Radzicki, Michael J.
Maximizing profitability and minimizing risk in financial assets portfolios has been commonly solved with Mean-Variance Analysis (MVA). Trading systems, unlike investments, cannot be organized into portfolios through MVA due to discontinuous returns. Through a novel method to discretize trade system data into time series, MVA was then applied to custom forex trading systems and the optimized portfolio reduced risk by approximately 10% in comparison to several baseline portfolio configurations. The method provides a crude but general solution to optimizing trading system portfolios.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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