Duet WFO ES (e-mini S&P), $30 slippage/commission deducted, hypothetical results. Results to the right of the red line (1/1/2002) are out-of-sample, based on annual optimizations from the previous period.
Duet II WFO
Duet WFO, TradingVisions newest system, was released April 8, 2017. It is our simplest system, designed to swing trade the emini S&P and the emini 10-Year T-Note, It looks for pullbacks from the main trend and trades long only. In July, 2018 Duet II was introduced with improvements to the ES exit logic. An ES Conservaitve version was released in April, 2019, and it is recommended for small to mid-size account.
Because stocks and bonds have almost zero correlation over time, ES and TY provide an ideal trading combination. Particularly when fear due to an economic or political crises dominates the news, stocks will nosedive, while bonds become a refuge. Similarly, strong economic news will buoy stocks, while bonds weaken. The two equity curves have almost no correlation at .03, and their correlation with the other TradingVisions systems averages .08, indicating a very low propensity to move in the same direction. It's therefore an excellent duo or components in the Vista Portfolios, helping to significantly increase hypothetical profits and decrease drawdowns.
In hypothetical out-of-sample performance, Duet II ES Conservative wins over 63% of the time, and its average trade exceeds $240, after slippage and commission. It is in the market less than 8% of the time, with the average trade lasting a about 3 days. The maximum dollar risk is $750 per contract..
Duet TY wins over 67% of the time, and its average trade exceeds $117, after slippage and commission. It is in the market about 18% of the time, with the average trade lasting a about 3.4 days. The maximum dollar risk is $1,000 per contract.
As with the other WFO systems, Duet's main parameters are re-optimized on an annual basis, and the best values are used for the next year. Because the latest year's data is added to the entire body of prior data, parameters tend to be stable but adaptable to market changes. As can be seen below, the out-of-sample period compares very favorably to the in-sample study period, demonstrating that the strategy is not overly curve-fitted to the study data and was performing close to its ideal, a promising sign for real-time trading.
Duet has just three optimizable entry parameters and two optimizable exit parameters, which helps to avoid curvefitting.
Recommended account size to trade Duet WFO ES is $12,500, TY is $16,000, and both together is $17,500.
Duet was submitted to Futures Truth for third-party tracking upon its release in early July, 2018 .
Duet can be leased for $19-$65 per month per e-mini contract (3-month minimum) and traded through designated broker-assist programs or directly through TradeStation.
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Duet WFO TY (e-mini T-Notes), $30 slippage/commission deducted, hypothetical results. Results to the right of the red line (3/5/2005) are out-of-sample, based on annual optimizations from the previous period.
Duet WFO ES & TY, $30 slippage/commission deducted, hypothetical results. All ES results are out-of-sample, as are TY results after 3/5/2005, based on annual optimizations from the previous period.
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