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Risks 2013, 1(3), 162-175; doi:10.3390/risks1030162

U.S. Equity Mean-Reversion Examined

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Received: 16 October 2013 / Revised: 13 November 2013 / Accepted: 18 November 2013 / Published: 4 December 2013
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In this paper we introduce an intra-sector dynamic trading strategy that captures mean-reversion opportunities across liquid U.S. stocks. Our strategy combines the Avellaneda and Lee methodology (AL; Quant. Financ. 2010, 10, 761–782) within the Black and Litterman framework (BL; J. Fixed Income, 1991, 1, 7–18; Financ. Anal. J. 1992, 48, 28–43). In particular, we incorporate the s-scores and the conditional mean returns from the Orstein and Ulhembeck (Phys. Rev. 1930, 36, 823–841) process into BL. We find that our combined strategy ALBL has generated a 45% increase in Sharpe Ratio when compared to the uncombined AL strategy over the period from January 2, 2001 to May 27, 2010. These new indices, built to capture dynamic trading strategies, will definitely be an interesting addition to the growing hedge fund index offerings. This paper introduces our first “focused-core” strategy, namely, U.S. Equity Mean-Reversion.
Keywords: Black–Litterman; US stocks; dynamic trading strategy; mean-reversion; quantitative finance; statistical arbitrage Black–Litterman; US stocks; dynamic trading strategy; mean-reversion; quantitative finance; statistical arbitrage
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