How to find the best SMA Crossover Trading Strategy for Bitcoin using daily data

One of the simplest and best-known trading strategies used by traders for a long time is the SMA crossovers. When a simple moving average (SMA) of a faster period crosses over a slower period SMA for long positions this is interpreted as a buy signal. When the slower period SMA crosses over the faster period … Read more

It can be very Dangerous to Use EMA and SMA Crossover Strategy with Bitcoin Trades

Beginner Trading channel on youtube argued that a simple EMA(12) and SMA(26) crossover strategy is very profitable for penny stocks when traded in a 5 minute chart. I wondered how this strategy would work with Bitcoin market again using 5 minute data. So I backtested it. I present the results and interpret them. Remember, this … Read more

MACD and EMA Trading Strategy Back Tested with Bitcoin 5 Minute Chart

Trader Pro’s video claimed that MACD+EMA trading strategy performed very well. I wanted to test his assertion and see how it played out with Bitcoin. In this article I will first describe the strategy, then backtest it with last 12 month’s five minute Bitcoin historical price data, afterwards optimize the strategy, and finally test the … Read more

Backtesting Stochastic Oscillator, SMA, and WMA Trading Strategy with Bitcoin

I have seen a video on youtube by Trader Pro that claimed using Stochastic Oscillator, SMA and WMA together would be a very profitable strategy. The video that claimed using 5 minute and hourly data the strategy had a 47% win rate and the returns were 41%. The video is in the references. I wondered … Read more

Bitcoin Hourly Simple Moving Average Crossover Strategy Backtest

In this article I will optimize and backtest the simple moving average crossover strategy for Bitcoin hourly data. I did the analyses for the period of January 1st 2012 – May 5th 2021 hourly historical price data for Bitcoin using Backtesting.py and optimize the moving average periods. Afterwards I used the backtest results to see … Read more

Four Hourly Simple Moving Average Crossover Strategy Backtest for Bitcoin

Heatmap of optimized parameters for SMA

In this article I will optimize and backtest the simple moving average crossover strategy for Bitcoin four hourly data. This is a part of a series. For the conceptual background of the simple average crossover strategy and the python code please read the first article in the series in which similar analyses are made for … Read more

Simple Moving Average Crossover Strategy Backtest for Bitcoin

SMA Crossover Strategy Conceptual Visualization

Arguably the moving average crossover is the first trading strategy that a new comer to trading systems encounter. In this article I will backtest and then optimize the simple moving average crossover strategy for Bitcoin. First, I will do the analyses for the period of January 1st 2012 – Math 4th 2021 daily historical price … Read more