Oh My! I Bought A Wrong Stock! – Investigation of Lead-Lag Effect in Easily-Mistyped Tickers

20.June 2024

Our new study aims to investigate the lead-lag effect between prominent, widely recognized stocks and smaller, less-known stocks with similar ticker symbols (for example, TSLA / TLSA), a phenomenon that has received limited attention in financial literature. The motivation behind this exploration stems from the hypothesis that investors, especially retail investors, may inadvertently trade on less-known stocks due to ticker symbol confusion, thereby impacting their price movements in a manner that correlates with the leading stocks. By examining this potential misidentification effect, our research seeks to shed some light on this interesting factor.

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Quantpedia Composite Seasonality in MesoSim

13.June 2024

In one of our older posts titled ‘Case Study: Quantpedia’s Composite Seasonal / Calendar Strategy,’ we offer insights into seasonal trading strategies such as the Turn of the Month, FOMC Meeting Effect, and Option-Expiration Week Effect. These strategies, freely available in our database, are not only examined one by one, but are also combined and explored as a cohesive composite strategy. In partnership with Deltaray, using MesoSim — an options strategy simulator known for its unique flexibility and performance — we decided to explore and quantify how our Seasonal Strategy performs when applied to options trading. Our motivation is to investigate whether this strategy can be improved in terms of risk and return. We aim to systematically harvest the VRP (volatility risk premium) timing the entries using calendar strategy to avoid historically negative trading days.

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Quantpedia in May 2024

10.June 2024

Hello all,

What have we accomplished in the last month?

– A Quantpedia Awards 2024 competition – winners announcement
– Automatic detection of equity-like assets
– 12 new Quantpedia Premium strategies have been added to our database
– 10 new related research papers have been included in existing Premium strategies during the last month
– Additionally, we have produced 9 new backtests written in QuantConnect code
– 5 new blog posts that you may find interesting have been published on our Quantpedia blog in the previous month

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Active vs. Passive Life Cycle Savings Strategies

3.June 2024

The main goal of our new article is to explore the efficacy of passive versus active management strategies in the context of savings for long-term financial goals. By analyzing the performance of nine distinct asset classes, including Double Leveraged ETFs and an implementation of the Pragmatic Asset Allocation (PAA) strategy, over an almost-century-long horizon, we simulate and compare the outcomes of three passive and three active strategies. This comparative analysis focuses on their influence on key investment characteristics, including Final Portfolio Size, Maximum Drawdown, and Maximum Loss, to determine their potential in enhancing long-term investment results.

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Trading Arbitrage Portfolios Based on Image Representations

31.May 2024

Convolutional neural networks (CNNs), inspired by the human brain’s ability to recognize visual patterns, excel in tasks like object detection, facial recognition, and image classification, making them powerful tools for extracting insights from visual data. However, we are traders, so a natural question arises: Can we use that in trading? A recent paper shows that we can actually do it. Utilizing CNNs, Niklas Paluszkiewicz introduces a novel approach to pairs trading by visually analyzing historical price movements while converting traditional time series data into image representations. 

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Quantpedia Awards 2024 – Winners Announcement

27.May 2024

This is the moment we all have been waiting for, and today, we would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of the researchers behind innovative studies in quantitative trading. So, what do the top five look like, and what will the authors of the papers receive?

Let’s find out …

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