What Is Equity Trading?
Equity trading is the purchase and sale of shares in companies that are publicly listed on stock exchanges. The direction and volume of equity trading are influenced by factors such as the overall state of the economy, capital flows across asset classes, idiosyncratic news concerning specific companies, and changes in market expectations among investors and speculators.
Financial institutions such as banks, mutual funds, or hedge funds implement equity trading strategies to optimize their asset portfolios, take advantage of short-term mispricing and arbitrage opportunities, or gain exposure to multiple risk factors such as momentum, growth vs. value, or small cap vs. large cap.
Examples and How To
- Algorithmic Trading with MATLAB for Financial Applications (1:04:42) - Webinar
- Automated Trading with MATLAB (1:04:54) - Webinar
- Alpha Generation Using Refinitiv News Sentiment and MATLAB (59:53) - Webinar
- How to Retrieve Data from RavenPack Analytics (RPA) Using MATLAB (2:56) - Video
- Simulating Equity Prices Using Stochastic Differential Equation (SDE) Models - Example
- Backtesting Trading Strategies in Just 8 Lines of Code (4:13) - Video