Study: Sell CANBK when there is Dead Cross (50 DMA < 200 DMA)

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In this study, we evaluate the performance of strategy "Sell CANBK when there is Dead Cross (50 DMA < 200 DMA)" under various conditions.

X Analysis

In the table below, we find out the performance of this trading strategy under following scenario: sell CANBK at the closing price whenever the signal triggers (Rs. 2Lac per trade). Then cover the position "X" trading days later at close_price i.e. buy after "X" trading days. Here are the results of this study:

X DaysNet ProfitTotal TradesWinning TradesLosing Trades% ProfitableAvg Winning TradeMax Winning TradeAvg Losing TradeMax Losing TradeWin/Loss RatioProfit FactorSharpe RatioAvg Trade
Although, strategy looks good but profit factor on day 1 is less than minimum accepted value so avoid this, see below for further analysis.

Strategy Analysis - Exit Criteria

In the study above, exit criterion was that hold the position for "X" trading days. That's one possible exit criterion. However, we can have more elaborate exit criteria. Now we study this strategy under other exit criteria. There are 3 things which you must get to know before proceeding further. Table below shows the performance of this strategy under various exit combinations. Note that nil,nil,-1 is a special exit combination where we just take the best result of "X" Analysis study above.

Stop LossAdjust Stop LossTargetAvg Holding PeriodNet ProfitTotal TradesWinning TradesLosing Trades% ProfitableAvg Winning TradeMax Winning TradeAvg Losing TradeMax Losing TradeWin/Loss RatioProfit FactorSharpe RatioAvg Trade

In the table above, row 1 shows the best exit criterion. Profit factor is 0.85. Profit factor is showing that this strategy doesn't give any edge over rendomness and it is only as good as tossing a coin and doing the trade. Percentage of profitable trades is 26.67%, which is not acceptable. Avoid this strategy. Average return per trade is -0.5%, we advise you not to use this strategy.
In the chart below, we plot cumulative trade gain versus trades using the best exit criterion.
CANBK Performance, Profit Factor:0.852

Yearwise Summary of trades in above chart

YearNumber of TradesTrade Dates
2019326 Feb 2019 (-3.56%), 27 Feb 2019 (-3.57%), 19 Aug 2019 (8.76%)
2018114 Feb 2018 (10.48%)
2015108 Apr 2015 (-3.47%)
2013212 Apr 2013 (-4.5%), 15 Apr 2013 (-4.49%)
2012125 May 2012 (-4.02%)
2011225 Mar 2011 (-3.01%), 17 May 2011 (9.2%)
2008126 Mar 2008 (-7.78%)
2007107 Mar 2007 (-6.86%)
2006123 Jun 2006 (14.74%)
2005106 Dec 2005 (-3.34%)
2004106 Jul 2004 (-6.07%)

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