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Liquidity is a critical force behind market price distortions (and related trading opportunities). First, the cost of trading in and out of a contract...

The price effects of order flow

Order flow means buyer- or seller-initiated transactions at electronic exchanges. Order flow consumes liquidity provided by market makers and drives a wedge between transacted...

Rebalancing and market price distortions

Price distortions are an important source of short-term trading profits, particularly in turbulent markets. Here price distortions mean apparent price-value gaps that arise from...

Equity return anomalies and their causes

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Basic factor investment for bonds

Popular factors for government bond investment are “carry”, “momentum”, “value” and “defensive”. “Carry” depends on the steepness of the yield curve, which to some...

Endogenous market risk: updated primer

Endogenous risk arises from the interaction of financial market participants, as opposed to traded assets’ fundamental value. It often manifests as feedback loops after...

Dealer capital ratios and FX carry returns

When financial market intermediaries warehouse net risk positions of other market participants the marginal value of their capital should affect the expected and actual...

A method for de-trending asset prices

Financial market prices and return indices are non-stationary time series, even in logarithmic form. This means not only that they are drifting, but also...

Tradable economics

Tradable economics is a technology for building systematic trading strategies based on economic data. Economic data are statistics that - unlike market prices -...

FX trading strategies based on output gaps

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