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Multi-Period Trading via Convex Optimization (Foundations and Trends(r) in Optimization)

Multi-Period Trading via Convex Optimization (Foundations and Trends(r) in Optimization) by Stephen Boyd, Enzo Busseti, Steven Diamond 1680833286 9781680833287
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Multi-Period Trading via Convex Optimization considers a basic model of multi-period trading, which can be used to evaluate the performance of a trading strategy. It describes a framework for single-period optimization, where the trades in each period are found by solving a convex optimization problem that trades o expected return, risk, transaction cost and holding cost such as the borrowing cost for shorting assets. It then describes a multi-period version of the trading method, where optimization is used to plan a sequence of trades, with only the rst one executed, using estimates of future quantities that are unknown when the trades are chosen. The single period method traces back to Markowitz; the multi-period methods trace back to model predictive control. This monograph addresses the single-period and multi-period methods in one simple framework, giving a clear description of the development and the approximations made. The methods described can be thought of as good ways to exploit predictions, no matter how they are made. We have also developed a companion open-source software library that implements many of the ideas and methods described in the paper.

Multi-Period Trading via Convex Optimization collects in one place the basic denitions, a careful description of the model, and discussion of how convex optimization can be used in multi-period trading, all in a common notation and framework. It provides the reader with a unied, self-contained treatment, focusing on the practical issues that arise in multi-period trading. It will benefit anyone interested in the study of these methods and is also an ideal reference for a quantitative trader, or someone who works with or for, or employs, one.

Author: Stephen Boyd, Enzo Busseti, Steven Diamond

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 92

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

Publication Date: 2017-07-28

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