Developer: Joe Krutsinger: “One Night Stand” Trading System. Concept: Short-term trading strategy based on a weekday filter and price momentum. Source: Freeburg, N. F. (Sep. 1994). Formula Research, Quantitative Treatment of the Financial Markets. Memphis, TN: Formula Research, Inc. Research Goal: Performance verification of the short-term trading strategy. Specification: Table 1. Results: Figure 1-3. Trade Entry: Long Trades: An entry can take place only on a Friday. A buy stop is placed one tick above the highest high of the last four days if the 10-day simple moving average of the close is above the 40-day simple moving average. Short Trades: An entry can take place only on a Friday. A sell stop is placed one tick below the lowest low of the last eight days if the 10-day simple moving average of the close is below the 40-day simple moving average. Trade Exit: Exit on the next day’s open, normally Monday. Portfolio: 42 futures markets from four major market sectors (commodities, currencies, interest rates, and equity indexes). Data: 35 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.
Tested Variables: Slow_MA_Look_Back & Long_Entry_Look_Back (Definitions in Table 1):
SlowMA(Slow_MA_Look_Back) is the simple moving average of the close price over a period of Slow_MA_Look_Back. FastMA(Fast_MA_Look_Back) is the simple moving average of the close price over a period of Fast_MA_Look_Back. HighestHigh (Long_Entry_Look_Back) is the highest high over a period of Long_Entry_Look_Back. LowestLow (Short_Entry_Look_Back) is the lowest low over a period of Short_Entry_Look_Back.
Long Trades: FastMA(Fast_MA_Look_Back) > SlowMA(Slow_MA_Look_Back). Short Trades: FastMA(Fast_MA_Look_Back) < SlowMA(Slow_MA_Look_Back).
An entry can take place only on a Friday.
Long Trades: A buy stop is placed one tick above the HighestHigh[i – 1]. Short Trades: A sell stop is placed one tick below the LowestLow[i – 1]. Index: i ~ Current Bar. Note: In the original “One Night Stand” trading system, buy stops are placed at the HighestHigh[i – 1] and sell stops are placed at the LowestLow[i – 1]. When entry stops are one tick away from these price thresholds (our entry rules), absolute and risk adjusted returns are significantly improved.
Time Exit: Exit on the next day’s open, normally Monday. 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]. Stop Loss Exit is used to normalize risk via position sizing.
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