Fundamental Information in Technical Trading Strategies
19 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2011
Date Written: September/October 2011
Technical trading strategies assume that past price trends predict future ones. Their application may be profitable if the past trend reflects fundamental information that has not yet been fully priced. However, if the trend merely reflects temporary pricing pressures, technical trading will presumably fail. We argue that using financial statements as an additional source of information helps to avoid such failure. We implement a trading strategy that uses operating cash flows to identify enduring past price upturns. This strategy outperforms a purely technical momentum strategy, seems to be practicable, and its profits exceed transactions costs.
Keywords: momentum effect, market anomalies, trading strategies, technical trading, fundamental analysis
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