Can We Backtest Asset Allocation Trading Strategy in ChatGPT?

31.March 2023

It’s always fun to push the boundaries of technology and see what it can do. The AI chatbots are the hot topic of current discussion in the quant blogosphere. So we have decided to test OpenAI’s ChatGPT abilities. Will we persuade it to become a data analyst for us? While we may not be there yet, it’s clear that AI language models like ChatGPT can soon revolutionize how we approach to finance and data analysis.

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Avoid Equity Bear Markets with a Market Timing Strategy – Part 3

17.March 2023

In the last third installment, we will finish exploring the world of market timing strategies (see parts 1 & 2). We will focus on yield curve predictors and incorporate all three ideas (price-based, macro-economic, and yield curve predictors) into one final trading strategy that yields an annual return above that of the stock market while doubling its Sharpe ratio and reducing maximal drawdown by two thirds.

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Avoid Equity Bear Markets with a Market Timing Strategy – Part 1

13.March 2023

In this series of three articles, our goal is to construct a market timing strategy that would reliably sidestep the equity market during bear markets, thereby reducing market volatility and boosting risk-adjusted returns. We will build trading signals based on price-based indicators, macroeconomic indicators, and a leading indicator, a yield curve, that would try to predict recessions and bear markets in advance. All three articles would be published in a span of the next few days. We start with the first part – a short intro into the market timing strategies using price-based rules.

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Evaluating Long-Term Performance of Equities, Bonds, and Commodities Relative to Strength of the US Dollar

10.February 2023

The US dollar is the world’s primary reserve currency, is the most widely traded currency in the world (making up over 85% of all foreign exchange transactions), and is used as the benchmark currency for pricing many commodities such as oil and gold. We can say that the US dollar is the blood of the current financial system. A few months ago, we shared how to build a really long-term (nearly 100 years long) history of the USD exchange rate. Therefore, as we already have the data, we can now perform the cross-asset analysis to study the impact of the US Dollar’s strength or weakness on the performance of other asset classes, notably US equities, US treasury bonds, and commodities.

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A Balanced Portfolio and Trend-Following During Different Market States

19.December 2022

What’s the performance of a balanced portfolio during rising rates? How does it behave when inflation is high? What about a combination of these market states? And how do trend-following strategies fare in such an environment? These and even more questions we will attempt to resolve in our today’s article. We will be looking at different market cycles and how a balanced portfolio and a typical trend-following strategy perform over these different market states.

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