ISSN 2587-814X (print),
ISSN 2587-8158 (online)

Russian version: ISSN 1998-0663 (print),
ISSN 2587-8166 (online)

Eugene Korobov1, Yulia Semernina2, Alina Usmanova2, Kristina Odinokova2
  • 1 Saratov State University, 83, Astrakhanskaya Street, Saratov 410012, Russia
  • 2 Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, 77, Polytechnicheskaya Street, Saratov 410054, Russia

Robotizing bond portfolio selection on the Russian debt market on the basis of a modified strategy of riding the yield curve

2021. No. 4 Vol.15. P. 7–21 [issue contents]

      The modern global debt market features historically low average interest rates, convergence of yields on bonds with different maturities, an increase of yield curve inversion emergence frequency and a large-scale trend to automate financial decision making. The researchers’ attention in these fields is mainly focused on designing models that describe the state of the debt market as whole or its individual instruments in particular, as well as on risk management methods. At the same time, the specialized literature offers very few works concerning the topic of computer algorithms for bond portfolio selection based on traditional or advanced investment strategies. The aim of the present research is to create a modification of the existing algorithm of riding the yield curve strategy application, employing, first, average bond yield over the holding period instead of traditional bond yield to maturity; second, a developed algorithm for calculating the market spread on bonds; and, third, alternative risk evaluation indicators (compensation coefficients), which allow us to measure objectively price risk,  liquidity risk, transaction costs risk and a general risk. The modification and the development of the algorithm for calculating the market spread were carried out using the direct measurement of the result technique, which entails application of the strategy to the data on bond issues received through the Moscow Exchange API. The selection of financial instruments was conducted in all sectors of the Russian debt market: public bonds, sub-federal and municipal bonds, corporate bonds. The modified algorithm enabled us to get extra yield for each selected bond issue, thereby proving the high effectiveness of the technique compared to the traditional strategy. Software implementation of the algorithm can be integrated into any robotized or semi-robotized stock exchange trading application.


Korobov E.A.,Semernina Y.V., Usmanova A.S.,Odinokova K.A. (2021) Robotizing bond portfolio selection on the Russian debt market on the basis of a modified strategy of riding the yield curve.Business Informatics, vol. 15, no 4, pp. 7–21. DOI: 10.17323/2587-814X.2021.4.7.21

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