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Mailbag: Can You Get A Job In HFT Without A Degree?

I was emailed yesterday with an interesting career question about working in High Frequency Trading (HFT). The question posed was "Is it possible to get a HFT-related job in a big company without a formal degree?". The short answer is that yes, it is possible. The longer answer is that it is going to be difficult and this article will explain why. Read more...

Advanced Algorithmic Trading and QSTrader - Second Update

This is a quick update post to let readers know that the pre-order release of Advanced Algorithmic Trading has had a new update, adding over 50 pages of material. This brings the current release up to 250 pages. To access the new content, customers simply need to follow the download link received in the original purchase email. If the download email has been misplaced then please email support@quantstart.com and the updated version will be sent out. Read more...

Johansen Test for Cointegrating Time Series Analysis in R

In the previous article on the Cointegrated Augmented Dickey Fuller (CADF) test we noted that one of the biggest drawbacks of the test was that it was only capable of being applied to two separate time series. However, we can clearly imagine a set of three or more financial assets that might share an underlying cointegrated relationship. Read more...

Cointegrated Augmented Dickey Fuller Test for Pairs Trading Evaluation in R

In the previous article on cointegration in R we simulated two non-stationary time series that formed a cointegrated pair under a specific linear combination. We made use of the statistical Augmented Dickey-Fuller, Phillips-Perron and Phillips-Ouliaris tests for the presence of unit roots and cointegration. Read more...

Cointegrated Time Series Analysis for Mean Reversion Trading with R

A while back we considered a trading model based on the application of the ARIMA and GARCH time series models to daily S&P500 data. We mentioned in that article as well as other previous time series analysis articles that we would eventually be considering mean reverting trading strategies and how to construct them. Read more...