Excel convergence hacks for TARF pricing models. Convergence between closed form and simulation model prices is enhanced with variance reduction procedures. It encourages model extension to complex products. For our TARF pricing model in its original form convergence is a challenge. We will try and

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Excel TARF Pricing Models – Black Scholes approach Our alternate Excel TARF Pricing model uses the Black Scholes close form solution to find a price. The TARF contract described in the product term sheet above is equal to having a series of forward contracts that

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TARF Pricing Models Our two part series on TARF pricing models begins where we stopped with our analysis on TARF hedge effectiveness. We cover both vanilla TARF (without any path dependent options) and Knock in Knock out (KIKO) TARF’s in that discussion. In this post

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Market Analysis Crude Oil Crude oil remained weak during the week with WTI closed at $44.74/BBL and Brent closed at $47.37/BBL on Friday. OPEC monthly out report depicted increase of 0.33 million barrel a day primarily from Nigeria and Libya, which are not part of

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Market Analysis Crude Oil Crude oil remained weak during the week with WTI closed at $44.74/BBL and Brent closed at $47.37/BBL on Friday. OPEC monthly out report depicted increase of 0.33 million barrel a day primarily from Nigeria and Libya, which are not part of

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Teaching computational finance to ordinary mortals. Time sure flies when you are having fun. It’s been 7 years and change since we first started this project as an experiment. An initial dump of class notes for my students that over time grew into eleven hundred

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Teaching computational finance to ordinary mortals. Time sure flies when you are having fun. It’s been 7 years and change since we first started this project as an experiment. An initial dump of class notes for my students that over time grew into eleven hundred

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The positive correlation stress test When it comes to stress testing market portfolios one idea has been finding increasing traction with risk management teams.  The 100% positive correlation stress test. The concept is simple. We opt for a diversified portfolio because we want to reduce

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