Building a trend-following trading strategy based on the RSI, which is generally considered a contrarian indicator, may sound counter-intuitive. Over 200 backtests prove that this is a very interesting long-term setup.
The setup is optimized on a 4-hours time frame and trading cryptocurrencies versus USD or stable coins.
The strategy tries to catch coins on sustained uptrends to take advantage of further upside.
- The strategy's buy-signal triggers when a coin has an RSI above 70 on a 4-hours time frame.
- The strategy sells the coin if a profit of 6% is achieved. Alternatively, it closes the position if the RSI drops below 55, indicating a possible weakening of the trend.
The strategy assumes each order to trade 30% of the available capital. A trading fee of 0.1% is taken into account. The fee is aligned to the base fee applied on Binance, which is the largest cryptocurrency exchange.
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