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Pairs Trading: How to Succeed in Both Bull and Bear Markets

How to effectively use the Pairs Trading strategies and how to take advantage of specific opportunities in the Market
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Created by Keith Kline
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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Are you interested in learning more about how to make big profits, in both bull and bear markets? This course is designed to teach students how to make money using the 'Pairs Trading' strategy at very low risk.

In this course, you will learn:

  • What Pairs Trading is and learn how to determine what makes a good ‘Pair’
  • Understand the strategies and theories behind pairs trading
  • Learn how to create your own spreadsheet (with live examples) to track data and calculate correlations
  • How to buy/sell using the Pairs Trading strategy

Keith Kline, Wall Street Expert with over 25 years of trading experience, will walk students through live examples of how to track data and calculate correlations - as well as, provide specific opportunities ( best times to take advantage of this strategy) in order to make the most money.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Pairs Trading strategy.
  • This course is great for students looking for a strategy that is profitable in both bull and bear markets.
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What Will I Learn?
Identify good opportunities to use the Pairs Trading strategy, which allows you to make big profits at low risk. Identify good pairs, how to set up a trading screen, how to execute trades, and how to find the most profitable opportunities in the market.
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  • Ideally, students will have viewed the 'Intro to Professional Stock Trading' course by Keith Kline. If not, an understanding of stock trading and the market in general will be helpful.
Curriculum For This Course
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7 Lectures 38:05

The introduction gives students an overview of the 'Pairs Trading' strategy and how learning the strategy will benefit them. Also, brief overview of Keith Kline (Instructors) background on Wall Street.

Preview 01:50

Students will learn the definition of Pairs Trading and be shown an example of how Pairs Trading works. Also, they will learn the theories behind this strategy and why it can be beneficial in both up/down markets.

Preview 04:55

Students will learn how to determine what makes a good 'pair' and how to select stocks for Pairs Trading.

Preview 02:05

Students will learn how to track historical price data and calculate correlations. Keith walks students through a step guide that shows them how to create their own spreadsheets.

Preview 10:22

Students will be able to see a live example of Pairs Trading. Downloadable Pairs Trading excel spreadsheet attached.

'Good Pairs' Trading Example

Students will learn what it means to 'Buy' or 'Sell' a pair of stocks and how to do each. Also, students will learn how to trade without market risk.

Buying and Selling Pairs

Determine what your Pairs Trading goals are. Strategies for 'Active' Pairs Traders or 'Long Term Investing' Pairs Traders. Examples of the strategies you may choose for each type of trader.

Trading Opportunities and Long Term Pairs Trading

Pairs Trading Quiz
7 questions
About the Instructor
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Wall Street Expert and Mathematician

A highly accomplished and respected senior trading executive with ties to Wall Street, Keith Kline has over 25 years of trading experience across a broad range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, futures, options, and commodities.

Having worked at elite derivatives trading firms both in Philadelphia and NYC, Keith has a diverse background that includes serving as an equity options market maker and equity index specialist on the Philadelphia Options Exchange, establishing one of the largest global interest rate derivative desks with The Bank of New York and trading a multi-hundred million dollar long/short portfolio at Susquehanna Investment Group (SIG).

When tasked to head the International Derivatives Desk for SIG early in his career, he was one of the first to trade index arbitrage on the South African exchange, helping the country design and create the new index futures contract. Moving to the U.S. Equity Index desk, one of the largest in the world, he served as senior Index Arbitrage Trader with responsibilities for trading and risk managing dozens of indexes including S&P, XMI, Russell, Value Line, XAU, and all of the tech sector indices.

Making his first move to NYC in 1997, he served as part of a team that started a fixed income trading desk as a joint venture with The Bank of New York. He helped build the start-up operation into one of the largest global interest rate derivatives desks. He was responsible for making markets in a wide array of products including interest rate swaps, caps, and floors, Bermuda Swaptions, and a variety of exotic options.

After being hand-picked by SIG to join the fundamental equity pairs trading desk in 2001, he returned to Philadelphia to manage trading for a multi-hundred million dollar long/short portfolio, specializing in the energy, brokerage, auto, and defense sectors. Five years later, he returned to New York to join a commodity hedge fund, heading the derivatives trading and, ultimately, serving as one of six partners for the firm that was subsequently acquired by The Carlyle Group in 2012.

In 2013, Keith retired from Wall St. to pursue his love of mathematics in which he has both a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University and a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington. Combining his love of mathematics and experience in the world of finance, Keith opened the Wall Street Preparatory Academy to teach High School and College students the secrets of trading on Wall Street. The institution is dedicated to bringing the amazing world of mathematics and financial mathematics to young people around the world.

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