If George Costanza Were a Hedge Fund Manager
4 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2019 Last revised: 11 Jul 2019
Date Written: January 14, 2019
Continuously rebalanced long-short trades are similar to highly levered trades in that their PNL profile depends not only on the final distribution of return, but also on the realized co-variance structure of the asset pair. It's easily possible for both orientations of a rebalanced long-short to trade lose money.
JEL Classification: B12, B16, B20, C00, C10, C11, C50, C57, C73, D03, D81, D83, E00, G00, G02, G11, G12, G14, G17, G23
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