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We present in this article a novel strategy based on features generated by DLPAL LS software in the weekly time frame that trades long/short 85 large cap stocks from the S&P 100 universe and combines buy and hold, trend-following, position … Continue reading
Equity indexes have risen for eight years after the bottom of the financial crisis on March 6, 2009, without a bear market. Due to this it has been difficult for market timers to beat buy and hold returns. In this … Continue reading
Comparing returns of market timing strategies to buy and hold does not always prove skill because the performance of random trading depends on the path prices follow. I offer two examples from 2013 and 2015 and the SPY ETF.
Suppose a trader has purposely used a random system to trade SPY since its inception. What was the probability to make annually more than the buy and hold return? Or suppose a trader has worked hard to develop a trading system that generated a positive … Continue reading