Pairs Trading?

Discussion in 'Strategy Building' started by drobin, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. drobin


    Anyone use pairs trading strategy? Did you get the results you were looking for long/short? :confused:
  2. And what a dream come true for the prop/chop shops! Now they can double their commissions or more (the more pairs, the better boys!)...and gotta trade that size to make it worth while!

    And the best thing about trading pairs? It helps keep the newbies around even longer, because they're more market neutral and won't lose their ass for a whole 'nother two weeks. Load 'em up, boys, we're tradin' pairs!

    Yeee ha! Those prop owners are laughing all the way to the bank.

    (Loved the interview on that last link. This guys been trading all of 2.5 years, admittedly blew through his capital a couple times...and he's the "expert trader" from Bright?)
  3. SarahG


    LOL. Shame. Thanks for telling us the truth. :) Double the commissions. LOL.
  4. C'mon guys ease up a bit. At least this strategy keeps you in the game longer while you learn the intricacies..
  5. Truth teller...with all due don't know what you're talking about. There are many ways to skin a cat...and many ways to make money pairtrading. I make a great living pair trading, and have been for the past four years. You see....within the context of pair have a great degree of flexibility....this allows you to really knock out steady, consistent profits.

    As for Darren, yes, he had a few set backs early in his career, to me that is not a fact it is a testament to who he is as a person. The fact is, he is a good guy who has worked hard and persevered and has achieved a good degree of success. Personally I am honored to know him and call him my friend.

    Good trading to all!

  6. sugaree


    what pairs are you trading?
  7. you name it....and I probably trade it. Retail, financials, oils, gold, drugs, conglomerates, homebuilders, healthcare, etc.
  8. mind


    we had an automated strategy running on sp500 pairs. daily data. not profitable anymore. we think due to littel dispersion and volatiliy.
  9. Do people pair trade the emini? S&P500?
    #10     Jun 24, 2006