For now, the study yields a couple interesting (to me) outcomes.
First, for daily bars, the optimized MACD settings (FOR THE Qs) are 4,16,5. I've been using a 3,14,3 for my daytrading and will tinker with these new settings to see how they align with my suite of favorite indicators including the parabolics and the 8/16 and 4/7 MA crosses.
Second, (ho hum . . . yawn) the fixed bar short cover is 9 days. How many systems do we have to test to verify this is great exit ???????
The equity curve looks pretty smooth until we get to the last 5 trades, suggesting that, like other systems such as the Qs SD Oscillator that have turned squirrely in the last month, there may be a change in market dynamics in the making. Not necessarily up, just a change.
TS200oi code is below. As I mentioned above, this iteration uses support/resistance crossovers. The zero line crossovers should yield less net return but a higher success rate. Yet to come.