tVaR {Dowd} R Documentation

## VaR for t distributed P/L

### Description

Estimates the VaR of a portfolio assuming that P/L are t distributed, for specified confidence level and holding period.

### Usage

tVaR(...)


### Arguments

 ... The input arguments contain either return data or else mean and standard deviation data. Accordingly, number of input arguments is either 4 or 5. In case there 4 input arguments, the mean and standard deviation of data is computed from return data. See examples for details. returns Vector of daily geometric return data mu Mean of daily geometric return data sigma Standard deviation of daily geometric return data df Number of degrees of freedom in the t distribution cl VaR confidence level hp VaR holding period

### Value

Matrix of VaRs whose dimension depends on dimension of hp and cl. If cl and hp are both scalars, the matrix is 1 by 1. If cl is a vector and hp is a scalar, the matrix is row matrix, if cl is a scalar and hp is a vector, the matrix is column matrix and if both cl and hp are vectors, the matrix has dimension length of cl * length of hp.

Dinesh Acharya

### References

Dowd, K. Measuring Market Risk, Wiley, 2007.

Evans, M., Hastings, M. and Peacock, B. Statistical Distributions, 3rd edition, New York: John Wiley, ch. 38,39.

### Examples

# Computes VaR given P/L data
data <- runif(5, min = 0, max = .2)
tVaR(returns = data, df = 6, cl = .95, hp = 90)

# Computes VaR given mean and standard deviation of P/L data
tVaR(mu = .012, sigma = .03, df = 6, cl = .95, hp = 90)


[Package Dowd version 0.12 Index]