Questions related to quantifying risk and the allocation of assets and liabilities over time under conditions varying uncertainty--including questions on the use of the built-in financial functions of Mathematica.

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Learning Finance with Mathematica

Background My math background is strong by CS standards, probably normal by mathematica standards. (i.e. familiarity with real analysis, linear algebra, managed to read the proof of the prime number ...
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Historical Exchange Rates via FinancialData

FinancialData["name"] and FinancialData["name", start] return respectively; the last known price, and the daily closing values ...
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How to request financial data from Yahoo's YQL and Quandl?

How can I download historical data from Yahoo ? Although Mathematica's FinancialData function uses Yahoo it could be useful to have more control on how to retrieve data from Yahoo's YQL. Edit ...
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FinancialData[], what does “members” include?

I am doing some manipulation of historical stock prices on the NYSE. I want to go through each stock. To find the number of entities on NYSE, one can use: ...
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Mathematica usage (success stories) for financial back-ends

I've been working for about 5 years in Java, developing financial back-offices (web-services, business logic, report generation etc.). I think Mathematica is very suitable for such calculations and ...
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Optimization of a portfolio of stocks

I would like to use Mathematica to perform an optimization of a portfolio composed by 10 stocks. I did the first part to compute yields and expected yields, but I don't know how to finish the ...
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Problem with Financial Data

I'm following http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/FinancialData.html I get the following: In[6]:= DateListLogPlot[FinancialData["^DJI", All]] During ...
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How can I convert the dates returned by FinancialData into decimal representation?

I'm trying to run a regression using Fit on the output of FinancialData["SPY", "Jan. 1, 2011"]. However, the dates returned ...
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Making a Stock Options Database in Mathematica

I am trying to use Mathematica to create a stock options database of sorts. That is I wish to write a function that imports the option chain of a given stock. Unfortunately Wolfram has yet to put ...
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How do I define the “Coupon” within the function FinancialBond with a time-varying coupon

Is it possible using FinancialBond function to calculate the yield of a bond paying a gradual coupon ? An example : A bond with maturity of 7 years pays 4.125%...
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Methods Available for Derivative Pricing in Mathematica?

I am using Mathematica to price options (built in functions, no need to reinvent the wheel, right?). In the documentation, the Binomial method is used as an example of specifying a non-standard method....
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Determining FinancialData for Countries

How do I determine the FinancialData for Australia. For instance the one for USA follows as: FinancialData["NYSE", "Members"] ...
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How to find the positive region of this function?

I'm new-ish to Mathematica and I'm using it to learn the basics of derivative trading (for fun not for trading!). I've defined a simple function to calculate the pay off of a trading on a call. I have ...
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Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha - Long data series [duplicate]

Let's say I want a long series of data with the Mexican peso / US dollar exchange rate. The old code I used back in the day was FinancialData["USD/MXN", All] ...
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Paying off an installment

How do I determine the weekly installment I have to pay, if my loan is, let's say, loan=5000, with interest rate of 2% every ...
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Creating a custom distribution with specified skew and kurtosis

Let's say I want to create a simulated sample of returns for a given investing/trading strategy. I know that my strategy is profitable on 64% of trades, that the ratio of mean win / mean loss is 0.72, ...
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Share experiences, preferably the surprising ones, with using ItoProcess

Can people please share their experiences, preferably the surprising ones, with using ItoProcess? I am a big fan of ItoProcess and have already used it for several finance-related tasks, though I ...
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Under what conditions does FinancialData return a ::notent message?

I tried retrieving FinancialData for a few companies but when I tried doing it for NTDOY, I couldn't. As of 25/12/2012, querying ...
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How to retrieve the remaining cashflows from a FinancialBond object

I would like to get the cash flows and dates for the remaining coupons and principal repayment for a FinancialBond object. These must be calculated internally by ...
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Why is CurrencyConvert so slow?

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How to download and combine S&P 500 stock prices

I want to download historical S&P 500 stock prices and combined them into one big file, having only one column of date referencing all stocks. Here is what I have do so far. ...
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Increasing recursion speed in Hull-White trinomial tree calculation

First timer here and have been finding these boards very useful in learning Mathematica. I'm trying to implement a numerical procedure for the Hull-White trinomial tree in Mathematica. Despite using ...
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Time Zone Conversion

I use Mathematica to administer my share depots. The depots contain shares of many different time zones. I update the depot values several times a day. My problem is that Sidney, Australia, (it might ...
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Extracting financial indicator data from trading chart

How can the data of the directional movement index below be extracted from this chart? It seems to be embedded in some kind of dynamic module. ...
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Why DateDifference returns machine number?

Is there any specific reason why DateDifference cannot give an exact number in this case? ...
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Getting FTSE indices in Mathematica

I'm not sure if this is the best StackExchange to post this question, but I figured it had more to do with the specifics of Mathematica than Quantitative Analysis so I've posted it here. Basically, I ...
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Plot two functions within manipulate

I just want to plot all stochastic processes and their average process. The original code without the average is: ...
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Forecasting problem with Geometric Brownian Motion in Wolfram Mathematica [closed]

I'm a full time undergraduate student from Peru, and I'm trying to use the Geometric Brownian Motion example used in the help section from Wolfram Mathematica in order to forecast future stock prices,...
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How can I program my own financial indicator to be plotted in a TradingChart?

FinancialIndicator["ind", par1, par2, ...] represents a financial indicator "ind" with parameters $par1$, $par2$, etc. All available financial indicators can be ...
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ItoProcess function

While looking in the help manual of Mathematica concerning the ItoProcess function I found the following: ItoProcess[{a,b,c},x,t]: represents an Ito Process y(t)=c(t,x(t)), where dx(t)=a(t,x(t))dt+b(...
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MovingMap maps to second level unexpectedly

I'm trying to build a financial indicator in mathematica. I import some historical data ...
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Finding Distribution based on quantile data

I am trying to determine an approximate distribution based on quantile data. I have the following information regarding Profit/Loss from an investing strategy backtest, and I want to use the data to ...
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Use of Ito's lemma in ItosLemma.m (or any other method in Mathematica)

This is a follow-up question on this question: Use of Ito's lemma in ItoProcess My problem is to find some method how to use Ito's lemma in Mathematica. As an example: How can I apply Ito's ...
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Should we invest in Apple?

Ticker[comp_String] := Interpreter["Company"][comp] /. Entity[_, x_] :> x ticks = Ticker /@ {"Apple", "Google"} {"NASDAQ:AAPL", "NASDAQ:GOOGL"} ...
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Initializing FinancialData indices … never finishes

Bug introduced in 10.3.0 and fixed in 10.3.1 Retrieving data using FinancialData became more unreliable in the last couple of months, but simply retrying was ...
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How to use Epilog with Tradingchart

I am making a Tradingchart with data returned from Financialdata. I find I cannot add a line to the chart by giving the option <...
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Wrong Cashflow of Annuity with initial payment

If we use TimeValue to look at the PV of an Annuity with initial payment: The initial payment ...
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What is the signature for a callback function for FinancialIndicators?

I'd like to write my own indicators to use with functions like TradingChart. From the context, it's clear that one needs to write a function whose parameters ...
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FinancialData property value at a given date

I was trying to get the volatility value of a specific equity on a given day. Based on the Mathematica Help, the syntax is ...
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Median household income for each county in Maryland

I found that Wolfram|Alpha knows the median household income for every county in the US. I wanted to get a list of all counties in Maryland, and the median income in each county. The only way I could ...
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Forecast Future Stock Prices - Brownian Motion - Again

excuse me, I think I have here a technical problem with Mathematica yesterday I posted the question with the title: Forecast Future Stock Prices - Brownian Motion I am still not very experienced but ...
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Theoretical value of a financial option

I am using the following function to get option pricing but it does not give me the right answer ($10.50). Where is my problem: ...
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Plot A Function Of A Stochastic Process

I am trying to do something very simple in Mathematica 9. I want to play around with option pricing and for that I thought it best to use the new stochastic process functionality. So, first of all I ...
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I want to compute the derivative of Black and Scholes option

Good evening to everybody, my question is about computing the derivative of a Black and Scholes option and to draw it. My code is ...
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Plotting a DateListPlot and a CandleStickChart together

I'm trying to plot a DateListPlot and a CandleStickChart together. Initially I was trying to add a FinancialIndicator by spelunking TradingChart, but it's quite complex, I think I could manage to do ...
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MMA commands for Quandl codes (Metals)

Probably not the right site to ask this, but how can I find out the Quandl codes for different commodities? eg: gold against USD? Tried "CURRFX/XAUUSD", but no joy. ...
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Why is TimeSeriesForecast linear?

When I use FinancialData with TimeSeriesForecast, the resulting graph is always linear and thus not very accurate. ...
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Intra day data with TradingChart

I am trying to use TradingChart to display some intra day data (60 s. resolution). Is there a way to modify the time displayed when moving the mouse over the data. The default setting (see top left of ...
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Use of Ito's lemma in ItoProcess

In the documentation for the ItoProcess it says: Converting an ItoProcess to standard form automatically makes use of Ito'...
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Converting in various currencies

I was just playing around with Mathematica converting some currencies: ...