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Weekly Signals For Position Traders

Please note: None of the strategies listed below was ever coded or disclosed in a social trading platform. The strategies are proprietary and based on sound hypotheses about price action behavior and formation of anomalies in weekly timeframe. Signals are from forward performance. Performance based on backtests is provided in the forward samples for informational purposes only. Note that all strategies may fail in the future if market conditions change.

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Strategy Market(s) Positions Strategy Type
SPYLMAW SPY Long-only Adaptive trend-following
MRSPYW SPY Long-only Mean-reversion
ETF2RW SPY, TLT Long-only Rotation/Hold up to two ETFs
ETF4RW Number of ETFs Long-only Rotation/Hold up to two ETFs
DOWW* 30 Dow stocks Long/short Top 3/Bottom 3 based on DLPAL LS rank
MRDOWW 30 Dow stocks Long-only  Mean-reversion, up to 6 open positions

* Changed to Top 3/Bottom 3 in 2020 from Top 6/Bottom 6 in 2019. 

The weekly timeframe applies to the signals of all strategies. All entry and exit signals are for the open price of the following weekly bar except when a stop-loss is triggered.

SPYLMAW is a long-only strategy for trading SPY based on adaptive moving averages. 

MRSPYW is mean-reversion strategy for SPY ETF based on sound mathematics that generates long-only signals while avoiding bear markets. 

ETF2RW trades SPY and TLT long-only based on momentum and can hold one of those ETFs or both based on a ranking method.

ETF4RW trades a number of ETFs long-only based on momentum and can hold up to two ETFs at a time based on a ranking method.

DOWW is a long/short strategy that trades the top 3 and bottom 3 of the Dow 30 group of stocks  using a ranking method based on features generated by DLPAL LS software.

MRDOWW is a mean-reversion strategy based on sound mathematics that generates up to 6 long-only signals in Dow 30 stocks while avoiding bear markets. 

2019 performance (01/02/2019 -12/31/2019)

Strategy YTD
SPYLMAW +17.3% 
MRSPYW +12.0%
ETF2RW +15.7%
ETF4RW +11.5%
DOWW +4.3%
MRDOW +18.6%

Performance based on backtests with $0.01 comm/share

Historical performance based on backtests (Starting date to 07/31/2019)

* Performance is adjusted for dividends and does not include any leverage. Commissions of $0.01/share are included in all performance calculations. Click here for a disclaimer.

SPYLMAW – Starting date 01/03/19934

Parameter SPYLMAW SPY Buy and hold
CAGR +10.9% +9.8%
Max. DD -17.5% -54.6%
Sharpe 0.87 0.59
MAR 0.62 0.18

MRSPYW – Starting date 01/03/1994

Parameter MRSPYW SPY Buy and hold
CAGR +8.1% +9.8%
Max. DD -14.7% -54.6%
Sharpe 0.94 0.59
MAR 0.55 0.18

ETF2RW – Starting date 01/02/2004

Parameter ETF2RW SPY Buy and hold
CAGR +7.1% +9.0%
Max. DD -11.4% -54.6%
Sharpe 1.01 0.55
MAR 0.62 0.16

ETF4RW – Starting date 01/03/2007 (updated to 07/24/2020)

Parameter ETF4RW SPY Buy and hold
CAGR +9.2% +8.4%
Max. DD -13.2% -54.6%
Sharpe 0.86 0.44
MAR 0.70 0.15

DOWW – Starting date 01/04/2016

Parameter DOWW SPY Buy and hold
CAGR +6.7% +14.9%
Max. DD -5.8% -17.1%
Sharpe 0.41 1.24
MAR 1.16 0.87

Note: This is a long/short strategy and comparison to buy and hold should be made in this context.

MRDOWW – starting date 01/03/2000

Backtest takes handles delisted securities with Norgate Data.

Parameter MRDOWW SPY Buy and hold
CAGR +9.5% +5.9%
Max. DD -27.6% -55.6%
Sharpe 0.74 0.35
MAR 0.35 0.11


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  • Equity performance is based on backtests
  • All trades are placed at the open of the next weekly bar.
  • Commission of $0.01/share is included in all backtests above. 

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