Faculty Advisor

Hakim, Hossein

Faculty Advisor

Radzicki, Michael J.


The goal of this project was to develop a trading system that achieves a greater return than alternatives, like the S&P 500. Over the past year, the inflation rate in the US was 2.1%. To counteract this, it is beneficial to identify a reliable investment vehicle. This team developed a system which achieved a 19.73% return on $400,000 initial capital when trading from April 7th, 2017 to April 4th, 2018, beating inflation by 17.63% and the S&P 500 by 9.3%. The system made 634 trades and earned $0.27 for every dollar it risked on a mix of stocks and forex. Its system quality was 2.85, and its sharpe ratio was 0.79. Since the system of systems achieved a higher system quality than its underlying systems, this team recommends that a system of systems be used rather than a single trading sytem.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies