The FinTech arm of our business started in mid 2016, built on the foundations of many years of experience working for banks, brokers and trading houses. We take on many different assignments in this space: We design, test and build systematic trading systems and analytical tools. After initially coming up with an idea for a technical analysis based trading system, testing it on a couple of assets and getting amazing backtest results toward the end of 2016, we decided to do something a bit different and create an all encompassing systematic trading approach that we could trade for ourselves using our own money, and truly put our ideas to the test!
We decided from the outset, that once live, we’d run it for one whole year and then publish what we found. This article outlines our year of trading the system, the background to it, issues and problems we faced and most importantly, the end financial result (which is sort of given away in the title!)