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Betfair Odds Percentage Movements & Hedging

I want to determine if the odds on Betfair have decreased by a certain percentage and then calculate the hedged profit when hedging on that percentage, but it's made tricky by the fact that decimal ...
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How to find the expectation value?

Suppose that an insurer has an exponential utility function $u(x)=−2e^{-2x}$. What is the minimum premium $P^{-}$ to be asked for a risk X? After solving this we reached the following, So,only ...
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Construct an arbitrage opportunity in a multi-period model

I am currently revising for my exam in Financial Mathematics, and I could not solve this question: For $T > 1$, consider a $T$-period model with a single risky asset and a bank account which pays ...
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Put-Call-Parity of Asian Options

I could need some help with deriving the put-call-parity for asian options. Let $S_t$ be the price of the underlying asset at time $t$ and set $Y_t = \int_0^t S_t dt$. Then the payoff of an asian ...
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Arbitrage opportunity for call price set on avarage

I have the following problem. Let C(K) be the market price of a Option Call with respect to the strike K. Let $C(100) = \frac{C(110)+C(90)}{2}$, then show that there exists an arbitrage opportunity. ...
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Stop-Loss reinsurance, Determine the premium?

I have a question regarding the stop-loss reinsurance and the detail of this question is given as follow,
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What is the minimum Premium to be asked for a risk X?

Suppose that an insurer has an exponential utility function $u(x) =-2e^{-2x}.$ What is the minimum premium $P^{-}$ to be asked for a risk X? I got some hint for this, but I could not understand ...
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Question about the risk analysis.

In the above one can see the detail of this question, I am beginner in this kind of mathematics. I will be very greatful if any one can help me to solve them.
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variance unchanged under subtracting mean - application in portfolio theory

How to get to even the first step? How to derive http://i.stack.imgur.com/R3TIk.png with given http://i.stack.imgur.com/3aLAE.png
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What does it mean to “pass to the limit” in mathematics?

I've been reading a finance paper and stumbled upon this phrase. What does passing to the limit mean in this context (or overall in mathematics)? Here is an excerpt from the paper: It is ...
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Optimal Investment Strategy

I am not sure to solve the following investment problem: I have an investor which receives an income $I_n\ge 0$ at the start of year $n$. The investor chooses a proportion $p_n\in[0,1]$ of this in ...
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Modelling risk when market making

I'm interested in learning about algorithmic trading, particularly in bitcoin. Looking at this chart, I can see that I could simultaneously offer a bid that was slightly higher than the highest ...
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financial maths - payoff options

Consider the payoff of a call option $C=\max\{0,S(1)-K\}$, where $S(1)=S(0)(1+\mu+\sigma_X)$, X has standard normal distribution. Take $S(0)=80$, $\mu=0.3$, $\sigma=0.4$, $K=100$ (strike price). ...
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Dividend paying stock's risk-neutral probability proof

Question: Consider the one-period binomial model with a stock that pays continuous dividend $\delta$. I want to show that the risk-neutral probability is given by $$p=\frac{\exp((r-\delta)\Delta ...
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Geometric Brownian motion problem

Here's the question: Let $S(t)$, $t \geq 0$ be a Geometric Brownian motion process with drift parameter $\mu = 0.1$ and volatility parameter $\sigma = 0.2$. Find $P(S(3) < S(1) > S(0)).$ Is ...
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When does variance fail to meet its purpose in mathematical statistics? [closed]

It have shown in a lot of both math and statistics book, however, When the books define the variance, it doesn't give much attention to math based theoretical background, i wonder if some formula that ...
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Normal Distribution Quantiles and Value at Risk

I'm preparing an exam, Quantitative Methods for Financial Markets. My book is not really clear for what concerns the calculation of normal distribution quantiles that have to be used in VaR's formula. ...
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Speculating on the stock exchange

Imagine you model each stock as a random walk (fractal) and also that you can buy and sell at any price. Suppose also that it 'walks' with the pace of 1. If you buy, for example, 1000 shares of ...
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Arbitrage opportunity

Given odds $o_i$ for $i=1,2,\ldots,n$ and the possibility to bet the amount $b_i\in \mathbb{R}$ on each event such that if event $i$ occurs you receive $b_io_i$ and if it doesn't you recieve $-b_i$. I ...
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Probability related finance question: Need a more formal solution

You are offered a contract on a piece of land which is worth $1,000,000$ USD $70\%$ of the time, $500,000$ USD $20\%$ percent of the time, and $150,000$ USD $10\%$ of the time. We're trying to max ...
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Random Stock Stop-Loss/Stop

Assuming a Stock's price changes in a random manner. If you buy this Stock, you are required to set a stop-return and stop-loss price. I am looking for the equation that shows the probability for ...
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A fund of $30,000 is used to award scholarships…If i=0.09, find the number of scholarships which can be awarded

A fund of $30,000 is used to award scholarships of amount 3000, one per year, at the end of each year for as long as possible. If i=0.09, find the number of scholarships which can be awarded and the ...
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at a nominal rate of interest of 8% converted semiannually…Find the initial amount of the loan.

A loan is to be repaid with level instalments payable at the end of each half-year for $3$ and $\frac{1}{2}$ years, at a nominal rate of interest of 8% converted semiannually. After the $4^{\rm th}$ ...
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How to get Annualized volatility from monthly return?

Suppose the average monthly return is $\mu$, the monthly standard deviation is $\sigma$ and denote the autocorrelation of monthly returns by $corr(r_i,r_{i+h}) = \rho(h)$ Prove that, when $\sigma$ ...
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Maximizing gambling performance over the long run

Background. We can play a game in which we can put one dollar and get out $X$ dollars, where $X$ is 2 dollars with probability $p>1/2$, or zero dollars with probability $1-p$. We also assume that ...
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Resolving a paradox concerning an expected value

We have a coin that has a probability $p>1/2$ of coming up heads (and probability $1-p$ of coming up tails). We now play the following game: We start with a fortune of one dollar. We toss the ...
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Maximizing a function containing an integral

Problem. Let $\rho\colon[-1,\infty)\to\mathbb{R}$ be a function such that $$\int_{-1}^\infty\rho(x)\,dx=1.$$ Let $G\colon[0,1]\to\mathbb{R}$ be a function that is defined with $$G(f) := ...
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Baseball betting and probablity

Here is a question that came up during class discussions on Friday: Your favorite baseball team is playing against your uncle's favorite team in the World Series. At the beginning of each game, you ...
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Applications of Compound Poisson Processes

I'm reading the book Non-Life Insurance Mathematics, an introduction with Stochastic Processes by Thomas Mikosch and I'm interested in applications of the Cramer-Lundberg Process to concrete examples ...
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Binomial model of stock price

I've got a homework question which I think I have solved but am not certain if the answers are correct. The question goes like this: Consider a stock which has a 50% chance of increasing by 80% by the ...
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Using Black-Scholes Equation to “buy” stocks

From what I understand, Black-Scholes equation in finance is used to price options which are a contract between a potential buyer and a seller. Can I use this mathematical framework to "buy" a stock? ...
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proof that value at risk VaR is monotonic

I want to show that if $X$ and $Y$ are the two loss variables such that $X\leq Y$, then $\text{VaR}_\delta(X)\leq\text{VaR}_\delta(Y)$.
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Understanding Black-Scholes

Assume I have only basic math knowledge, what specific areas of math would I need to learn in order to understand the following webpage: Black-Scholes Many thanks.