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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

Conditional Portfolio Optimization: Using machine learning to adapt capital allocations to market regimes

By Ernest Chan, Ph.D., Haoyu Fan, Ph.D., Sudarshan Sawal, and Quentin Viville, Ph.D. Previously on this blog, we wrote about a machine-learning-based parameter optimization technique we invented, called Conditional Parameter Optimization (CPO). It appeared to work well on optimizing the operating parameters of trading strategies, but increasingly, we found that its greatest power lies in its potential to optimize portfolio allocations . We call this Conditional Portfolio Optimization (which fortuitously shares the same acronym). Let’s recap what Conditional Parameter Optimization is. Traditionally, optimizing the parameters of any business process (such as a trading strategy) is a matter of finding out what parameters give an optimal outcome over past data. For example, setting a stop loss of 1% gave the best Sharpe ratio for a trading strategy backtested over the last 10 years. Or running the conveyor belt at 1m per minute led to the lowest defect rate in a manufacturing process. O