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Anyone with an interest professional or otherwise in what goes on inside the black boxes of mathematical trading strategies will enjoy the book. Andy Pole provides a remarkable look at the history and evolution of what is frequently considered to be the most opaque of the myriad hedge fund strategies. His detailed focus on and clever examples of the underlying drivers of stat arb are an invaluable resource for anyone investigating the strategy for the first time. Even we old—timers will learn something. Using real—life examples and accounts from his decades of experience, this book chronicles the rise in popularity of stat arb, explains its recent struggle for profitability, as well as provides novices with insights into the art and science of building their own models.

As the analysis techniques used became more sophisticated and the models deployed more technical, so the sobriquet by which the discipline became known was elaborated.

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The term ''statistical arbitrage'' was first used in the early s. Statistical arbitrage approaches range from the vanilla pairs trading scheme of old to sophisticated, dynamic, nonlinear models employing techniques including neural networks,wavelets, fractals- just about any pattern matching technology from statistics, physics, and mathematics has been tried, tested, and in a lot of cases, abandoned.

Later developments combined trading experience, further empirical observation, experimental analysis, and theoretical insight from engineering and physics fields as diverse as high energy particle physics to fluid dynamics and employing mathematical techniques from probability theory to differential and difference equations.

With so much intellectual energy active in research, the label "pairs trading" seemed inadequate. Too mundane.

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Dowdy, even. The first rules divined for trading pairs were plain mathematical expressions of the description of the visual appearance of the spread. We deliberately use the term rules rather than model because there is no attempt at elaboration of a process to explain the observed behavior, but simply a description of salient patterns.

That is not to diminish the validity of the rules but to characterize the early work accurately. As the record shows, the rules were fantastically profitable for several years. If this looks like money for practically no effort, that is the astonishing situation Tartaglia discovered in writ large across thousands of stock pairs.

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Versand In den Warenkorb. Weitere Versionen. Beschreibung Inhalt Rezensionen Autoreninfo Praise for Statistical Arbitrage "In this lucid, intelligent, and highly readable book, Andrew Pole presents the insights of an experienced and successful exponent of statistical arbitrage, with an uncommon mixture of flair, accessibility, and academic precision.

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Chapter 1. Monte Carlo or Bust. Chapter 2. Statistical Arbitrage.

Statistical Arbitrage. Algorithmic Trading Insights and Techniques. Wiley Finance

Chapter 3. Structural Models. Chapter 4. Law of Reversion.

Chapter 5. Gauss is Not the God of Reversion. Chapter 6. Interstock Volatility.

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The early years were enormously lucrative. Success soon spawned independent practitioners including D. Shaw and Double Alpha, both created by former acolytes of Tartaglia.

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In subsequent years other groups created pairs trading businesses, the founders of which can be traced either to the original group at Morgan Stanley or to second-generation shops such as Shaw. As the practice became more widely known, academic interest was piqued; published articles by NBER, among others, made the general precept known to a wide audience and with the rapid increase in power of low cost personal computers, the potential practitioner base exploded.

Very quickly, so did the actual practitioner base. Two decades later, the matured adult statistical arbitrage that grew up from the pair trading infant faces a cataclysmic environmental change. Returns have greatly diminished. Managers are beset by difficulties and are adapting strategies to cope. The financial market environment of the new century poses survival challenges one might liken to those faced by earthly fauna millenia ago when the last ice age dawned. The quick and adaptable survived.

The slow and morphologically fixed froze or starved. Statistical arbitrage's ice age dawned in and entered full ''frigidia'' in Observers proclaimed the investment discipline's demise, investors withdrew funds, and practitioners closed shop.

The rout was comprehensive. A pall of defeat enveloped discussion of the business. This judgment of a terminal moment for statistical arbitrage is premature, I believe.

Despite the problems for traditional statistical arbitrage models presented by market structural changes, which are documented and examined in later chapters, there are indications of new opportunities.

New patterns of stock price behavior are occurring on at least two high-frequency timescales. Driving forces are identifiable in the interplay of electronic trading entities, the rising future of stock trading in the United States. The appearance of the new opportunities, admittedly only roughly characterized at this time, suggests significant economic exploitability, and theymay be enough to stave off the fate of extinction for statistical arbitrage.

The cromagnon man of classic reversion plays will be superseded by the homo sapiens of. That remains to be seen but outlines are drawn in Chapter I considered titling the book, T he Rise and Fall and Rise? The pattern is explicit in the preceding paragraphs of this chapter and in the structure of the book, which iswritten almost in the form of an annotated history.

To those readers whose interest is borne of the question, ''What are the prospects for statistical arbitrage? It might be likened to suggesting to a student of applied mathematics that the study of Copernicus' system for the motions of astronomical bodies is presently utilitarian. I maintain that there is value in the historical study for the mathematician, too, but that is taking analogy much further than it deserves.

Knowing what worked previously in statistical arbitrage, and how and why it did, provides the necessary foundation for understanding why market structural changes have negatively impacted the strategy class. Knowing which changes have had an effect and how those effects were realized illuminates what might be anticipated in the presently congealing environment.

Interpreting the present in the context of the past is hardly a novel notion.