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The Best Systematic Trading Strategies in 2021: Part 1

16.August 2021

As of the first half of August, the year 2021 seems to be a phenomenal year for equities. World equities have earned more than +16%, and US equities, even more, topping +20% gains. Is there even any better strategy this year than just holding US equities? Well, yes, there are actually several of them. Are they all tied to US equities? Many of them are, but many of them are not. Some of them are not even tied to equities at all.

Note: This blog is Part 1 of a series. Part 2 is available here.

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Community Alpha of QuantConnect – Part 2: Social Trading Factor Strategies

13.August 2021

This blog post is the continuation of series about Quantconnect’s Alpha market strategies. Part 1 can be found here. This part is related to the factor strategies notoriously known from the majority of asset classes.

Overall, the factors on alpha strategies provide insightful results that could be utilized. The results particularly point to excluding the most extreme strategies based on various past distribution’s characteristics.

Stay tuned for the 3rd and 4th part of this series, where we will explore factor meta-strategies built on top of the QuantConnect’s Alpha Market.

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Five Small Shards of Insight Hidden in Data

28.July 2021

This blog post will give you a short recapitulation of the five quick market/portfolio insights built from Quantpedia Pro reporting.

– Gold displays a strong seasonal tendency in returns in days around US public holidays.

– The performance of Bitcoin is usually the worst during the same time as stock market experiences the bear market.

– Cryptocurrency market correlation slowly increases, and we can’t rule out the financialization of the crypto market (the same process that happened in commodities approximately ten years ago).

– Skewness-based trading strategies could serve as a practical hedge/diversification during stock market drawdowns.

– We show the main attribute of most of the risk parity portfolios – lower total returns but significantly lower risk measures.

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