nep-mst New Economics Papers
on Market Microstructure
Issue of 2022‒01‒03
two papers chosen by
Thanos Verousis

  1. Optimal incentives in a limit order book: a SPDE control approach By Bastien Baldacci; Philippe Bergault
  2. An Improved Reinforcement Learning Model Based on Sentiment Analysis By Yizhuo Li; Peng Zhou; Fangyi Li; Xiao Yang

  1. By: Bastien Baldacci; Philippe Bergault
    Abstract: With the fragmentation of electronic markets, exchanges are now competing in order to attract trading activity on their platform. Consequently, they developed several regulatory tools to control liquidity provision / consumption on their liquidity pool. In this paper, we study the problem of an exchange using incentives in order to increase market liquidity. We model the limit order book as the solution of a stochastic partial differential equation (SPDE) as in [12]. The incentives proposed to the market participants are functions of the time and the distance of their limit order to the mid-price. We formulate the control problem of the exchange who wishes to modify the shape of the order book by increasing the volume at specific limits. Due to the particular nature of the SPDE control problem, we are able to characterize the solution with a classic Feynman-Kac representation theorem. Moreover, when studying the asymptotic behavior of the solution, a specific penalty function enables the exchange to obtain closed-form incentives at each limit of the order book. We study numerically the form of the incentives and their impact on the shape of the order book, and analyze the sensitivity of the incentives to the market parameters.
    Date: 2021–12
  2. By: Yizhuo Li; Peng Zhou; Fangyi Li; Xiao Yang
    Abstract: With the development of artificial intelligence technology, quantitative trading systems represented by reinforcement learning have emerged in the stock trading market. The authors combined the deep Q network in reinforcement learning with the sentiment quantitative indicator ARBR to build a high-frequency stock trading model for the share market. To improve the performance of the model, the PCA algorithm is used to reduce the dimensionality feature vector while incorporating the influence of market sentiment on the long-short power into the spatial state of the trading model and uses the LSTM layer to replace the fully connected layer to solve the traditional DQN model due to limited empirical data storage. Through the use of cumulative income, Sharpe ratio to evaluate the performance of the model and the use of double moving averages and other strategies for comparison. The results show that the improved model proposed by authors is far superior to the comparison model in terms of income, achieving a maximum annualized rate of return of 54.5%, which is proven to be able to increase reinforcement learning performance significantly in stock trading.
    Date: 2021–11

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