I use a back-testing tool called Haasonline Tradeserver and have been exploring different indicators to evaluate their performance over the last 90 days. This is part of a defensive strategy. Using this indicator, I have been able to secure a +5.01% gain between 2018/02/17 00:00 and 2018/03/07 00:00. The market had daily volatility
ranging from -6.95% to +7.32% during this period and closed up +5.26%. This indicator will allow you to reliably trade to maintain profits equal to market price gains over time. More importantly, this indicator allowed me to achieve a gain of +9.58% between 2018/01/31 00:00 and 2018/02/25 00:00. The market had daily volatility
ranging from -15.46% to +11.19% during this period and closed down -4.09%. I use Bitfinex data for this indicator, but executed my trades on GDAX (Bitfinex's higher volume
generally provides a better view of the market action and allows me to anticipate trends more effectively).
The signal for a buy/sell is the Ichimoku Cloud
twist. IMPORTANT: The direction of the action is reversed, so RED=BUY and SELL=GREEN. This tool looks ahead about 2 hours, so you still have to choose the exact price level for your trade. Haasonline bots do this automatically, but if you do it manually you may be able to improve performance by a few percent. Give it a try and let me know if it proves useful. I am continuing to run this as my American Cheese bot and will update this post in a week or two so we can track whether the results continue to be strong.
For those of you using Haasonline, the settings are:
- Interval: 1 Hour
Chart Type: Candlestick
Senkou span B: 52
Chikou Span: 1
Buy/Sell Indicator: Cloud Twist