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Robin Park

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Z-Score, Standard Deviation, and Variance
« on: July 27, 2013, 09:01:16 pm »
How did you compute the Z-score, Standard Deviation, and Variance? I tried using the ratio of my two stocks and the past 15 day average of my sample data, but my results are different. Thanks

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Re: Z-Score, Standard Deviation, and Variance
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 07:54:40 am »
Hello Robin,

in Ratio model, we calculate ratio series of two stock price series (Ri = Xi/Yi). Standard deviation is calculated using N last Ri values - let's call it Si.

We also calculate moving average series of Ri - let's call it Mi. Then we calculate spread series Di = Ri-Mi. We call it "delta" and you can see it in ratio model backtest charts.

Z-score Zi is then calculated as Zi = Di/Si.