Event Based Trading (Question)

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by LarryLlerena, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Could someone point me in the right direction of some books/resources/people to contact? I would like to learn more -- thanks
  2. Please give an example of an "event based trading"...thanks.

  3. Buy a calendar and write down all of the "events" that you want to trade in anticipation of. :cool:
  4. What exactly are you referring to? One of the things that might help is the procedure used to perform event studies in, among others, behavioral finance.
  5. Baywolf


    Sure, here are some event-based trading books. http://bit.ly/5ltrS3
  6. Sorry guys for being so vague, what I am really referring to, are hedge funds strategies. What form do most of their event based strategies consist of? Is this the kind of trading that a regular online investor can engage in? I think it makes more sense as an online investor to bet on one time events, as opposed to everyday trading, where market fluctuations are harder to predict. I hope this clarifies my frame of mind in asking the question. Thanks
  7. Events are one of the items in my overall trade plan. Events to me are earnings, splits, conferences, product announcements, etc., some upcoming item that drives investor/trader interest.

    The way I play it is to consider getting in at some quiet time prior to and get out before. The old saw is to "buy the smell", "sell the news". But I think it is "sell BEFORE the news"

    The recent run-up and then drop in GOOG with their phone introduction, is an example of what I mean.
  8. wave



    Some event based trading catalyst ideas:

    Trading Catalysts:
    1-unscheduled news
    2-scheduled news
    3-machine readable news (see next post)
    4-inside the response to news (reaction of CBT interest rate futures to the employment report)
    5-transitory correlations
    6-potential trading opportunities
    slow response to news
    delayed response
    information cascades
  9. wave