Quant Investing: Rule-Based Strategy using Realized Volatility
This report introduced two measures of realized volatility, RV30d and RV5min, and dives into their own characteristic.
|VIX||a 30-day forward projection of volatility||O||O|
|RV30d||historical measures using daily returns over the prior 30 calendar days||O||O|
|RV5min||realized measures using five-minute and intraday returns||O|
By using peak comparison and cross correlation in high volatile market, we found that for both RV30d and VIX, RV5min has its potential leading effect and could be utilized in the construction of rule-based trading strategy.
A sensitivity analysis is then introduced to calibrate this rule-based strategy with two parameters, and surprisingly we found that such strategy shows a good robustness over ten-year Walk Forward Optimization.
|Slow Fast Line||Mean of Ranking||Std of Ranking||Total Occurrences|
Finally, according to “Calm” performance in backtesting results, the increase of Sharpe Ratio is about 70% compared to buy-and-hold SPY, and the decrease of Max drawdown is about 62%.
|Daily value at risk||-0.019701||-0.01676||-0.025783|
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