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On my ongoing quest for new inspirations I bought Laurens Bensdorp’s book „Automated Stock Trading Systems“



In the first half of his book he talks about his rich experience as a trader and teacher and the psychological aspects of trading. He details the mindset necessary to be a successful trader and explains all the interesting things that happen if a trader’s expectations, phantasies, wishes and hopes collide with real-time reality.
In the second half he presents and explains the wonders of diversification. For Bensdorp diversification is not (only) about a large watch list/portfolio/DataSet of stocks but also and foremost about a portfolio of uncorrelated trading systems. In order to illustrate his ideas he presents seven trading systems in great detail.
Out of curiosity and to test the current power and abilities of Wealth-Lab I implemented and published (my personal interpretation of) these trading systems:

Bensdorp's Short Rsi Thrust
https://www.wealth-lab.com/Strategy/DesignPublished?strategyID=48

Bensdorp's Short Mean reversion High Six-Day Surge
https://www.wealth-lab.com/Strategy/DesignPublished?strategyID=47

Bensdorp's Long Trend Low Volatility
https://www.wealth-lab.com/Strategy/DesignPublished?strategyID=46

Bensdorp's Long Trend High Momentum
https://www.wealth-lab.com/Strategy/DesignPublished?strategyID=45

Bensdorp's Long Mean Reversion Selloff
https://www.wealth-lab.com/Strategy/DesignPublished?strategyID=44

Bensdorp's Long Mean Reversion High ADX Reversal
https://www.wealth-lab.com/Strategy/DesignPublished?strategyID=43

Bensdorp's Catastrophe Hedge
https://www.wealth-lab.com/Strategy/DesignPublished?strategyID=42

These are real world trading system, complete with the following parts:
Filters
Filters are used to remove stocks with low volume and low prices (penny stocks).
Differentiators
A condition which helps to make a trading strategy uncorrelated form other trading strategies
Setups
This are conditions the price series must fulfill in order to be considered a trading candidate.
Entries
Market or Limit orders along with limit price calculations
Weighting / Ranking
If there are more candidates than available capital then entry orders are issued for stocks with the highest weighting only.
Exits
A complete set of exit orders:
• Stop Loss
• Profit Taking
• Time based exits / Timeouts
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MIH8
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#1
Thanks for the effort!
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#2
It is possible to combine all these seven systems in a WL Meta Strategy:


And the results are stunning. Here the equity curve:



WL can produce the equity curves of all combined systems in a single graph:



And finally a summary of metrics:



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Glitch8
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#3
Looks like we need a new TASC article feature these findings!
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#4
In the book Laurens Bensdrop has two different informations about the Watchlist/Portfolio/DataSet he is using.

On page 53 he talks about 40'000 stocks, half of them delisted.

On page 172 He says "The US markets have a tradeable universe of approximately 7000 stocks to work with"

Both numbers are a bit out of reach as long as you don't have an expensive data provider (like Norgate or IQFeed).

So I adapted the parameters using the SMAC optimizer and the methods mentioned in the "How to address overfitting" forum thread (https://www.wealth-lab.com/Discussion/How-to-address-overfitting-9305) to work for the WealthSignals portfolio (738 symbols).
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#5
I learned a few things during the journey:

1. A single system needs not to be good all the time. Diversification is the key.
2. The effect of diversification is much larger than I expected.
3. If you are looking for (more or less) extreme trading opportunities, the size of your DataSet makes a huge difference.
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#6
Oh, I forgot to mention:
Looking at all the results in this thread one thing becomes clear: Wealth-Lab is a GREAT SOFTWARE PACKAGE!
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#7
Here are the system correlations:

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#8
Thank you very much DrKoch for sharing the results of your hard work.

This one is a gem that deserves to be pinned to the top, for a long while!

A couple of weeks ago, I saw the reference to this book in another post, in this Forum; and I just started reading it last weekend. The book doesn't come up with much new, but it is an eye opener how the combination of a set of uncorrelated average systems results in a robust market-beating meta-strategy. Simple really is better, most of the times. Very underrated book (at least, I never saw it referenced until very recently).

Again: thanks for sharing!!
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#9
I just let the MetaStrategy run again with the Out-of-Sample Interval 2022-today included:
(I never used this data for Bensdorp's systems before)



... very reassuring!
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#10
From the profit curves (equity curves of individual systems in the MetaStrategy) it becomes obvious how diversification worked at its best during the two last difficult years:


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ww58
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#11
Thank you for your efforts. The results are impressive, I'll try to replicate this. I'm definitely doing something wrong, as I haven't managed to beat the market even on history yet. Even with the strategies already published here.
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Glitch8
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#12
I contacted My Bensdorp on LinkedIn to let him know about this implementation. Maybe he'll become an avid WealthLab supporter! :D
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ww58
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#13
How can AvgTurnover from finantic.Indicators be replaced in these scripts?
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Glitch8
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#14
If it’s name is accurate it could be an SMA of the Turnover indicator.
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#15
The Turnover here in these scripts is just a filter to ensure that there's enough trading happening (i.e. avoid illiquid stocks)

If your data doesn't have Turnover available, then using Close * Volume as the turnover figure should approximate the turnover.
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Glitch8
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#16
Our built-in Turnover Indicator is already a shortcut for the Close * Volume.
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ww58
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#17
Changed avgTurnover to "new SMA(new Turnover(bars),20);"
the rest are default settings, without margin. Got the following picture, which is different from the one here

The only difference in settings I see is PosSizer absence in my case, since I haven't found exactly like that. Where am I wrong?
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#18
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How can AvgTurnover from finantic.Indicators be replaced in these scripts?

The correct answer is: You should not replace it! Buy the finatic.Indicators extension instead.

You ask "why should I"?

Let me explain:
What you see here (the seven Bensdorp strategies implemented for WL8) is the result of many hours of hard work partly on Mr. Bensdorps' side, partly on my side.
Based on many years of experience with WL. Based on many hours of experimenting.
If you look through the code you could see literally decades of programing experience.

And true: I built in three small mechanisms of compensation. And instead of asking yourself how you can go around this mechanisms you should:
* Buy the book and read it
* buy as many finantic extensions as you can (You'll need them in going forward anyway)
* think about giving back in various other ways like sharing your results on the forum or donate some money.

I can assure you: If you try to make things as cheap as possible for you you'll be never able to replicate the results shown in this thread or even improve on them.
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#19
All strategies use limit orders. But at the same time, tests are weighted - positions with the highest weight are opened. Isn't this a peek into the future?
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Cone8
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#20
There's a Strategy error (oversight) in "Catastophe Hedge". Line 48 checks to see if a Long Position is active to limit the strategy to one position per symbol, but instead it should be checking for an open Short Position.

I can probably correct the public strategy, but if you already downloaded, you'll have to make the change on your local machine. Or are these refreshed/downloaded with each restart?
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Cone8
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#21
Corrected.
The strategy will be automatically corrected by restarting WealthLab (with a connection).
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Glitch8
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#22
>> All strategies use limit orders. But at the same time, tests are weighted - positions with the highest weight are opened. Isn't this a peek into the future?<<

In a way yes, it’s causing the backtest to choose orders that might not have actually been the ones that would have filled first in live trading. A deterministic approach would limit the number of entries to ensure only a specific number would fill to meet the equity.

For this reason I prefer to use Weights only for market orders, where the results are deterministic. Or if I must use limit orders I sort by the Weights in PreExecute and only place an appropriate number of orders that I know will fill.

I vote we remove the Weights for published strategies using limit orders for more realistic results. You could then use our Monte Carlo Lab extension to get a true idea of their potential.
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#23
I've referred to Laurens Bensdorp's a few weeks ago during an non-market-correlation discussion.
https://www.wealth-lab.com/Discussion/How-to-leave-only-strategies-with-smooth-equity-curve-9302

His approach to follow a non-correlated approach (with up to 50 different strategies) impressed me pretty much at that time. I came across him via an interview with Tom Basso. The only thing that made me a bit skeptical was his choice of Universe, which according to the book consists of NYSE + ARCA + NASDAQ stocks (survivorship bias free).

From what I know, he's also a big believer in rotational strategies, which could mean he could feel comfortable in WL.

Nevertheless, "Dankeschön" to Mr. Koch for the effort he put into his WL dev work. I had this on my radar last year, but unfortunately had to push it out to 2023.
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#24
Where might I find the "WealthSignals" portfolio?
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Glitch8
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#25
https://www.wealthsignals.com

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#26
Thanks..
I don't see the 783 symbols that Dr Koch was referring to..
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#27
I don't see how to replicate Dr Koch's Position Sizers. ""Max Risk Limited" Do these require a special extension?
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#28
I totally agree that diversification is the key.
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#29
QUOTE:
I don't see the 783 symbols that Dr Koch was referring to..

https://www.wealthsignals.com/symbol-list
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#30
QUOTE:
I don't see how to replicate Dr Koch's Position Sizers. ""Max Risk Limited" Do these require a special extension?


This will be included in the next build of finantic.Indicators.
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ww58
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#31
>https://www.wealthsignals.com/symbol-list

Wouldn't this set lead us to the survivorship bias? Or the key is "Max Risk Limited" sizer?
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Cone8
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#32
Yes, any current symbol list inherently leads to survivorship bias. Use one of the Wealth-Data DataSets (like the S&P 500) to eliminate the bias, or one of many of those offered by Norgate Data.

fyi, WealthSignals stocks are the current symbols in the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, selected highly liquid ETFs, and a handful of stocks that some users requested to trade.
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#33
Thanks to Eugene and Dr Koch
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#34
Given the liquidity (turnover) constraints in these systems, you could use the Russell 3000 (Current & Past) which goes back to 1990 with no survivorship bias with Norgate Data.

There wouldn't be many qualifying (or statistically significant) trades beyond that.

Cheers,
Richard.
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#35
Tested a meta-strategy of seven strategies on the SP500 (WealthData). 14% for each strategy. Yearly Rebalance. Comission 0.05% tradeValue.

Result: 8-9% APR, drawdown -10%. Not too much :)

I could not test it on Russell 3000 CurrentAndPast(NorgateData), because apparently my computer is not powerful enough and the WL8 freezes.



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Glitch8
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#36
You’ll probably need more RAM when testing the Russel 3000, I have 64gig
and can backtest it without issue.

Also it looks like you might bump up the position sizes?
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#37
"You’ll probably need more RAM when testing the Russel 3000, I have 64gig"

Yes, I only have 32 gig

"Also it looks like you might bump up the position sizes?"

It's probably possible. Exposure is only 36%
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#38
Anyone care to share what they find to be a realistic average turnover to use in back testing? Cesar Alvarez mentioned that he used a 21 day average of $5 million when testing low volume stocks.
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vk8
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#39
Sounds like a good idea, it seems to combine the volume and the stock price.
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#40
The first version of these scripts implemented ranking and limiting the number of positions with a transaction weight and a "Max Open Pos" setting in Strategy Setting->Positio Sizing.
This raised some (justified) concerns beause both cause some subtle form of peeking into the future.
As a consequence the weighting was removed form the published scripts.
This makes backtest results highly variable because on busy days positions are choosen randomly by WL. Furthermore a system with many limit orders is hard to trade without additional software or manual intraday interventions.
In order to remedy concerns and difficulties I implemented a ranking mechanism for the Bensdrop strategies:
Daily candidates are renked and only orders with high priorites are issued.
To find a good number of orders to send it usefull to know how many of the ordes sent will be filled. This impossible to know pof course but it is possible to estimate the fill probability form the past.
I implemented a "Fill Probability Estimator" to do this job.
Here is a comparison of two strategies, first with weight and without weights, second with ranking:


Columns B and D show the original strategy with weight. B is the original weight, C is weight * (-1). It becomes clear that this weight has just a small effect: APR 33.6% vs. 30.7%.

Column C shows the current Strategy with weighting removed. This is just one example. If run several times you'll find results which are somewhere between B and D because WL chooses the trades randomly.

Column A shows the results of the new version 2 of the strategy. This works with the new ranking mechanism. It has slightly less trades, which results in lower APR but also in lower Max.Drawdown.

This comparison shows that ranking is not much worse than the (illegal) weighting.


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#41
I equipped all Bensdorp Strategies with limit entries with the new ranking mechanics and published the scripts with a "V2" it their name.

The Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art") now looks like this:

The results are as stunning as before:

Metrics Report (Favourite Scorecard):


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#42
This should now be very close to the specs in the book. The main difference being the DataSet. All results here are produced with "WealthSignals" DataSet (738 symbols, listed only) while the book is based on "All stocks traded at NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX, listed and delisted".
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Glitch8
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#43
Interesting, I wonder if the author was able to do a true survivorship bias test by considering the period symbols were in the index, or just used all symbols,
listed and delisted.
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#44
@Glitch
At least that's what he wrote in his book. Since he's aware of the survivorship bias issue using such a long period, I would assume that he has taken this into account.
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#45
I am trying to replicate Dr. Koch's results. When I was looking at the MetaStrategy I had some observations that I was hoping you can clear up.

I understand the WealthSignals portfolio is 738 symbols.

How does Portfolio weight choose which symbols because that many symbols is too many to trade constantly? So if I choose a 2% of equity, I still could not trade all the symbols without having NSF?

Also, why choose a Portfolio weight greater than 100% when you add up the 7 strategies in the MetaStrategy.

Here is the snippet I am looking at:



For me, if I had 7 strategies, then the weight should be considering how many strategies and how many assets in each DataSet portfolio.

So for my simplistic example. I have a portfolio of 10 assets.
Each of the 7 strategies would add up to a total of 100%. So I would make each strategy 14% Portfolio weight.

Not sure how, Wealthlab takes it's symbols when the true portfolio is 738 assets. I assume, that I would get NSF. Also, probably, would get different results when I run the test over and over again.

Thank you for your time.
Larry
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Cone8
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#46
The % allocation is displayed next to the "Weight".

In other words, you can put the "weight" at 100 for all of them. That makes them equal "weight". Likewise, the % allocations will all be equal, but the % allocations will add to 100%.
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#47
Cone,
Thank you,
Larry

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#48
Dr. Koch and forum members,

Just wanted to say thank you for this thread. I learned a lot and appreciate the time and effort of all the work that was done.

Much appreciated.

Larry
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Glitch8
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#49
Yes thank you DrKoch and others. Very gratifying to see some interesting research published on WL.com!
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#50
In the meantime, I finished reading the book last weekend: very easy to read!

Although the concepts are simple and the systems explained don’t bring much new; it really is an eye opener in regards to the power of trading a set on uncorrelated strategies! I knew that diversifications of trading systems was the way to go; but was not aware of how powerful it really is…

Very well worth the time and the cost (not only it is cheap, but the proceedings seem to be going for charity).
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mjj38
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#51
One other small correction relative to the book is for the Long Trend Low Volatility the SPY Sma should be 200 not 100.

P.S. Thanks Dr. Koch for publishing this. We should all try to do the same for books we read to help out the community.
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pmbf8
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#52
@DrKoch, can I ask why is the below code used in the Long Trend High Momentum strategy even though you have already set a stop loss at 5*20D ATR from the entry price in the 1st half of the code?

CODE:
public override double GetMaxRiskStopLevel(BarHistory bars, PositionType pt, int idx)       {          double stop = bars.Close[idx] - 5.0 * atr20[idx];          return stop;       }

0
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#53
These are two completely different things:
1. Exit a Position with a stop loss like this:
CODE:
// Stop Loss ClosePosition(p, OrderType.Stop, p.EntryPrice - 5.0 * atr20[p.EntryBar], "Stop Loss");

2. Defining a GetMaxRiskStopLevel() routine.

The latter is (exclusively) used by the Position Sizing method "Max Risk Percent" and related position sizers like Advanced Pos Sizer->Max Risk % Limited to % of Equity.

The existence of a Routine GetMaxRiskStopLevel() does not close any Positions.

See Help->Strategy->Strategy Settings->Max Risk Percent for further details.
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pmbf8
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#54
Hi DrKoch,

Thank you for providing your reply and for putting in the effort in writing the codes.

It seems that The Long Trend High Momentum strategy is using the position sizing method, "Percent of Equity", in Strategy Settings as default. In this case, wouldn't defining the GetMaxRiskStopLevel in the code be redundant since GetMaxRiskStopLevel is used only when "Max Risk Percent" or "Advanced Pos Sizer" is used? Or was GetMaxRiskStopLevel written so as to faciliate users who wish to switch from "Percent of Equity" to "Max Risk Percent"?

Furthermore, can I kindly ask where in the code sets the 2% Risk level per trade? I can only see it mentioned as a comment on line 14.

I have attached the Position Sizing settings that I am using for your reference.

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#55
QUOTE:
is using the position sizing method, "Percent of Equity"

If you read the book, you'll see that Bendorp uses "Max Risk % Limited to % of Equity" in most of his strategies. For reasons unkonwn to me the publisher strategies come with Position Size: "Percent of Equity". This is not intended and you should change the position sizing method accordingly.

QUOTE:
In this case, wouldn't defining the GetMaxRiskStopLevel in the code be redundant

Yes. The GetMaxRiskStopLevel() routine is used by "Risk %" position sizers only.

QUOTE:
Furthermore, can I kindly ask where in the code sets the 2% Risk level per trade?

This is a property of the (Advanced) pos sizer. It is set outside the strategies code.
Go to Strategy Settings->Position Sizing.
Select Position Size: Advanced Pos Sizer
Select the "max Risk % Limited to % of Equity" Positon Sizer.
Click "Configure Position Sizer"
Here it is possible to set:
Max Risk %: 2.0
Pct of Equity: 10.0
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#56
Hi everyone,

I've recently gone through Laurens' book and acquired stock market data from Norgate, allowing me to backtest US stock markets starting from 1995. I evaluated the strategies individually before integrating them into a meta-strategy to assess the benefits of such combinations.

However, I encountered some odd results with the short mean reversion strategies, particularly when applying the current and historical data from the Russell 3000 index provided by Norgate. It seems I'm overlooking something, leading to these discrepancies. To investigate, I conducted tests with a smaller sample and used data from WealthData for comparison purposes.

I apologize for the multitude of screenshots, but I wanted to give you a clear picture of my methodology and the outcomes. It appears that expanding the stock market universe exacerbates the inexplicable results.

Here are my initial test results using S&P 500 data from WealthData:

These results are logical.


Conducting the same test with S&P 500 data from Norgate yields:

The results are almost identical, which is reassuring.


However, testing with the Russell 3000 data reveals:

The outcome here is quite perplexing, to say the least.


I confirmed that the strategy adheres to the limit of 10 active trades simultaneously by using DrKoch's FillProbability. It does, yet with the Russell 3000 data, it resulted in 17,000 trades. DrKoch modified the parameters from the book after backtesting with a more limited stock sample.

I made a second test with the original parameters from the book:

Yet again, the results were nonsensical.

This amounted to a total of 11,000 trades.

Do you have any insights into what might be happening? I've double-checked the C# code to ensure there is no look-ahead bias that could distort the results.

Let me know if you want to see additional parameters in WL8.

Spacious
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#57
@spacious , I also look first at the equity curve. When it looks interesting, I start diving deeper in the results.
Sort the results of all trades to highest win% to see if you there are abnormal winners. Than I also sort on losers.
Than I check the signals on the charts of those winners/losers.
You'll notice if this all is realistic or not.

I would suggest to use semi LOG scale for the equity curve.


Don't have the correct plugins to test the results of Bensdorp's strategies but my first impression is that it seems to have only added value if you follow them all.

Is the APR than 'only' 15%?
This is without fees? What about slippage?
Someone has real live trading experience with this?

It is a good thing that the tests are on WL/Norgate data (non-biased).
Can only appreciate he dares to publish everything all in public. Most pro's only show signals at best, never backtesting results.
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#58
I've identified an issue with the GetMaxRiskStopLevel function that manifests as a peak in future, affecting position sizing, especially when trades move against us on the first day. Allow me to clarify with a detailed example.

Initial Invocation at Daily Close

The first call to GetMaxRiskStopLevel occurs at daily close, when determining the limit orders size for the next day. The sizing is based on the anticipated entry price plus 3ATR, which in my case, factored a 4% rise in the price.



To track when this function is triggered, I added a WriteToDebugLog call within GetMaxRiskStopLevel, as some trades seemed to have incorrect position sizing.

Second Call on Order Fill Day

On the day the limit order fills, GetMaxRiskStopLevel is called again. This time it adjust position size using the closing price of the current day, which result in a future peak that's not yet known at order placement.

Example from Backtesting

With an equity of 100k and a 2% max risk or 10% equity cap for position sizing, let's examine a real example from my backtesting:

Trade Date: Symbol CHKR on 1995-02-01 - shorted 145 shares at $30
Here's the debug log for this symbol:



And the chart, showcasing the initial trade:



The closing price before the trade was $28.5. Using the Bensdorp Short RSI Thrust strategy, the buy price is projected at 4% higher, resulting in an entry price of $29.64 (28.50 * 1.04). The stop loss is set at 3ATR over 10 days (3 * 1.37 = 4.11). Notably, the position was entered at $30 due to a gap up.

However, the position sizing was based on the 29.64 entry price. Therefore, 10% equity would equate to 337 shares (10,000 / 29.64) or 2% risk would be 486 shares (2000 / 4.11). I would have expected to buy 337 shares.

The subsequent stop level calculation (29.64 + 4.11 = 33.75) matches the figure from the first debug log.

So why only 145 shares? Although initially confusing, this made sense as the second GetMaxRiskStopLevel call on the filling day adjusted the position size using the day's closing price, which was not yet finalized: $36.

Here's the calculation breakdown:
Closing price: $36
ATR: $1.98
Calculated position size: 36 * 1.04 = 37.44 + (3 * 1.98) = 43.38

The difference between the entry price and the stop loss level was $13.74 (43.38 - 29.64), leading to a position size of 145 shares based on a 2% risk ($2000 / 13.74).

This behavior occurs regardless of whether the price moves in or against your favor on the first day, leading to future peaks or dips that subsequently affect position sizing.

Seeking a Solution

What's the next step to address this? I'm considering raising this as a bug report and am eager to hear what Cone and Eugene think.

Maybe I should start a new post before reporting this as a bug. Let me know

thx
Spacious
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Glitch8
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#59
Are you using an Advanced Position Sizer?

I see it's called only once when using Maximum Risk Position Sizing, but twice when using an Advanced Position Sizer.

And that second call is indeed one bar ahead, we'll work on correcting that.
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#60
Thx Glitch for the quick answer.

I'm using Advanced Position Sizer



Spacious
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Glitch8
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#61
Thanks, we have it rectified for Build 55.
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Cone8
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#62
Nice catch Spacious!
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#63
I just bought the finantic.indicators extension to get inspired by Bensdorp's strategy portfolio.
Apparently I am getting quite different results.

What am I doing wrong?

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#64
Compare your setup with the screenshot in Post #41.

(Hint: Position Sizer and Portfolio Weight)

What is your data range (i.e start date /end date of Backtest)
(Compare with information at start of this discussion thread)

What are your Strategy Settings?

What are your Results (Equity Curve of Meta-Strategy, Individual Equity curves of sub-strategies)?

In short: Give us more information to help us to help you.
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#65
PositionSizer Settings
Max Risk % --> 2.00
Pct of Equity --> 10.00



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#66
In the Bensdorp's book he is using the complete US Stocks markets and you are only using the S&P500 which doesn't give you enough instruments diversification.

I'am running some of Bensdorp strategy using the russell 3000 and I bought the data on NorgateData.

Spacious
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Glitch8
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#67
It looks like there is not enough capital being used, try using Shared Capital Pooling or set a high margin factor of like 6:1 on each component strategy in the MetaStrategy.
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#68
QUOTE:
In the Bensdorp's book he is using the complete US Stocks markets and you are only using the S&P500 which doesn't give you enough instruments diversification.


Understood. But I am not even able to replicate the backtests from Post #56 (SP500), Post #35 (SP500) or Post #41.
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#69
Attempt for Post #56


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#70
Well there was a bug in the advanced pos sizer which was peeking in the future. It has been fixed and maybe that's the reason why you can't get the same result. I will try to make a test tonight with SMR Six Day Surge and compare with your result.
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#71
Sorry for the delay,

I just ran the SMR-SixDaySurge and I got the same result than you with the s&p500. I suspect that the advanced pos sizer bug fix is the main reason the result are different.

I also retried with russell 3000 current & past norgate data with the orginal paramater from the book and you can see a better result since there is more instruments diversification.
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#72
Hi DrKoch,

I was able create a MetaStrategy as you did for the Bensdorp strategies and my backtesting results were impressive much like yours. When I tried to run Monte Carlo simulations the results were the exact opposite and basically implied that these should never be traded live as a group. Maybe I am not using the tool correctly since the result are not what I expected. Have you ran Monte Carlo simulations on this MetaStrategy and what were the results?
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#73
QUOTE:
my backtesting results were impressive much like yours.

That is good to hear!

QUOTE:
Have you ran Monte Carlo simulations

No, I haven't used Monte Carlo for some time now.

Probably some Monte-Carlo expert can jump in?
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#74
What finantic extension are required to backtest this system, I am on build 81. Some of finantic extensions are not yet .net8 compliant.
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#75
As of today all finantic Extensions should work.
Please report any problems you see...
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#76
Thanks DrKoch for this amazing article and all the strategies shared!

I just finished reading this book over the weekend and am trying to reproduce these strategies in building blocks today. That's why I initiated a question regarding ranking stocks. Luckily, I came across this article in time.
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#77
(1)My question was which extension I need to buy to run backtest on this system
(2)Where is the list of the stocks used for backtesting as I can not find wealthsignals. I guess I have to make a new one but how
(3) What is portfolio weight 25 in the spinner then 12%. what is that mean. It looks like when sharing capitol pool is selected in meta strategy it disables portfolio weight, does backtest reassign value based on number of strategies in metastrategy, for 8 strategies it comes to 12%, am i making correct assumption?
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#78
QUOTE:
which extension I need

As shown in Post #41 the book (and the strategies here) use a Position Sizer here called "Max Risk % Limited to % of Equity". This position sizer is part of the finantic.Indicators extension.
(see https://wealth-lab.com/extension/detail/finantic.Indicators)

The strategies use the "AvgTurnover" indicator, also part of finantic.Indicators.

No other extension are required to make the bensdorp scripts run.

QUOTE:
I can not find wealthsignals

WealthSignals stopped some time ago. Post #34 (and follow ups) discuss alternative portfolio. My advice: The larger the portfolio, the better the results. But you need to adjust some parameters in the stratgies to larger portfolios and more RAM for more symbols.

QUOTE:
What is portfolio weight

Please see WL's Help. Please start a new discussion thread if you see any inconsistencies.
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#79
Hi all! Has anybody been able to successfully reproduce strategy results from the book on Norgate data like Russel 3000 w/o survivorship bias?
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