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What latency should I use for backtesting a high-frequency strategy?

We're developing an HFT strategy for highly liquid futures traded at Eurex. We are planning to colocate our server and to use data feed of QuantHouse and execution API of ObjectTrading. Backtesting is ...
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How to forecast high-frequency data?

Introduction: I have seen a plenty of articles/books regarding volatility forecasting applied to high frequency data, but none of them were dedicated to forecasting the actual prices (for example bid/...
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Market impact, why square root?

The standard method of market impact is the square-root formula \begin{equation} \Delta P = c \cdot\sigma \cdot \sqrt{\frac{n}{\nu}} \end{equation} where $\Delta P$ is the price change from executing ...
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What mathematical theory is required for high frequency trading?

I am an applied math postdoc and I have been presented with the option of leaving academia to work in high frequency trading. I wanted to get a feel for the field and the theory underlying it so I ...
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Standard ways of simulating order books

What are some standard simple ways of simulating an order book? I have found this paper, but it is missing the implementation details. And more importantly, it appears that it ignores the size of the ...
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Avellaneda-Stoikov empirical estimation verification

The solution of the model contains constant: $k = \alpha K$, it relates to: (i) probability of getting a fill ($\alpha$) and (ii) market impact ($K$). Estimating (i). The author proposes that the ...
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Best way to buy and sell large volumes of crypto

I had a few questions about how to properly execute a large order of crypto currency without moving the price much. I know a lot of funds employ a TWAP/VWAP algorithm to liquidate or purchase a large ...
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Crossing the spread as a ML signal

In the optic of high-frequency trading, most of the standard trading algorithms work on the principle of mid-price prediction or mid-price movement prediction. However a big drawback of this technique ...
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How to account for intraday seasonality in GARCH model?

I am using a GARCH(1,1) model to estimate volatility. I am using hourly data to do this (I have hourly data for 100 trading days). Besides removing the first hour (which represents the overnight ...
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What types of neural networks are most appropriate for trading?

What types of neural networks are most appropriate for forecasting returns? Can neural networks be the basis for a high-frequency trading strategy? Types of neural networks include: Radial Basis ...
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Information Driven Bars (Advances in Financial Machine Learning)

My team and I are busy coding up a python implementation of the information driven bars (imbalance and run bars) mentioned in Chapter 2 of the text book Advances in Financial Machine Learning. There ...
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Can you use GARCH-MIDAS for intraday data?

I'm working on a project to forecast volatility and I'm using intraday data (1 min). I want to include exogenous variables to the model that have daily frequency. I was wondering if GARCH-MIDAS can be ...
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Forex ECN for Algorithmic Trading

I'm looking for a forex brokerage that allows me to: add limit orders to the order book and trade against other clients However, when I look at the looks of fxcm, alpari, robofx, ... it appears all ...
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Modelling HFT data

In the context of Market making, how important is recent trades? In general, would i be able to get away with just modelling the Limit Order Book (LOB) and the evolution of the LOB in order to ...
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What are trade markouts?

I have experience in trading but mostly in lower frequency quantitative trading. I've moved into HFT research and someone the other day mentioned markouts. I couldn't find anything online explaining ...
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Predicting microstructure momentum in market making

If I have a market maker which is compelled to provide quotes on both sides of the market, I am exposed to risk of quadratic losses (vs my linear gains during normal operations) during times when the ...
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Hidden Markov Models for Higher frequency trading

I'm curious if anyone can validate my train of thought here with the utility of Hidden Markov models for modeling things happening on higher frequency trading activity versus lower frequency, and in ...
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Exchange Infrastructure

Is there any reference document on how the infrastructure at an exchange works? I know the implementation at different exchanges are different and there is no one size fits all. But is there any ...
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(R-studio) Incorporating overnight returns in high-frequency data

Turning here since I haven't been able to find any help online. I'm currently dealing with a high-frequency data set in R of some stock indicies and I'm currently trying to clean the data so that I ...
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Convert Continous Signal to Discrete

Suppose I have a continuous signal for a futures in HFT context. The signal is noisy and continuous. I have tried using moving averages of the signal to make sense of it and to be able to use it, but ...
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Trades vs Cancel orders

In case of designing high frequency algorithms, do people treat all changes in the mid price similarly. What I mean is, if there is a change in the mid price due to a trade or there is a change in ...
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Technical Analysis in HFT

Has anyone here used technical analysis (think MACD, RSI) in HFT setting and can comment on the usage as an entry/exit signal? Best
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The “Universal Model” by Justin Sirignano and Rama Cont

In the nicely written article https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06917 by Justin Sirignano and Rama Cont, they explained that their model is universal and stationary. I am a bit confused about some questions. ...
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Best features and tools over a short time interval [closed]

For a short time interval, what are the features having the most impact on a stock price movement? In the same direction, what are the better tools to tell us the price movement tangent? As tools, I ...
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Backtesting Market Making Strategy or Microstructure Strategy

How does one backtest either a market making strategy or microstructure-based strategy? I'd imagine that one way would be to record order book states over time and then insert the orders, but it seems ...
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Algo trading execution simulation

Disclaimer: Brand new to high frequency algo trading. Background:I have tick-by-tick trade data for stock A and I have joined the price and volume data for each trade with the previous snapshot of ...
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definition of mid price in literature

In literature, the mid-price is often used along with the terms "fair value", "true value" among others. I take it alot of the times it means the same thing because the mid-price doesnt necessarily ...
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Quantitative Math required for Market-making?

I understand there is an awful lot of Quantitative Math required for statistical arbitrage/algorithmic trading. However, would someone "in the know" be able to tell me whether there is less ...
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Trade sizing with market making and the volume of uninformed trades

I have a trend following market maker in a highly volatile market (XBTUSD) which makes its money from uninformed trades over a short time horizon. Sizing my bids/asks has always caused me to question ...
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Financial forecasting and Optimal order submission [closed]

For instance, If i have a model that can accurately forecast 3s ahead, would the trading logic be rather trivial? I have fit a series of distributions to L2 data and believe I have a fairly good grasp ...
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Ultra-High Frequency Trading Help

I am putting together an Ultra-High Frequency desk and need to answer the following questions for ordering some rack servers to process about 2 GB of data per second. If anyone has worked at a HFT ...
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Market Making Strategy to Interact with IB API

I was thinking to connect a market making software to the Interactive Brokers API (see IB API), but it seems it is not the best solution as per the information provided by this question: Is the ...
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Does financial transaction tax (FFT) debilitate high frequency trading?

In Taiwan there is a FFT of 0.3% on equity sell, and coincidentally HFT seemed to be non-existent in Taiwan market. HFT features high volumes of trades, does the tax make HFT infeasible?
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Insoluble Enigma [closed]

I used many statistical tools, i.e. t-SNE, SVM, Neural Network, UMAP, PCA, with the reformatted full market depth data with timestamp each second. UMAP gave me the best data representation, but ...
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How to measure the Sharpe Ratio of a high frequency trading strategy?

The Sharpe Ratio is defined as Sharpe ratio = (Mean portfolio return − Risk-free rate)/Standard deviation of portfolio return. Unfortunately, this does not make ...
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Limit order book cancellations

Is there any practical and academic interest in predicting which orders in a limit order book will be canceled? From a policy point of view are people interested in detecting potential spoofing ...
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What kind of front end/ gui is used with trading applications?

I was wondering what kind of front end is used for trading applications. Coming from a quant background, I was always only concerned with research and back end of the application but am at a total ...
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Inherent Limitations with Respect to HFT Hardware

I am attempting to compile some aspects of high frequency trading that pose issues to all players in the field i.e., things that cause problems regardless of how much money the firm has to spend on ...
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Infinite horizon agent in Avellaneda-Stoikov model

I am trying to understand the Avellaneda-Stoikov model for high frequency trading, in particular the optimizing agent with infinite horizon. The reservation ask/bid prices for such an agent are ...
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Interpreting and scaling of Realized Variance with sample data

I have some question about realized variance(RV) and I have some sample prices below to work with. You can run the R code below to build a vector of log returns. Three are 78 5-minute buckets in a ...
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Finding parameters of a function for optimal market making with real data

I am reading this paper and trying to apply it with real data to do some simulations. I will use realtime order book & market order data that I will receive from the exchange. This is a sample ...
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Trading Strategy adapting to my trading frequency

We want to predict the direction towards which the price will change. In this work the term price is used to refer to the mid-price of a stock, which is defined as the mean between the best bid ...
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Is there any literature on how stock exchanges guarantee consistency?

How do we know that artificial shares of some stock aren't created (perhaps going untracked) on exchanges. After all being man made digital systems they are prone to errors. An example: Suppose a ...
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Data for daily real interest rates

In a high frequency model i would like to add daily real interest rates (preferably short-term) as a variable. However, I cannot seem to find either daily CPI data, or daily real interest rates (...
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Understanding Forex HFT Arbitrage with different counter parties/ Brokers/ ECN

I came across this in a online lecture. But couldn't wrap my head around it. Lets say I have accounts with two brokers/ECN/STP. Now consider the following scenario for currency pair USD/JPY Broker1: ...
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Trade price in high-frequency TAQ data

I am looking at AAPL TAQ high-frequency trade data from NYSE and I have noticed that at several places the trade price (defined in Daily TAQ Client Specification as: "The Trade Price is the monetary ...
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How frequently do market makers cancel orders?

It is modeled that a market maker will post a limit order for a period of time and will maintain that order until the set period of time expires, or the order is filled, and then he will provide a new ...
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Is this a viable method for testing market making strategies?

I found a video game market (steam community market) which allows for trading of in game items between users, most items are <0.25 USD each, and market capitalization appears to be maybe $5-$10 USD ...
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Match different option high frequency databases

I downloaded the “E-mini S&P 500 (Dollar) Options for 1/10/11” Top-of-Book (BBO) data. If you are interested you may download the data from the following link (approx. 80MB zipped and 1GB unzipped)...
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Find a reasonable h

The mid-price at time $t$ is denoted by $$p_t = \frac{s_t^{a,1} + s_t^{b,1}}{2}.$$ This mid-price can evolve in minimum increments of half a tick but is almost always observed to move at ...