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Another possibility is to analyze the equity curve itself so as to go live with the system when good performance is expected and to either reduce risk or just paper trade when performance is expected to be negative. Are a series of positive returns followed by negative returns (i.e. is there mean reversion)? Does a trend-following "meta-system" and/or a ...


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Be careful when you optimize the exit parameters (and any other parameter) as you could get better results in backtest that will only be due to over fitting. IF you haven't done that yetn use In and Out sample to verify your improvements. After that you can try to build entry filters. In my experience trend following usually have bigger drawdowns than mean ...


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It should be cumprod. Say you have an index of 0.7, and a daily return of -10%. The new index should be 0.63, not 0.6.


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You can use DV01 * (change in yields) to calculate the approximated P&L, but you really shouldn't do it. The exact PnL calculation depends on the instruments you're trading. If it's exchange-traded (e.g., futures, futures options), then its price is readily available from the exchange, and the daily change in price should be used for marking to market. ...


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The pnl calculation is done in 2 steps. By definition, you value your portfolio as of today, you value your portfolio as of yesterday, and the difference will be your pnl. Now that's an important number (that gets reported, etc.) but that doesn't give you a lot of information on what generated that pnl. The second step is to move every variable that could ...



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