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revised What concepts are the most dangerous ones in quantitative finance work?
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answered How to select/construct benchmarks for black-box trading strategies?
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answered What is the role of stochastic calculus in day-to-day trading?
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comment What are the key risks to the quantitative strategy development process?
@Dirk Yes, but I'm doing a little SEO for our site. :)
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comment What are the key risks to the quantitative strategy development process?
@Zarbouzou Sounds like a good new question to ask. :)
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comment What are the key risks to the quantitative strategy development process?
+1 This is a great list, thanks for providing it.
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comment Trading a synthetic replication of the VIX index
@pteetor + $\infty$
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revised How to calculate future distribution of price using volatility?
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comment What are the popular methodologies to minimize data snooping?
@Zarbouzou I posted a follow up question here: quant.stackexchange.com/questions/147/…. Maybe provide an answer on this distinction there?
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asked What are the key risks to the quantitative strategy development process?
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comment What are the popular methodologies to minimize data snooping?
@Zarbouzou I would be interested to know more about what you mean there. Maybe either add a new answer or edit your question to go into more detail about this distinction?
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comment What are the popular methodologies to minimize data snooping?
Do you view data snooping as different than overfitting?
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comment Trading a synthetic replication of the VIX index
@pteetor Just to add one final comment: I think that you've already listed the primary vehicles (futures, ETF's) for this. Short of either (a) doing a swap or (b) developing an algorithm, I think that you may be out of options. :)
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comment What are the popular methodologies to minimize data snooping?
For reference: your answer here would generally be better as a comment on an existing answer.
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comment What are the popular methodologies to minimize data snooping?
You will always have variance in your out of sample performance because the future isn't exactly like the past. There's a reason that this is hard.
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comment Trading a synthetic replication of the VIX index
@pteetor Great point. I have heard of short term strategies that trade the S&P that replicate this, but I'm not going to venture into how that can be done (assuming that it's even desirable). My other suggestion: you would need to be an institutional investor (with an ISDA), but you might be able to do a variance swap with a bank based on the VIX.