On Pairs Trading: A Comparison between Cointegration and Correlation as Selection-criteria
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this paper we show that pairs of stocks which have a true long run equilibrium (cointegration) yield a higher return than pairs of stocks that relies on a more spurious relationship (correlation) when applying Pairs Trading for a trading period from 31/12-09 to 25/6-14. We get an annual return for the cointegration portfolio of 4,15%, with a Sharpe-ratio of 0,87. For the correlated portfolio we get 2,08% and 0,45, respectively. The Sharpe-ratio for a buy-and-hold market index during the same period was 1,08.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 20 p.
Pairs trading, Cointegration, Correlation, Simulation Study, NASDAQ100
Parhandel, Kointegration, Korrelation, Simuleringsstudie, NASDAQ100
Probability Theory and Statistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242346OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-242346DiVA: diva2:783284
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