Progyny Inc (NASDAQ:PGNY) and Technical Analysis: Identifying When a Stock (Precisely) Breaks out from a Dip - The Buy the Breakout Stock Trigger
Date Published: 2020-09-22
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A bullish breakout off of a dip condition with precision in PGNY
Preface: Using Charts and Computations Simultaneously to Find the Recovery After a Dip TriggerA bullish breakout off of a dip takes on many forms in the world of technical analysis, but following market mantras is insufficient for a trader looking to be data driven and precise.
In this case we identified a trigger. This doesn't mean it's a trigger now, it means when it has happened, that has led to historically good returns, and in particular, good risk adjusted returns.
There is one technical requirement for the open and then one closing rule of the backtest:
Here is the set-up in Stock TradeMachine®.
The close rule for this backtest is simply to wait 10-trading days later (about two-weeks).
For a visual representation we can turn to this example. Note how the backtest triggers once the stock price crosses up thorugh the lower band of the 2 SD Bollinger band, and the close trigger occurs 10-trading days later.
Translated from an image into words:
1. Wait until the day that the stock crosses up through the lower band of a 2 SD Bollinger Band.
2. Wait 10-trading days later.
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CML Efficiency Score™At Capital Market Laboratories (CMLviz), we created a standardized reward to risk measurement for backtests called the CML Efficiency Score™ (ES).
The ES takes the average trade return from each triggered backtest (the 'reward') and divides it by the maximum drawdown (the risk).
The max drawdown is measured as the largest open-to-trough decline in the value of a backtest for each new opening trade.
Our view is that an CML Efficiency Score above 0.80 is very good and above 1.0 is excellent. A number above 1.0 indicates that the average return is in fact larger than the maximum realized loss.
3-Year Backtest Results: Small Bollinger Band Breakout in Progyny IncHere are the results of a long stock position held either for 10 trading days (about one calendar month) tested over the last 3-years in Progyny Inc:
The mechanics of the Stock TradeMachine® are that it uses end of day prices for every back-test entry and exit (every trigger).
We see 3 wins and 0 losses with a total backtest return of 33.5%.
We note an CML Efficiency Score™ above 1.0 which is very strong.
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Please note that the executions and other statistics in this article are hypothetical, and do not reflect the impact, if any, of certain market factors such as liquidity and slippage.