Thursday, 16 November 2017 Suresh Kumar
Strategy Description
The Sentiment based Crude Oil Strategy is a long/short systematic strategy based on InfoTrie sentiment data. Difference in the two exponential moving averages (slow and fast) of both sentiment and the market data will identify the Long/Short signal to make an entry on Crude Oil futures contract. The position is kept open until hit by its own stoploss or target level set by the strategy at the point of entry day. Simple compounding with constant one leverage as considered as a trade size.
Asset Class  Commodity 
Reference Data  InfoTrie Oil Sentiment data 
Style  Quantitative 
Frequency  Low 
Exposure  L/S 
Time Frame  Daily 
Session  12 AM to 11:59 PM 
Leverage  1 
Performance Metrics[1]
Strategy  Strategy  
Ann. Return  39.8%  Sharpe Ratio  1.6 
Ann. Volatility  24.90%  Sortino Ratio  2.28 
YearDate Return  18.12%  Return/MaxDD  2.18 
Last 1Yr Return  49.69%  MaxDD Time Recovery  0.25 
Last 3Yr Return  58.81%  % Positive Months  66% 
Max. Drawdown  18.25%  % in Market  95.18% 
Performance Chart
Ticker  @CL 
Contract Size  1000 
Contract  Continuous futures 
Exchange  NYMEX 
Drawdowns*
Monthly Returns
12 Month Rolling Return
Chart Example
Appendix
DEFINITIONS 
12 Month Rolling Return: Yearly return of the strategy on a daily basis. For instance, on 05Feb2014 the value would be the return from 06Feb2013 to 05Feb2014; on 06Feb2014 the value would be the return from 07Feb2013 to 06Feb2014, and so on. 
Annualized Volatility: is measured as the standard deviation (amount of variation from the average) of daily returns and multiplying it by a factor to annualize it.
where, x is the daily returns and number of trading days assumed is 252 
Benchmark: Is an index used to compare the strategy’s performance. The benchmark used can be seen on the performance chart of the strategy. 
Correlation: is a measure of how the returns of one series (strategy) moves with respect to the other (benchmark). A correlation of 100% (one extreme) means that the returns of both series always move in the dame direction and a correlation of 100% (other extreme) implies that the returns of both series always move in the opposite direction. 
Drawdown: is the peaktotrough decline during a certain period in the strategy. A drawdown is quoted as the percentage decline from the peak to the trough. Maximum drawdown (MaxDD) is the worst drawdown of the strategy/index. 
Exposure: Long (L), short (S) or both long & short (L/S) positions are taken in the strategy. 
Frequency: The frequency with which a strategy trades. The frequency definitions are:

Last 1 Yr/3Yr/5Yr Return: is the 1Yr/3Yr/5Yr return from the last day of strategy/index performance. 
Return/MaxDD: Also known as Calmar ratio, it is the ratio of annualized return to maximum drawdown of the strategy/index. Higher the Calmar ratio, better the strategy/index has performed on a riskadjusted basis and viceversa. 
Sharpe Ratio: is the ratio of annualized returns (after deducting riskfree rate) to the annualized volatility and is a measure of riskadjusted performance. It measures the returns produced by one unit of volatility. The measure of volatility used is standard deviation of daily returns. The riskfree rate considered is 0%.

Sortino Ratio: is similar to Sharpe Ratio but the volatility used is the downside volatility – standard deviation of the negative returns from the strategy. The riskfree rate considered is 0%.

Style: Refers to strategy style – techniques used to develop a strategy. The style could be quantitative (includes pattern recognition, technical indicators, and quantitative concepts used for strategy development) OR fundamental (where economic, sector, market, and/or asset class factors are used to generate strategy signals). 
Systematic Strategy: is a way of developing a trading/investment strategy where entry/exit, exposure management, and risk control rules are defined and the execution happens automatically through algorithms. The techniques based on which these rules are developed can be quantitative or fundamental in nature. 
% in Market: Percentage of days the strategy has taken a position to the total number of days considered. If a strategy is active on each day of the performance assessment period, it will be 100% in the market. 
% Positive Months: The percentage of months the strategy/index has shown positive returns. 
[1] Definitions: see Appendix