For my master thesis, I wish to work onto Cointegration and Pair Trading. I was wondering if any of you had some scholar/blog material recommendations.

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    $\begingroup$ There are many books available on pairs trading (e.g. this one) though you should note that pairs trading is often not considered a "serious" topic by either academics or practitioners - it is in the realm of technical analysis. Most successful systematic traders would prefer to use factor models to hedge out their unwanted exposure (market, country, sector etc) and avoid having to choose co-integrated pairs to begin with. $\endgroup$ Jan 19 '17 at 8:22
  • $\begingroup$ It is not even clear that there is a such a thing as a pair of co-integrated stocks (certainly not in price space, and probably not even in log-price space) except for a few special cases where the same stock is traded with multiple share classes (e.g. Royal Dutch Shell) or on multiple exchanges (for example a non-US stock traded as an ADR). $\endgroup$ Jan 19 '17 at 8:25
  • $\begingroup$ Hum I might want to consider another topic then, I thought it would be something more serious. thanks a lot :) $\endgroup$ Jan 19 '17 at 8:27

Here is a literature list from my masters thesis on stat arb.

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