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Two Useful Techniques for Financial Modelling Problems


  • Paul Doust


A technique for defining an N × N correlation matrix in terms of N - 1 parameters is presented, as well as a reliable method for parameterizing positive weights or probabilities that sum to 1.

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  • Paul Doust, 2010. "Two Useful Techniques for Financial Modelling Problems," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(3), pages 201-210.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apmtfi:v:17:y:2010:i:3:p:201-210 DOI: 10.1080/13504860903257666

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