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Evolution of trading strategies in a market with heterogeneously informed agents

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  • Florian Hauser

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  • Bob Kaempff

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We present an agent-based simulation of an asset market with heterogeneously informed agents. Genetic programming is applied to optimize the agents’ trading strategies. After optimization, insiders are the only agents able to generate small systematic above-average returns. For all other agents, genetic programming finds a rich variety of trading strategies that are predominantly based on exclusive subsets of their information. This limits their price impact and prevents them from making systematic losses. The resulting low noise renders market prices as largely informationally efficient. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Volume (Year): 23 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 575-607

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joevec:v:23:y:2013:i:3:p:575-607

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Keywords: Agent-based simulation; Heterogeneous agents; Trading strategies; Genetic programming; D82; D58; C61; G1;

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  1. Witte, Björn-Christopher, 2012. "Fund managers - Why the best might be the worst: On the evolutionary vigor of risk-seeking behavior," Economics Discussion Papers 2012-20, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  2. Giulio Bottazzi & Pietro Dindo, 2013. "Evolution and market behavior in economics and finance: introduction to the special issue," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 23(3), pages 507-512, July.

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