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Blog-style articles that help you understand derivatives better by pricing them in Excel.

Includes articles relating to accessing live feeds in Excel through Deriscope

Market Data in Excel from IEX

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IEX (Investors Exchange) is a new United States national stock exchange launched in New York in September 2016. Since February 2017 IEX publishes free of charge their trading data in real time. These include live and historical prices of over 8,000 US stocks and mutual funds plus financial information and news.If all you want is a very quick a...
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Market Data in Excel from TrueFX

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TrueFX is a provider of real time forex rates between the most liquid currencies. Both current prices and bid/offer quotes are streamed as quoted by various brokers. If all you want is a very quick and uncomplicated way (three mouse clicks!) to simply get live feeds in your spreadsheet, check out the 30 seconds videos below:Getting easily live...
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Market Data in Excel from Alpha Vantage

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Alpha Vantage is a provider of live and historical prices of global stocks, indices and forex rates (both fiat and crypto) as well as time series of statistical indicators. If all you want is a very quick and uncomplicated way (three mouse clicks!) to simply get live feeds in your spreadsheet, check out the 30 seconds videos below:Getting...
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Market Data in Excel from Barchart

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Barchart is – among else - a provider of live and historical prices of global stocks, indices, mutual funds, futures, options and forex rates (both fiat and crypto). If all you want is a very quick and uncomplicated way (three mouse clicks!) to simply get live feeds in your spreadsheet, check out the 30 seconds videos below:Getting easily...
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Market Data in Excel from Yahoo Finance

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Yahoo Finance is a provider of market information that includes live and historical prices of global stocks, indices, mutual funds, futures, options, commodities as well as forex (both fiat and crypto) and US treasury bond rates. If all you want is a very quick and uncomplicated way (three mouse clicks!) to simply get live feeds in y...
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Market Data in Excel from World Trading Data

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*********************************************************************************************** Deprecated! This service provider has been shut down! ***********************************************************************************************World Trading Data is a provider of live and historical prices of global stocks, indices, US mutual ...
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Yahoo Finance Live Feeds in Excel after their API Discontinuation in November 2017

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On the fateful Wednesday of November 1st, 2017 Yahoo decided to stop their – until then – free service of delivering real time market data as a text stream through a special URL. For hundreds of businesses and individuals who had relied for years on Yahoo's benevolent free service, this single action meant only one thing: Instant death!If all you w...
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Accessing and Manipulating Historical Data from Yahoo Finance in Excel

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Yahoo Finance displays historical data for stock prices, indices, bond yields, fx rates, commodity prices etc on their website and allow anyone to download a text file with these data for free.If all you want is a very quick and uncomplicated way (three mouse clicks!) to simply get live feeds in your spreadsheet, check out the 30 seconds videos bel...
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Asian Option Pricing in Excel using QuantLib: Monte Carlo, Finite Differences, Analytic models for Arithmetic and Geometric Average. Example with live EUR/USD rate

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Asian options come in different flavors as described below, but to the extent they have European exercise rights they can be priced by QuantLib using primarily Monte Carlo, but under certain circumstances using also Finite Differences or even analytic formulas.The main feature of an Asian option is that it involves the average of the realized price...
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Introduction to Deriscope – Part 5: Live Feeds

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Overview Deriscope enables you to receive in Excel live feeds from several different providers.These feeds include real time or almost real time prices of financial securities (stocks, ETFs, indices, currencies, cryptocurrencies, futures and options), bid/offer quotes and sizes, time series of historical prices and statistical indicators, comp...
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Using a Forex Trading Simulator in Excel

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In my last post I showed you how to use the Deriscope Stock Trading Simulator Excel spreadsheet to place simulated BUY and SELL market orders on US stocks traded on IEX (the Investors Exchange) In this post I will guide you through another Excel spreadsheet called DsTradingSimulatorFX.xlsm that you can also download for free. This new spreadsh...
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Using a Stock Trading Simulator in Excel

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As I promised you in my previous article I am back with a review of a Stock Trading Simulator that works in Excel and does not suffer from the mentioned drawbacks that hamper all other available free simulators.​Here comes a spreadsheet called DsTradingSimulator.xlsm that you can download for free from https://www.deriscope.com/freedownload.ph...
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Should I use a Trading Simulator to learn how to trade?

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Have you ever thought of being a trader? I mean trading things like stocks, currencies, options or anything else that you can buy and sell almost instantly - typically online - by pressing a button and not illiquid assets, such as houses or antique furniture. Wouldn't it be great to get some sense of what real world trading looks like before s...
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