4111211837_a3a6f7e255Are EMA Crossover signals profitable?

This post is going to be slightly different from my previous posts. Instead of continuing with the articles on mutual funds, I’ll be talking about an experiment in technical analysis (a form of market analysis) I had done today. It basically involves seeing if EMA crossover signals (a technical analysis indicator) are of any use at all?

Are EMA crossover signals profitable?

Introducting the Experiment

The following experiment involves backtesting and analysing the EMA crossovers seen on the S&P CNX Nifty (the Indian stock market index) over the past three years.

By doing this backtesting, I tried to answer a curious question I had a few days back – What would happen if an individual trades only on the basis of EMA crossover signals generated? Would that be profitable? More »