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As someone working closely on a financial exchange, the trading schedule is one of the many important pieces of information to work with. Most exchanges provide their trading calendars on their websites, with some displayed in a less-than-ideal format. For instance, I’m someone who’s into raw data and numbers, formats like PDF or a front-end user interface (such as below) may not be too useful, since these do not provide me the flexibility to write scripts and automate alerts.

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When working on finance topics, one can rarely ignore interest rates. Interest rates are found in every corner of finance — be it a simple theory of time value of money, or pricing complex derivatives. It’s also probably the first instrument one may learn about from one’s basic business finance course (it is for me). However, as easy as it seems, there are many instruments that fall within the umbrella of interest rates, from the simplest zero-coupon bond to the complex interest rate swaps. Marveled by the beauty of interest rate, and with a hunger for a good challenge, I…

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Hello there!

This is my first attempt to apply what I have learned from WorldQuant University’s Masters’ in Finance Engineering, and I’d like to start with pricing a vanilla call option using computational finance methods. As there are many things I’m still trying to learn, I would love to hear your feedback and suggestions on making a more realistic option pricing model! :)

In this article, I chose the STOXX Europe 600 Index as the underlying. …


Insinyur (n): refers to ‘Engineer’ in Bahasa Melayu. ‘Finsinyur’ is my take on being an aspiring Financial Engineer rooted in South East Asia.

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