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Research of Multi-Stock Pairs Trading Strategy Based on Co-integration

Feiyu Gu


Many institutional investors and hedge funds have utilized pairs trading as an important branch of market neutral approach. Traditional pairs trading, in general, is limited to two similar stocks and relies heavily on stock price information; however, there is a danger of non-convergence. The major goal of this study is to use standard pair trading to expand the trading technique from a limited two-stock portfolio to a multiple-stock portfolio and profit from differential pricing. As a result, we suggest a multi-stock pair trading strategy based on co-integration, in which long and short trades are executed when trading signals are triggered in order to generate excess returns.


Pair Trading; Co-Integration Connection; Multi-Stock; Statistical Arbitrage

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/fm.v8i4.8649