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Quant fund really better than traditional hedge fund strategies

 

Quant fund really better than traditional hedge fund strategies

This may prove that quant funds are not much different than traditional hedge fund strategies

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Quant Hedge fund vs traditional video

Quant Hedge fund vs traditional video

Alternative to the hedge fund which sometimes can have more alpha than traditional

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Humans need NOT to apply? Is it the bad bots and even HFT who are destroying traditional economic theory and central banking policies

Humans need NOT to apply? Is it the bad bots and even HFT who are destroying traditional economic theory and central banking policies

Again, this thanks as this comes from a member. One example from Zero Hedge

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-19/things-make-you-go-hmmmlike-golds-sudden-ignorance-geopolitical-risk

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Why traditional equity day trading is dying out? You can thank high frequency trading

Hi there,

Do you do equity day trading? Are you a swing trader? Are you a discretionary day trader?

If you answered yes to these questions then you should read this.

Today’s discretionary equity day trader will likely be wiped out in the coming months and years. Simply because high-frequency trading is taking over the entire stock exchange market. This is a global phenomenon that is making news everywhere. Retail day traders and investors are suffering accordingly.

But do the regulators care about this?

Of course not, because they’re indirectly making money from the huge trading volumes on large stock exchanges including NASDAQ, NYSE, and the London Stock Exchange. Many professionals today realize that high-frequency trading provides so much liquidity in the markets (a good thing) that it may never be regulated.

Here’s another important fact you might not know:

Over 85% of today’s equity day trading activity is represented by automated or high-frequency trading platforms. And that’s why you see huge price volatility in the markets as well including outsized swings in market asset pricing. This is why PIMCO’s Bill Gross referred to the death of equities as well as other markets.

To stay competitive with these platforms that you’ll need a variety of skill sets. Including advanced math and in-depth computer science knowledge! Here’s why:

* Proprietary Idea Security: You’ll no longer be able to rely on emerging market software developers for cheaper rates as they’ll easily steal your ideas. Only you should ever see the most proprietary code of your own models.

* Avoid the Sheep: Models and strategies (including Expert Advisors) for popular platforms like Metatrader or NinjaTrader will have you following the sheep to get slaughtered by the big operations.

To be truly successful, you’ll need to ‘do it yourself’ with your own tools.

And fortunately I have exactly the type of learning environment you need to learn this with minimum fuss and no wasted time.

In fact, some of the most advanced business executives found in the banking industry are part of my membership. They’re with me so they can stay competitive in today’s markets. We work on software development via open-source trading projects as well as unique trading models that not available anywhere else.

No one else is teaching do-it-yourself quant trading for equity day traders. And you won’t find these kind of resources anywhere else but inside the QuantLabs.net Premium members’ area.

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Good trading,
Bryan
Quantlabs.net Editor
“Those that know, don’t tell. Until now.”

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Quant analytics: A thought experiment, quantitative trading strategies vs traditional/fundamental trading strategies

Quant analytics: A thought experiment, quantitative trading strategies vs traditional/fundamental trading strategies

What is the difference between black box trading software and a trader that is unable or unwilling to explain how or why they make their trading decisions(i.e. its intuition driven)?

 

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At the outset they are the same: one is unwilling to show a back-tested edge, and one is not equipped. The first one can be ground-down with the lure of investment, the second cannot. The middle ground is Macro RV: models to help understand the world and a frame work for testing, which can be discussed (in a whisper, but discussed non the less), and an appreciation there is a large vector of qualititive experience that drives the box.

 

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I can better address: ” A thought experiment, quantitative trading strategies vs traditional/fundamental trading strategies “. Given the advent of high frequency trading, at any given instant the observed price of a stock (for example) reflects “quantitative trading strategies” and not fundamentals. In fact, there is a paper athttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1977561 which use Nanex graphics to explain seeming price irregularities in high frequency trading. At the end of the day, traders and orr money managers want to produce alpha. Here again, there is some controversy about who can do it, how, and why. Those issues are addressed athttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1976082

 

 

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Quant analytics: Are there any good exit strategies than traditional profit target / stop loss, trailing stops.. ?

Are there any good exit strategies than traditional profit target / stop loss, trailing stops.. ?

Of course normal would be just to take guidance or opposite of from your enter strategy but that is not always possible if you need reasonable stop losses (money management) and so on.

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But.. it is complicated enough to set your stop loss and profit target.

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That’s true, and if You set up some break even points it seems to have more psychological meaning than a real monetary value. And quite often those auto trail parameters need to be quite far a way, of course this is a strategy dependent.

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Chart support and resistance levels are good exits.

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Probably, at least one of my best strategy for FDAX is sort of pivot robot but maybe that can be enhanced with local intraday support/resistance levels and even utilize a new SwingProfile indicator (http://pvoodoo.com/Indicators.html). Thanks, let’s see.

 

 

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