Gap trading Catcher

Gap trading Catcher

Hi, I modified prorealtime gapdetection indicator to a simple strategy basis for a long position.

Only 1 or 2  parameters and it gives interesting results with a simple stop of 1% for intraday or for daily a stop of 3%

the parameter has very small range i.e. 1-14 to optimise.

some stock/futures 5 min with 50.000 units backtest

p=1 unilever 81.89 % profitable with win/loss 1.8 in 497 trades.

p=1 tkh 71.67 % profitable with win/loss 1.54 473 trades

p=1 heineken 82,46% profitable with win/loss 1.48 496 trades

p=5 aex 5 min 84.44% profitable with win/loss 1.65 270 trades

Have a look and maybe it’s interesting enough to dig further !

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  1. Francesco78 • 09/14/2017 #

    thanks, which underlying are you using?

  2. auvergnat • 09/14/2017 #

    Thank’s for your job. Which spread on your screen report ?

  3. Paul • 09/14/2017 #

    Thanks for the interest. I’am new to this and will trade CFD. What exactly do you mean with underlying? I didn’t set the spread in backtest.

  4. nwesterhuijs • 09/14/2017 #

    Although it looks interesting just wondering: Aren’t the second conditions for the buy and sell criteria [Buy: (abs((high-low[1]) / low[1]) > Amplitude) ; Sell: (abs((low-high[1]) /high[1]) > Amplitude)] always true due to the use of “abs” with amplitude at 0 [unless high and low[1] or high[1] and low are exactly the same]?

  5. Paul • 09/14/2017 #

    You’re right. It’s always bigger then 0 unless it’s 0, which can happen the way you said.. You can set a different amplitude like 0.0005 which probably makes more sense. In the original gap detection indicator the value is also bigger then 0. With different coding on amplitude you can improve the code, although it gives more parameters to optimise.

  6. CKW • 09/14/2017 #

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Same question probably as Francesco78, which securities you used on the screenshot that you posted? Just to compare if I have similar result as yours

  7. Paul • 09/14/2017 #

    its the aex25 futures with p5

  8. Paul • 09/14/2017 #

    Useful to this code is to put this as indicator on a intraday price chart

    dc=dclose(1)
    RETURN dc as “dc”

  9. Despair • 09/14/2017 #

    I can not reproduce your results. Which timeframe do you run it on?

  10. Paul • 09/14/2017 #

    1-10 min. Here 5 as posted.
    add additional indicator to get bigger profits and limit number of trades.

  11. Andrea • 09/14/2017 #

    Hi, great strategy, it would be interesting to filter signals with atr.

  12. Frank • 09/14/2017 #

    Hi Paul – I tried the original strategy. My first trade showed first a great profit, but it turned out to be a loss in the end. Should the strategy have a element of profit-taking?

  13. Frank • 09/14/2017 #

    Another thing – have you also tried to go short?

  14. Paul • 09/14/2017 #

    try activate Williams 3 bar trailing stop to exit when profits are i.e. above x% with a stoploss of y%.
    You can modify to go short. It’s more tough although profitable and the gains are lacking behind to the long positions.

  15. Kris75 • 09/14/2017 #

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for sharing but I cannot reproduce any profit on Heineken on 5mn ;
    Best,
    C

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