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Questions tagged [quant-trading-strategies]

Quantitative trading strategies use quantitative signals and a set of predefined systematic rules to make trading decisions. Strategies operate within parameters based on historical analysis (backtesting) and real world market studies (forward testing). Strategies may be executed manually (by a ...

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Historical tick data level 1 and level 2

I am a software engineer and want to run some simulation of over historical market data . I am pretty new to finance and trading world. To automate some of my strategies I would like to run some back ...
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Plot “Buy” and “Sell” signals on chart of the stock [closed]

I have a matplotlib chart representing stock prices' data. Consider the following chart: I want to plot "Buy" and "Sell" signals on the plot at every starting point of a trend where the price of the ...
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math model of bidding strategy

I'm given 4 features(a set of numbers that characterize factors influencing the market) and the corresponding market spread, the data is a time series for a period of $n$ days. So basically given ...
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Option order imbalance

Currently studying the paper: HU, Jianfeng. Does Option Trading Convey Stock Price Information?. (2014). Journal of Financial Economics. 111, (3), 625-645. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School ...
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Benefits of systematically trading OTC options instead of exchange-traded options

Is there a case to trade liquid OTC options (FX, single-name equity, swaptions, etc.) instead of exchange-traded index options in a systematic strategy?
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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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Machine Learning Algorithm to find backtesting parameters? [closed]

I have used ML to create indicators for performing trades in financial data. Currently I use custom logic (plenty of if conditions) for backtesting. However there must be a better approach. ...
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Klein and Chow Orthogonal Transformation - Lowdin Orthogonalization

I've doing research on the orthogonal transformation in Orthogonalized Equity Risk Premia and Systematic Risk Decomposition They borrow a mathematical technique called symmetric orthogonalization ...
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How could one trade volatility skew if you think it's too flat or steep?

We all know that you can trade on a forecast of volatility by dynamically hedging, but I'm wondering if there's a similar technique where in you can trade the skew specifically? Let's say you travel ...
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What is the strategy for this piece of information

Heavy Math background, very light finance background: Suppose I have a stock $S$ whose price is measured by the market once on times $t_0$ $t_1$ $t_2$. Now the market has some opinion for how the ...
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Evaluate model performance across all stocks

Suppose I have a lm model that captures per-stock level alpha. Therefore, I fit this model using all historical data stock by stock. My question is that how to combine all individual models’ ...
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Assessing goodness of a Technical Trading Rule using a ROC model

I am testing various technical trading rules (TTR) on the cryptocurrency market. I have already setup some significance tests, to compare the returns and volatilities. I would now like to test it ...
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Exotic derivatives - Replication

I would like to replicate the payoff Max(0, Min(S1, K) - S2) with a combination of the following derivatives: -> option on S1, strike of our choice -> option on (S1-S2), strike of our choice -> A ...
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Isolating the portion of the market indexes' returns that are independent of the other market indexes

I am trying to find a way to isolate the portion of the market indexes' returns that are independent of the other market indexes. My dataset comprises of 10 sectors (Technology, Financials, Utilities, ...
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Fundamental factor analysis using portfolio construction

I am a new aspiring quant who is trying to build a fundamental factor algorithm to rank stocks for a basic long/short strategy, so sorry for the likely very basic question. Nevertheless... Why do you ...
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Is there a relationship between Risk Neutral Pricing framework and Nash Equilibria?

Based on the Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing, the risk neutral price of a contingent claim on an asset in a liquid, arbitrage free market can be determined by switching to an equivalent $Q-$ ...
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Why the spread is calculated on raw prices instead on the price changes?

I'm reading *Quantitative Trading With R * written by Harry Georgakopoulos. In chapter 6 he exposes a basic quantitative strategy based on setting up a stock spread and buy when it is below a lower ...
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Can someone please share examples of machine learning in quantitative finance? [closed]

There has been a lot said about the application of AI, ML and Neural Networks in trading for predictive modelling. I was unable to find any relevant examples that prove a credible output based on ...
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Constrained Optimization for performance attribution

I am trying to perform constrained opmitization for portfolio performance attribution analysis. Specifically, I am trying to determine the impact of sectors performance on the S&P 500 index. Min ...
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Seeking papers that deal with stock market analysis

I am sure there are a lot of papers that are related to stock market analysis.. but I haven't been able to find ones that fit my needs most. I want to read papers, replicate their analysis, and use ...
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Correlation between a sector and MSCI ACWI returns

I have daily return data of 11 sectors of MSCI World Index and the MSCI ACWI index. I want to know the stationarity of correlations between the sectors and MSCI ACWI index. This is what I have done: ...
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Quantitative Finance education/skills [closed]

What is currently most desired in candidates by employers in quantitative finance/algorithmic trading? Strong quantitative academic background, for example, MSc/PhD in Physics, Engineering, ...
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Calculating Flat Price Risk for Physical Commodity Trades

I've been reading Craig Pirrongs Economics of Trading Firms published by Trafigura: https://www.trafigura.com/media/1364/economics-commodity-trading-firms.pdf Very informative read. The point I have ...
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Just a validation question for experts in the field: Is this guy a serious player? [closed]

There is a gentleman by the name of Marcos Lopez de Prado. His reputation seems mostly self-proclaimed. How break through are his methods? From a quant perspective, the stories he tells, there ain't ...
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Implementing the Sharpe's return-based style analysis on Python

I am trying to implement the Sharpe's return-based style analysis on Python. The problem is formulated as follows: ...
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How can I reproduce the experimental verification of the “False Strategy” theorem plot?

I recently came across the following blog post talking about the importance of back-testing overfitting, and a plot claiming to be an experimental verification of the False Strategy theorem. The ...
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Lagged Residual as Independent Variable

I am building a factor model to estimate future equity returns. I'd like to include an autoregressive residual term in this model. I'd like to have yesterday's error (the difference between yesterday'...
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Probability of outlier events for laplace distribution

I've read that the laplace distribution is better for forecasting purposes than the normal distribution due to it better accounting for fat tails. However, when I run the numbers in matlab, laplace ...
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approach on trading algorithm using machine learning [closed]

let's say I am supervising a algorithmic trading project using machine learning. I don't have involvement in the technical side but am involved in the high level planning. the style is likely ...
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What steps are for a specific Day Trading Pattern

I am new to day trading, and I am looking to get a better understanding of what key attributes can be identified when trying to identify patterns when day trading. Specifically, I am looking to find ...
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Dealing with missing factors

I have to deal with a factor investing strategy, with the particularity that I can't get a value for the factor for each date for each stock. Practically speaking, this is due to the fact that this ...
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Adding a new strategy to an existing portfolio

I wanted some help in looking for suitable articles/literature. Suppose an investor has a bunch (bouquet?) of quantitative strategies already generating trading signals for him. If he comes up with a ...
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How to find the maximum clean price during lifetime of a bond

I'm trying to find a solution to following question: If I'm buying a bond and assume an upward sloping yield curve, than this bond will (under certain circumstances) experience price gains during his ...
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Understanding Forex Positions

I am new to forex trading and using an Oanda free practice account to play with it. However, I'm not understanding a few things. When I buy or sell a currency pair, am I buying/selling a currency or ...
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How to calculate Sharpe Ratio from $ returns?

I have a pairs strategy that I am trying to calculate the sharpe ratio for. Currently I am using python for my analysis and calculation. I have a dataframe that contains the cumulative returns in $'s ...
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How are Risk indices linked to Physical Trading returns?

Ref to my previous question here: Physical trading spot transaction analysis-Quantified I have been able to narrow down my aim to defining a physical trading strategy P&L. My question is, how ...
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Trading rules: Controlling the portfolio FDR+ level

I'm trying to apply the FDR+ (False Discovery Rate +) methodology from Bajgrowicz (2011) link another_link. I have computed the p-values with the stationary bootstrap as they did, however I am not ...
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Physical trading spot transaction analysis-Quantified

ref to my previous question here: Physical commodity trading quantitative risk return model I am currently new to commodities and physical trading. I have currently narrowed down my area of analysis ...
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Physical commodity trading quantitative risk return model

I am very new to commodities, I was previously in portfolio management/optimization (Black Litterman Markowitz etc). I am now a Buy-Sell analyst for Petrochemicals, and need to understand the basic ...
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Which stats are the best predictors of model sucess in real time? [closed]

What are the best predictors of real time model success in quantitative trading, i.e. # of transactions, length of backtest, StdDev, Skewness, Excess Kurtosis etc and what are the numerical values of ...
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Papers and books related to “Forex” market microstructure

There are lots of papers and books on this topics but haven't seen much specific to forex markets nowadays. Any recommendation on recent papers or books?
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Understanding Cover's Universal Portfolio Algorithm

I am trying to implement the Universal Portfolio algorithm strategy inspired by the paper by Professor Cover from Stanford. At the moment I am trying to understand the underlying logic of the ...
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What could be lead indicator for forex pairs like EUR-USD?

I am trying to look for intra-day lead indicators for FX pairs. For example what other securities like FX or bonds or indices can be considered as lead indicators with significant positive or negative ...
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Interpertation of delta hedge error in Black Scholes

I have spent some time to prove the delta hedge error as described in this paper paper page 16-17 by Davis. The proof is discussed here Deriving Delta Hedge error in the B-S setup (part 2) (a post by ...
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Lower cost alternatives to prime brokers

Given that our model trades ~40 million shares per month on a USD 10 million portfolio, our trading costs are significant under most price-per-share models. I was wondering if anyone here has a list ...
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Black Scholes Equation into the Heat Equation? [duplicate]

How many different ways are there to get the Heat Equation from the black scholes equation? I'm trying to understand the transformation better but most examples are either missing steps or not concise ...
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Interactive Brokers - Tracking High Relative Trading Volume

I'm new to Interactive Brokers (and day trading), I am trying to setup my different charts etc. How can I have alerts/monitor for any stock that is trading at above average volume - compared to X? ...
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How do I officially track the performance of my quant strategy? Do I need to be GIPS compliant for my performance to be legitimate?

I have a quant strategy that I want to implement in order to establish an official track record, but I'm not sure what I have to do. I have about $100k to set this thing up and would appreciate ...
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Dynamic counterpart for model tunneling/optimization using past data

When we tune a model to optimize parameters for a strategy using past data, even if controlling for overfitting (checking out of sample performance) and refreshing the analysis from time to time, we ...