Study: Buy HINDZINC when there is bullish divergence in RSI and ADX is Trending

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In this study, we evaluate the performance of strategy "Buy HINDZINC when there is bullish divergence in RSI 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: buy HINDZINC 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
1-31029.96167943.754561.878389.83-6995.9-13698.630.650.51-0.061-1939.37
220716.38169756.2511157.1349392.71-11385.4-26712.330.981.260.0171294.77
343439.84167943.7519261.657489.88-10154.59-33906.631.91.480.0292714.99
460511.0416885018460.3646590.91-10896.48-34246.581.691.690.043781.94
528343.011651131.2530332.7760227.27-11210.99-45890.412.711.230.0151771.44
6-10385.631651131.2527725.9460227.27-13546.85-45205.482.050.93-0.0053-649.1
726406.82164122542828.4470445.34-12075.58-37837.843.551.180.0121650.43
816117.611661037.524401.5867206.48-13029.18-43243.241.871.120.00891007.35
962501.821661037.527209.0872874.49-10075.26-48157.252.71.620.0323906.36
101032521661037.533616.3692307.69-9844.65-40786.243.412.050.0476453.23
Although, strategy looks good but profit factor on day 1 is less than minimum accepted value so avoid this, see below for further analysis.
HINDZINC Performance, X=10, Profit Factor:2.05

Yearwise Summary of trades in above chart

YearNumber of TradesTrade Dates
2015131 Aug 2015 (6.92%)
2011126 Aug 2011 (8.01%)
2010124 May 2010 (-3.66%)
2008116 Oct 2008 (6.95%)
2002525 Jul 2002 (-0.25%), 13 Aug 2002 (-2.03%), 29 Aug 2002 (-5.14%), 20 Sep 2002 (-2.85%), 08 Oct 2002 (-5.06%)
2001126 Sep 2001 (46.15%)
1998219 Feb 1998 (31.25%), 22 Jun 1998 (-1.57%)
1997323 Oct 1997 (-20.39%), 11 Nov 1997 (1.57%), 04 Dec 1997 (-0.68%)
1996124 Jul 1996 (-7.59%)

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
atrnil310.12115652191242.8643150.1579504.78-14732.16-24780.32.932.20.07210074.54
atrtrail35.411278922291340.9129846.2179504.78-10824.88-24780.32.761.910.0495813.29
atrnil26.6211867521101147.6228327.4453003.19-14963.57-24780.31.891.720.0545651.2
atrtrail25.0983027.382291340.9124861.2153003.19-10824.88-24780.32.31.590.043773.97
atrtrail-16.3239025.522281436.3623305.950463.37-10530.12-24780.32.211.260.0191773.89

In the table above, row 1 shows the best exit criterion. Profit factor is 2.2. Strategy is showing mildly bullish results but we advice not to take a call solely on the basis of this study. Percentage of profitable trades is 42.86%, which is not acceptable. Avoid this strategy. Average return per trade is 5.04%, which is very good. Sharpe Ratio is 0.072, which is low, don't trade solely on the basis of this study. Average holding period is on the higher side, note this before entering the trade that you you may need to hold the positions for a longer time.
In the chart below, we plot cumulative trade gain versus trades using the best exit criterion.
HINDZINC Performance, Profit Factor:2.2

Yearwise Summary of trades in above chart

YearNumber of TradesTrade Dates
2015131 Aug 2015 (14.5%)
2011126 Aug 2011 (14.68%)
2010224 May 2010 (-4.56%), 26 May 2010 (14.45%)
2008316 Oct 2008 (-11.56%), 23 Oct 2008 (-12.39%), 27 Oct 2008 (39.75%)
2002425 Jul 2002 (-12.28%), 20 Sep 2002 (-3.78%), 08 Oct 2002 (12.69%), 22 Oct 2002 (-4.56%)
2001126 Sep 2001 (21.36%)
1998219 Feb 1998 (27.38%), 22 Jun 1998 (29.82%)
1997523 Oct 1997 (-6.27%), 29 Oct 1997 (-7.39%), 05 Nov 1997 (-7.78%), 04 Dec 1997 (-5.53%), 15 Dec 1997 (19.56%)
1996224 Jul 1996 (-6.2%), 30 Jul 1996 (-6.09%)



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