High-Frequency Trading Slowdown

Stock markets are not anymore large venues filled with people shouting and rushing to scalp Blue Star shares. Computers stole the show back in the 90’s, as algorithms did in the 2000’s. Algorithmic trading (AT) and high-frequency trading (HFT) have come to set the rules of the trading world, and have essentially isolated human intervention […]

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And yet it moves

The aim of this article is to explain the main idea behind the concept of volatility arbitrage by using Delta neutral portfolios composed by a combined position in a derivative instrument sensible to changes in (expected) volatility of the underlying, in our case an option contract, and in the underlying itself, in our case a […]

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The Banking Sector: Mean Reverting or Momentum?

The banking sector has been one of the most discussed among regulators, journalists and practitioners across the globe in the last 10 years. This article aims to analyse a dual simple systematic trading strategies for both USA and EU (EMU area) banking sector. We select the following 10 banks for the European market: Unicredit, Intesa […]

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Swimming with the Sharks: The COT

What is the current market view on Gold? How are positioned the largest speculators in Oil? This article tries to exploit all these information thanks to a useful tool, known as the ‘Commitment Of Traders’ report. The main  goal is to develop a passive trading strategy based on what the ‘Sharks’ are currently doing in the market, […]

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