CM RSI-2 Strategy Lower Indicator

RSI-2 Strategy

***At the bottom of the page is a link where you can download the PDF of the Backtesting Results.

This year I am focusing on learning from two of the best mentors in the Industry with outstanding track records for Creating Systems, and learning the what methods actually work as far as back testing.

I came across the RSI-2 system that Larry Connors developed. Larry has become famous for his technical indicators, but his RSI-2 system is what actually put him “On The Map” per se. At first glance I didn’t think it would work well, but I decided to code it and ran backtests on the S&P 100 In Down Trending Markets, Up Trending Markets, and both combined. I was shocked by the results. So I thought I would provide them for you. I also ran a test on the Major forex Pairs (12) for the last 5 years, and All Forex Pairs (80) from 11/28/2007 - 6/09/2014, impressive results also.

The RSI-2 Strategy is designed to use on Daily Bars, however it is a short term trading strategy. The average length of time in a trade is just over 2 days. But the results CRUSH the general market averages.

Detailed Description of Indicators, Rules Below:

Link For PDF of Detailed Trade Results

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//Created by ChrisMoody
//Based on Larry Connors RSI-2 Strategy - Lower RSI
study(title="_CM_RSI_2_Strat_Low", shorttitle="_CM_RSI_2_Strategy_Lower", overlay=false)
src = close, 

up = rma(max(change(src), 0), 2)
down = rma(-min(change(src), 0), 2)
rsi = down == 0 ? 100 : up == 0 ? 0 : 100 - (100 / (1 + up / down))
//Criteria for Moving Avg rules
ma5 = sma(close,5)
ma200= sma(close, 200)

//Rule for RSI Color
col = close > ma200 and close < ma5 and rsi < 10 ? lime : close < ma200 and close > ma5 and rsi > 90 ? red : silver

plot(rsi, title="RSI", style=line, linewidth=4,color=col)
plot(100, title="Upper Line 100",style=line, linewidth=3, color=aqua)
plot(0, title="Lower Line 0",style=line, linewidth=3, color=aqua)

band1 = plot(90, title="Upper Line 90",style=line, linewidth=3, color=aqua)
band0 = plot(10, title="Lower Line 10",style=line, linewidth=3, color=aqua)
fill(band1, band0, color=silver, transp=90)
Can you please comment on this line. down = rma(-min(change(src), 0), 2). why there is ' - ' sign in this line. Please elaborate. Thanks.
fosserjosh fosserjosh
@fosserjosh, I am trying to convert this into python script. So need little help to understand this script.
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Why there are so many no. of trades for S&P in the backtest pdf???
I follow your scripts with great interest. Great source for learning. This script works also for crypto markets. I set my own alerts and made over 200 profitable microtransactions in one day for 15 pairs, bull and bear conditions. Works great, thank you.
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Hi @akulus,

did you changed the settings or did you used the initial settings? Which time frame do you use?

BR Semih
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akulus Blackbeard87
@Blackbeard87, hi, initial settings as i remember. 1 or 5 minutes, not sure.
@akulus, hi can elaborate ....what kind of alerts and how do u set them....please share....thanks in advance....
@akulus, how did you use this please can you explain
akulus killerboyrb
@killerboyrb, hi, i set up an alert to notify a trading bot. when the rsi indicator "crosses up" the bottom line, it triggered a buy alert and when the rsi indicator "crosses down" the top line, it triggered a sell alert. i only used this for a short period of time. nowadays i am not a fan of scalping or too many transactions.
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