07 Jun New Settings for the Daily Heron
New Settings for the Daily Heron
June 7, 2023
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In our last Newsletter, we talked about a Daily version of the Heron robot that I’d researched years ago.
As it turns out, it’s held up nicely.
The problem with that version, though, was that the target and stop were both pretty small. As you move up in timeframes, generally the targets and stops need to get bigger.
While I realize that the small target and stop worked okay in our example from two days ago, it makes sense to increase our parameters.
So, years ago, that’s what I did.
But I don’t think I’ve talked about it before.
Here are the details:
Daily Heron EURUSD 245
- Filter: Price must be above the 140 SMA and the 5 SMA must be above the 140 SMA. The opposite is true for Short trades.
- Long Entry: Price must close into Oversold (CCI length 15, -100 Oversold/250 Overbought)
- Short Entry: Price must close into Overbought (CCI length 16, 100 Overbought/-250 Oversold)
- Profit: 245 pips
- Stop: 300 pips
There are a few important points here.
The first is that the targets and stops have obviously changed. It’s still a beloved negative reward to risk ratio, though. The second is that I increased the OB/OS parameters to an extreme level, 250. This is so that extreme readings don’t interfere. We want to hit the target this time with no distractions. Third, we’ve changed the CCI length to something more moderate for both Long and Short.
The settings for this version are much more bland. No special optimizing techniques.
So, how did it do on the Daily EURUSD?
Here’s the Report via Portfolio Architect:
Interesting. With a totally different focus, it had similar hypothetical results as the original Daily Heron.
Now let’s put the exact same settings on the Daily GBPUSD. Here’s that report:
The GBPUSD had more profit, more drawdown, and about the same win percentage.
Let’s do one more USD-based pair. Here’s the Daily USDCAD:
Hmm. Similar again. This methodology has done well with three USD-style currency pairs.
I wonder what would happen if we put those all together?
And then added a surprise.
We’ll find out in the next Newsletter.
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