Does Simple Pairs Trading Still Work?
Posted: 11 Aug 2010
Date Written: July 1, 2010
Despite confirming the continuing downward trend in profitability of pairs trading, this study found that the strategy performs strongly during periods of prolonged turbulence, including the recent global financial crisis. Moreover, alternative algorithms combined with other measures enhance trading profits considerably, by 22 bps a month for bank stocks.
Keywords: Portfolio Management, Equity Portfolio Management Strategies, Behavioral Finance, Limits to Arbitrage, Noise-Trader Risk, Quantitative Methods, Correlation Analysis and Regression, Time-Series Analysis
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Do, Binh Huu and Faff, Robert W., Does Simple Pairs Trading Still Work? (July 1, 2010). Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 66, No. 4, pp. 83-95, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1656954
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