Pair Trading Help: Trade of the Month June 2020

KBR, Inc. (KBR:NYSE) vs. Tetra Tech, Inc. (TTEK:NASDAQ)

$1,257 in Five Market Days, 31.4% Return on Margin.  Need some pair trading help?  Best cointegrated stock pair trade for the month of June 2020! KBR and TTEK are a correlated and cointegrated stock pair that we selected in late March for inclusion in our April 2020 Vintage of the Top 30 U.S. Equities Pairs.  The pair continues to deliver profits.

Watch our video here to see how it’s done:

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Backtest Results of this Correlated Stock Pair:

In backtesting over the three years prior to 1 April 2020, cointegrated and correlated stock pair KBR/TTEK delivered 9 closed trades, a 100% win rate, an average net profit per trade of $743, and over $7,000 in total profits:

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Actual Trading Result

In actual trading, KBR/TTEK called an Entry Signal intraday on 16 June 2020 at a +2.74sd.  The trade exited on 22 June 2020, five market days later at a +0.93sd, delivering a $1,257 Net Profit and a 31.4% return on margin!  (assumes $10,000/leg trade size and 5:1 CFD margin).

Get Pair Trading Help with PairTrade Finder®’s Top 30 U.S. Equities Pairs

We analyse over 1,800 U.S. equities to find you the best stock pairs for you to trade.  Now that is pair trading help!  We update this analysis on a more or less quarterly basis to ensure these pairs stay fresh and their correlations and cointegrations strong to offer you the highest-probability setups. All pairs must meet strict profitability and robustness measures as follows:

  • USA Exchange-traded (NYSE/NASDAQ/AMEX): > than $2 bln mkt cap (most much larger), > $2 million/day of average daily traded volume($), easy-to-borrow
  • Similar fundamentals: same national market, same sector, usually same industry sub group. Preference for beta-similar, market-cap-similar pairs
  • Backtested with a 2.7 standard deviation Entry Stretch, 1.0 standard deviation Exit Stretch on the Core Ratio of the pair’s share prices
  • Three-year backtest lookback period, 63 day (one trading quarter) Standard Deviation, Ratio and Stretch lookback settings
  • COINTEGRATION: We use the Augmented Dicky Fuller test for co-integration and select only pairs with a p-value of 0.10 or less over the 3 year period
  • CORRELATION: of minimum 50%, preferably higher. Lower correlation can be tolerated if pair is strongly cointegrated and scores highly on all other criteria
  • Minimum Average Profit per Trade of $300, preferably $400+.
  • Compound Annual Growth Rate of Net Profits for each pair preferably in excess of Maximum Drawdown % i.e. positive reward/risk. Maximum historic drawdown < 20%, preferably <15%  (before leverage)
  • Win Rate at least 70%
  • Maximum Days in Trade of 60 days. This setting represents our time stop. Average days per trade is around 12-15 days

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Happy trading.

Geoff, Paul & The PairTrade Finder® Team

NB: The Top 30 example equities pairs in PairTrade Finder® PRO and the trading signals generated therefrom are provided for informational and educational purposes only.  They should not be construed as personalised investment advice. It should not be assumed that trading using the parameters demonstrated by the Software will be profitable and will not result in losses. Please see our full Terms & Disclaimer here.

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