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Attempting to profit from short-term fluctuations in a security's price as opposed to investing in the security for use or income.

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Correlation between the perfect market-timing strategy and the market itself?

What would be the correlation between a perfect market-timing strategy [that it always goes long (short) one unit of the market the day before the market goes up (down)] and the market itself, given ...
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How can I use both Stochastic and RSI in technical analysis?

Stochastic and RSI both are momentum indicator but they both show momentum in different way. It leading me to confusion how to use them in trading.
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Complex Event Processing Engine for traders

I have created my quant model in python and now look for a way to run it on market data. I read that CEP - complex event processing engines - are the way how to approach this problem. I am looking ...
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What is the difference between volatility and dispersion in finance?

I am confuse whether the volatility and dispersion is same or not because are use to measure the risk associated with asset. Even if they are different than what is the relationship between, if exist.
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What is the point of volatility curve fitting?

What is the point of fitting curves to the implied smile in the market? (Other than pricing exotics where the hedging instruments are vanillas). How does fitting a vol curve help you trade/market make ...
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Calculating % Return in Pairs Trading Strategy

Hi guys Could you help me here? I would like to calculate the return of a Pairs Trading strategy. For example: 18/11 - Open the Trade: I will go long on A and Short on B: Stock A : $ 32.24 Stock B ...
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Effective gamma/vega hedging

I want an options position where I can short some options to pocket the premiums and benefit from the time decay. I also want to be vega and gamma neutral. Is there an established way to find which ...
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Live trading strategies developed on daily data

This is a very simple perhaps naive question. Let's say I have a stock price prediction model trained on daily closing prices of that stock. So when I use this model for live trading, I'll have ...
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Risk reversal basics and trading strategies

It it written in the book by Giles Jewitt: "If a currency pair had a completely flat volatility smile, the risk reversal strikes would be positioned approximately symmetrically around the ATM strike ...
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EMA with different resolutions

I am trying to understand something: If I calculate an EMA over 5 days, using the hourly close, I have to go over 5 * 24 points. If I calculate an EMA over 5 days, using the minutes close, I have to ...
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Selling an option before maturity

There is one problem that bothers me: Let’s say I buy a European put option with a certain maturity date with premium \$1.6 Suppose that the market price of the put option rises before maturity (\$3) ...
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Definition of „getting picked off“ [closed]

Is there a precise definition of what getting picked off means. In particular I want to check whether I have been picked off. How can I measure this quantitatively?
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What are popular metrics for Option Skew?

What are popular metrics to track skew? Would it be the difference between OTM option and ATM option IV? Would it be a percentage difference in IV? Also, if both are valid, would a % change be ...
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Options Market Making Used Implied Volatility Surface

Suppose you are a market maker with a model that is producing an implied volatility surface for you. Suppose you quote bid/ask prices (vols) around the prices given by your implied vol surface. In ...
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R squared of a good Trading strategy

What would you consider a decent R square value of a good trading strategy. I know R squared is not a good metric for judging trading strategies but still at an initial stage how do you decide to ...
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How does liquidity affect trading costs?

I am aware that the liquidity of a stock directly affects the trading costs associated with it. I am however unsure about the direction of this effect, since I hypothesize two counteracting forces: ...
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SPX options strike bracket

By what rule does the CBOE determine the available strikes for puts and calls on the SPX? The contract specification (http://www.cboe.com/products/stock-index-options-spx-rut-msci-ftse/s-p-500-index-...
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Parameters used by brokers when executing large institutional orders?

When an institutional trader wants to enter or exit a large position, the broker has to process the trade in smaller chunks to keep market impact at a minimum. So the broker would say that they can ...
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Arbitrage bounds on volatility of price of binary option?

What are the arbitrage bounds on the volatility of the price of a binary option? If the binary price moves too much (such that it violates the arbitrage bounds) what trades would you actually execute ...
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How do I calculate option payoff before its expiration date? [closed]

How do I calculate option payoff before its expiration date? For example, if I long a 6 month call with K = 11100, T = 0.5, p = 150, what would be the payoff of the option if I exercise it in 3 months ...
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Option quotes or trades: Which one is more informative?

Suppose I have quote data as well as real transaction of option contracts? I was wondering if the informational content is the same. On the first hand, quotes show the intention of seller/buyers on ...
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Exotic Trading Basic Questions - Banking

I just joined a support team for an equity exotic trading desk in a bank, I am looking for a high level overview of how exotic trading works in a bank. For my questions let's take a common product: ...
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Trading Vol with options

One can trade vol swap to get exposure of the volatility of the underlying security in a 'clean' way. On the other hand, we know that vol swap, theoretically can be replicated by a dynamic position of ...
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Swaption pricing and strategies

I am looking for resources (books, papers, websites, etc.) that deal with Vanilla and Exotic swaptions from a more advanced and quantitative perspective. I am interested in both the pricing side (e.g. ...
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FX Forward last day first day premium

How exactly do you trade the turn of the year/quarter effect (also known as last day-first day effect). How do you track this data, is it directly quoted in the market or is it interpolated?
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How are open and close price of mini snp futures determined

I'd like to know how are open and close prices of the mini snp futures contracts determined. For some reason I cannot find an answer to this basic question on the cme website.
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Does adverse-selection have a time-frame associated with it?

When my limit order gets filled, the price almost always moves against me due to adverse-selection. However, given 'enough' time the price may yet move back in my favour. Has there been any study ...
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Relationship between tick size, tick value, and contract size?

For many options and futures I can see that Contract Size = Tick Value / Tick Size Are these values always related like this, and if so what does the relationship mean?
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How do market makers manage to sell a large number of shares at the end of a trading day without a significant reduction in their price?

The trading day of May 9, 2019 was remarkable in this respect. I have attached the Microsoft screenshot as an example, but I observed the same in many other securities.
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IPO Valuation: Share Pricing and Number of Shares

Does the number of shares matter for a company to go public? Suppose a company ABC went public and the initial valuation of the company shares to be sold stands at \$5000. Now, it can sell 1000 ...
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CFD broler spread as indicator for stock market

Retail trader on stock market has very limited ability to accomodate huge amount of information, it leds me to idea of using behavioir of more informed players - CFD brokers - spread of their CFD ...
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Inherent volatility of selling longterm options and buying short term options

A two-month option has an implied vol of 60%, the corresponding 2-year option has an implied vol of 34%. You buy the short terms and sell the long terms. What is the inherent volatility of the total ...
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How do you interpret Level 1 data to a list of transactions/trades?

If you have L1 data of a given security, what is the best practice to interpret it to a list of transaction/trades? Or, can we actually do so? Just FYI, it's not a project for school but a problem I ...
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How equity dilution could be profitable for short sellers?

I am trying to understand the concept of dilution. According to https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/dilution.asp, dilution is Dilution is a result of a reduction in the ownership percentage of ...
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How to calculate the daily rate of return for an actively traded account

I have a spot currency exchange account where the base currency is USD and where I can deposit and/or withdraw money from the account in any currency at any point in time. I can also exchange any ...
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What is a counterparty risk trading desk

Can someone explains what does the above mentioned desk do? What are their responsibilities and how do they manage them, where do they fit into the rest of the organization?
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Is it Possible to replicate SPAN?

I currently trade intraday Options on the nearest term expiry and futures. Both E-mini S&P. I am trying to replicate the SPAN margin calculation for the entire portfolio of options and futures. So ...
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Rebalancing order on trading pairs

I'm working on a program to rebalance my portfolio among a set of crypto assets. Though I'm a bit confused on how to best order the buys in sells among the various pairs. Consider the following ...
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Criteria to assess the possibility of corporate bankruptcies in U.S. equity exchange markets [closed]

Which criteria do you suggest to measure the susceptibility of bankruptcies (e.g., Chapter 11, 7) for a company in a U.S. equity exchange market (e.g., NYSE, ...
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Naked options selling [closed]

I sold the naked put. The price of underlying went down and broke the support. The situation changed technically from bullish to bearish. The price of underlying is still quite far above the option ...
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How to check if a portfolio has momentum bias

I am wondering what methodology exists to check if a fund/portfolio is having momentum bias or chasing the past performance, assuming you have their full returns and full portfolio holdings for past ...
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Filter the NASDAQ stocks for investment [closed]

I manage an investment portfolio since 3 years now. It might be interesting to filter all the NASDAQ stocks to tell us which ones have the greatest profit potential. Is there an arxiv or whatever ...
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Calculating Risk of Portfolio of Futures/Future Options [closed]

all. I am looking into calculating margin on futures mixed with futures options. Say ES is trading at 2700 currently, I long 100 ES, 600k (Margin/risk). Then i buy 100 2680 puts. so Points Diff (...
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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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Why “profit factor” is used to compare trading strategies?

A lot of books/articles/trading forums mention that "profit factor" is probably the most important measure and should be used to compare different trading strategies. They define profit factor as ...
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Market Making in Long Only Dealer Markets/Odd Lots

How do you adjust market making models from the equity space to the dealer space. For example, a bond dealer that cannot go short to make a market will naturally have a different quoting mechanism ...
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What is the order flow imbalance?

The price impact of order book event is an arxiv article which shows that, over short time intervals, price changes are mainly driven by the order flow imbalance, defined as the imbalance between the ...
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What are the trade offs when choosing a long term bond future to trade?

It seems that when trading long term bonds *** and choosing between the two offerings on CME one is presented with a Scylla and Charybdis decision. 1. VOLATILITY CONSISTENCY: Ultra U.S. Treasury Bond ...
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Trading against a loser flow

Let's say we are getting a trade stream(instantaneous) of a group of traders that lose money. If we trade on their opposite side in a broker, is it guaranteed that we make money? Intuitionally it ...
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Algorithmic Trading: Normalization and Selection of Technical Indicators for Artificial Neural Networks [closed]

I study on algorithmic trading for a while based on technical indicators. I started to learn about neural networks and want to use technical trading indicators in this approach. However, I am not ...