The Nasdaq Loves Keltner Channels

The Nasdaq Loves Keltner Channels

May 15, 2024

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In our last Newsletter, we looked into Keltner Channels.

Are they as good as Bollinger Bands™?

In our first example using the ES Futures contract, a Keltner breakout was pretty good. But I wouldn’t say it was better than Bands.

So today we’ll try the Nasdaq (NQ.D). This instrument obviously trends more so we might get better results.

And we’ll take off the time exit. We’ll let it get to its target or stop no matter how long it takes.

Once again, we’re testing 60-minutes and only going Long.

Here are the details:

60M Keltner Channel NQ.D Breakout (Long Only)

  • Entry: When price closes above the upper Keltner Channel (Length 80, ATR 1.5)
  • Target: $2200 per contract
  • Stop: $1100 per contract

Because NQ is more volatile, we had to increase the target and the stop.

Using Portfolio Architect, here’s how it’s done since 2001 trading 1 contract each time on a sample $20k account:

That’s definitely more hypothetical money than ES. Here’s the Curve:

And the Curve looks better, too.

It’s up over 700% during this period.

Is this as good as Bollinger Bands™? We’re definitely getting closer.

It’s interesting that a hard-trending instrument did better.

In our next Newsletter, we’ll look at another instrument that has big trends.

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