A flexible regime switching model with pairs trading application to the S&P 500 high-frequency stock returns

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Publication Details

Author(s): Endres S, Stübinger J
Journal: Quantitative Finance
Publication year: 2019
ISSN: 1469-7688


Abstract

This paper develops the regime classification algorithm and applies it within a fully-fledged pairs trading framework on minute-by-minute data of the S&P 500 constituents from 1998 to 2015. Specifically, the highly flexible algorithm automatically determines the number of regimes for any stochastic process and provides a complete set of parameter estimates. We demonstrate its performance in a simulation study-the algorithm achieves promising results for the general class of Levy-driven Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes with regime switches. In our empirical back-testing study, we apply our regime classification algorithm to propose a high-frequency pair selection and trading strategy. The results show statistically and economically significant returns with an annualized Sharpe ratio of 3.92 after transaction costs-results remain stable even in recent years. We compare our strategy with existing quantitative trading frameworks and find its results to be superior in terms of risk and return characteristics. The algorithm takes full advantage of its flexibility and identifies various regime patterns over time that are well-documented in the literature.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Endres, Sylvia
Lehrstuhl für Statistik und Ökonometrie
Stübinger, Johannes Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Statistik und Ökonometrie


How to cite

APA:
Endres, S., & Stübinger, J. (2019). A flexible regime switching model with pairs trading application to the S&P 500 high-frequency stock returns. Quantitative Finance. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14697688.2019.1585562

MLA:
Endres, Sylvia, and Johannes Stübinger. "A flexible regime switching model with pairs trading application to the S&P 500 high-frequency stock returns." Quantitative Finance (2019).

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