Study: Sell DIVISLAB when near 200 SMA and below 200 SMA and ADX is Trending

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In this study, we evaluate the performance of strategy "Sell DIVISLAB when near 200 SMA and below 200 SMA and ADX is Trending" under various conditions.

X Analysis

In the table below, we find out the performance of this trading strategy under following scenario: sell DIVISLAB 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
1815.7964266.672044.843095.83-3681.79-5513.980.561.110.011135.97
2-10699.5664266.673106.195605.99-11562.16-19884.450.270.54-0.052-1783.26
33609.764266.674567.458997.24-7330.04-10275.70.621.250.023601.62
4-4552.09633506459.497913.7-7976.86-12243.260.810.81-0.024-758.68
548551.4662433.3331373.0250382.08-3548.64-5173.48.844.420.18091.91
655639.962433.3338173.1667610.28-5176.6-9006.537.373.690.0869273.32
752747.736335026183.4663068.77-8600.88-14454.683.043.040.0858791.29
845361.46335024097.956790.55-8977.43-13335.572.682.680.087560.23
960378.576335026692.3362929.84-6566.14-10782.384.074.070.110063.09
1069919.126335028133.2163893.71-4826.84-10996.945.835.830.1211653.19
Although, strategy looks good but profit factor on day 2 is less than minimum accepted value so avoid this, see below for further analysis.
DIVISLAB Performance, X=10, Profit Factor:5.83

Yearwise Summary of trades in above chart

YearNumber of TradesTrade Dates
2016309 Feb 2016 (5.19%), 02 Dec 2016 (-1.39%), 16 Dec 2016 (31.95%)
2012110 Feb 2012 (5.06%)
2004116 Dec 2004 (-5.5%)
2003122 Dec 2003 (-0.36%)

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
200trail-1353225.09826253298759834.58-2124.82-3574.0615.525.170.0816653.14
atrtrail-15.1742457.396335021245.457722.45-7092.93-8068.21330.0767076.23
200nil31.8815558.383537.59264.3311038.46-2446.94-3574.063.792.270.0831944.79
200trail31.8815558.383537.59264.3311038.46-2446.94-3574.063.792.270.0831944.79
atrnil25.8312913.456335012635.1314995.7-8330.65-10191.081.521.520.052152.24
200nil21.56293.9783537.56176.227358.97-2446.94-3574.062.521.510.046786.75
200trail21.56293.9783537.56176.227358.97-2446.94-3574.062.521.510.046786.75
atrtrail24.337191.32633509490.0414995.7-7092.93-8068.211.341.340.0321198.55
atrtrail34.673072.68633508117.1618337.75-7092.93-8068.211.141.140.014512.11
atrnil316.83-19494.3261516.6718337.7518337.75-7566.41-10191.082.420.48-0.082-3249.05

In the table above, row 1 shows the best exit criterion. Profit factor is 5.17. Number of signals (total trades) generated is low, don't trade solely on the basis of this study. Strategy is very good and impressively bearish. Percentage of profitable trades is 25%, which is not acceptable. Avoid this strategy. Average return per trade is 3.33%, which is very good. Sharpe Ratio is 0.081, which is low, don't trade solely on the basis of this study.
In the chart below, we plot cumulative trade gain versus trades using the best exit criterion.
DIVISLAB Performance, Profit Factor:5.17

Yearwise Summary of trades in above chart

YearNumber of TradesTrade Dates
2016409 Feb 2016 (3.07%), 02 Dec 2016 (-1.79%), 15 Dec 2016 (-1.01%), 21 Dec 2016 (29.92%)
2012110 Feb 2012 (-0.26%)
2004116 Dec 2004 (-1.32%)
2003222 Dec 2003 (-1.0%), 23 Dec 2003 (-1.0%)



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