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

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In this study, we evaluate the performance of strategy "Sell KOTAKBANK 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 KOTAKBANK 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 4 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 0.87. 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 15.79%, which is not acceptable. Avoid this strategy. Average return per trade is -0.38%, we advise you not to use this strategy.
In the chart below, we plot cumulative trade gain versus trades using the best exit criterion.
KOTAKBANK Performance, Profit Factor:0.867

Yearwise Summary of trades in above chart

YearNumber of TradesTrade Dates
2020130 Mar 2020 (3.18%)
2018131 Oct 2018 (-2.63%)
2017210 Jan 2017 (-1.83%), 11 Jan 2017 (-1.49%)
2016125 Feb 2016 (-2.98%)
2015129 Sep 2015 (-1.81%)
2014112 Feb 2014 (-0.76%)
2013102 Sep 2013 (-1.4%)
2011211 Feb 2011 (-5.13%), 14 Feb 2011 (-4.93%)
2010104 May 2010 (-2.67%)
2008125 Mar 2008 (-10.75%)
2005128 Sep 2005 (12.31%)
2004225 Jun 2004 (-4.27%), 28 Jun 2004 (-3.95%)
2003106 May 2003 (-4.54%)
2002115 Nov 2002 (-4.43%)
2001105 Sep 2001 (31.81%)
1995128 Nov 1995 (-0.98%)

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