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Intraday Factor Analysis, measuring intraday alpha, etc

I understand that models like the Fama-French 3 factor model are sometimes regressed against portfolio returns to compute an intercept value to understand if the portfolio captures common factors or '...
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Stochastic equation in "High Frequency Trading in LoB, Sasha Stoikov and Marco Avellaneda"

I am reading paper High-frequency trading in a limit order book by Marco Avellaneda and Sasha Stoikov. Please help me to understand how they rewritten and obtained function $$ v(x,s,q,t)= -\exp(-{\...
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What is C++ used for when writing code at High Frequency Trading firms?

Okay. This might be a pretty dumb question, but I really want to know what is it that the high frequency trading firms write in terms of services that requires C++. Background I am a Rust and ...
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What kind of return can an average algorithmic trading firm achieve today?

What kind of rate of return can an average, equities-focused algorithmic trading firm expect to achieve today? I come from a background of control and optimization, working in the industry in China, ...
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Predicting price direction from order flow at high frequency

I have access to high frequency data for a few instruments using which I can simulate a limit order book.I would like to predict direction of price(best bid/ask) in the short term(1 sec, 5 sec and 10 ...
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What are some common methods for calculating short term historical volatility (i.e. look back 5 minute time periods)

I'm interested in quantifying the impact of short term price volatility on a particular strategy I'm running. So far I'm simply calculating the standard deviation of log returns, but I'm a bit unsure ...
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queue position value in all limits in the book

How would you evaluate the value of an order in a given limit at a given queue position in the order book ? For example let's say I am a market maker in BTC-USD and I would like to play some HFT games ...
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Alternatives to RDBMS for options backtesting

I've assembled a large dataset (~2B+ records) of options price data in MySQL for backtesting purposes. At a number of points, due to the sheer amount of data being retrieved and filtered, processing ...
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What are some ways to weight the basket of securities in high frequency setting?

I'm trying to build a basket of closely related assets $\{S_1, \dots, S_N\}$ that have no general index such as S&P500 and are represented in the high frequency setting. The general idea is to ...
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Analyzing BBO Change Tick data (vs. Trade Tick Data)

I have historical FX "tick" data from Dukascopy. Each tick is generated when Dukascopy receives a quote from a liquidity provider that is equal to or better than the best-bid-and-offer (note:...
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Complexity of using balanced-tree to model order book

I have bene researching on the best data structure to implement a limit order book. Some of the most common implementations include arrays and balanced trees. This link has a good set of references. ...
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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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Has high frequency trading (HFT) been a net benefit or cost to society?

Various studies have demonstrated the very large and growing influence of high frequency trading (HFT) on the markets. HFT firms are clearly making a great deal of money from somewhere, and it stands ...
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Source for Intraday or High-frequency stock price data

I am in search for intraday (some observations per day would be fine) or high-frequency data for stock prices. I have for example 3.000 ISIN numbers of German companies and want to get the intraday/...
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Modelling queue position

Is there any viable way for me to know the dynamics of my LOB position? Lets suppose the LOB is order based LOB, and i send a order to this level, can i know if the qty in front of me cancelled vs ...
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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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Assess forecasting performance of model in presence of bid-ask bounce

I have a forecasting model for 1-minute asset returns $y_t$ derived from trade data. (The assets are not very liquid.) The predictors of the model include the lagged target variable $y_{t-1}$, which ...
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Should Fama-French coefficients be calculated with daily or monthly returns?

I noticed when I regress the return of a portfolio on the Fama French 3 factor model that the value and the statistical significance of the coefficients vary when I use daily versus monthly portfolio ...
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TSRV parameters selection

I'm thinking about how to select the $J$, and particularly, $K$ parameters for the Two Scale Realized Volatility estimation? I cannot find any reference for that in the original paper - there it says $...
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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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Role of multilateral trading facility

I'm trying to understand Multilateral Trading Facility why companies are traded in this type of exchange ? what's the role of High Frequency Trading firms in this exchanges ? Thank you
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Execution Strategies

I have a rather broad question. Not sure how to best put it. Does anyone have any papers/resources on how to improve the execution model of any strategy? Would it be different if strategy under ...
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How to derive the HJB equation under this paper's context?

I'm reading this paper:High frequency trading in a limit order book. IN section 3.1, an HJB equatioin was given without any details. Could anyone show how to arrive this equation step by setp? I have ...
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probability on strategy expected return

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile and couldn’t figure it out myself. Assume you have a trading strategy, which return is normally distributed. strategy return has a mean of 1 basis point and a ...
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Sharpe ratio from second returns? HFT

I have an intraday trading strategy so I take several positions each day. I have prices for each stock, with a 10 second resolution. So the data looks like this: ...
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Formerly profitable algorithmic trading strategies?

Since algorithmic trading strategies often stop being profitable after a while, I wonder if any such formerly profitable strategies have been made public, and if so, where can I find them?
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How long do algorithmic trading strategies typically remain profitable?

As I understand it, an algorithmic trading strategy could lose profitability, if, for example: it's rediscovered by others employee turnover leaks the strategy to others market conditions change ...
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Bid-ask spread using transactions data [duplicate]

In the absence of quotes data, I'm looking to calculate the realized bid-ask spread using (high-frequency) transactions data. Is there a standard method of doing this? Many thanks.
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Mechanism for Tick Rule for Trade Classification

I see a few papers using the following tick test to classify a trade as buy/sell initiated trades: compare a trade price to the previous differing trade price, if the current price is higher/lower, ...
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modeling example for price changes using HFT data

In Rue S. Tsay’s Time Series book, a decomposition method is described for analyzing price changes using HFT trade data. A change is modeled using the following variables, A indicates price change ...
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Realized Volatility vs. Standard deviation of log returns

I am interested in calculating high frequency 5-minute intraday volatility. I am going to use the standard Realized volatility which is the square root of the sum of squared log returns. Given X is ...
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GARCH model using high frequency price return

I would like to forecast variance at time length $k\delta$ based on a price (return) time series of time step length $\delta$. I will apply a GARCH(1,1) model to subsamples at time intervals length $k\...
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Applying models with normality assumption on tick data?

Beginner question. Having read a couple of papers and book chapters on high-frequency data forecasting, I'm surprised (and confused) that the same time series techniques can be applied to high-...
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How to model financial HFT time-series data with multi scale autocorrelation

I work with tick level time-series univariate prices data. Tick level means that there are hundreds to thousands observations per second. The observations are timestamped, so one can use both wall ...
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How to detect price anomalies in HFT?

Let's say I'm developing an HFT application and seeking arbitrage in futures markets between MAY contract(M) and JUNE contract(J). In this strategy, my spread is ...
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How to interpret Realized Volatility and TSRV using R

I am looking at some high frequency data and I would like to know how to interpret and compare Realized volatility (RV) and Two Scale Realized Volatility (TSRV). References below. Given X is the log ...
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Can someone explain to me the square root law of market impact?

The square root law is shown here: Market impact, why square root? Let's say I want to execute 100 lots. But I have never executed before so I have no idea what n is historically. How would I ...
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Finding option price using intraday data [closed]

I have the option price at a rate which is much smaller than the rate at which I have tick data for the underlying. If I have option price at times $t_1, t_3, t_5$ and I have tickdata at $t_1, t_2, ...
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Optimal bandwidth for Realized Kernel

If I want to estimate Realized Kernel for 1 min bins, is there a way to compute the optimal bandwidth? In the reference paper: Realised Kernels in Practice: Trades and Quotes (Ole Barndoff-Nielsen et ...
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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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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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modeling the volume of TOB of a LOB

In Limit Order Books, orders at the same price are grouped and I call this group of orders a "price level"(I don't know if there's a name in literature). The total volume in this price level ...
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Align volume bars for multivariate analysis

Looking at the book "Advances in financial machine learning" the author proposes a way to sample high frequency financial data in several fashions which are not only the standard time bars. I was ...
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aggregate and convert tick-by-tick using fx data

I have tick-by-tick data of an asset X denominated in EUR and minute-by-minute data on EURUSD. If I wanted to convert my tick-by-tick data to USD would it make sense to just consider every bucket of ...
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Short Term/Intraday Momentum Strategies

I am currently interested in doing some research on short term/intraday momentum trading strategies (highly liquid large cap stocks), especially to test if there are profitable strategies on higher ...
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Decode stock market data from C++

As practice, I have been wanting to parse exchange data and try to build an order book algorithm on my own. I found some sample data from NYSE: ftp://ftp.nyse.com/Real%20Time%20Data%20Samples/NYSE%...
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How to propertly change time horizon in Avellaneda-Stoikov model?

I'm working in the Avellaneda-Stoikov implementation using Python. My implementation reproduces the authors' results, but I don't know how to properly adapt the algorithm in order to consider a larger ...
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Cleaning of high-frequency data

In the paper "Realized kernels in practice: trades and quotes" by O. E.Bandorff-Nielsen etc. cf. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1368-423X.2008.00275.x in the section dedicated to ...
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How to understand micro-price (aka, weighted mid-price)?

The definition of micro-price is S = Pa * Vb / (Va + Vb) + Pb * Va / (Va + Vb) where Pa is the ask price, ...
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What are the main types of orders on an exchange?

I'm currently reading Michael Lewis' Flash Boys, which is about high-frequency trading. It was published in 2014 and it says that there are 150 types of orders on exchanges (mainly built for HTF ...

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