Quantitative Trading with R

Understanding Mathematical and Computational Tools from a Quant’s Perspective

Author: Harry Georgakopoulos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137437472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3716

Quantitative Finance with R offers a winning strategy for devising expertly-crafted and workable trading models using the R open source programming language, providing readers with a step-by-step approach to understanding complex quantitative finance problems and building functional computer code.

Automated Trading with R

Quantitative Research and Platform Development

Author: Chris Conlan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484221788

Category: Computers

Page: 205

View: 4025

Learn to trade algorithmically with your existing brokerage, from data management, to strategy optimization, to order execution, using free and publicly available data. Connect to your brokerage’s API, and the source code is plug-and-play. Automated Trading with R explains automated trading, starting with its mathematics and moving to its computation and execution. You will gain a unique insight into the mechanics and computational considerations taken in building a back-tester, strategy optimizer, and fully functional trading platform. The platform built in this book can serve as a complete replacement for commercially available platforms used by retail traders and small funds. Software components are strictly decoupled and easily scalable, providing opportunity to substitute any data source, trading algorithm, or brokerage. This book will: Provide a flexible alternative to common strategy automation frameworks, like Tradestation, Metatrader, and CQG, to small funds and retail traders Offer an understanding of the internal mechanisms of an automated trading system Standardize discussion and notation of real-world strategy optimization problems What You Will Learn Understand machine-learning criteria for statistical validity in the context of time-series Optimize strategies, generate real-time trading decisions, and minimize computation time while programming an automated strategy in R and using its package library Best simulate strategy performance in its specific use case to derive accurate performance estimates Understand critical real-world variables pertaining to portfolio management and performance assessment, including latency, drawdowns, varying trade size, portfolio growth, and penalization of unused capital Who This Book Is For Traders/practitioners at the retail or small fund level with at least an undergraduate background in finance or computer science; graduate level finance or data science students

Learning Quantitative Finance with R

Author: Dr. Param Jeet,Prashant Vats

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786465256

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 3546

Implement machine learning, time-series analysis, algorithmic trading and more About This Book Understand the basics of R and how they can be applied in various Quantitative Finance scenarios Learn various algorithmic trading techniques and ways to optimize them using the tools available in R. Contain different methods to manage risk and explore trading using Machine Learning. Who This Book Is For If you want to learn how to use R to build quantitative finance models with ease, this book is for you. Analysts who want to learn R to solve their quantitative finance problems will also find this book useful. Some understanding of the basic financial concepts will be useful, though prior knowledge of R is not required. What You Will Learn Get to know the basics of R and how to use it in the field of Quantitative Finance Understand data processing and model building using R Explore different types of analytical techniques such as statistical analysis, time-series analysis, predictive modeling, and econometric analysis Build and analyze quantitative finance models using real-world examples How real-life examples should be used to develop strategies Performance metrics to look into before deciding upon any model Deep dive into the vast world of machine-learning based trading Get to grips with algorithmic trading and different ways of optimizing it Learn about controlling risk parameters of financial instruments In Detail The role of a quantitative analyst is very challenging, yet lucrative, so there is a lot of competition for the role in top-tier organizations and investment banks. This book is your go-to resource if you want to equip yourself with the skills required to tackle any real-world problem in quantitative finance using the popular R programming language. You'll start by getting an understanding of the basics of R and its relevance in the field of quantitative finance. Once you've built this foundation, we'll dive into the practicalities of building financial models in R. This will help you have a fair understanding of the topics as well as their implementation, as the authors have presented some use cases along with examples that are easy to understand and correlate. We'll also look at risk management and optimization techniques for algorithmic trading. Finally, the book will explain some advanced concepts, such as trading using machine learning, optimizations, exotic options, and hedging. By the end of this book, you will have a firm grasp of the techniques required to implement basic quantitative finance models in R. Style and approach This book introduces you to the essentials of quantitative finance with the help of easy-to-understand, practical examples and use cases in R. Each chapter presents a specific financial concept in detail, backed with relevant theory and the implementation of a real-life example.

Introduction to R for Quantitative Finance

Author: Gergely Daróczi,Michael Puhle,Edina Berlinger,Péter Csóka,Daniel Havran,Márton Michaletzky,Zsolt Tulassay,Kata Váradi,Agnes Vidovics-Dancs

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783280948

Category: Computers

Page: 164

View: 5945

This book is a tutorial guide for new users that aims to help you understand the basics of and become accomplished with the use of R for quantitative finance.If you are looking to use R to solve problems in quantitative finance, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of financial theory is assumed, but familiarity with R is not required. With a focus on using R to solve a wide range of issues, this book provides useful content for both the R beginner and more experience users.

Mastering R for Quantitative Finance

Author: Edina Berlinger,Ferenc Illés,Milán Badics,Ádám Banai,Gergely Daróczi,Barbara Dömötör,Gergely Gabler,Dániel Havran,Péter Juhász,István Margitai,Balázs Márkus,Péter Medvegyev,Julia Molnár,Balázs Árpád Szűcs,Ágnes Tuza,Tamás Vadász,Kata Váradi,Ágnes Vidovics-Dancs

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783552085

Category: Computers

Page: 362

View: 7618

This book is intended for those who want to learn how to use R's capabilities to build models in quantitative finance at a more advanced level. If you wish to perfectly take up the rhythm of the chapters, you need to be at an intermediate level in quantitative finance and you also need to have a reasonable knowledge of R.

Financial Analytics with R

Author: Mark J. Bennett,Dirk L. Hugen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107150752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 7904

Financial Analytics with R sharpens readers' skills in time-series, forecasting, portfolio selection, covariance clustering, prediction, and derivative securities.

Quantitative Trading

How to Build Your Own Algorithmic Trading Business

Author: Ernest P. Chan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781119203377

Category: Investment analysis

Page: 181

View: 1389

"While institutional traders continue to implement quantitative (or algorithmic) trading, many independent traders have wondered if they can still challenge powerful industry professionals at their own game? The answer is "yes," and in Quantitative Trading, Dr. Ernest Chan, a respected independent trader and consultant, will show you how. Whether you're an independent "retail" trader looking to start your own quantitative trading business or an individual who aspires to work as a quantitative trader at a major financial institution, this practical guide contains the information you need to succeed"--Resource description page.


Author: Jack Xu

Publisher: Unicad

ISBN: 9780979372575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

View: 6271

The book provides a complete explanation of R programming in quantitative finance. It demonstrates how to prototype quant models and backtest trading strategies. It pays special attention to creating business applications and reusable R libraries that can be directly used to solve real-world problems in quantitative finance.

Machine Trading

Deploying Computer Algorithms to Conquer the Markets

Author: Ernest P. Chan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119219604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 8853

Dive into algo trading with step-by-step tutorials and expert insight Machine Trading is a practical guide to building your algorithmic trading business. Written by a recognized trader with major institution expertise, this book provides step-by-step instruction on quantitative trading and the latest technologies available even outside the Wall Street sphere. You'll discover the latest platforms that are becoming increasingly easy to use, gain access to new markets, and learn new quantitative strategies that are applicable to stocks, options, futures, currencies, and even bitcoins. The companion website provides downloadable software codes, and you'll learn to design your own proprietary tools using MATLAB. The author's experiences provide deep insight into both the business and human side of systematic trading and money management, and his evolution from proprietary trader to fund manager contains valuable lessons for investors at any level. Algorithmic trading is booming, and the theories, tools, technologies, and the markets themselves are evolving at a rapid pace. This book gets you up to speed, and walks you through the process of developing your own proprietary trading operation using the latest tools. Utilize the newer, easier algorithmic trading platforms Access markets previously unavailable to systematic traders Adopt new strategies for a variety of instruments Gain expert perspective into the human side of trading The strength of algorithmic trading is its versatility. It can be used in any strategy, including market-making, inter-market spreading, arbitrage, or pure speculation; decision-making and implementation can be augmented at any stage, or may operate completely automatically. Traders looking to step up their strategy need look no further than Machine Trading for clear instruction and expert solutions.

Python for Finance

Analyze Big Financial Data

Author: Yves Hilpisch

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491945389

Category: Computers

Page: 606

View: 7905

The financial industry has adopted Python at a tremendous rate recently, with some of the largest investment banks and hedge funds using it to build core trading and risk management systems. This hands-on guide helps both developers and quantitative analysts get started with Python, and guides you through the most important aspects of using Python for quantitative finance. Using practical examples through the book, author Yves Hilpisch also shows you how to develop a full-fledged framework for Monte Carlo simulation-based derivatives and risk analytics, based on a large, realistic case study. Much of the book uses interactive IPython Notebooks, with topics that include: Fundamentals: Python data structures, NumPy array handling, time series analysis with pandas, visualization with matplotlib, high performance I/O operations with PyTables, date/time information handling, and selected best practices Financial topics: mathematical techniques with NumPy, SciPy and SymPy such as regression and optimization; stochastics for Monte Carlo simulation, Value-at-Risk, and Credit-Value-at-Risk calculations; statistics for normality tests, mean-variance portfolio optimization, principal component analysis (PCA), and Bayesian regression Special topics: performance Python for financial algorithms, such as vectorization and parallelization, integrating Python with Excel, and building financial applications based on Web technologies

The Quants

How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It

Author: Scott Patterson

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307453396

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 3613

With the immediacy of today’s NASDAQ close and the timeless power of a Greek tragedy, The Quants is at once a masterpiece of explanatory journalism, a gripping tale of ambition and hubris, and an ominous warning about Wall Street’s future. In March of 2006, four of the world’s richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel. They were preparing to compete in a poker tournament with million-dollar stakes, but those numbers meant nothing to them. They were accustomed to risking billions. On that night, these four men and their cohorts were the new kings of Wall Street. Muller, Griffin, Asness, and Weinstein were among the best and brightest of a new breed, the quants. Over the prior twenty years, this species of math whiz--technocrats who make billions not with gut calls or fundamental analysis but with formulas and high-speed computers--had usurped the testosterone-fueled, kill-or-be-killed risk-takers who’d long been the alpha males the world’s largest casino. The quants helped create a digitized money-trading machine that could shift billions around the globe with the click of a mouse. Few realized, though, that in creating this unprecedented machine, men like Muller, Griffin, Asness and Weinstein had sowed the seeds for history’s greatest financial disaster. Drawing on unprecedented access to these four number-crunching titans, The Quants tells the inside story of what they thought and felt in the days and weeks when they helplessly watched much of their net worth vaporize--and wondered just how their mind-bending formulas and genius-level IQ’s had led them so wrong, so fast.

Quantitative Risk Management

Concepts, Techniques and Tools

Author: Alexander J. McNeil,Rüdiger Frey,Paul Embrechts

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400866286

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

View: 1553

This book provides the most comprehensive treatment of the theoretical concepts and modelling techniques of quantitative risk management. Whether you are a financial risk analyst, actuary, regulator or student of quantitative finance, Quantitative Risk Management gives you the practical tools you need to solve real-world problems. Describing the latest advances in the field, Quantitative Risk Management covers the methods for market, credit and operational risk modelling. It places standard industry approaches on a more formal footing and explores key concepts such as loss distributions, risk measures and risk aggregation and allocation principles. The book's methodology draws on diverse quantitative disciplines, from mathematical finance and statistics to econometrics and actuarial mathematics. A primary theme throughout is the need to satisfactorily address extreme outcomes and the dependence of key risk drivers. Proven in the classroom, the book also covers advanced topics like credit derivatives. Fully revised and expanded to reflect developments in the field since the financial crisis Features shorter chapters to facilitate teaching and learning Provides enhanced coverage of Solvency II and insurance risk management and extended treatment of credit risk, including counterparty credit risk and CDO pricing Includes a new chapter on market risk and new material on risk measures and risk aggregation

Finding Alphas

A Quantitative Approach to Building Trading Strategies

Author: Igor Tulchinsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119057892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 992

Design more successful trading systems with this practical guide to identifying alphas Finding Alphas seeks to teach you how to do one thing and do it well: design alphas. Written by experienced practitioners from WorldQuant, including its founder and CEO Igor Tulchinsky, this book provides detailed insight into the alchemic art of generating trading signals, and gives you access to the tools you need to practice and explore. Equally applicable across regions, this practical guide provides you with methods for uncovering the hidden signals in your data. A collection of essays provides diverse viewpoints to show the similarities, as well as unique approaches, to alpha design, covering a wide variety of topics, ranging from abstract theory to concrete technical aspects. You'll learn the dos and don'ts of information research, fundamental analysis, statistical arbitrage, alpha diversity, and more, and then delve into more advanced areas and more complex designs. The companion website, www.worldquantchallenge.com, features alpha examples with formulas and explanations. Further, this book also provides practical guidance for using WorldQuant's online simulation tool WebSim® to get hands-on practice in alpha design. Alpha is an algorithm which trades financial securities. This book shows you the ins and outs of alpha design, with key insight from experienced practitioners. Learn the seven habits of highly effective quants Understand the key technical aspects of alpha design Use WebSim® to experiment and create more successful alphas Finding Alphas is the detailed, informative guide you need to start designing robust, successful alphas.

Optimal Trading Strategies

Quantitative Approaches for Managing Market Impact and Trading Risk

Author: Robert Kissell,Morton Glantz,Roberto Malamut

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 9780814407240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

View: 9001

"The decisions that investment professionals and fund managers make have a direct impact on investor return. Unfortunately, the best implementation methodologies are not widely disseminated throughout the professional community, compromising the best interests of funds, their managers, and ultimately the individual investor. But now there is a strategy that lets professionals make better decisions. This valuable reference answers crucial questions such as: * How do I compare strategies? * Should I trade aggressively or passively? * How do I estimate trading costs, ""slice"" an order, and measure performance? and dozens more. Optimal Trading Strategies is the first book to give professionals the methodology and framework they need to make educated implementation decisions based on the objectives and goals of the funds they manage and the clients they serve."

Building Algorithmic Trading Systems

A Trader's Journey From Data Mining to Monte Carlo Simulation to Live Trading

Author: Kevin Davey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111877888X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3995

Develop your own trading system with practical guidance and expert advice In Building Algorithmic Trading Systems: A Trader's Journey From Data Mining to Monte Carlo Simulation to Live Training, award-winning trader Kevin Davey shares his secrets for developing trading systems that generate triple-digit returns. With both explanation and demonstration, Davey guides you step-by-step through the entire process of generating and validating an idea, setting entry and exit points, testing systems, and implementing them in live trading. You'll find concrete rules for increasing or decreasing allocation to a system, and rules for when to abandon one. The companion website includes Davey's own Monte Carlo simulator and other tools that will enable you to automate and test your own trading ideas. A purely discretionary approach to trading generally breaks down over the long haul. With market data and statistics easily available, traders are increasingly opting to employ an automated or algorithmic trading system—enough that algorithmic trades now account for the bulk of stock trading volume. Building Algorithmic Trading Systems teaches you how to develop your own systems with an eye toward market fluctuations and the impermanence of even the most effective algorithm. Learn the systems that generated triple-digit returns in the World Cup Trading Championship Develop an algorithmic approach for any trading idea using off-the-shelf software or popular platforms Test your new system using historical and current market data Mine market data for statistical tendencies that may form the basis of a new system Market patterns change, and so do system results. Past performance isn't a guarantee of future success, so the key is to continually develop new systems and adjust established systems in response to evolving statistical tendencies. For individual traders looking for the next leap forward, Building Algorithmic Trading Systems provides expert guidance and practical advice.

Algorithmic Trading

Winning Strategies and Their Rationale

Author: Ernie Chan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118460146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 1430

Markets are now almost always electronic, and as a result of decimalization, algorithmic trading is booming. Algorithmic trading (or "algo trading" as it is referred) is the use of computer programs (such as Excel or MatLab) for entering and executing trading orders with the computer algorithm deciding on certain aspects of the order, such as the timing, price, or even the final quantity of the order. Algorithmic trading may be used in any investment strategy, including market-making, inter-market spreading, arbitrage, or pure speculation (including trend following). The investment decision and implementation may be augmented at any stage with algorithmic support or may operate completely automatically. Algorithmic Trading provides an understanding of the core concepts in quantitative trading, an understanding of the process of using mathematics and statistics to analyze the profitability of a trading model, a “hands on” experience of how backtesting is done, and an understanding of pair trading in stocks, ETFs, futures and currencies. Chan shows investors how to use Excel and MatLab to build their own algo trading tools, as well as FX1, an FX trading platform growing in popularity.He also shows investors how to conduct quantitative research and analysis, and turn quantitative trading strategies into profits using stocks, ETFs, futures, and other financial instruments.

An Introduction to Algorithmic Trading

Basic to Advanced Strategies

Author: Edward Leshik,Jane Cralle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119975093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7217

Interest in algorithmic trading is growing massively – it’s cheaper, faster and better to control than standard trading, it enables you to ‘pre-think’ the market, executing complex math in real time and take the required decisions based on the strategy defined. We are no longer limited by human ‘bandwidth’. The cost alone (estimated at 6 cents per share manual, 1 cent per share algorithmic) is a sufficient driver to power the growth of the industry. According to consultant firm, Aite Group LLC, high frequency trading firms alone account for 73% of all US equity trading volume, despite only representing approximately 2% of the total firms operating in the US markets. Algorithmic trading is becoming the industry lifeblood. But it is a secretive industry with few willing to share the secrets of their success. The book begins with a step-by-step guide to algorithmic trading, demystifying this complex subject and providing readers with a specific and usable algorithmic trading knowledge. It provides background information leading to more advanced work by outlining the current trading algorithms, the basics of their design, what they are, how they work, how they are used, their strengths, their weaknesses, where we are now and where we are going. The book then goes on to demonstrate a selection of detailed algorithms including their implementation in the markets. Using actual algorithms that have been used in live trading readers have access to real time trading functionality and can use the never before seen algorithms to trade their own accounts. The markets are complex adaptive systems exhibiting unpredictable behaviour. As the markets evolve algorithmic designers need to be constantly aware of any changes that may impact their work, so for the more adventurous reader there is also a section on how to design trading algorithms. All examples and algorithms are demonstrated in Excel on the accompanying CD ROM, including actual algorithmic examples which have been used in live trading.

Advances in Financial Machine Learning

Author: Marcos Lopez de Prado

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119482119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 9272

Machine learning (ML) is changing virtually every aspect of our lives. Today ML algorithms accomplish tasks that until recently only expert humans could perform. As it relates to finance, this is the most exciting time to adopt a disruptive technology that will transform how everyone invests for generations. Readers will learn how to structure Big data in a way that is amenable to ML algorithms; how to conduct research with ML algorithms on that data; how to use supercomputing methods; how to backtest your discoveries while avoiding false positives. The book addresses real-life problems faced by practitioners on a daily basis, and explains scientifically sound solutions using math, supported by code and examples. Readers become active users who can test the proposed solutions in their particular setting. Written by a recognized expert and portfolio manager, this book will equip investment professionals with the groundbreaking tools needed to succeed in modern finance.

Handbook of High Frequency Trading

Author: Greg N. Gregoriou

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128023627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 494

View: 2531

This comprehensive examination of high frequency trading looks beyond mathematical models, which are the subject of most HFT books, to the mechanics of the marketplace. In 25 chapters, researchers probe the intricate nature of high frequency market dynamics, market structure, back-office processes, and regulation. They look deeply into computing infrastructure, describing data sources, formats, and required processing rates as well as software architecture and current technologies. They also create contexts, explaining the historical rise of automated trading systems, corresponding technological advances in hardware and software, and the evolution of the trading landscape. Developed for students and professionals who want more than discussions on the econometrics of the modelling process, The Handbook of High Frequency Trading explains the entirety of this controversial trading strategy. Answers all questions about high frequency trading without being limited to mathematical modelling Illuminates market dynamics, processes, and regulations Explains how high frequency trading evolved and predicts its future developments

Inside the Black Box

A Simple Guide to Quantitative and High Frequency Trading

Author: Rishi K. Narang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2171

New edition of book that demystifies quant and algo trading In this updated edition of his bestselling book, Rishi K Narang offers in a straightforward, nontechnical style—supplemented by real-world examples and informative anecdotes—a reliable resource takes you on a detailed tour through the black box. He skillfully sheds light upon the work that quants do, lifting the veil of mystery around quantitative trading and allowing anyone interested in doing so to understand quants and their strategies. This new edition includes information on High Frequency Trading. Offers an update on the bestselling book for explaining in non-mathematical terms what quant and algo trading are and how they work Provides key information for investors to evaluate the best hedge fund investments Explains how quant strategies fit into a portfolio, why they are valuable, and how to evaluate a quant manager This new edition of Inside the Black Box explains quant investing without the jargon and goes a long way toward educating investment professionals.