07 Sep A System for Bear Markets
A System for Bear Markets
Sept. 7, 2022
This year has been a handful.
Buy-and-hold is taking its first beating since 2008 and manic reversals have terrorized systems traders, as well.
From indexes to Futures to Forex, losses have been everywhere.
So, has anything worked in this volatile environment?
Yes. Bollinger Bands™ have worked. In other words, systems based on volatility work in volatility. Interesting.
We talked about this system back in the July 23, 2021 Newsletter. It used BB and big targets with the Master Trend robot. Here were the details:
4-Hour BB Big Targets (7/23/21):
- Target: 1500 pips
- Stop: 60 pips
- Break-Even: 130 pips
- Bands: Default (20 L, 2/-2 standard deviation); go Long on a break above the Bands, go Short on a break below the bands
- Time Exits: 50 Long, 80 Short
How has it handled 2022? Very nicely.
See it here also. It’s hypothetically up over $6k trading 1 lot each time in 2022.
This system has a massive target, which keeps it out of many reversals, and a small stop, which gets out quickly when the time isn’t right.
That seems to be a great mix for volatility.
Is anything else doing well?
We’ll talk about that in our next Newsletter.
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