Let us start with the question "Why quantify?". Quantification is simply the conversion of thoughts and ideas into numbers. Behavioral scientists and domain experts quantify to improve precision of outcomes and decisions. Peter Drucker, who is often referred to as the founder and thinker on modern management, once said - "If you can't measure it, you can’t manage it".
EPAT News, Sentiment and Alternative Data is a specialization of the renowned Executive Program in Algorithmic Trading (EPAT) course.
OptiRisk’s SES (Sentiment Enhanced Signals) Strategy for Hang Seng 50 uses Second Order Stochastic Dominance as its backbone.
OptiRisk is proud to announce that our research paper – “Forecasting crude oil futures prices using global macroeconomic news sentiment” is awarded the “Best Paper in 2020” by the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. The paper is on our research on a modelling approach that employs global macroeconomic news sentiment to predict stock volatility or futures prices of crude oil.
All aspects of our lives: political, economic, social and technological (PEST) have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The impact on financial markets has been unprecedented and much more than any other major financial crises the global financial community has ever witnessed.
News is an event; news and microblogs by market participants (investors, dealers, brokers and market makers) make up the 'market sentiment'. The collective sentiment influences and moves the market.
Traders and quantitative fund managers are always in the hunt for asset allocation strategies for trading and/or portfolio rebalancing. Their aim is to find the best absolute return or alpha. OptiRisk Systems has reported research results of enhancing asset allocation strategies with news sentiment.
OptiRisk’s proprietary stock trading signals product. The investment industry manages funds in excess of $60tn globally. Passive fund management has seen an accelerated growth. Whereas managers of 'Active' funds seek to deliver a return in excess of a given market (index) and charge fees of 0.3- 1.0% per annum;