Posted: September 13th, 2017

Financial Risk Management

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Download daily data from each of the 4 financial crises in the past decade
Calculate expected returns:
(a) Calculate daily log returns
(b) Calculate mean, standard deviation, skew & kurtosis
(c) Plot histogram of returns
(d) Calculate 100th lag auto correlation
(e) Plot auto correlations  against lag order
(f) Calculate 100th lag auto auto correlation  lagged returns
(g) Compute standardized returns
(h) Calculate mean, standard deviation, skew & kurtosis
(i) Discuss differences in (b), (d), (f), (g)
(j) Calculate daily 5, 10, 15 day non-overlapping returns
(k) Do the returns look more normal?


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Lane, P. R. (2012). The European sovereign debt crisis. The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(3), 49-67.

Reinhart, C. M., &Rogoff, K. S. (2008). This time is different: A panoramic view of eight centuries of financial crises (No. w13882). National Bureau of Economic Research.



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