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15 minute opening range breakout : (Trading System 3)

15 minute after the market open, every stock form a range, the high and low of the stock for these 15 minute represent the range.
We buy a stock then when it breakout this range and sell it after 2 hours.
This alert is provided by trade-ideas.

Below you can find a description of additional filters we are using to pick only the best patterns.

Summary :

Buy Rules :
- Stock break his 15 minute opening range (Trade-Ideas alert : 15 minute opening range breakout)

Sell Rules :
- Sell the stock after 2 hours.

Filters :
- Stock Price >1$
- Stock with a spread < 20 cent
- Average $ Daily Volume > 10 000 000$
- Volatile Stock : Volatility > 0.4%
- Current volume (Relative volume) > 2
- Price < 40$

Very important information :
- We are using a simple sell rule, because we use an automatic system for picking theses stocks, and we are handling lot of data.
It means that if you use personal sell rules, you can highly improve this trading system results.

Here is some suggestions of what you can do :
- Use stop loss to protect you from loosing trades.
- Don't close the winning trades after 2 hours and let your profit run.
- Close position if it show a bearish pattern.
- Use a profit target to close positions.

Now this is the results and graph for this trading strategy :
Number of trades : 113
Winning trades : 58
Loosing trades : 55
Average performance per trade : 0.29%
Average Daily performance : 0.58% (For 2 hour holding period we can easily take two positions per day if there is enough alerts)
Average Monthly performance : 12.91%

NB : The average performance per trade is calculated with 0.1% commission and 0% slippage (We don't consider slippage because we buy and sell at the market).

Here is the performance over the tested period

Click to see details of all trades for this trading system.