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Backtest results

Position Trades Duration Win rate Win/loss Avg win Avg loss Return
Long 10 4.5 20% 25% 1.6% -0.8% -3.4%
Short 5 4.2 40% 67% 1.9% -3.2% -5.9%

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Trading Performance

Exponential Moving Average

Score

-0.15

Position Trades Duration Win Rate Win/Loss Avg Win Avg Loss Return
LONG 38 11.4 0.26% 0.36% 3.8% -1.6% -5.1%
SHORT 37 9.9 0.30% 0.42% 5.2% -2.1% 3.6%

Summary

Technical Analysis

ALS (ALQ.AX)


Indicator:

EXPONENTIAL MOVING AVERAGE


Last Signal:

BULLISH


Trading: BUY @ $7.21
Signal Strength: STRONG
Recommendation:

Indicator can be used in isolation or in additional to another technical indicator to confirmation for trading entry. This indicator has the ability to highlight trends across numerous timeframes. This indicator has the ability to smooth historical results to illustrate trend initiation and status. Although this is a simple trend following indicator & can provide good results when coupled with the right indicator. Note, this indicator does not work well in ranging markets producing unwanted whipsaws and false signals.


ALS (ASX:ALQ) currently has a confirmed uptrend. Recent trading has caused the EMA 15 day average to exceed the closing price confirming the short term trend following indicator. Currently, the return on EMA15 is -0.7%.



An exponential moving average (EMA) is a type of moving average that is similar to a simple moving average except that more weight is given to the latest data. It’s also known as the exponentially weighted moving average. This type of moving average reacts faster to recent price changes than a simple moving average.

Calculation: Exponential Moving Average:
1) Initial SMA: n period sum / n;
2) Multiplier: (2 / (Time periods + 1));
3) EMA: {Close – EMA (previous day)} x multiplier + EMA (previous day).


PROFILE: ALS (ALQ.AX)


Stock Exchange: ASX
Company: ALS
Ticker Codes: | ALQ.AX | ASX:ALQ |

About ALS (ASX:ALQ):

ALS Limited provides analytical testing services in Australia, Canada, the United States, and internationally. The company's Life Sciences segment offers analytical testing and sampling, and remote monitoring services for the environmental, food, pharmaceutical, and consumer products markets. It provides analytical testing data to assist consulting and engineering firms, industries, and governments. The company's Industrial segment offers diagnostic testing and engineering solutions for the energy, resources, transportation, and infrastructure sectors. This segment serves asset owners, operators, constructors, and equipment manufacturers in the power, petrochemical, mining, minerals processing, water, infrastructure, and transportation industries. The company's Commodities segment provides testing services for the mining and mineral exploration companies in geochemistry, metallurgy, inspection, and coal quality areas. This segment's services cover the resource life-cycle, including exploration, feasibility, optimization, production, design, development, trade, and rehabilitation. It also provides coal sampling, analysis and certification, formation evaluation, and related analytical testing services; and field and laboratory services, such as bore core, testing, consulting, quality management, and superintendent services to the coal industry. The company was formerly known as Campbell Brothers Limited and changed its name to ALS Limited in August 2012. ALS Limited was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.

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