Study: Buy SRF when RSI is above 50 and there is Bullish Centerline Crossover in MACD and ADX is Trending

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In this study, we evaluate the performance of strategy "Buy SRF when RSI is above 50 and there is Bullish Centerline Crossover in MACD 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 SRF 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
1-21797.21413255128.215128.21-8975.14-200000.570.19-0.12-5449.3
2-25666.77413255448.725448.72-10371.83-208000.530.18-0.14-6416.69
3-31263.824132519230.7719230.77-16831.53-272001.140.38-0.094-7815.96
4-19422.624132517307.6917307.69-12243.44-25114.161.410.47-0.064-4855.66
5-43722.054132516987.1816987.18-20236.41-328000.840.28-0.12-10930.51
6-35518.37422509765.939935.9-27525.11-31050.230.350.35-0.096-8879.59
7-13418.644225023674.2434848.48-30383.56-320000.780.78-0.024-3354.66
8-34754.024225018259.5226262.63-35636.53-36073.060.510.51-0.064-8688.51
9-43599.234225013553.8117171.72-35353.42-392000.380.38-0.09-10899.81
10-41302.064225017555.3630303.03-38206.39-38812.790.460.46-0.072-10325.52
Although, strategy looks good but profit factor on day 2 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
atrtrail34.2514815.794132539481.639481.6-8221.94-13248.354.81.60.0363703.95
atrtrail24.251655.264132526321.0726321.07-8221.94-13248.353.21.070.0054413.81
atrnil37.25-5200.684132539481.639481.6-14894.09-20295.222.650.88-0.011-1300.17
atrtrail-14.5-4063.324132520602.4920602.49-8221.94-13248.352.510.84-0.015-1015.83
atrnil27.25-18361.214132526321.0726321.07-14894.09-20295.221.770.59-0.052-4590.3

In the table above, row 1 shows the best exit criterion. Profit factor is 1.6. Number of signals (total trades) generated is small and can't conculde anything from this study.
In the chart below, we plot cumulative trade gain versus trades using the best exit criterion.
SRF Performance, Profit Factor:1.6

Yearwise Summary of trades in above chart

YearNumber of TradesTrade Dates
2003106 Oct 2003 (-0.14%)
2002127 May 2002 (19.74%)
1998219 Mar 1998 (-5.57%), 09 Dec 1998 (-6.62%)



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