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Following is a backtest of a simple strategy (which has not performed well in 2005-2020, even though it's based on a profitable strategy, which is surprising).

The rules are:

Universe: SPY and IEF
Timeframe: Daily
Position size: 50%
Buy rules: After the market closes, buy on Market-On-Open order if the 3-day cumulative RSI(2) < 15.
    Use a stoploss with 2*ATR(1) below the open price (which is the same as fill price)
Sell rules: After the market closes, sell if RSI(2) > 70 using MOO order.

Needing almost 80 lines of code for this simple strategy seems a bit too much. Can the code be made more efficient/smaller?
Also: is there an easy way to 'attach' a stop order to a market order such that when the position gets closed,
    the stop order is automatically cancelled?

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Hi Hsiao,

We can make the algorithm more efficient by subscribing to daily data. By doing so, we can remove the time check that's in OnData.

if not data.ContainsKey(self.spy) or \
not data.ContainsKey(self.ief) or \
not self.Time.hour == 16 or not self.Time.minute == 0:
return

Additionally, we can remove the History call that's inside OnOrderEvent. Since this history call is just calculating the 1-period ATR, we can setup an indicator for this.

Also note that the indicators in the algorithm above are not warmed up, so the strategy doesn't begin trading right away. In the attached backtest, I've moved all the data unique to each security into its own class. This provides a space for us to warm up the indicators and rolling window.

Refer to the attached backtest.

Best,
Derek Melchin

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