This strategy is a MACD trading strategy based on Elastic Volume Weighted Moving Average (EVWMA). It utilizes the advantages of EVWMA and designs a strategy with clear trading signals and strong practicality.
The EVWMA indicator incorporates volume information into the calculation of moving averages, allowing moving averages to more accurately reflect price changes. The calculations of the fast line and slow line in this strategy are both based on EVWMA. The parameter settings of the fast line are more sensitive to capture short-term price fluctuations; the parameter settings of the slow line are more robust to filter out some noise. The MACD formed by the two EVWMAs triggers long and short signals on crossover, and the histogram provides visually enhanced trading prompts.
The biggest advantage of this strategy is that by leveraging the power of the EVWMA indicator, the parameters settings of the MACD strategy become more stable and trading signals become clearer. Compared with simple moving averages, EVWMA can better grasp market trend changes. This makes the strategy more adaptable to work stably across various market environments.
The main risk of this strategy is that MACD itself has a certain lag and cannot promptly capture price reversals. In addition, the parameter settings of EVWMA also affect strategy performance. If the fast and slow line parameters are not set properly, the trading signals will be chaotic, affecting profitability.
To mitigate risks, parameters should be adjusted appropriately to have a moderate difference between the fast and slow lines. The histogram can assist in judging whether a parameter adjustment is needed. In addition, stop loss strategies can also be designed to avoid excessively large single losses.
The main aspects for optimizing this strategy include:
Use adaptive parameter setting techniques to automatically adjust EVWMA parameters according to market conditions to ensure signal clarity.
Increase stop loss mechanisms to effectively control single losses.
Incorporate other indicators to filter false signals. For example, combine with volume to only trigger signals during significant price changes.
Optimize entry point selections. Currently the strategy opens positions on MACD zero line crossovers. Testing if using divergence performs better can be examined.
This strategy utilizes the advantages of the EVWMA indicator to build a simple and practical MACD strategy. It has better stability and adaptability. At the same time, it also has the lag problem inherent in MACD. We can improve the strategy’s robustness through adaptive parameter optimization, stop loss design, signal filtering and other aspects.
/*backtest start: 2023-01-15 00:00:00 end: 2024-01-21 00:00:00 period: 1d basePeriod: 1h exchanges: [{"eid":"Futures_Binance","currency":"BTC_USDT"}] */ //@version=4 strategy("QuantNomad - EVWMA MACD Strategy", shorttitle = "EVWMA MACD", overlay = false) // Inputs fast_sum_length = input(10, title = "Fast Sum Length", type = input.integer) slow_sum_length = input(20, title = "Slow Sum Length", type = input.integer) signal_length = input(9, title = "Signal Smoothing", type = input.integer, minval = 1, maxval = 50) // Calculate Volume Period fast_vol_period = sum(volume, fast_sum_length) slow_vol_period = sum(volume, slow_sum_length) // Calculate EVWMA fast_evwma = 0.0 fast_evwma := ((fast_vol_period - volume) * nz(fast_evwma[1], close) + volume * close) / (fast_vol_period) // Calculate EVWMA slow_evwma = 0.0 slow_evwma := ((slow_vol_period - volume) * nz(slow_evwma[1], close) + volume * close) / (slow_vol_period) // Calculate MACD macd = fast_evwma - slow_evwma signal = ema(macd, signal_length) hist = macd - signal // Plot plot(hist, title = "Histogram", style = plot.style_columns, color=(hist>=0 ? (hist[1] < hist ? #26A69A : #B2DFDB) : (hist[1] < hist ? #FFCDD2 : #EF5350) ), transp=0 ) plot(macd, title = "MACD", color = #0094ff, transp=0) plot(signal, title = "Signal", color = #ff6a00, transp=0) // Strategy strategy.entry("Long", true, when = crossover(fast_evwma, slow_evwma)) strategy.entry("Short", false, when = crossunder(fast_evwma, slow_evwma))template: strategy.tpl:40:21: executing "strategy.tpl" at <.api.GetStrategyListByName>: wrong number of args for GetStrategyListByName: want 7 got 6