Random Strategy Versus Technical Analysis Strategy: The Case of EUR/USD Intraday Trading



Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Balkans Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Web Balkans Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.31410/Balkans.JETSS.2020.3.1.34-39
Keywords Technical Analysis; Investment Decisions; Foreign Exchange Markets; Currency Markets; Random Strategy; Backtesting
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Description This paper provides a comparison between the strategy based on technical analysis and the strategy based on random trading on a highly liquid EUR/USD foreign exchange market. We analyze three years of data, and in every intraday trading session, only a single position will be opened. Technical analysis strategy uses essential indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength index (RSI), moving averages (MA) and another. Every trading position will have the risk-reward ratio (RRR) 3 to 1. In addition, another trading positions on the EUR/USD currency pair will be opened at the same time each day, without technical analysis. The time of entry into position will be indicated by past high liquidity on a given currency pair at a given time with a similar risk-reward ratio (RRR) 3 to 1. We want to answer the question whether it is preferable to use the technical analysis indicators or to open a trading position randomly in intraday trading. In other words, this article aims to compare the strategy of technical analysis and the random strategy in intraday trading concerning the profitability of these trades. On the basis of our preliminary results, we expect that the random strategy will show us higher profitability or lower loss ability than the strategies based on the technical analysis indicators in the observed period.
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