Volatility often leads to long-short pairing opportunities in the market, and this October has been no exception.
Economatica has a powerful yet easy to use module for identifying, analyzing, and back-testing pair trades (long/short).
We used the Economatica system to find all possible pairs of the top 200 stocks by the dollar value of the 30-day Average Daily Trading Volume.
Out of the universe of 40,000 pairs analyzed in a few moments, the Economatica system identified 24 intra-sector pairs whose current ratio sits currently between 2 and 4 standard deviations from the mean as of 10/30/2018. In addition, in making this selection we asked that only highly correlated pairs (70% or greater) with volatility under 50% were considered.
The table below shows the 24 pairs meeting the criteria along with various analytical metrics for your review. The list is ranked by the number of deviations away from the mean. Out of the 24 long-short pairs identified, 18 (or 75%) belong to the Finance and Insurance industry.
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