Pairs Trading

Author: Ganapathy Vidyamurthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118045701
Format: PDF
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The first in-depth analysis of pairs trading Pairs trading is a market-neutral strategy in its most simple form. The strategy involves being long (or bullish) one asset and short (or bearish) another. If properly performed, the investor will gain if the market rises or falls. Pairs Trading reveals the secrets of this rigorous quantitative analysis program to provide individuals and investment houses with the tools they need to successfully implement and profit from this proven trading methodology. Pairs Trading contains specific and tested formulas for identifying and investing in pairs, and answers important questions such as what ratio should be used to construct the pairs properly. Ganapathy Vidyamurthy (Stamford, CT) is currently a quantitative software analyst and developer at a major New York City hedge fund.

Market Risk Analysis Quantitative Methods in Finance

Author: Carol Alexander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047077102X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by leading market risk academic, Professor Carol Alexander, Quantitative Methods in Finance forms part one of the Market Risk Analysis four volume set. Starting from the basics, this book helps readers to take the first step towards becoming a properly qualified financial risk manager and asset manager, roles that are currently in huge demand. Accessible to intelligent readers with a moderate understanding of mathematics at high school level or to anyone with a university degree in mathematics, physics or engineering, no prior knowledge of finance is necessary. Instead the emphasis is on understanding ideas rather than on mathematical rigour, meaning that this book offers a fast-track introduction to financial analysis for readers with some quantitative background, highlighting those areas of mathematics that are particularly relevant to solving problems in financial risk management and asset management. Unique to this book is a focus on both continuous and discrete time finance so that Quantitative Methods in Finance is not only about the application of mathematics to finance; it also explains, in very pedagogical terms, how the continuous time and discrete time finance disciplines meet, providing a comprehensive, highly accessible guide which will provide readers with the tools to start applying their knowledge immediately. All together, the Market Risk Analysis four volume set illustrates virtually every concept or formula with a practical, numerical example or a longer, empirical case study. Across all four volumes there are approximately 300 numerical and empirical examples, 400 graphs and figures and 30 case studies many of which are contained in interactive Excel spreadsheets available from the accompanying CD-ROM . Empirical examples and case studies specific to this volume include: Principal component analysis of European equity indices; Calibration of Student t distribution by maximum likelihood; Orthogonal regression and estimation of equity factor models; Simulations of geometric Brownian motion, and of correlated Student t variables; Pricing European and American options with binomial trees, and European options with the Black-Scholes-Merton formula; Cubic spline fitting of yields curves and implied volatilities; Solution of Markowitz problem with no short sales and other constraints; Calculation of risk adjusted performance metrics including generalised Sharpe ratio, omega and kappa indices.

Advanced Mathematical Methods for Finance

Author: Julia Di Nunno
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642184123
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents innovations in the mathematical foundations of financial analysis and numerical methods for finance and applications to the modeling of risk. The topics selected include measures of risk, credit contagion, insider trading, information in finance, stochastic control and its applications to portfolio choices and liquidation, models of liquidity, pricing, and hedging. The models presented are based on the use of Brownian motion, Lévy processes and jump diffusions. Moreover, fractional Brownian motion and ambit processes are also introduced at various levels. The chosen blend of topics gives an overview of the frontiers of mathematics for finance. New results, new methods and new models are all introduced in different forms according to the subject. Additionally, the existing literature on the topic is reviewed. The diversity of the topics makes the book suitable for graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of financial modeling and quantitative finance. The chapters will also be of interest to experts in the financial market interested in new methods and products. This volume presents the results of the European ESF research networking program Advanced Mathematical Methods for Finance.

151 Trading Strategies

Author: Zura Kakushadze
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030027929
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The book provides detailed descriptions, including more than 550 mathematical formulas, for more than 150 trading strategies across a host of asset classes and trading styles. These include stocks, options, fixed income, futures, ETFs, indexes, commodities, foreign exchange, convertibles, structured assets, volatility, real estate, distressed assets, cash, cryptocurrencies, weather, energy, inflation, global macro, infrastructure, and tax arbitrage. Some strategies are based on machine learning algorithms such as artificial neural networks, Bayes, and k-nearest neighbors. The book also includes source code for illustrating out-of-sample backtesting, around 2,000 bibliographic references, and more than 900 glossary, acronym and math definitions. The presentation is intended to be descriptive and pedagogical and of particular interest to finance practitioners, traders, researchers, academics, and business school and finance program students.

Statistical Arbitrage

Author: Andrew Pole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118160738
Format: PDF, ePub
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While statistical arbitrage has faced some tough times?as marketsexperienced dramatic changes in dynamics beginning in 2000?newdevelopments in algorithmic trading have allowed it to rise fromthe ashes of that fire. Based on the results of author AndrewPole?s own research and experience running a statistical arbitragehedge fund for eight years?in partnership with a group whose ownhistory stretches back to the dawn of what was first called pairstrading?this unique guide provides detailed insights into thenuances of a proven investment strategy. Filled with in-depthinsights and expert advice, Statistical Arbitrage containscomprehensive analysis that will appeal to both investors lookingfor an overview of this discipline, as well as quants looking forcritical insights into modeling, risk management, andimplementation of the strategy.

Optionsbewertung und Portfolio Optimierung

Author: Ralf Korn
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322832104
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Es werden die typischen Aufgabenstellungen der zeitstetigen Modellierung von Finanzmärkten wie Optionsbewertung (insbesondere auch die Black-Scholes-Formel und zugehörige Varianten) und Portfolio-Optimierung (Bestimmen optimaler Investmentstrategien) behandelt. Die benötigten mathematischen Werkzeuge (wie z. B. Brownsche Bewegung, Martingaltheorie, Ito-Kalkül, stochastische Steuerung) werden in selbständigen Exkursen bereitgestellt. Das Buch eignet sich als Grundlage einer Vorlesung, die sich an einen Grundkurs in Stochastik anschließt. Es richtet sich an Mathematiker, Finanz- und Wirtschaftsmathematiker in Studium und Beruf und ist aufgrund seiner modularen Struktur auch für Praktiker in den Bereichen Banken und Versicherungen geeignet.

Das Tradingtagebuch

Author: Thomas Vittner
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 386248601X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Einmal den Profis beim Traden über die Schulter zu schauen, ist der Wunsch vieler Trader. In seinem Tradinghandbuch bietet Thomas Vittner Ihnen nun erstmals die Möglichkeit, bei seinen täglichen Trading-Sessions "live" mit dabei zu sein. Dazu hat er seinen Tradingalltag einige Wochen lang akribisch aufgezeichnet. Wie bereitet sich der Toptrader auf den aktuellen Handelstag vor? Wie reagiert er auf Quartalsergebnisse und wichtige Entscheidungen, wie die der Zentralbanken? Vittner zeigt anhand seiner Trades, welche Rolle klassische Tradinginstrumente wie Stopps, Kennzahlen oder Indikatoren spielen, und vergleicht verschiedene Strategien objektiv anhand ihrer Ergebnisse. Der Autor ermöglicht Ihnen nicht nur einen Blick durchs Schlüsselloch, sondern gibt Ihnen auch praktische Tipps, erläutert die Theorie hinter seinen Geschäften und zeigt, was und wie Sie als Trader aus Fehlschlägen lernen können. Erfahren Sie darüber hinaus, ob eine gute Strategie wirklich in jedem Markt funktioniert oder auf welche Kennzahlen ein Trader achtet. Ebenso wichtig ist es für Sie zu wissen, welchen Einfluss die Positionsgrößen oder die Aktienauswahl auf ein Handelssystem haben, welche Bedeutung der Zinseszinseffekt besitzt oder wie zu hohe Brokergebühren den Trader letztlich in den Ruin führen können. Lernen Sie gemeinsam mit Thomas Vittner die Funktionsweise der Märkte kennen. Damit werden Sie Ihr Trading künftig aus einem völlig neuen Blickwinkel betrachten. Wissen statt glauben ist das Motto, denn wer nichts weiß, muss alles glauben. Seien Sie hautnah dabei und erfahren Sie aus erster Hand, was den Börsenhandel wirklich ausmacht. Ein Buch, dass Trading wirklich aus der Praxis zeigt.