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    Chapter 4: Multivariate Variables (p. 16)

    Imho you are correct. That should read (1-w)^2
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    Chapter 5 Probability of Loan Default

    Hi, the original text is sloppy. PD is here a random variable that can be 1 or 0. The probability of PD being one is p. Expected value of PD: E[PD] = p * 1 + (1-p) * 0 = p Expected value of PD^2: E[PD^2] = p * 1^2 + (1-p) * 0^2 = p it follows that E[PD] = E[PD^2] = p Which is a property of...
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    Is Variance monotonious

    I’m not sure if this is still of interest, but the variance is not monotounius. That is also mentioned in Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_measure#Variance Davids intuition is correct. Proof by counter example: Assume X and Y are returns from two different Portfolios. Let X = c *...
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    How to Fix the FRM: David's 2018 Memo to the FRM Committee and GARP's Board of Trustees

    1.+4. is answered by Nicoles links 2. no penalizing. You should guess in case you don‘t know the answer or your time runs out. 3. All questions have the same weight
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    Credit VaR (binomial model)

    I get to a different result. The probability p of a specific bond to default is \[p=\frac{6}{68}\] The losses are binominal distributed with standard derivation \[s=2 \cdot \sqrt{68 \cdot p \cdot (1-p)} = 4.68mn\] Using the approximation as normal distribution, I get for the credit var: \(CVaR...
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    Backtesting

    For regulatory purposes you have to backtest on your actually portfolio. You have to show, that your modifications do not make a difference, which is probably not possible. But that is just a problem for the start, right? In production you can backtest your model every day and store the result...
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    Backtesting

    Hi delalma, if I understand you correctly you need the backtest to validate your risk model and not for regulatory reporting, right? I think the answer depends on the modifications that you make to get from inventory position to the risk position. If these modifications are not part of your...
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    Linear regression: raw prices VS changes

    One possible explanation is a time lag between change in base rate and change in bond yield. Over what time interval do you calculate your changes? What base rates do you use?
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    Homoscedasticity vs heteroscedasticity

    1. Heteroscedasticity is not that bad. The least square estimator will not be the best estimator anymore, but it‘s still consistent and unbiased. So first order solution is to ignore the problem 2. There are Methods to deal with heteroscedasticity...
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    Fresh quiz of Tuckman's (Chapter 7) Term Structure Case

    I just tried to calculate the risk neutral probabilities. If I‘m not mistaken, the parameters are not consistent. The current spot rate is \(r_{0.5}=3\%\) for 0.5 years and \( r_{1} = 3.4\% \) at 1 year. That makes the forward rate \(r_{0.5, 1} = 3.77\% \). The problem now is, I think, that...
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    Monotonicity

    I think the bad reputation of Monotonicity is not justified. It is quite intuitive. In my opinion the confusion stems from the fact, that some text are vague in distinguishing future value and p/l. The Dowd text that Davids cites is especially bad at that: That is just not true. It is not about...
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    backdated trades

    Hi daveyc82, I‘m not sure what exactly your question is. Is it why backdated trades exist, or why there is a need to analyze them?
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    YouTube T3-13: Par yields are swap rates

    I thought this is easy to show, but then I found it surprisingly difficult. Intuitive explanation: The par rate is the rate of at which a swap has a value of zero. Each coupon payment is discounted with the spot rate of it‘s payment date. So the par rate is some kind of average of the spot...
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    Bond duration and coupons

    I think, that is what I mean. I would calculate a tiny bit different: 3.112291/111.76394 = 2.7847% and 2.9409852/102.94099 = 2.8570% Even though the total sensitivity (absolute value) is higher for the 5% coupon bond (3.11 > 2.94), the percentage sensitivity is actually lower (2.78% < 2.86%).
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    Bond duration and coupons

    Ah, great, now I understand your point better. You equate sensitivity to changes in interest with duration (mod. duration vs. duration doesn‘t matter here). The Sensitivity is the BPV in the above formula. As you can see, the Duration is the Sensitivity per NPV. If you want you can say, that...
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