This report updates the Trend and Momentum Strategy that trades 74 stock-based ETFs. This strategy went through a rough patch from January 2022 to May 2023, but rebounded the last two months
Breadth indicators are also referred to as market internals. As the “vital signs” for an index or sector, breadth indicators reflect aggregate performance for the individual components. As such, breadth indicators can provide leading signals by strengthening before a bottom or weakening ahead of a top. After all, the whole is only as good as the sum of the parts
The S&P 500 is battling the 200-day SMA with four crosses over the last eleven days. We are also seeing a rise in volatility as this market benchmark plunged 5.86% in nine days (18-27 October) and then surged 5.85% the last five days. With such conditions, it is a good time to step back and look for ways to filter the noise.
This articles covers the indicators and signals for a trend-momentum strategy to trade stock-based ETFs. The Composite Breadth Model defines market conditions. The Trend Composite and eSlope120 are used for trend identification, and Normalized ROC delivers the momentum rank. We show performance metrics for this strategy and provide a signal table.
We are making progress. After a big hiccup on Thursday, I reworked the strategy and will cover the basics in this article. Here are some of the changes. First, the strategy trades stocks in the Russell 1000 to capture more beta. Second, I tightened the volatility filter by requiring the standard deviation to be below 50%. Third, I added price,
Today’s report will dive into the market filter, which is used to define bull and bear markets. Market filters are an important part of trend-following and momentum strategies that trade stocks and stock-based ETFs. The Composite Breadth Model has not worked well over the last 15 months, but this is a relatively short timeframe in the grand scheme