I'd like to know what are, if any, the applications of linear/non linear programming optimization techniques for financial markets.

I'm a business major, and I want to find an argument for my thesis that unites these techniques with technical analysis for investments on futures, CFD, leverage certificates, commodities (i.e. to say Fibonacci retracements, candlesticks, Elliott waves etc.).

Thanks in advance for any help!

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    $\begingroup$ This does not seem to focus on statistics or machine learning. Consider moving this to Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange instead. Regarding the actual question, portfolio optimization requires linear and/or nonlinear programming. E.g. minimize expected shortfall given a target expected return. $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2020 at 9:29
  • $\begingroup$ This question has now been migrated but please don't crosspost. As you see it just causes extra work for the moderators. $\endgroup$
    – Bob Jansen
    Sep 25, 2020 at 11:48
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    $\begingroup$ Portfolio optimization would be the first place to look. That should have been covered (at least the basics) in intro investments. $\endgroup$
    – kurtosis
    Sep 25, 2020 at 18:21
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    $\begingroup$ Another, more niche, application is derivatives super-replication. $\endgroup$
    – nbbo2
    Sep 25, 2020 at 18:56
  • $\begingroup$ @noob2 Could you show me any links or papers about it? $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2020 at 7:21


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