The Dynamic Momentum Oscillator Trading Strategy is based on the Dynamo indicator proposed by E. Marshall Wall in an article published in Futures magazine in July 1996. It normalizes a standard oscillator to eliminate the impact of trends.
The strategy first calculates a 10-day Stochastic Oscillator, then calculates its 10-day simple moving average, and further calculates a 20-day moving average based on that. This forms the foundation for the Dynamo calculation.
The strategy then calculates the highest and lowest values of the oscillator and computes the midpoint. It takes the difference between the 20-day average and the original oscillator and subtracts that difference from the midpoint to form a normalized oscillator value. It goes long when this normalized value is above 77 and goes short when it’s below 23.
The main advantages of this strategy are:
By utilizing the Dynamo indicator, it eliminates the impact of trends and generates more reliable trading signals.
By combining overbought/oversold areas, it can produce relatively accurate signals at turning points.
The rules are simple and clear, easy to implement.
The main risks of this strategy are:
At market shocks, the probability of wrong signals from the indicator will be higher. Stop loss can be used to control the risk.
In oscillating markets, frequent false signals may occur. Parameters can be adjusted to filter out some noise.
High trading frequency may lead to considerable trading costs that eat into profits.
The strategy can be optimized in the following aspects:
Test data from different markets to find the optimal contract and parameter combinations.
Add filters to judge the strength of the trend before signals to avoid being trapped in oscillating markets.
Incorporate stop loss mechanisms. Exit trades when prices breach certain thresholds in unfavorable directions.
Develop more complex trading systems based on this strategy by combining signals from multiple other indicators.
The Dynamic Momentum Oscillator Trading Strategy generates relatively accurate trading signals by eliminating trend impact and using overbought/oversold areas. The strategy is simple and easy to implement but also has some risks. Further improvements to stability and profitability can be achieved by optimizing parameters and rules.
/*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=2 //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // Copyright by HPotter v1.0 10/04/2017 // In July 1996 Futures magazine, E. Marshall Wall introduces the // Dynamic Momentum Oscillator (Dynamo). Please refer to this article // for interpretation. // The Dynamo oscillator is a normalizing function which adjusts the // values of a standard oscillator for trendiness by taking the difference // between the value of the oscillator and a moving average of the oscillator // and then subtracting that value from the oscillator midpoint. // // You can change long to short in the Input Settings // Please, use it only for learning or paper trading. Do not for real trading //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// strategy(title="Dynamo", shorttitle="Dynamo") OscLen = input(10, minval=1) MALen = input(20, minval=1) HiBand = input(77, minval=1) LowBand = input(23) reverse = input(false, title="Trade reverse") hline(HiBand, color=red, linestyle=line) hline(LowBand, color=green, linestyle=line) xOscK = stoch(close, high, low, OscLen) xOscAvg = sma(xOscK, OscLen) xMAVal = sma(xOscAvg, MALen) maxNum = 9999999 LowestSoFar = iff(xOscAvg < nz(LowestSoFar[1], maxNum), xOscAvg, nz(LowestSoFar[1], maxNum)) HighestSoFar = iff(xOscAvg > nz(HighestSoFar[1]), xOscAvg, nz(HighestSoFar[1])) MidPnt = (LowestSoFar + HighestSoFar) / 2 nRes = MidPnt - (xMAVal - xOscAvg) pos = iff(nRes > HiBand, 1, iff(nRes < LowBand, -1, nz(pos[1], 0))) possig = iff(reverse and pos == 1, -1, iff(reverse and pos == -1, 1, pos)) if (possig == 1) strategy.entry("Long", strategy.long) if (possig == -1) strategy.entry("Short", strategy.short) barcolor(possig == -1 ? red: possig == 1 ? green : blue ) plot(nRes, color=blue, title="Dynamo")template: strategy.tpl:40:21: executing "strategy.tpl" at <.api.GetStrategyListByName>: wrong number of args for GetStrategyListByName: want 7 got 6