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Applying Corrective AI to Daily Seasonal Forex Trading

  By Sergei Belov, Ernest Chan, Nahid Jetha, and Akshay Nautiyal     ABSTRACT We applied Corrective AI (Chan, 2022) to a trading model that takes advantage of the intraday seasonality of forex returns. Breedon and Ranaldo (2012)   observed that foreign currencies depreciate vs. the US dollar during their local working hours and appreciate during the local working hours of the US dollar. We first backtested the results of Breedon and Ranaldo on recent EURUSD data from September 2021 to January 2023 and then applied Corrective AI to this trading strategy to achieve a significant increase in performance. Breedon and Ranaldo (2012) described a trading strategy that shorted EURUSD during European working hours (3 AM ET to 9 AM ET, where ET denotes the local time in New York, accounting for daylight savings) and bought EURUSD during US working hours (11 AM ET to 3 PM ET). The rationale is that large-scale institutional buying of the US dollar takes place during European working hours to pa

Data mining and artificial intelligence update

Long time readers of this blog know that I haven't found data mining or artificial intelligence techniques to be very useful for my own trading, for they typically overfit to non-recurring past patterns. (Not surprisingly, they are much more useful for driverless cars .) Nevertheless, one must keep an open mind and continues to keep tabs on new developments in this field. To this end, here is a new paper written by an engineering student at UC Berkeley which uses "support vector machine" together with 10 simple technical indicators to predict the SPX index, purportedly with 60% accuracy. If one includes an additional indicator which measures the number of news articles on a stock in the previous day, then the accuracy supposedly goes up to 70%. I did not have the chance to reproduce and verify this result yet, but I invite you to try it out and share your findings here. If you do so, you may find this new data mining product called 11Ants Analytics useful. It is an Exc

The main virtue of buying options

I realized that I have omitted the most obvious virtue of trading options instead of stocks in my last post: the much more attractive reward-risk ratio for options. Suppose your stock strategy generated a buy signal. You can either buy the stock now, or you can buy an ATM call. If you buy the stock, you are of course benefiting from 100% of the upside potential of the stock price movement, but you are similarly exposed to 100% of the downside risk. Indeed you can lose the entire market value of the stock. If you buy the call, you will benefit from > 50% of the upside potential of the stock price, assuming that your holding period is so short that the time value will not dissipate much. As the stock price rises, so does your delta. (It increases from 0.5 to 1.) But what about the downside risk? All you can lose is the option premium, usually << 50% of the market value of the stock. In other words, while one may be tempted to hedge a large stock position with stock index futures