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Armansky
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### Pairs trading questions

Hi all,

Could someone please help me with solving the following questions ?

I formed a stock universe where the program seeks cointegrated pairs using python (stocks from SP500). Also there are functions to plot the spread.
So I defined z-score, linear regression and price ratio functions.
Here are GILD/WFC pair, for instance. The slope for our combination is 0.74
1. What exactly positions should I open using the z-score plot at the current moment (when z-score below 0 , around -2)? Should it be opened short WFC vs long 0.74*GILD or long WFC vs short 0.74*GILD ?

Thank's in advance.
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Armansky
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### Re: Pairs trading questions

+ plotting
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Armansky
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### Re: Pairs trading questions

+ ticker a and b
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Armansky
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### Re: Pairs trading questions

and the second question about fitting the spread to OU process. Here are the formula to compute the speed of mean-reversion in attachment.
B - slope = 0.74
So in our example : the speed = -lnB/t = -ln0.74/1/252 = 0.3/0.00396 = 75.75 days for reverting to the equilibrium level , are these arguments correct ?
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