Trade of the Month May 2019: PPBI v WAL

Pacific Premier Bancorp (PPBI:Nasdaq) vs. Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL:NYSE)

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Here at PairTrade Finder® we look to trade pairs with high cointegration, correlation and win rate.

This great stock pair, PPBI/WAL, is part of our Top 30 US Equities Pairs.  In backtesting, it produced 10 trades with a 90% Win Rate over the past 2 years.  That result equates to a Total Gross Profit of $4,788, an average win of $435/trade and a 17.4% CAGR (unlevered).  What’s more, these results were delivered with only a 9.1% Max Drawdown*.  It has an 82% correlation and is highly cointegrated using the Cointegration Augmented Dicky Fuller test (0.98, p-value of 0.02).

Importantly, the last trade of this pair (which was available for subscribers to trade live) closed on 7 May 2019 and generated $488 in 10 trading days on $10k/leg.  That equates to a 12.2% Return on Margin based on using the 5:1 leverage available to novice CFD traders at Interactive Brokers.

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*Backtested results of signals from this stock pair using $10k/leg for each trade and a 25 bp commissions/slippage estimate per trade.  Tested using Yahoo Finance Adjusted Close daily data and combining in-sample and out-of-sample results for the last two years.

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