Study: Buy HCC when below 200 SMA

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In this study, we evaluate the performance of strategy "Buy HCC when below 200 SMA" under various conditions.

X Analysis

In the table below, we find out the performance of this trading strategy under following scenario: buy HCC 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. sell 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
1-46293.9965244136.925290.8911945.39-4226.23-12449.261.250.73-0.036-712.22
2-13626465224333.859543.0323208.19-8051.41-43278.691.190.61-0.056-2096.37
3-15598865293644.628254.6325597.27-10982.57-35081.970.750.61-0.057-2399.82
4-21339365283743.0810566.7227645.05-13763.81-45901.640.770.58-0.059-3282.97
5-3084356526394011881.8244709.9-15829.8-54013.120.750.5-0.072-4745.15
6-35029265254038.4613394.1443686.01-17128.64-54426.230.780.49-0.076-5389.11
7-42649265244136.9213680.8755162.24-18410.55-71978.390.740.43-0.085-6561.41
8-39965965273841.5412831.661946.9-19634.54-60070.050.650.46-0.082-6148.61
9-37104765234235.3814809.9459587.02-16944.65-58068.870.870.48-0.078-5708.41
10-32494965244136.9217300.5974041.3-18052.77-74004.050.960.56-0.061-4999.22

From the table above, we see that best results are achieved by holding positions for 1 trading days. Profit factor is 0.73. This strategy is not profitable and we advice you not to use it.

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
atrnil25.64-137463124358928.2329042.6382760.8-12965.78-34657.292.240.88-0.015-1108.57
atrtrail24.07-168028137409729.220792.282760.8-10306.35-26407.682.020.83-0.02-1226.48
atrnil38.19-224385118229618.6446243.42124141-12934.79-34657.293.580.82-0.021-1901.57
atrtrail34.65-191823137409729.220197.32124141-10306.35-26407.681.960.81-0.021-1400.17
atrtrail-14.91-256875137409729.218571.02108236-10306.35-26407.681.80.74-0.03-1875
nilnil-11-46293.9965244136.925290.8911945.39-4226.23-12449.261.250.73-0.036-712.22

In the table above, row 1 shows the best exit criterion. Profit factor is 0.88. 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 28.23%, which is not acceptable. Avoid this strategy. Average return per trade is -0.55%, we advise you not to use this strategy.
In the chart below, we plot cumulative trade gain versus trades using the best exit criterion.
HCC Performance, Profit Factor:0.881

Yearwise Summary of trades in above chart

YearNumber of TradesTrade Dates
20181818 Jan 2018 (10.94%), 02 Feb 2018 (-5.37%), 06 Feb 2018 (-6.09%), 06 Mar 2018 (-4.24%), 20 Mar 2018 (-4.11%), 21 Mar 2018 (-4.72%), 22 Mar 2018 (-6.97%), 28 Mar 2018 (15.69%), 03 May 2018 (-9.13%), 14 May 2018 (-9.56%), 05 Jun 2018 (-7.89%), 21 Jun 2018 (-6.53%), 25 Jun 2018 (-7.03%), 27 Jun 2018 (15.7%), 16 Jul 2018 (-7.4%), 19 Jul 2018 (15.37%), 21 Sep 2018 (-8.74%), 28 Sep 2018 (20.47%)
2017408 Aug 2017 (-4.37%), 09 Aug 2017 (-5.01%), 22 Aug 2017 (9.83%), 25 Sep 2017 (9.29%)
2016813 Jan 2016 (-5.33%), 15 Jan 2016 (-6.35%), 20 Jan 2016 (14.07%), 10 Feb 2016 (-7.22%), 12 Feb 2016 (15.71%), 06 May 2016 (-3.86%), 20 May 2016 (7.32%), 03 Aug 2016 (9.19%)
20151113 Mar 2015 (-7.07%), 20 Mar 2015 (13.96%), 06 May 2015 (-6.49%), 12 May 2015 (-6.78%), 03 Jun 2015 (-6.65%), 08 Jun 2015 (-6.83%), 11 Jun 2015 (15.41%), 27 Jul 2015 (-4.52%), 12 Aug 2015 (-5.25%), 14 Aug 2015 (11.42%), 24 Aug 2015 (15.31%)
2014116 Dec 2014 (13.06%)
20131724 Jan 2013 (8.78%), 14 Feb 2013 (-4.16%), 26 Feb 2013 (-3.64%), 28 Feb 2013 (-4.24%), 04 Mar 2013 (9.19%), 20 Mar 2013 (-4.59%), 25 Mar 2013 (11.23%), 14 May 2013 (6.7%), 23 May 2013 (-3.67%), 03 Jun 2013 (-4.22%), 10 Jun 2013 (-5.69%), 13 Jun 2013 (12.31%), 03 Jul 2013 (-7.06%), 25 Jul 2013 (-5.03%), 29 Jul 2013 (-5.57%), 31 Jul 2013 (11.81%), 26 Nov 2013 (13.61%)
2012828 Mar 2012 (-7.45%), 23 Apr 2012 (-6.76%), 25 Apr 2012 (-7.55%), 27 Apr 2012 (-8.0%), 10 May 2012 (-7.36%), 25 Jul 2012 (-5.29%), 26 Jul 2012 (-5.65%), 28 Aug 2012 (9.08%)
20112217 Jan 2011 (-5.57%), 18 Jan 2011 (-6.08%), 31 Jan 2011 (-6.37%), 09 Feb 2011 (13.77%), 29 Apr 2011 (-3.79%), 03 May 2011 (-3.9%), 12 May 2011 (-3.66%), 18 May 2011 (-3.81%), 23 May 2011 (-3.76%), 20 Jun 2011 (10.44%), 28 Jul 2011 (-4.17%), 02 Aug 2011 (-4.27%), 05 Aug 2011 (-4.89%), 08 Aug 2011 (-5.19%), 17 Aug 2011 (11.71%), 05 Oct 2011 (-5.72%), 15 Nov 2011 (-6.45%), 16 Nov 2011 (-6.76%), 18 Nov 2011 (-7.51%), 13 Dec 2011 (-7.05%), 16 Dec 2011 (-7.53%), 19 Dec 2011 (-8.31%)
20101329 Apr 2010 (-3.09%), 03 May 2010 (-3.36%), 04 May 2010 (-3.53%), 06 May 2010 (-3.74%), 12 May 2010 (-4.08%), 19 May 2010 (-4.77%), 25 May 2010 (10.79%), 25 Aug 2010 (-4.11%), 30 Aug 2010 (-4.59%), 31 Aug 2010 (9.57%), 16 Nov 2010 (-4.57%), 25 Nov 2010 (-6.23%), 26 Nov 2010 (-8.92%)
2009423 Jan 2009 (-11.83%), 26 Feb 2009 (-7.93%), 02 Mar 2009 (-8.42%), 05 Mar 2009 (17.65%)
20081805 Mar 2008 (-9.54%), 13 Mar 2008 (-11.47%), 19 Mar 2008 (25.46%), 27 May 2008 (-6.64%), 29 May 2008 (13.86%), 10 Jun 2008 (-8.1%), 24 Jun 2008 (-8.01%), 27 Jun 2008 (-9.86%), 01 Jul 2008 (22.91%), 15 Sep 2008 (-6.74%), 23 Sep 2008 (-7.41%), 29 Sep 2008 (-8.32%), 06 Oct 2008 (-11.49%), 08 Oct 2008 (-13.2%), 10 Oct 2008 (-15.46%), 17 Oct 2008 (-17.33%), 24 Oct 2008 (41.38%), 28 Nov 2008 (35.26%)



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