T} V(S,t) = \max \left\{ {X - S,0} \right\}$$  This is intuitive to understand. Then he defines $...
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Pricing Debt/Credit/Mortgage+ Prepayment- Literature?

Does someone know some good literature(Papers or Books) regarding the topic how to Price debt/credit with prepayment? I just found literature about the general topic , like how to price callable bonds,...

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