Dual Momentum & Rate of Change | Trading Strategy (Entry)
I. Trading Strategy
Concept: Dual momentum trading strategy based on Rate of Change (ROC). Research Goal: Performance verification of dual momentum signals. Specification: Table 1. Results: Figure 1-2. Trade Filter: Long Filter: Slow Rate of Change (ROC1) is above zero. Short Filter: Slow Rate of Change (ROC1) is below zero. Trade Setup: Long Setup: Fast Rate of Change (ROC2) is above zero. Short Setup: Fast Rate of Change (ROC2) is below zero. Trade Entry: Table1. Trade Exit: Table 1. Portfolio: 42 futures markets from four major market sectors (commodities, currencies, interest rates, and equity indexes). Data: 40 years since 1980. Testing Platform: MATLAB®.
II. Sensitivity Test
All 3-D charts are followed by 2-D contour charts for Profit Factor, Sharpe Ratio, Ulcer Performance Index, CAGR, Maximum Drawdown, Percent Profitable Trades, and Avg. Win / Avg. Loss Ratio. The final picture shows sensitivity of Equity Curve.
Long Trades: (ROC2[i] > 0); Short Trades: (ROC2[i] < 0); Index: i ~ Current Bar.
Long Trades: (ROC1[i] > 0); Short Trades: (ROC1[i] < 0); Index: i ~ Current Bar.
Extreme Point Rule: The extreme point is: (a) the highest point of a session when (ROC1[i] > 0) & (ROC2[i] > 0); (b) the lowest point of a session when (ROC1[i] < 0) & (ROC2[i] < 0). A buy/sell signal is triggered when a price moves beyond the extreme point. Index: i ~ Current Bar.
Time Exit: nth day at the close, n = Time_Index. Stop Loss Exit: ATR(ATR_Length) is the Average True Range over a period of ATR_Length. ATR_Stop is a multiple of ATR(ATR_Length). Long Trades: A sell stop is placed at [Entry − ATR(ATR_Length) * ATR_Stop]. Short Trades: A buy stop is placed at [Entry + ATR(ATR_Length) * ATR_Stop].
We benchmark the base case strategy against alternatives:
Case #1: Look_Back_#2 = 20; Look_Back_#1 = 40; Time_Index = ∞ (i.e. no time exit). Case #2: Look_Back_#2 = 50; Look_Back_#1 = 100; Time_Index = ∞ (i.e. no time exit). Case #3: Look_Back_#2 = 80; Look_Back_#1 = 160; Time_Index = ∞ (i.e. no time exit). Case #4: Look_Back_#2 = 110; Look_Back_#1 = 220; Time_Index = ∞ (i.e. no time exit).
CFTC RULE 4.41: HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.