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3 Short Selling Strategies (Trading Strategy Bundles)

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading

This short-selling strategy bundle consists of three short strategies. The idea and logic work in a variety of assets, not only the three different below. Entries are on the close or the next open (and the same for exits).

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In all our bundles you will find both Amibroker code, Tradestation code, and the strategy written in plain English.

None of the strategies are published on the website earlier and all strategies work on a variety of ETFs and futures contracts (and not necessarily on the backtested instruments below).

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Short strategy 1

The backtest below is done on S&P 500 (SPY or @ES):

Strategy and performance metrics:

  • #trades: 135
  • Average gain per trade: 0.76%
  • CAGR: 3.4%
  • Time spent in the market: 7%
  • Max drawdown: 11%
  • Risk-adjusted CAGR: 45%
  • Win rate: 68%
  • Max consecutive losers: 4
  • Max consecutive winners: 16
  • Profit factor: 2.3
  • Sharpe Ratio: 2.1

Short strategy 2

The backtest below is done on XLP (consumer staple ETF):

 

Strategy and performance metrics:

  • #trades: 196
  • Average gain per trade: 0.,34%
  • CAGR: 5.4%
  • Time spent in the market: 5%
  • Max drawdown: 4%
  • Risk-adjusted CAGR: 54%
  • Win rate: 74%
  • Max consecutive losers: 3
  • Max consecutive winners: 21
  • Profit factor: 2.9
  • Sharpe Ratio: 3.1

Short strategy 3

The backtest below is done on SMH (semiconductor ETF):

Strategy and performance metrics:

  • #trades: 175
  • Average gain per trade: 1.33%
  • CAGR: 10.6%
  • Time spent in the market: 11%
  • Max drawdown: 22%
  • Risk-adjusted CAGR: 101%
  • Win rate: 71%
  • Max consecutive losers: 3
  • Max consecutive winners: 12
  • Profit factor: 2.6
  • Sharpe Ratio: 2.7

All 3 short strategies combined

If we combine all 3 short strategies and take max one position at a time, we get the following equity curve:

Strategy and performance metrics:

  • #trades: 384 (since year 2000)
  • Average gain per trade: 0.87%
  • CAGR: 14.7%
  • Time spent in the market: 18%
  • Max drawdown: 22%
  • Risk-adjusted CAGR: 80%
  • Win rate: 72%
  • Max consecutive losers: 4
  • Max consecutive winners: 18
  • Profit factor: 2.4
  • Sharpe Ratio: 2.7

Returns per year:

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