The strategy trades all Dow 30 stocks in short-term mean-reversion mode based on a formula from a probability theory textbook.
Performance updated after the market close on Friday, October 18, 2019.
The strategy goes long-only Dow 30 stocks using our proprietary PSI5 algo, which is based on a formula from a text in probability theory. The logic of this strategy is available for sale to professional traders and hedge funds subject to acceptance of a non-disclosure agreement.
A maximum of 30 open positions are held at any given time. The strategy outperforms buy and hold on both absolute and risk-adjusted returns basis. Note that this is not a data-mined strategy but it is based instead on a mathematical model of stock price action. No leverage in used in the results.
Portfolio backtest settings
Strategy: MRDOW based on PSI5 algo
Time-frame: Daily (adjusted data)
Strategy type: Mean-reversion, long-only
Market correction filter: None (all signals taken even during corrections)
Universe: Dow 30 stocks
Backtest period: 01/03/2000 – 10/18/2019
Maximum open positions: 30
Commission per share: $0.005
Position size per stock: Available equity/30
Trade entry: Open of next bar (no look-ahead bias)
Backtest performance summary
|Parameter||MRDOW||Buy and hold|
|Avg. bars in Trade||6.7||–|
The strategy has 0.41 MAR (CAR/Max. DD) versus 0.10 for SPY total return buy and hold and outperforms the benchmark on risk-adjusted basis but also on absolute returns terms. The strategy gained 4.2% in 2008 and 15.6% in 2011. There was only one losing year in 2002 with -0.7% loss.
Backtest equity curve (Log scale, Click on image to enlarge.)
Below is the backtest drawdown profile.
Maximum drawdown occurred in 2008. Since 2010 drawdown is less than 13%.
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