TQQQ Signals Weekly (ASS BAS OO)

These ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ) signals traded as directed would have performed around 2.8 times better than buy-hold with an ROI of 549% for the period 24-Oct-16 to 18-Oct-19 with relatively low drawdown.

The algorithm is a little unusual, the buy point is usually above the sell point, which means that they act as defensive stops for each other, however hitting both buy and sell point in the same week only happened 20 times in the last 3 years and generally the position has been closed out at the following week open, at a profit.

"The trading signals for ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ) were selected for their reward/risk, longevity and parameter sensitivity characteristics. Backtests don't always generate reliable signals which can be counted on moving forward but many traders find value in knowing what buy and sell signals would have worked well in the past.

Returns for the ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ) signals

For the 156 week (3.0 year) period from Oct 24 2016 to Oct 18 2019, these signals for ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ) traded both long and short would have yielded $54,918 in profits from a $10,000 initial investment, an annualized return of 87.6%. Traded long only (no short selling) the signals would have returned $46,325, an annualized return of 78.9%. 67.9% of time was spent holding stock long. The return would have been $19,792 (an annualized return of 44.4%) if you had bought and held the stock for the same period.

Signals and Trades

We call this a weekly strategy as weekly OHLC data is used in the numerical analysis leading to at most one buy signal and one sell signal per week. For this algorithm, all open positions must be exited at the start of the week. There were 116 buy signals and 47 sell signals for this particular TQQQ strategy which in turn led to 96 round trip long trades of which 72 were profitable, and 27 short trades of which 19 were profitable.

Drawdown and Reward/Risk

Drawdown (the worst case loss for an single entry and exit into the strategy) was 17% for long-short and 9% for long only. This compares to 56% for buy-hold. The reward/risk for the trading long and short was 4.02 compared to 0.73 for buy-hold, a factor of 5.5 improvement. If traded long only, the reward/risk was 5.56. We use drawdown plus 5% as our risk metric, and annualized return as the reward metric.

The backtests assume a commission per trade of $7. Returns have been adjusted for the worst case effects of 2 dividends. "

Trade List

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Week of signal Buy or Sell Price Long Value Next Open Short Value Next Open L&S Value Next Open
10/31/2016 Buy 19.63 10,000 10,203 10,203
10/31/2016 Sell 20.07 10,000 10,203 10,203
11/7/2016 Buy 20.28 9,740 10,203 9,938
11/7/2016 Sell 19.78 9,740 10,203 9,938
11/14/2016 Buy 19.99 9,496 9,935 9,428
11/14/2016 Sell 19.02 9,496 9,935 9,428
11/21/2016 Buy 20.65 9,724 9,935 9,655
11/21/2016 Sell 21.18 9,724 9,935 9,655
11/28/2016 Buy 21.40 9,404 9,586 8,997
11/28/2016 Sell 20.02 9,404 9,586 8,997
12/5/2016 Buy 20.23 9,878 9,586 9,450
12/5/2016 Sell 21.29 9,878 9,586 9,450
12/12/2016 Buy 21.51 10,046 9,586 9,610
12/12/2016 Sell 21.91 10,046 9,586 9,610
12/19/2016 Buy 22.14 10,089 9,586 9,651
12/19/2016 Sell 22.27 10,089 9,586 9,651
12/26/2016 Buy 22.50 9,756 9,247 8,990
12/26/2016 Sell 21.04 9,756 9,247 8,990
1/3/2017 Buy 21.60 10,421 9,247 9,602
1/3/2017 Sell 23.11 10,421 9,247 9,602
1/9/2017 Buy 23.35 10,488 9,247 9,662
1/9/2017 Sell 23.53 10,488 9,247 9,662
1/17/2017 Buy 23.78 10,437 9,247 9,615
1/17/2017 Sell 23.70 10,437 9,247 9,615
1/23/2017 Buy 23.95 10,876 9,247 10,017
1/23/2017 Sell 24.99 10,876 9,247 10,017
2/6/2017 Buy 25.25 11,369 9,247 10,471
2/6/2017 Sell 26.43 11,369 9,247 10,471
2/13/2017 Buy 26.71 11,848 9,247 10,911
2/13/2017 Sell 27.87 11,848 9,247 10,911
2/21/2017 Buy 28.17 11,689 9,247 10,763
2/21/2017 Sell 27.82 11,689 9,247 10,763
2/27/2017 Buy 28.12 11,676 9,247 10,750
2/27/2017 Sell 28.12 11,676 9,247 10,750
3/6/2017 Buy 28.42 11,738 9,247 10,806
3/6/2017 Sell 28.60 11,738 9,247 10,806
3/13/2017 Buy 28.91 11,760 9,247 10,825
3/13/2017 Sell 29.00 11,760 9,247 10,825
3/20/2017 Buy 29.30 11,096 9,247 10,213
3/20/2017 Sell 27.68 11,096 9,247 10,213
3/27/2017 Buy 27.98 11,682 9,247 10,751
3/27/2017 Sell 29.49 11,682 9,247 10,751
4/3/2017 Buy 29.80 11,442 9,247 10,530
4/3/2017 Sell 29.23 11,442 9,247 10,530
4/17/2017 Buy 29.54 11,769 9,247 10,829
4/17/2017 Sell 30.42 11,769 9,247 10,829
4/24/2017 Buy 30.74 12,264 9,247 11,284
4/24/2017 Sell 32.07 12,264 9,247 11,284
5/1/2017 Buy 32.41 12,429 9,247 11,434
5/1/2017 Sell 32.88 12,429 9,247 11,434
5/8/2017 Buy 33.23 12,559 9,247 11,553
5/8/2017 Sell 33.62 12,559 9,247 11,553
5/15/2017 Buy 33.97 12,242 9,247 11,260
5/15/2017 Sell 33.15 12,242 9,247 11,260
5/22/2017 Buy 33.50 12,882 9,247 11,847
5/22/2017 Sell 35.29 12,882 9,247 11,847
5/30/2017 Buy 35.67 13,358 9,247 12,284
5/30/2017 Sell 37.03 13,358 9,247 12,284
6/5/2017 Buy 33.47 13,358 9,427 12,528
6/5/2017 Sell 34.19 13,358 9,427 12,528
6/12/2017 Buy 34.55 13,126 9,255 12,084
6/12/2017 Sell 33.38 13,126 9,255 12,084
6/19/2017 Buy 34.19 13,810 9,255 12,713
6/19/2017 Sell 36.01 13,810 9,255 12,713
6/26/2017 Buy 33.13 13,810 9,223 12,674
6/26/2017 Sell 33.07 13,810 9,223 12,674
7/3/2017 Buy 32.78 13,810 9,058 12,453
7/3/2017 Sell 32.25 13,810 9,058 12,453
7/10/2017 Buy 32.78 15,144 9,058 13,654
7/10/2017 Sell 35.98 15,144 9,058 13,654
7/17/2017 Buy 36.36 15,537 9,058 14,007
7/17/2017 Sell 37.34 15,537 9,058 14,007
7/24/2017 Buy 37.74 15,396 9,058 13,878
7/24/2017 Sell 37.43 15,396 9,058 13,878
8/7/2017 Buy 37.83 14,823 8,692 12,803
8/7/2017 Sell 35.04 14,823 8,692 12,803
8/14/2017 Buy 36.48 14,460 8,466 12,159
8/14/2017 Sell 34.73 14,460 8,466 12,159
8/21/2017 Buy 35.10 14,301 8,368 11,886
8/21/2017 Sell 34.36 14,301 8,368 11,886
8/28/2017 Buy 35.73 15,232 8,368 12,658
8/28/2017 Sell 38.10 15,232 8,368 12,658
9/11/2017 Buy 38.50 15,232 8,368 12,655
9/11/2017 Sell 38.54 15,232 8,368 12,655
9/25/2017 Buy 38.28 15,232 7,830 11,850
9/25/2017 Sell 36.03 15,232 7,830 11,850
10/2/2017 Buy 38.28 15,889 7,830 12,358
10/2/2017 Sell 39.97 15,889 7,830 12,358
10/9/2017 Buy 40.39 15,976 7,830 12,422
10/9/2017 Sell 40.65 15,976 7,830 12,422
10/23/2017 Buy 41.08 16,497 7,830 12,824
10/23/2017 Sell 42.45 16,497 7,830 12,824
10/30/2017 Buy 42.90 16,967 7,830 13,186
10/30/2017 Sell 44.16 16,967 7,830 13,186
11/6/2017 Buy 44.63 16,756 7,830 13,019
11/6/2017 Sell 44.11 16,756 7,830 13,019
11/13/2017 Buy 44.58 16,829 7,830 13,073
11/13/2017 Sell 44.81 16,829 7,830 13,073
11/20/2017 Buy 45.29 17,334 7,830 13,461
11/20/2017 Sell 46.68 17,334 7,830 13,461
11/27/2017 Buy 45.97 17,334 7,342 12,632
11/27/2017 Sell 43.34 17,334 7,342 12,632
12/4/2017 Buy 45.97 17,055 7,342 12,424
12/4/2017 Sell 45.27 17,055 7,342 12,424
12/11/2017 Buy 45.75 18,129 7,342 13,203
12/11/2017 Sell 48.67 18,129 7,342 13,203
1/2/2018 Buy 49.19 19,094 7,342 13,902
1/2/2018 Sell 51.84 19,094 7,342 13,902
1/8/2018 Buy 52.39 20,161 7,342 14,675
1/8/2018 Sell 55.36 20,161 7,342 14,675
1/16/2018 Buy 55.95 20,163 7,342 14,673
1/16/2018 Sell 55.99 20,163 7,342 14,673
1/22/2018 Buy 56.59 21,473 7,342 15,622
1/22/2018 Sell 60.30 21,473 7,342 15,622
1/29/2018 Buy 52.58 21,473 7,695 16,390
1/29/2018 Sell 55.36 21,473 7,695 16,390
2/5/2018 Buy 46.93 21,473 8,508 18,139
2/5/2018 Sell 52.58 21,473 8,508 18,139
2/12/2018 Buy 53.14 21,324 8,508 18,011
2/12/2018 Sell 52.81 21,324 8,508 18,011
2/20/2018 Buy 53.37 22,870 8,508 19,314
2/20/2018 Sell 57.27 22,870 8,508 19,314
2/26/2018 Buy 57.88 21,676 8,009 17,180
2/26/2018 Sell 51.87 21,676 8,009 17,180
3/5/2018 Buy 53.43 25,070 8,009 19,867
3/5/2018 Sell 61.83 25,070 8,009 19,867
3/12/2018 Buy 62.49 23,054 8,009 18,266
3/12/2018 Sell 57.50 23,054 8,009 18,266
3/19/2018 Buy 49.67 23,054 9,085 20,739
3/19/2018 Sell 57.50 23,054 9,085 20,739
3/26/2018 Buy 46.84 23,054 9,568 21,860
3/26/2018 Sell 49.55 23,054 9,568 21,860
4/2/2018 Buy 45.65 23,054 9,706 22,194
4/2/2018 Sell 46.38 23,054 9,706 22,194
4/9/2018 Buy 46.88 24,317 9,706 23,409
4/9/2018 Sell 49.47 24,317 9,706 23,409
4/16/2018 Buy 50.00 24,233 9,706 23,328
4/16/2018 Sell 49.85 24,233 9,706 23,328
4/23/2018 Buy 50.38 23,792 9,519 22,462
4/23/2018 Sell 48.58 23,792 9,519 22,462
4/30/2018 Buy 49.14 25,141 9,519 23,735
4/30/2018 Sell 51.95 25,141 9,519 23,735
5/7/2018 Buy 52.50 26,729 9,519 25,233
5/7/2018 Sell 55.85 26,729 9,519 25,233
5/14/2018 Buy 56.44 25,877 9,519 24,429
5/14/2018 Sell 54.67 25,877 9,519 24,429
5/21/2018 Buy 55.25 25,647 9,519 24,210
5/21/2018 Sell 54.79 25,647 9,519 24,210
5/29/2018 Buy 55.37 27,267 9,519 25,739
5/29/2018 Sell 58.90 27,267 9,519 25,739
6/4/2018 Buy 59.52 27,466 9,519 25,926
6/4/2018 Sell 59.99 27,466 9,519 25,926
6/11/2018 Buy 60.63 27,848 9,519 26,286
6/11/2018 Sell 61.50 27,848 9,519 26,286
6/18/2018 Buy 62.15 26,700 9,519 25,202
6/18/2018 Sell 59.62 26,700 9,519 25,202
6/25/2018 Buy 55.66 26,700 10,012 26,530
6/25/2018 Sell 58.79 26,700 10,012 26,530
7/2/2018 Buy 59.42 27,882 10,012 27,705
7/2/2018 Sell 62.08 27,882 10,012 27,705
7/9/2018 Buy 62.74 29,011 10,012 28,827
7/9/2018 Sell 65.31 29,011 10,012 28,827
7/16/2018 Buy 66.00 28,104 10,012 27,925
7/16/2018 Sell 63.97 28,104 10,012 27,925
7/23/2018 Buy 64.65 27,352 10,012 27,178
7/23/2018 Sell 62.95 27,352 10,012 27,178
7/30/2018 Buy 63.62 27,007 9,878 26,483
7/30/2018 Sell 62.04 27,007 9,878 26,483
8/6/2018 Buy 65.25 27,340 9,878 26,810
8/6/2018 Sell 66.09 27,340 9,878 26,810
8/13/2018 Buy 66.79 26,605 9,593 25,327
8/13/2018 Sell 63.23 26,605 9,593 25,327
8/20/2018 Buy 65.37 27,983 9,593 26,638
8/20/2018 Sell 68.79 27,983 9,593 26,638
8/27/2018 Buy 69.52 28,834 9,593 27,448
8/27/2018 Sell 71.67 28,834 9,593 27,448
9/4/2018 Buy 67.09 28,834 9,617 27,544
9/4/2018 Sell 67.36 28,834 9,617 27,544
9/10/2018 Buy 68.07 29,051 9,617 27,751
9/10/2018 Sell 68.62 29,051 9,617 27,751
9/17/2018 Buy 69.35 28,100 9,617 26,842
9/17/2018 Sell 67.11 28,100 9,617 26,842
9/24/2018 Buy 67.82 30,024 9,617 28,679
9/24/2018 Sell 72.50 30,024 9,617 28,679
10/1/2018 Buy 63.84 30,024 9,871 29,463
10/1/2018 Sell 65.67 30,024 9,871 29,463
10/8/2018 Buy 57.46 30,024 10,843 32,393
10/8/2018 Sell 63.84 30,024 10,843 32,393
10/15/2018 Buy 57.41 30,024 10,514 31,439
10/15/2018 Sell 55.79 30,024 10,514 31,439
10/22/2018 Buy 57.41 29,544 10,336 30,419
10/22/2018 Sell 55.60 29,544 10,336 30,419
10/29/2018 Buy 52.08 29,544 9,976 29,384
10/29/2018 Sell 50.39 29,544 9,976 29,384
11/5/2018 Buy 52.08 29,769 9,976 29,607
11/5/2018 Sell 52.50 29,769 9,976 29,607
11/12/2018 Buy 48.92 29,769 10,366 30,793
11/12/2018 Sell 50.99 29,769 10,366 30,793
11/19/2018 Buy 44.18 29,769 10,981 32,648
11/19/2018 Sell 47.03 29,769 10,981 32,648
11/26/2018 Buy 47.53 33,853 10,981 37,130
11/26/2018 Sell 54.08 33,853 10,981 37,130
12/3/2018 Buy 43.16 33,853 11,387 38,537
12/3/2018 Sell 44.88 33,853 11,387 38,537
12/10/2018 Buy 45.35 33,028 11,091 36,612
12/10/2018 Sell 43.16 33,028 11,091 36,612
12/17/2018 Buy 32.00 33,028 13,809 45,622
12/17/2018 Sell 42.47 33,028 13,809 45,622
12/24/2018 Buy 37.36 33,028 11,483 37,967
12/24/2018 Sell 32.00 33,028 11,483 37,967
12/31/2018 Buy 37.36 33,995 11,483 39,081
12/31/2018 Sell 38.47 33,995 11,483 39,081
1/7/2019 Buy 38.88 35,338 11,483 40,627
1/7/2019 Sell 40.43 35,338 11,483 40,627
1/14/2019 Buy 40.86 38,049 11,483 43,746
1/14/2019 Sell 44.01 38,049 11,483 43,746
1/22/2019 Buy 44.48 36,781 11,483 42,290
1/22/2019 Sell 43.01 36,781 11,483 42,290
1/28/2019 Buy 43.47 39,308 11,483 45,198
1/28/2019 Sell 46.47 39,308 11,483 45,198
2/4/2019 Buy 46.96 39,970 11,483 45,961
2/4/2019 Sell 47.77 39,970 11,483 45,961
2/11/2019 Buy 48.28 41,019 11,483 47,169
2/11/2019 Sell 49.56 41,019 11,483 47,169
2/19/2019 Buy 50.09 42,581 11,483 48,968
2/19/2019 Sell 52.01 42,581 11,483 48,968
3/4/2019 Buy 52.97 40,794 10,953 44,673
3/4/2019 Sell 48.54 40,794 10,953 44,673
3/11/2019 Buy 49.73 45,405 10,953 49,725
3/11/2019 Sell 55.37 45,405 10,953 49,725
3/18/2019 Buy 55.96 44,664 10,953 48,914
3/18/2019 Sell 55.06 44,664 10,953 48,914
3/25/2019 Buy 55.64 44,241 10,842 47,981
3/25/2019 Sell 54.61 44,241 10,842 47,981
4/1/2019 Buy 58.30 46,336 10,842 50,255
4/1/2019 Sell 61.08 46,336 10,842 50,255
4/8/2019 Buy 61.73 46,880 10,842 50,845
4/8/2019 Sell 62.47 46,880 10,842 50,845
4/15/2019 Buy 63.13 46,879 10,842 50,845
4/15/2019 Sell 63.15 46,879 10,842 50,845
4/22/2019 Buy 63.82 49,392 10,842 53,572
4/22/2019 Sell 67.26 49,392 10,842 53,572
5/6/2019 Buy 56.48 49,392 11,847 58,595
5/6/2019 Sell 62.34 49,392 11,847 58,595
5/13/2019 Buy 56.38 49,392 11,854 58,685
5/13/2019 Sell 56.48 49,392 11,854 58,685
5/20/2019 Buy 57.08 48,553 11,640 56,658
5/20/2019 Sell 55.15 48,553 11,640 56,658
5/28/2019 Buy 49.82 48,553 12,284 59,849
5/28/2019 Sell 52.81 48,553 12,284 59,849
6/3/2019 Buy 53.37 46,932 11,840 55,716
6/3/2019 Sell 49.82 46,932 11,840 55,716
6/10/2019 Buy 57.36 47,434 11,840 56,314
6/10/2019 Sell 57.99 47,434 11,840 56,314
6/17/2019 Buy 58.60 51,535 11,840 61,186
6/17/2019 Sell 63.69 51,535 11,840 61,186
7/1/2019 Buy 65.30 51,118 11,840 60,694
7/1/2019 Sell 64.79 51,118 11,840 60,694
7/8/2019 Buy 65.48 53,824 11,840 63,908
7/8/2019 Sell 68.96 53,824 11,840 63,908
7/22/2019 Buy 69.69 54,017 11,840 64,141
7/22/2019 Sell 69.96 54,017 11,840 64,141
7/29/2019 Buy 57.94 54,017 13,096 71,008
7/29/2019 Sell 64.90 54,017 13,096 71,008
8/5/2019 Buy 59.28 54,017 12,779 69,352
8/5/2019 Sell 57.94 54,017 12,779 69,352
8/12/2019 Buy 59.28 55,999 12,779 71,900
8/12/2019 Sell 61.47 55,999 12,779 71,900
8/19/2019 Buy 62.12 53,359 12,109 64,775
8/19/2019 Sell 56.28 53,359 12,109 64,775
8/26/2019 Buy 57.49 55,016 12,109 66,789
8/26/2019 Sell 59.29 55,016 12,109 66,789
9/3/2019 Buy 59.92 59,639 12,109 72,405
9/3/2019 Sell 64.97 59,639 12,109 72,405
9/9/2019 Buy 65.66 58,110 12,109 70,551
9/9/2019 Sell 63.99 58,110 12,109 70,551
9/16/2019 Buy 64.67 56,848 12,109 69,022
9/16/2019 Sell 63.28 56,848 12,109 69,022
9/23/2019 Buy 63.95 55,749 11,860 66,302
9/23/2019 Sell 61.49 55,749 11,860 66,302
9/30/2019 Buy 62.14 54,165 11,498 62,424
9/30/2019 Sell 58.63 54,165 11,498 62,424
10/7/2019 Buy 60.86 56,277 11,498 64,861
10/7/2019 Sell 63.25 56,277 11,498 64,861
10/14/2019 Buy 63.92 56,325 11,498 64,918
10/14/2019 Sell 63.99 56,325 11,498 64,918

Update Oct 28th 2019

Update Nov 5th 2019

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