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Poor man’s pairs trading…

April 11, 2010
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Poor man’s pairs trading…

There is a central notion in Time Series Econometrics, cointegration. Loosely it refers to finding the long run equilibrium of two non-stationary series. As the most know non-stationary series examples comes from finance, cointegration is nowadays a tool for traders (not a common one though!). They use it as the theory behind pairs trading (aka

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FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) of time series — promises and pitfalls towards trading

February 24, 2010
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FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) of time series  — promises and pitfalls towards trading

Fig 1. FFT transformed time series (EBAY) reconstructed with first three and twenty harmonics, respectively.I see quite a few traders interested in advanced signal processing techniques. It is often instructive to see why they may or may not be useful....

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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development — Part 3 (Python/VBA)

February 20, 2010
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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development — Part 3  (Python/VBA)

As mentioned in prior posts, it is not possible to use the standard Weka GUI to instantiate a Genetic Algorithm, other than for feature selection. Part of the reason is that there is no generic algorithm to instantiate a fitness function. The same fl...

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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development– Part 2

February 17, 2010
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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development– Part 2

We started by discussing the goal of a genetic algorithm, which is to optimally find the candidate pool of rules that are superior to other potential rules. In our example of moving averages, we are seeking the values of parameters of the rule :if ma(...

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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development — Part 1

February 15, 2010
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Genetic Algorithm Systematic Trading Development — Part 1

I want to start with a brief introduction to what I consider one of the most powerful learning methodologies to come out of Artificial Intelligence in the last several decades-- the Genetic Algorithm. Although it was originally developed to model evol...

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IBrokers Featured on Quantitative Trading

January 17, 2009
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IBrokers Featured on Quantitative Trading

Jeff Ryan's IBrokers package was mentioned on Ernie Chan's blog, Quantitative Trading. Though the package is still in pre-alpha stage, it is generating quite a bit of interest.Source:Ernie ChanFriday, January 16, 2009Quantitative Trading: Algorithmic ...

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Welcome to FOSS Trading

September 28, 2008
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Welcome to FOSS Trading

This blog will highlight the development and use of free open-source software to research, test, and trade financial markets.Meet the authors:Joshua Ulrich is currently the author and maintainer of four R packages:TTR - Technical Trading Rules - a suit...

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Like peanut butter and jelly: x13binary and seasonal

February 2, 2016
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This post was written by Dirk Eddelbuettel and Christoph Sax and will be posted on both author's respective blogs. The seasonal package by Christoph Sax brings a very featureful and expressive interface for working with seasonal data to the R environment. It uses the standard tool of the trade: X-13ARIMA-SEATS. This powerful program is...

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Creating Calendars for Future’s Expiration

January 17, 2016
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Creating Calendars for Future’s Expiration

Lately I have been doing calendar analysis of various markets (future contracts). Not an overly complicated task, but has a few interesting angles and since I haven’t seen anything similar on the Net – here we go. The world of futures is not friendly – pretty much every contract has its own definition for expiration. The post

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A Visualization of World Cuisines

December 28, 2015
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A Visualization of World Cuisines

In a previous post, we had ‘mapped’ the culinary diversity in India through a visualization of food consumption patterns. Since then, one of the topics in my to-do list was a visualization of world cuisines. The primary question was similar to that asked of the Indian cuisine: Are cuisines of geographically and culturally closer regions

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