Triple Momentum Strategy is from Gerald Appel, introduced in his 2005 book, “Technical Analysis: Power Tools for Active Investors.” It’s included on pages 58-63 of his book. That section is headed, “The Triple Momentum Nasdaq Index Trading Model.” Gerald Appel, is also probably best known for his creation – Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD).

Mr. Appel’s Says, “There is only one buy rule and only one sell rule: You buy when the Triple Momentum Level, the sum of the 5-, 15-, and 25-day rates of change, crosses from below to above 4%. You sell when the Triple Momentum Level, the sum of the 5-, 15-, and 25-day rates of change, crosses from above to below 4%.“

Here is a slightly modified Triple Momentum Strategy which works good with Equities and Commodities for Positional Trading and one can consider this as a low risk strategy.

“There is only one buy rule and only one exit rule: You buy when the Triple Momentum Level, the sum of the 5-, 15-, and 25-day rates of change, crosses from below to above 4%. You Exit Longs when the Triple Momentum Level, the sum of the 5-, 15-, and 25-day rates of change, crosses from above to below 0%.“

**Nifty Hourly Charts**

**Steps to Install the Indicator**

1)Download Triple Momentum Timing Model

2)Unzip the files **Triple Momentum Timing Model.afl** and **Triple Momentum Indicator.afl** to //amibroker//formulas//system// folder

3)Apply both the indicators to the New Blank charts

**Backtesting with Nifty hourly Charts**

Backtested the strategy on the Nifty Hourly Charts(Spot) since June 2009 with 2lots of Nifty and Rs100 per leg as a brokerage (i.e Rs200 per buy and sell transaction). Here are the results

**Equity Curve**

**Profit Table**

**Underwater Equity**

**Recent Momentum Signals from Nifty50 pack**

Sunpharma and TCS(Cash market) turned to Buy mode as the Triple momentum indicator crossed above the 4 level. One can hold the stock until the indicator hold above Zero. Cover your longs if the momentum enters the negative zone.

**Sunpharma Hourly Charts**

**TCS Hourly Charts**

Pravin Mane says

This is very useful site for traders (who uses algo). Thanks for designing such site and disclosing afl codes.

shone says

what is your opinion of using this code for trading on commodities for positional trading?

Rajandran R says

You can try out with hourly charts on commodities.

Nehal Suthar says

hi rajandran r, i’ve been using amibroker since last 1.5 years and i tried to run back test report many times without any success. so could you please help me how to run back test report in amibroker? thanks in advance!

Rajandran R says

Hope this video would help you out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rKw5DO1s8c

PANKAJ says

Hi…is it imperative to use this strategy on hourly charts only or can be used on 5-min chart

satya says

hello sir iam a new trader, i want to trade with amybroker afl signal..is it correct to follow signal ..is it profitable or not..kindly help me if u have good afl

Rajandran R says

One have to choose their AFL based on their risk profile. Go and test the afl statistically and then figure it out. Its a Do it on your own concept.

You have to sit, test and explore based on your risk profile.

Sunnu says

Back testing not working.

Investment Novice says

Hi,

When I test this strategy with NSE EOD data, it seems buy and sell in report is just the opposite, I mean, it’s asking to sell when price is low and in next few days, when price is high, it’s asking to buy. Can you please help me by explaining this?