Can I get my Sector Exposures during the trading day?

I notice that my Common Returns look pretty good, and I am trying to turn them into a trading strategy. Is there any way to calculate the portfolio (I do that in the my_rebalance(context,data) section), then get the industry sector exposures before the portfolio is implemented? I would then translate those sector exposures into ETFs and trade them. Thanks!

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Hey Ted,

Great question, this is a really good thing to be thinking about when designing a risk-aware strategy. The way you can do it inside the algorithm involves getting a risk_loadings dataframe. This is a 2D object which contains an estimated risk exposure to each risk factor for each tradeable asset. Then you can do a weighted average (matrix product) between your hypothetical portfolio weights and the risk loadings to get hypothetical portfolio exposures. I'm leaving the code here, but check the attached algorithm for a working example.

Keep in mind that as with any quantity, future risk exposures are estimates at best and may not always predict actual behavior.

# Retrieve pipeline output
pipeline_data = context.pipeline_data

hypothetical_portfolio_weights = \
pipeline_data.combined_factor / np.sum(pipeline_data.combined_factor)

# Get the estimated risk loadings for only stocks in our portfolio

# Compute the estimated risk exposures by doing a weighted average across
hypothetical_risk_exposures = \

Total Returns
--
Alpha
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Beta
--
Sharpe
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Sortino
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Max Drawdown
--
Benchmark Returns
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Volatility
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 Returns 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
 Alpha 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
 Beta 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
 Sharpe 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
 Sortino 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
 Volatility 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
 Max Drawdown 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 12 Month
"""
This algorithm demonstrates the concept of long-short equity. It uses a
combination of factors to construct a ranking of securities in a liquid
tradable universe. It then goes long on the highest-ranked securities and short
on the lowest-ranked securities.

For information on long-short equity strategies, please see the corresponding
lecture on our lectures page:

https://www.quantopian.com/lectures

This algorithm was developed as part of Quantopian's Lecture Series. Please
direct and questions, feedback, or corrections to [email protected]
"""

import quantopian.algorithm as algo
import quantopian.optimize as opt
from quantopian.pipeline import Pipeline
from quantopian.pipeline.factors import SimpleMovingAverage

from quantopian.pipeline.data.psychsignal import stocktwits
from quantopian.pipeline.data import Fundamentals

import numpy as np
import pandas as pd

# Constraint Parameters
MAX_GROSS_LEVERAGE = 1.0
TOTAL_POSITIONS = 600

# Here we define the maximum position size that can be held for any
# given stock. If you have a different idea of what these maximum
# sizes should be, feel free to change them. Keep in mind that the
# optimizer needs some leeway in order to operate. Namely, if your
# maximum is too small, the optimizer may be overly-constrained.
MAX_SHORT_POSITION_SIZE = 2.0 / TOTAL_POSITIONS
MAX_LONG_POSITION_SIZE = 2.0 / TOTAL_POSITIONS

def initialize(context):
"""
A core function called automatically once at the beginning of a backtest.

Use this function for initializing state or other bookkeeping.

Parameters
----------
context : AlgorithmContext
An object that can be used to store state that you want to maintain in
your algorithm. context is automatically passed to initialize,
before_trading_start, handle_data, and any functions run via schedule_function.
context provides the portfolio attribute, which can be used to retrieve information
"""

algo.attach_pipeline(make_pipeline(), 'long_short_equity_template')

# Attach the pipeline for the risk model factors that we
# want to neutralize in the optimization step. The 'risk_factors' string is
# used to retrieve the output of the pipeline in before_trading_start below.

# Schedule our rebalance function
algo.schedule_function(func=rebalance,
date_rule=algo.date_rules.week_start(),
time_rule=algo.time_rules.market_open(hours=0, minutes=30),
half_days=True)

# Record our portfolio variables at the end of day
algo.schedule_function(func=record_vars,
date_rule=algo.date_rules.every_day(),
time_rule=algo.time_rules.market_close(),
half_days=True)

def make_pipeline():
"""
A function that creates and returns our pipeline.

We break this piece of logic out into its own function to make it easier to
test and modify in isolation. In particular, this function can be
copy/pasted into research and run by itself.

Returns
-------
pipe : Pipeline
Represents computation we would like to perform on the assets that make
it through the pipeline screen.
"""
# The factors we create here are based on fundamentals data and a moving
# average of sentiment data
value = Fundamentals.ebit.latest / Fundamentals.enterprise_value.latest
quality = Fundamentals.roe.latest
sentiment_score = SimpleMovingAverage(
inputs=[stocktwits.bull_minus_bear],
window_length=3,
)

# We winsorize our factor values in order to lessen the impact of outliers
# https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winsorizing
value_winsorized = value.winsorize(min_percentile=0.05, max_percentile=0.95)
quality_winsorized = quality.winsorize(min_percentile=0.05, max_percentile=0.95)
sentiment_score_winsorized = sentiment_score.winsorize(min_percentile=0.05,                                                                             max_percentile=0.95)

# Here we combine our winsorized factors, z-scoring them to equalize their influence
combined_factor = (
value_winsorized.zscore() +
quality_winsorized.zscore() +
sentiment_score_winsorized.zscore()
)

# Build Filters representing the top and bottom baskets of stocks by our
# combined ranking system. We'll use these as our tradeable universe each
# day.

# The final output of our pipeline should only include
# the top/bottom 300 stocks by our criteria
long_short_screen = (longs | shorts)

# Create pipeline
pipe = Pipeline(
columns={
'longs': longs,
'shorts': shorts,
'combined_factor': combined_factor
},
screen=long_short_screen
)
return pipe

"""
Optional core function called automatically before the open of each market day.

Parameters
----------
context : AlgorithmContext
See description above.
data : BarData
An object that provides methods to get price and volume data, check
whether a security exists, and check the last time a security traded.
"""
# Call algo.pipeline_output to get the output
# Note: this is a dataframe where the index is the SIDs for all
# securities to pass my screen and the columns are the factors
# added to the pipeline object above
context.pipeline_data = algo.pipeline_output('long_short_equity_template')

def record_vars(context, data):
"""
A function scheduled to run every day at market close in order to record
strategy information.

Parameters
----------
context : AlgorithmContext
See description above.
data : BarData
See description above.
"""
# Plot the number of positions over time.
algo.record(num_positions=len(context.portfolio.positions))

# Called at the start of every month in order to rebalance
# the longs and shorts lists
def rebalance(context, data):
"""
A function scheduled to run once every Monday at 10AM ET in order to
rebalance the longs and shorts lists.

Parameters
----------
context : AlgorithmContext
See description above.
data : BarData
See description above.
"""
# Retrieve pipeline output
pipeline_data = context.pipeline_data

hypothetical_portfolio_weights = \
pipeline_data.combined_factor / np.sum(pipeline_data.combined_factor)

# Get the estimated risk loadings for only stocks in our portfolio

# Compute the estimated risk exposures by doing a weighted average across
hypothetical_risk_exposures = \

# Here we define our objective for the Optimize API. We have
# selected MaximizeAlpha because we believe our combined factor
# ranking to be proportional to expected returns. This routine
# will optimize the expected return of our algorithm, going
# long on the highest expected return and short on the lowest.
objective = opt.MaximizeAlpha(pipeline_data.combined_factor)

# Define the list of constraints
constraints = []
# Constrain our maximum gross leverage
constraints.append(opt.MaxGrossExposure(MAX_GROSS_LEVERAGE))

# Require our algorithm to remain dollar neutral
constraints.append(opt.DollarNeutral())

# Add the RiskModelExposure constraint to make use of the
# default risk model constraints
neutralize_risk_factors = opt.experimental.RiskModelExposure(
version=0
)
constraints.append(neutralize_risk_factors)

# With this constraint we enforce that no position can make up
# greater than MAX_SHORT_POSITION_SIZE on the short side and
# no greater than MAX_LONG_POSITION_SIZE on the long side. This
# ensures that we do not overly concentrate our portfolio in
# one security or a small subset of securities.
constraints.append(
opt.PositionConcentration.with_equal_bounds(
min=-MAX_SHORT_POSITION_SIZE,
max=MAX_LONG_POSITION_SIZE
))

# Put together all the pieces we defined above by passing
# them into the algo.order_optimal_portfolio function. This handles
# all of our ordering logic, assigning appropriate weights
# to the securities in our universe to maximize our alpha with
# respect to the given constraints.
algo.order_optimal_portfolio(
objective=objective,
constraints=constraints
)
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