Robert Whaley

Vanderbilt University - Finance

Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management

401 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

United States

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Scholarly Papers (24)

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Citation 88

Commodity Index Investing and Commodity Futures Prices

Journal of Applied Finance (Formerly Financial Practice and Education), Vol. 20, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Dec 2015
Hans R. Stoll and Robert Whaley
Vanderbilt University - Finance and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 1,298 (27,988)
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Commodity Index Investing and Commodity Futures Prices

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 25 Sep 2009
Hans R. Stoll and Robert Whaley
Vanderbilt University - Finance and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 1,139 (33,872)
Citation 104

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commodity index investing, excessive speculation, investment flows, index rolls

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Modeling the Bid/Ask Spread: Measuring the Inventory-Holding Premium

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Dec 2002
Nicolas P. B. Bollen, Robert Whaley and Tom Smith
Vanderbilt University - Finance, Vanderbilt University - Finance and University of Queensland - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Downloads 1,439 (24,434)
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market microstructure, determinants of spread, option value

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Does Net Buying Pressure Affect the Shape of Implied Volatility Functions?

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 08 Aug 2002
Nicolas P. B. Bollen and Robert Whaley
Vanderbilt University - Finance and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 1,436 (24,506)
Citation 113

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Option valuation, market efficiency, limits to arbitrage

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Hedge Fund Risk Dynamics: Implications for Performance Appraisal

AFA 2008 New Orleans Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 04 Mar 2007
Nicolas P. B. Bollen and Robert Whaley
Vanderbilt University - Finance and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 1,417 (24,998)
Citation 23

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hedge funds, factor models, time-varying beta

Trading Relative Performance with Alpha Indexes

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2012
Jacob S. Sagi and Robert Whaley
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Vanderbilt University - Finance
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Options and Futures on Relative Performance, Trading Correlation, Alpha Indexes

Trading Relative Performance with Alpha Indexes

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 67, No. 6, 2011
Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Jacob S. Sagi and Robert Whaley
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Vanderbilt University - Finance

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Derivatives: Futures Markets and Instruments, Options Markets and Instruments

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Stock Option Contract Adjustments: The Case of Special Dividends

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 15 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2012
Kathryn Barraclough, Hans R. Stoll and Robert Whaley
Independent, Vanderbilt University - Finance and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 1,090 (36,589)

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stock option, special dividend, contract adjustment, displaced diffusion process, nested binomial lattices

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Failure to Exercise Call Options: An Anomaly and a Trading Game

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Mar 2007
Vanderbilt University - Finance, Vanderbilt University - Finance and Vanderbilt University - Finance
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Ex-dividend, call option exercise, dividend spread

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Implied Volatility Functions: Empirical Tests

NBER Working Paper No. w5500
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Jul 1998 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2022
Bernard Dumas, Jeff Fleming and Robert Whaley
INSEAD, Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and Vanderbilt University - Finance
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Early Exercise of Put Options on Stocks

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2012
Kathryn Barraclough and Robert Whaley
Independent and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 684 (69,225)
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put options on stocks, early exercise, failure to exercise

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Using Option Prices to Infer Overpayments and Synergies in M&A Transactions

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2012-02
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2012
Independent, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, University of Queensland - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and Vanderbilt University - Finance
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takeover offers, option-implied values for bidder and target gains and news

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Ownership, Competition, and Financial Disclosure

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Jun 2006
Chris Bilson, Jacqueline Birt, Tom Smith and Robert Whaley
Australian National University (ANU) - Faculty of Economics & Commerce, Australian National University (ANU) - School of Business and Information Management, University of Queensland - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and Vanderbilt University - Finance
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competition, ownership, financial disclosure

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The Persistent Presidential Dummy

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Jun 2006
John G. Powell, Jing Shi, Tom Smith and Robert Whaley
Massey University - Department of Finance Banking and Property, Macquarie University, University of Queensland - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and Vanderbilt University - Finance
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spurious regression, persistence, data mining, dummy variable

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Regulation Fair Disclosure and the Cost of Adverse Selection

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp. 697–728, June 2008
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2012
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Accounting, University of Queensland - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Vanderbilt University - Finance and Vanderbilt University - Accounting
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adverse selection, Reg FD, bid/ask spread, private information

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Political Regimes, Business Cycles, Seasonalities, and Returns

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 17 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2008
John G. Powell, Jing Shi, Tom Smith and Robert Whaley
Massey University - Department of Finance Banking and Property, Macquarie University, University of Queensland - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 396 (134,712)
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persistent regimes, regime difference tests, spurious regression, dummy variable

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Levered and Inverse ETPs: Blessing or Curse?

Financial Analysts Journal (forthcoming)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 May 2020 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2020
Colby Pessina and Robert Whaley
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt University - Finance
Downloads 379 (141,471)
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Levered and inverse funds, geared investments, front-running, futures indexes, contango July 17, 2020 *Corresponding

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Levered and Inverse Vix Etp Option Contract Adjustments: No Harm, No Foul?

Accounting and Finance (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Nov 2020
Angel Tengulov and Robert Whaley
University of Kansas - School of Business and Vanderbilt University - Finance
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levered and inverse ETPs, option contract adjustments, wealth transfers

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Commodity Index Investing: Speculation or Diversification?

Posted: 22 May 2019
Hans R. Stoll and Robert Whaley
Vanderbilt University - Finance and Vanderbilt University - Finance

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commodity index investing, speculation, futures prices

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Understanding the VIX

Posted: 21 May 2019
Robert Whaley
Vanderbilt University - Finance

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VIX, market volatitility, fear gauge, barometer of fear

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Trading Volatility: At What Cost?

Posted: 07 May 2013
Robert Whaley
Vanderbilt University - Finance

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volatility trading, VIX ETPs, contango

Put Option Exercise and Short Stock Interest Arbitrage

Journal of Investment Management, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2144456
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2013
Kathryn Barraclough and Robert Whaley
Independent and Vanderbilt University - Finance

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Put options on stocks, early exercise, failure to exercise

Put Option Exercise and Short Stock Interest Arbitrage

Journal of Investment Management (JOIM), First Quarter 2013
Posted: 20 May 2013
Kathryn Barraclough and Robert Whaley
Independent and Vanderbilt University - Finance

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Put options on stocks, early exercise, failure to exercise

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Trading Costs and the Relative Rates of Price Discovery in Stock, Futures, and Option Markets

Posted: 24 Oct 1999
Jeff Fleming, Barbara Ostdiek and Robert Whaley
Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and Vanderbilt University - Finance

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Implied Volatility Smiles: Empirical Tests

Posted: 10 Oct 1998
Bernard Dumas, Jeff Fleming and Robert Whaley
INSEAD, Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and Vanderbilt University - Finance

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Innovations: Valuing S&P 500 Bear Market Warrants with a Periodic Reset

J. OF DERIVATIVES, Fall 1997
Posted: 06 Nov 1997
Stephen Gray and Robert Whaley
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Vanderbilt University - Finance

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Assessing Goodness-of-Fit of Asset Pricing Models: The Distribution of the Maximal R2

JOURNAL OF FINANCE, Vol 52 No 2, June 1997
Posted: 10 Mar 1997
F. Douglas Foster, Tom Smith and Robert Whaley
The University of Sydney - Discipline of Finance, University of Queensland - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and Vanderbilt University - Finance

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