Inverse MACD + DMI Scalping with Volatility Stop (By Coinrule)

This script is focused on shorting during downtrends and utilises two strength based indicators to provide confluence that the start of a short-term downtrend has occurred - catching the opportunity as soon as possible.

This script can work well on coins you are planning to hodl for long-term and works especially well whilst using an automated bot that can execute your trades for you. It allows you to hedge your investment by allocating a % of your coins to trade with, whilst not risking your entire holding. This mitigates unrealised losses from hodling as it provides additional cash from the profits made. You can then choose to hodl this cash, or use it to reinvest when the market reaches attractive buying levels.

Alternatively, you can use this when trading contracts on futures markets where there is no need to already own the underlying asset prior to shorting it.

The trading system uses the Momentum Average Convergence Divergence ( MACD ) indicator and the Directional Movement Index (DMI) indicator to confirm when the best time is for selling. Combining these two indicators prevents trading during uptrends and reduces the likelihood of getting stuck in a market with low volatility .

The MACD is a trend following momentum indicator and provides identification of short-term trend direction. In this variation it utilises the 12-period as the fast and 26-period as the slow length EMAs, with signal smoothing set at 9.

The DMI indicates what way price is trending and compares prior lows and highs with two lines drawn between each - the positive directional movement line ( +DI ) and the negative directional movement line ( -DI ). The trend can be interpreted by comparing the two lines and what line is greater. When the negative DMI is greater than the positive DMI, there are more chances that the asset is trading in a sustained downtrend, and vice versa.

The system will enter trades when two conditions are met:

1) The MACD histogram turns bearish .

2) When the negative DMI is greater than the positive DMI.

The strategy comes with a fixed take profit combined with a volatility stop , which acts as a trailing stop to adapt to the trend's strength. Depending on your long-term confidence in the asset, you can edit the fixed take profit to be more conservative or aggressive.

The position is closed when:

Take-Profit Exit: +8% price decrease from entry price.


Stop-Loss Exit: Price crosses above the volatility stop .

In general, this approach suits medium to long term strategies. The backtesting for this strategy begins on 1 April 2022 to 18 July 2022 in order to demonstrate its results in a bear market. Back testing it further from the beginning of 2022 onwards further also produces good returns.

Pairs that produce very strong results include SOLUSDT on the 45m timeframe, MATICUSDT on the 2h timeframe, and AVAUSDT on the 1h timeframe. Generally, the back testing suggests that it works best on the 45m/1h timeframe across most pairs.

A trading fee of 0.1% is also taken into account and is aligned to the base fee applied on Binance.

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