IBS Mean Reversion System
Here is a simple mean reversion system adapted from IBS reversion edge with QuantShare. And our IBS mean reversion strategy is a slight variation of the Internal Bar Strength by taking a three day moving average to IBS (maIBS) and looking for IBS crossovers to derive the trading conditions.
Internal Bar strength is calculated using a simple formula,
IBS = (close-low)/(High-Low)
IBS takes values between 0 and 1 and simply indicates at which point along the day’s range the closing price is located.
Buy and Sell Rules
Adapted timeframe : Daily
Holding Period : 1 day.
Go Long : If maIBS crosses below 0.3 and buy next day open
Long Exit : Exit the Same day at Close
Go Short : If maIBS crosses above 0.75 and buy next day open
Short Exit : Exit the Same day at Close
Amibroker AFL code
Download IBS AFL code
For those who are interested here are the backtested results.
Bactesting Period : May 2007 – April 2014
Commisions – Rs200 per trade included for 2 lots of Nifty (includes both buy and sell transaction)