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How do stop-loss orders affect trading strategy performance?

February 10, 2016 by

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By Tucker Balch, Ph.D. and Anderson Trimm, Ph.D. “A stop order is an order placed with a broker to sell a security when it reaches a certain price. A stop-loss order is designed to limit an investor’s loss on a position in a security” —investopedia.  In this article we investigate how the addition of stop-loss orders affect […]

Do the returns of high turnover trading offset tax consequences?

January 20, 2016 by

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Strategies that trade frequently usually have high turnover and are therefore taxed at a higher rate than strategies that hold positions for one year or longer.  In this article we examine the tax consequences for high turnover strategies. keywords: short term capital gains tax, investing, trading

Could Artificial Intelligence have predicted this correction?

January 15, 2016 by

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To answer that question, we asked our Machine Learning-based forecaster what it thought would happen a month ago.

Why multiply by SQRT(252) to compute the Sharpe Ratio?

September 2, 2015 by

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This question comes up every time I teach Computational Investing.  Here’s my attempt to create the best, (final?) answer to this question.

WSJ: Algorithmic Trading: The Play-at-Home Version

August 10, 2015 by

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The Wall Street Journal interviews a student who completed my MOOC.

9 Mistakes Quants Make that Cause Backtests to Lie

April 27, 2015 by

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“I’ve never seen a bad backtest” — Dimitris Melas, head of research at MSCI.

Upcoming Courses for 2015

April 27, 2015 by

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