Alternative Risk Measures and Stock Selection

22 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2015

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Euan Sinclair

Bluefin Trading; FactorWave

Saarthak Gupta

Bluefin Trading

Date Written: April 2, 2015

Abstract

Uncertainty is generally avoided when investing. Volatility is a popular proxy for investment uncertainty, and indeed low volatility stocks outperform high volatility stocks. However, there are also many other possible measures of uncertainty, among which are entropy and the Hurst exponent. Here we show that these measures also predict groups of stocks that outperform.

Keywords: hurst exponent, entropy, risk, volatility, anomalies, stock selection

JEL Classification: G11, G14

Suggested Citation

Sinclair, Euan and Sinclair, Euan and Gupta, Saarthak, Alternative Risk Measures and Stock Selection (April 2, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2589032 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2589032

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Saarthak Gupta

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Chicago, IL 60605
United States

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