PCI is represented by formula:
Ai, Aj – US-dollar prices of assets i and j;
Vi, Vj – volumes of assets i and j;
K, N – number of
The concept of PCI is very simple and similar to currency pair trading (when the value of the base currency is expressed in units of the quoted one). However, PCI is much broader and can be used not only to create currency cross pairs, but also build quite complex investment portfolios and quote one portfolio in the units of other. Although the concept is very simple, it opens new horizons in financial analysis, based on being general and absolute flexibility, which is achieved by giving each asset an individual weight.
Traders and investors can test their own investment ideas based on the concept of PCI. Traders may wish to trade an instrument quoted against one’s national currency, for example, Gold against Australian Dollar, which is not provided by any company. Thus, one can create a personal instrument XAU/AUD, obtain price history of the instrument for full fledge technical analysis and trade (this is just a very simple example, not aiming to advertise or give advice).
The new approach may be applied in various trading strategies some of which are listed below:
Spread trading (http://www.ifcmarkets.com/
Pair trading, based on matching a long position with a short one in two assets;
Searching for opportunities to enter the market for trading whole combinations of assets from different markets (stocks of different trading markets, currencies, indexes, commodities, metals etc);
Identification and analysis the periods of anomalous behavior of financial assets;
Optimization and a periodic rebalancing of the created portfolio in order to increase return or reduce risks;
Exchange of one portfolio with another within the concept of "good and bad portfolio";
Application of trading strategies, based on a long-term stable relationship between assets;
Hedging opportunities through building portfolios with certain sensitivity towards economic factors.
PCI is integrated in trading analytical platform NetTradeX (http://www.ifcmarkets.com/
To summarize, Personal Composite Instruments and GeWorko Method (http://www.ifcmarkets.com/