“RSI-2 Strategy” from Larry Connors

“RSI-2 Strategy” from Larry Connors

Hi all !

Here is the backtest that I made, from the « RSI-2 Strategy » of Larry Connors.

He’s also the co-author of the « Cumulative RSI » Strategy.

It took me 5 minutes to write the code, as the rules are very simple : no need to detail them.

Even if the strategy is positive on many stocks, indices, I don’t find it that great.

But you are free to test it and why not improve it.

The picture shows the CAC40 for the last 20 years.

Best Regards,


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  1. Madrosat • 04/01/2016 #

    ne pensez vous pas que ligne 41 il faudrait C3v >90 plûtot que C3v <90??
    Félicitations pour ce site

  2. Doctrading • 04/01/2016 #

    There is an error at line 41.It should be : 
    c3v = RSI2 > 90
    On the CAC40, it gives better result with the error…Sorry for it

  3. Doctrading • 04/01/2016 #

    My apologies to all : 
    with this new line, backtest show less brute gains, but far less drawdown and better profit factor (from 1,5 to >2).
    Test it if you want 🙂

  4. Doctrading • 04/01/2016 #

    Here is the new picture : 
    and the new backtest : 
    more profitable  !
    Happy trading to all

  5. zilliq • 04/01/2016 #

    Sadly, as I thought, the results on 1mn UT are catastrophic 🙁 for Intraday trader
    <a href=”http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=16/13/mnxk.png”><img src=”http://zupimages.net/up/16/13/mnxk.png” alt=”” /></a>

  6. zilliq • 04/01/2016 #

    Sadly, as I thought, the results on 1mn UT are catastrophic 🙁 for Intraday trader

  7. zilliq • 04/01/2016 #

    Even for bigger Ut (here 15 mn)
    May be it will be optimize

    • Nicolas • 04/01/2016 #

      RSI is an oscillator made for price centering. This strategy bet on mean reverting phenomena. I’m pretty sure that 2 bars of 1 minute can’t define this! 🙂

  8. Doctrading • 04/01/2016 #

    You are right, this system isn’t designed for day trading.
    In my opinion, RSI with short periods work well for daily candles (there are plenty of strategies with RSI2, RSI5, etc.), but not for intraday trading, where there can happen big moves.

  9. air • 04/01/2016 #

    Good start. Works decently during stock runaway bull market. I have tested it over 80 year period (DJ industrial) and it is not profitable during many years.  

  10. TheHovisTrader • 04/01/2016 #

    Hi – the way Larry trades it does not work – discovered that over 10 years ago! BUT If you trade it using specific price formations it works super well

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