A long-short mean-reversion strategy for trading a portfolio consisting of SPY, QQQ, and TLT ETFs. Updated on September 22, 2023.
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Timeframe: Daily (adjusted data)
Markets: SPY, QQQ, TLT
Strategy type: Long-short mean-reversion
Maximum positions: 3
Position size: equity/3
All trades are executed at the open of the next bar
Backtest range: 01/2/2003 –09/22/2023
The strategy is not optimized for the highest annualized return.
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The strategy’s CAGR is 5.7%. The maximum drawdown of the strategy is 15.2%. The Sharpe of the strategy is 0.60 versus 0.34 for buy and hold in the same period. The volatility of the strategy is 9.5%. The average holding period is 8.2 days. The win rate is 67.2%.
Two ETF positions may also be held. In this case, the CAGR increases to 7.8%, but the maximum drawdown and the volatility increase to 21.1% and 13%, respectively.
There have been six down years in the test period, with 2004 down the most at -5%. In 2008, the strategy was up 7.5%, and in 2022, it gained 17%.
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Charting and backtesting program: Amibroker. Data provider: Norgate Data