Need Verified Trading Strategies? This Resource Provides Them

A site that provides verified strategies for investors and day traders alike

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Quantpedia charts show types of verified trading strategies available.

Want to learn new trading strategies? How about choosing between 262 of them, using a strategy screener so you can pick only those strategies that align with your capital, experience level and trade time frame?

This resource exists. Strategies are regularly added, covering methods for trading various markets, from day trading to investing . All strategies are laid out with rules to follow, and have detailed statistics so you know exactly how the strategy has performed.

Verified Statistics

Scouring through thousands of research papers, converts the findings of these paper into plain English, and provides you with a one page snapshot of what you need to know. The benefit is that in order for results to appear in an academic paper, and be included on Quantpedia, the strategy must be thoroughly tested on a large sample size (over many trades or years). All the strategies must be repeatable as well, so the rules of the strategy are clearly defined. In this way, the strategies can be used as is, or a trader can alter various strategies in an attempt to improve the return or reduce the risk. 

Unlike a website that is trying to sell you their trade signals, Quantpedia is simply a data provider. They do not promote one strategy over another. You can sort and filter for strategies you want, whether you want high return, low risk or a specific a market or time frame.

All strategy statistics are disclosed, allowing you to choose from growing number of strategies available.

Types of Strategies

The strategy screener allows you find strategies based on 11 criteria:

  • Period (ranging from intraday to 3 years), Instruments (including stocks, futures funds, ETFs, options and bonds), Backtest Period, Keyword (momentum, carry trade, etc), Complexity (how easy it is to implement), Performance (annual % return), Drawdown, Market (commodities, stocks, etc), Confidence (likelihood the strategy will continue to work), Volatility and Sharpe Ratio.

    Out of the 262 strategies available (more are added regularly) 10 are specifically meant for intraday trading, or can be used by day traders. Day traders can also use other strategies. For example, the S&P 500 Index Addition Effect, is not considered a day trading strategy, but could be used as one. The strategy has an indicative performance of 114% per year*, but day traders could trade these stocks intraday, as they would have a strong trending bias.

    The performance is based on holding the shares overnight for several days or weeks, but day traders could jump in and out. The strategy could provide a list of stocks which are potential high probability intraday trend trading candidates. Other strategies could be used in a similar way.

    The other 252 strategies are swing trading, long-term or investing strategies. As mentioned though, some of these may provide insight for day traders.

    Statistics Provided

    Nearly every strategy provided comes with a battery of trading statistics to help you make an informed decision about which strategy (or strategies) is right for you. The trading strategy statistics provided include:

    • Backtest period (what data the strategy was tested on), Backtest Length (how many years of data were tested), Indicative Performance (annual % return), Volatility (fluctuations in capital), Maximum Drawdown, Confidence and Sharpe Ratio.

      Strategies can be found using the strategy screener, and then sorting by statistics to find top ranked strategies for that statistic, or the Charts page can be used. The Charts page shows all strategies, and ranks then according to various criteria. Click on a strategy on the chart to see the details of the strategy, and how to use it.

      Additional Resources

      The Quantpedia blog alerts members when new strategies are added.

      The Links page provides a list of Backtesting Software companies and services. If you want to backtest your own strategies, you can find resources for doing so here.

      Also on the Links page is a list of Historical Price Data provides. For thorough backtesting you'll often need lots of historical data. The resources listed here can help.

      Free and Member Accounts

      52 strategies are available for free to all, so you can see how the site functions.

      Other strategies, currently 210, are only available to members. Memberships are $299 for 3-months, or $499 for 12-months. 

      Final Word

      Overall the site is useful, especially if you are seeking specific non-subjective strategies for quantitative or automated trading. 

      For traders not specifically interested in quantitative or automated trading, the site is still useful. There are loads of strategy ideas, which you can implement as provided, or use the idea to create your own strategy. 

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      *Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.