Quantitative spread trading on crude oil and refined products markets
Quantitative trading in oil-based markets is investigated over 2003--2010, with a focus on WTI, Brent, heating oil and gas oil. A total of 861 spreads are considered. A novel optimal statistical arbitrage trading model is applied, with generalised stepwise procedures controlling for data snooping bias. Aggregating upward and downward mean-reversion, profitable strategies are identified with Sharpe ratios greater than 2 in many instances. For the top categories, average daily returns range from 0.07 to 0.55%, with trade lengths of 9--55 days. A collapse in the number of profitable trading strategies is seen in 2008. Robustness to varying transactions costs is examined.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 12 (2012)
Issue (Month): 12 (December)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/RQUF20|
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/RQUF20|