While quite theoretically sound, ORATS' approach to research wasn't born out of quantitative study among ivory-tower PhD's. It was born out of necessity on the options trading floor of the CBOE, where Matt Amberson and other traders in Matt's company grew frustrated with the lack of reliable, practical data feeds that viewed the markets the same way they did.
Fact: Experienced trader's view the market differently than conventional modeling techniques naturally support. They know intuitively, as some examples, how to take out earnings effects, how to adjust dividends based on past corporate behaviors, how to re-interpret volatilities based on what they really see going on in the markets and how they actually hedge their positions, and how to compare volatilities of different options series or different underlyings in an apples-to-apples way. Such intuitions are how money actually gets made in the real-world markets. The problem was that no vendors at the time were capable of providing data that embody these essential perspectives. And so ORATS was born: to provide accurate, reliable, robust, actionable trading data that builds in and supports the practical techniques known only to the most experienced traders in the options industry.
Below are the most noteworthy proprietary quantitative techniques that ORATS has developed. Don't get caught in the trap of trying to develop all of this for yourself. ORATS has spent decades and millions of dollars perfecting their research and data. Join some of the best traders in the business in trusting ORATS as their partner of choice for mission-critical options data research backed by exemplary support.
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The wonderful thing about being in the forecasting business is that one can easily measure the legitimacy and value of one's work. At ORATS we apply sophisticated backtests to all of our data, both as a vigilant test for data quality as well as for a continual challenge to our thesis of trading advantage. We take pride in the fact that our products consistently exceed our rigorous backtesting criteria, which we are happy to walk through with anyone who may be interested. In our opinion, professionals should always insist on this burden of proof before deciding to trust in a vendor for their most critical research.
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