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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Possible bug in fetching price index data?

I seem only able to fetch price index data for the U.S. For example, the following fails (Mathematica 10.2): ...
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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 ...
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Can I customize a TradingChart?

What I would like to do is generate a chart similar to the TradingChart but to have two lines on it instead of the candlestick. The lines I want to plot will look something like this; And what I ...
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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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How do you get a country's GDP per capita in Euros?

Right now, I'm getting the data in U.S. Dollars and converting it to Euros like this: ...
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Finding maximum value with LinearProgramming command

So here is a HW problem I was assigned: *Thriftem Bank is in the process of devising a loan policy that involves a maximum of $12 million. The following table provides the pertinent data about ...
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Converting in various currencies

I was just playing around with Mathematica converting some currencies: ...
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What is an elegant way to aggregate two cash flows

When modeling a swap contract a common operation is to sum up two cash flows producing a resulting cashflow with netted amounts in the highest granularity of the two initial cash flows. What is a ...
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How can I model the volatility, using a GARCH(1,1), of a time series of returns (and plot it) using Mathematica?

I know that if I use this code: tsm = TimeSeriesModelFit[ret, {"GARCH", {1, 1}}]; I can get the parameters using this: ...
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Is FinancialData for India available? [duplicate]

FinancialData["IndiaNSE", "Members"] // Shallow gives ...
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Forecasting future Stock Prices II

I intend to do the following: I want to forecast future stock price under the following assumptions: The stock price is governed by the stochastic differential equation: dS = μSdt + σSdWt whereas ...
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In FinancialData what is the difference between FractionalChange and Change?

In FinancialData there are two similarly named properties one can request for a given stock symbol: Change and ...
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How can I plot bollinger bands on financial time series? [closed]

I can't find any options for this in CandlestickChart[], but it's a pretty basic measure, is it not supported?
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Quick question about the FinancialBond function

If I want the fair price of a bond with coupon interval twice per year with interest rate $i$ p.a., I use "CouponInterval"->1/2. However, the InterestRate should be the effective, or nominal interest ...
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Missing elements using FinancialData

I have a list of stock symbols which I selected with FinancialData["Menbers"] that looks like the following list: ...
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How do I remove the quotation marks from each element of a list containing dates that I have import from excel?

I've been stuck in this problem for 1 week. I just want to make a graph (Log-Return vs time (in year, month, day)). The code is: ...
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Problem using Compiled Function within NProbability

I've built a very simple function to estimate the probability for a Long Straddle (derivative strategy) to be positive at expiration. ...
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Look up a non-US stock price

I need to get historical prices of certain non-US stocks (specifically, they are traded at Prague Stock Exchange, Czech Republic) but I am not able to find the proper "name" that Mathematica would ...