StockHero’s new Strategy Designer offers limitless possibilities to implementing complex strategies easily. In this tutorial, we shall explore a typical use case – Long-Short strategy.
A Long-Short strategy is commonly used in Futures trading as a Short position can be executed without having to own any Base currency. However, spot trading is also possible. The trader just needs to hold a net position of the stock. For example, if you intend to trade $1000 worth of AAPL, you will need to hold $1000 worth of AAPL stocks as well as $1000 in USD.
For this example, we will explore a typical Long-Short use case for Strategy Designer. Take a look at the chart below.
There are two bots that have been created
Bot 1 – LongRSI (Long strategy. Buy RSI = 25. Sell RSI = 60)
Bot 2 – Short RSI (Short strategy. Sell RSI = 65. Buy RSI = 35)
Bot 1 has been daisy-chained to Bot 2 in the Strategy Designer. Bot 1 will activate and complete and after calling Bot 2, Bot 1 will be deactivated. The chart clearly shows how the inter-play of Bot 1 and Bot 2 helps the trader to capture market movements while maximising profits.
If only Bot 1 is activated, the chart clearly shows only two profitable traders. However, if Long-Short strategy has been implemented, four profitable traders would have occurred.
Our team will showcase more examples in future articles. For now, we hope you will be amazed by how a simple Long-Short multistrat can prove to double a trader’s profits.
Disclaimer: All trading carry risks. This article does not serve as an investment or trading advice.