The Handbook of Pairs Trading: Strategies Using Equities, Options, and Futures


Praise for The Handbook of PAIRS TRADING

"The Handbook of Pairs Trading gives you the understanding necessary to unlock opportunities that often present themselves in the stock market but are usually only recognized by some of the most successful technical traders on Wall Street. Utilization of Doug's system has been instrumental in building our model at Alchemy Research and aiding in the profitability of our clients."
—Steven A. Chananya Managing Partner and Institutional Sales Alchemy Research, Gotham Equities, D&S Capital

"Doug has outlined a clear roadmap on pairs trading, which can be used as a resource tool for both novices and experienced professionals alike. His attention to detail indicates a clear understanding and strong and controlled approach to the sophisticated trading approach that this book explains. I found the approach to be elegant and entertaining as he married the technical text-type material with the philosophical interludes introducing various chapters."
—James F. Hamilton independent market observer and former CBOE market-maker

"I enjoyed Doug's Sherlock Holmes approach as he unraveled each concept and strategy. The Handbook is a valuable resource for the investor, trader, and fund manager while the implementation of these strategies is a necessity in today's market conditions."
—Rob Friesen CEO, PairCo, LLC

Douglas S. Ehrman is a hedge fund manager and a leading authority on pairs trading. He is one of the founders and the Chief Executive Officer of AlphAmerica Asset Management LLC in Chicago. He also served as the chief executive officer of AlphAmerica Financial, Inc., the company that operated prior to its merger with Mr. Ehrman holds several securities licenses and held several positions with prominent investment firms prior to launching his own enterprise. He has been a featured speaker at several investment conferences, the editor of a daily research newsletter, and has been a guest on the CNN Financial Network to discuss pairs trading and market-neutral strategies.

PART ONE: The Market-Neutral Element.

Chapter 1: Pairs Trading: A Brief History.

Chapter 2: Market Neutrality.

Chapter 3: The Market-Neutral Investment Process.

Chapter 4: Market Neutrality and Pairs Trading.

PART TWO: The Arbitrage Element.

Chapter 5: Arbitrage Factors.

Chapter 6: Arbitrage and Pairs Trading.

PART THREE: The Technical Analysis Element.

Chapter 7: Technical Tools and Indicators.

Chapter 8: The Technicals of Pairs Trading.

PART FOUR: The Unified Theory.

Chapter 9: Reviewing the Elements.

Chapter 10: Trading Pairs Fundamentally.

Chapter 11: The Technical Approach.

Chapter 12: The Overlays.

Chapter 13: The Unified Pairs Trading Theory.

PART FIVE: Advanced Strategies and Examples.

Chapter 14: Options Basics: Terms and Strategies.

Chapter 15: Pairs Trading with Options.

Chapter 16: Futures and Currencies.

Chapter 17: Trade Examples.


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