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Dual Momentum GEM strategy by Gary Antonacci

Here is my implementation of Garry Antonacci's Dual Momentum GEM strategy, with an emphasis on simplicity. Comment, discuss, improve... 

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Here is an updated version of the code, without all the obsolete lines:

 

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nicely done.

thanks for sharing

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Here is a an updated version, using OnData to collect the data in real time instead of obtaining it through History each month. The algorithm curve has the same characteristics as in the previous version. The net profit, however, is significantly lower. Can anyone see why? 

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The only obvious difference to the previous version I can see, is the start-of-the month instead of the end-of-the-month rebalancing. How can that have such a huge impact on the overall performance? 

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Try testing it with each day. I'm assuming you will find the best performance around the middle of the month. I haven't tested it but I remember it from blogs.

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There doesn't seem to be an easy way to schedule rebalancing for the middle of the month. Any idea, besides the obvious do-it-yourself-approach?

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The day on which the algo is rebalanced can have a big impact on returns. Look at this article:

Quantifying Timing Luck

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There is quite a variation depending on the rebalance day. I tested every day of the month and day-2 shows the largest historical premium, day-17 is the worst performer. 

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Any reason why those patterns should hold up going forward? If not, best best is to diverisfy across rebalance dates like in the article mentioned above.

Also take a look at this recent paper:

Global Equity Momentum: A Craftman's Perspective

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