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Best Quant Papers of 2018 from Savvy Investor

The Best Quant Papers of 2018 from Savvy Investor

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The Best Quant Papers of 2018 from Savvy Investor

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Fama and French win “Best Quant Paper 2018”

Savvy Investor curates the best pensions and investment white papers from around the world. Having uploaded more than 25,000 papers since launch, they have a unique platform from which to host these Awards. The Savvy Investor Awards are judged on the basis of the quality and readability of the paper and its appeal to their institutional investor audience.

Call us sentimental, but we’re delighted to be awarding the Savvy Investor trophy for the best quant paper of 2018 to Eugene Fama and Kenneth French. Unlike some earlier papers authored by this duo, the winning paper is in no way ground-breaking. However, it reminds us all of the nature of equity market volatility, and the implications for long-term investment returns. As the name suggests, it is a “volatility lesson” for professional investors, coming from two of the most respected names in the business.

See the winning papers below, or visit Savvy Investor for the full list of winners and short-listed papers across all 15 categories. 

Best Quant Paper 2018

Volatility Lessons (Financial Analysts Journal – CFA Institute)
In this paper, Fama and French examine the return distribution of equities versus cash over a variety of time periods, and show that the probability of negative equity returns over three and five-year periods is substantial. Interestingly, for longer-term horizons (say 10 or 20 years) there is a marked increase in right skewness and kurtosis. In other words, compared to a normal distribution of returns, the left tail almost disappears and the likelihood of negative equity returns versus cash diminishes substantially. Another key conclusion from the data relates to drawing inferences about future risk premia from observed returns over 3-, 5- or 10-year periods. The duo argue that, due to the high volatility, the evidence from such a “short” time period will be too “noisy” to be reliable.

Robust Asset Allocation for Robo-Advisors (Amundi Asset Management)
Quant researchers from Amundi Asset Management examine the challenges faced by robo-advisors attempting to automate the portfolio allocation and rebalancing process. This is a detailed, complex and formula-rich paper which will appeal primarily to quant managers and analysts involved in portfolio optimization, specifically using a mean-variance approach.

The Correlation See-Saw (Axioma)
The correlation of returns between different asset classes is critical to overall portfolio risk. However, these relationships are not necessarily stable over time. Axioma analyzes the way that shifts in cross-asset correlations impact overall portfolio risk, examining a case study of the first five months of 2018 when there was an unusual pattern of correlation reversals. How should this impact an investor’s approach to risk analytics?

Combining Investment Signals in Long/Short Strategies (Goldman Sachs Asset Management)
This paper examines the best way to combine quantitative investment signals in the context of managing a long-short portfolio. Is it better to create one combined signal, or is it preferable to consider the portfolio exposures indicated by each signal and combine the different exposures? The authors carry out their own empirical study and compare the results with other academic evidence.

If We Don’t Believe Markets are “Efficient”, What Do We Believe? (Winton)
Despite the well-known faults that are inherent in the efficient market hypothesis, it still underpins several prominent investment strategies. The authors of this paper examine an ecological theory that could be more applicable to financial markets.

The Current State of Quantitative Equity Investing (CFA Institute Research Foundation)
In this 74-page paper, CFA Institute Research Foundation reviews the concepts of risk and return, anomalies and the onset of factor investing, as well as the influence of big data on the quantitative equity field.

Pulling the Goalie: Hockey and Investment Implications (Cliff Asness/Aaron Brown)
Harkening back to the 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice,’ the authors build a model to determine the precise time that a hockey coach should choose to pull the goalie when behind. They then apply these lessons to a portfolio management environment.

About Savvy Investor

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Savvy Investor allows you to search and immediately find the top white papers on any investment topic, ranked by popularity.

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Best long and short for crypto currency right now with python

 

I thought I would do my first LIVE stream on Youtube. I am hoping to build a Python infrastructure using the instruction of Python book from QuantStart. Let’s see what happens,

You can check into my analytics service

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Best tip to build Crypto currency or Bitcoin trading bot and why for free

Best tip to build Cyrpto currency or Bitcoin trading bot and why for free

I explain the reason why Bitcoin is huge with the black box bots out there. Why go down that path? Build your own. Control your future where you control the source code to.

Start with and stick with Python. It is true open source!

 

Are you a sucker?

Black box technology is expensive and break over time. This stuff is usually meant for fools looking for gold via quick rich schemes. I call them suckers.

Then there are those scams like Initial Coin Offerings that need to be regulated. There are these moronic frat boys trying to make buck off you. They have no souls! No Concious! I would hope their mommies would lock them in the basement and chuck the key away. Essentially they only see the daylight when they need to by scamming you when Mom cuts them off from their weekly allowance.

You should have not spend a nickel on anything other than your time.  So let me introduce you to a simpler way that will only cost you your time and focus. This is the only way I know how to make dollar in the markets including Crypto currency. The other choice is to be a gullible sucker. Oh mommy would be so proud of you. Nor don’t listen to dumb cousin Johnny for tips to make it in the markets. Again, especially those crypto tips because of all the scams out there.

So let ‘s get this straight. Use this free/open source Python package called ccxt. It is right here,  

Seriously stick with Python and nothing else. Yeh I do take the heat for dissing Javascript and even PHP somewhat. Don’t know these lweb programming languages?  That is good to know so just focus on Python. OK? Just watch the video to save you some headaches OK?

 

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Combining best performing forex pair should hugely increase your expected return and Sharpe Ratio

Combining best performing forex pair should hugely increase your expected return and Sharpe Ratio

Proper metrics under proper conditions

The first little bit talks about the combination. I have tested this on multiple time frames but usually find these 2 best performing currency pairs historically will give you highest expected rate of return and expected Sharpe as well.

Note that there is a gap of blackness in video so just wait to see the detailed analysis.

Do realize that this technique can be applied to any asset class universally.

If you are interested in how the Portfolio Optimization, I have various videos that showcase this 

 

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CCXT Python package wrapper best to stay on top of Bitcoin crypto currency exchanges

CCXT Python package wrapper best to stay on top of Bitcoin crypto currency exchanges

This package is best hands down if you want to easily stay up to date on these ever changing exchanges. This is especially true for any Asian based exchanged that could be closed down at any time by local regulators.

https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/volume/24-hour/

https://github.com/ccxt/ccxt

 

 

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Award – Best Quant Paper 2017

 

Savvy Investor curates the best pensions and investment white papers from around the world. Having uploaded more than 20,000 papers since launch, they have a unique platform from which to host these Awards. The Savvy Investor Awards are judged on the basis of the quality and readability of the paper and its appeal to their institutional investor audience.

 

To view the full awards announcement, across 15 categories, visit the Savvy Investor Awards page.

WINNER: AQR Capital Management

Embracing Downside Risk

Equity index option pricing is examined in detail in this paper. The authors conclude that most of the empirical equity risk premium relates to compensation for taking on downside risk; therefore, downside risk is something to be embraced.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Adding Alpha by Subtracting Beta: A Case Study on how Quant Tools can Improve a Portfolio’s Returns by Axioma

A ‘real world’ portfolio is used to illustrate how fundamental managers can use quantitative tools to identify and lessen potential issues in their portfolio, thereby improving their realized returns.

An Asset Allocation Primer: Connecting Markowitz, Kelly and Risk Parity by PIMCO

Standard asset allocation model mechanics, including the utility based, Kelly, Markowitz, fixed allocation, and risk parity approaches, are described and contrasted in this PIMCO article.

 

Managing equity portfolio volatility by harnessing the volatility risk premium by Eaton Vance

Option-based strategies that attempt to harness the Volatility Risk Premium comprise a new type of solution that investors are currently exploring in order to achieve equity-like returns with less risk.

Start of Something Big: Demystifying the Source of Large Alpha in Small Caps by QMA

Active small-cap managers continue to outperform. QMA posits that capturing alpha in small caps is largely the result of inefficiencies that create pronounced mispricings that diligent managers can exploit on a regular basis.

 

About Savvy Investor

Savvy Investor is the world’s leading resource hub for the institutional investors. Since launch in March 2015, more than 23,000 members from across the globe have registered for the site, with 150-200 new members joining every week.

To find out how you can partner with Savvy Investor this year to enhance your thought leadership credentials in the institutional investor marketplace, please contact our Business Development Manager, Stuart Blake, stuart.blake@savvyinvestor.net.

 

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Best tip for math proofing for your potential quant trading research

best tip for math proofing for your potential quant trading research

This is a crucial skill to have if you ever want to get into quant research to build models

 

https://hackernoon.com/writing-code-like-a-mathematical-proof-f5838fc27382

 

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Is Jesse Livermore the best trader ever?

Is Jesse Livermore the best trader ever?

He also put out this book

This was after a conversation on Facebook Messenger

https://www.amazon.ca/How-Trade-Stocks-Jesse-Livermore/dp/0071469796

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-life-of-jesse-livermore-2015-7/#jesse-livermore-was-born-in-1877-to-a-family-of-farmers-and-learned-to-read-and-write-by-the-time-he-was-3-12-1

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Lauriston_Livermore

 

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Is regression trendline best technical analysis trading indicator for position entry

Is regression trendline best technical analysis trading indicator for position entry

This is for the simplest forex trading strategy for market position  entry. What other indicators would you run in parallel for this?

I do have my 2 Dukascopy very affordable courses to help you prepare for this sort of stuff

https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/education/trading_tips/daily_trading_lesson/2014/10/24/Trend-Following-with-Regression-Channels.html

https://www.dukascopy.com/client/javadoc/com/dukascopy/api/IIndicators.html

Note:

regression <— most appropriate line but available in Visual Jforex but part of Jforex
in visual jforex (under trend indicator):
fib pivot not appropriate
trend envelope most appropriate
wadded at may work combine with trend envelope

Dukascopy Visual JForex for NON programming to do algo forex trading

Dukascopy Tools and API development for Algo forex trading

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