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Finding Alphas: A Quantitative Approach to Building Trading Strategies by Igor Tulchinsky

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32 FAQs

By the WebSim™ Team

This chapter has a collection of questions that have arisen from the WebSim™ user community.

WEBSIM™

  1. Does WebSim™ work with every browser?

    Answer: Officially supported desktop browsers:

    • Internet Explorer 9 and above
    • Firefox 3.6 and above
    • Chrome

    Safari 5.1 and above, and most versions of Opera, while not officially supported, may work fairly well. All desktop OSs that can run a supported browser are supported. There is partial support for mobile devices including Android and iOS (no guarantees here).

  2. Is it possible to submit many alphas at the same time?

    Answer: It is not possible to submit many alphas in the same session. But with multiple sessions you can have one running in each simultaneously. You can do this by being logged in from multiple browsers/machines.

  3. How do you get each stock position from the expression result?

    Answer: Figure 32.1 shows the sequence of operations/ transformations that are applied on an alpha.

  4. I feel there are limited financial ratios, EBITDA, ROE, ROA, etc. Is there any other financial ratio provided, or do we have to calculate it by ourselves?

    Answer: All the data series that are available currently are listed on the FAQ page. More are going to be released in the coming months.

  5. I accidently double clicked the submit button, and got an error message saying “You have an outstanding submission, please wait 599 seconds to finish.” I am wondering if it is possible to abort a running simulation.

    Answer: No. Currently, ...

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