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Leverage Python source code to revolutionize your short selling strategy and to consistently make profits in bull, bear, and sideways markets

Key FeaturesUnderstand techniques such as trend following, mean reversion, position sizing, and risk management in a short-selling contextImplement Python source code to explore and develop your own investment strategyTest your trading strategies to limit risk and increase profitsBook Description

If you are in the long/short business, learning how to sell short is not a choice. Short selling is the key to raising assets under management. This book will help you demystify and hone the short selling craft, providing Python source code to construct a robust long/short portfolio. It discusses fundamental and advanced trading concepts from the perspective of a veteran short seller.

This book will take you on a journey from an idea (“buy bullish stocks, sell bearish ones”) to becoming part of the elite club of long/short hedge fund algorithmic traders. You’ll explore key concepts such as trading psychology, trading edge, regime definition, signal processing, position sizing, risk management, and asset allocation, one obstacle at a time. Along the way, you’ll will discover simple methods to consistently generate investment ideas, and consider variables that impact returns, volatility, and overall attractiveness of returns.

By the end of this book, you’ll not only become familiar with some of the most sophisticated concepts in capital markets, but also have Python source code to construct a long/short product that investors are bound to find attractive.

What you will learnDevelop the mindset required to win the infinite, complex, random game called the stock marketDemystify short selling in order to generate alpa in bull, bear, and sideways marketsGenerate ideas consistently on both sides of the portfolioImplement Python source code to engineer a statistically robust trading edgeDevelop superior risk management habitsBuild a long/short product that investors will find appealingWho this book is for

This is a book by a practitioner for practitioners. It is designed to benefit a wide range of people, including long/short market participants, quantitative participants, proprietary traders, commodity trading advisors, retail investors (pro retailers, students, and retail quants), and long-only investors.

At least 2 years of active trading experience, intermediate-level experience of the Python programming language, and basic mathematical literacy (basic statistics and algebra) are expected.

Table of ContentsThe Stock Market Game10 Classic Myths About Short-SellingTake a Walk on the Wild Short-SideLong/Short Methodologies: Absolute and RelativeRegime DefinitionThe Trading Edge is a Number, and Here is the FormulaImprove Your Trading EdgePosition Sizing: Money is Made in the Money Management ModuleRisk is a numberRefining the Investment UniverseThe Long/Short ToolboxSignals and ExecutionPortfolio Management SystemAppendix

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Packt Publishing (September 30, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 376 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1801815194
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1801815192
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.43 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 0.85 x 9.25 inches

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