Hey @matthew55- slow, consolidating, sideways markets have historically been challenging for our models. They are also really dangerous for traditional traders too.
For our models, they tended to look for breakouts–trying to grab big opportunities. So as price is bouncing around in a small channel, our models would open trades at the tops of channels, only to see price drop back down.
That was addressed to some extent as our 1.0 to 3.5 models evolved. And I should say, if you look at the numbers overall, these situations aren’t enough to drag down longer-term results. As you identified, catching the bigger movements has heavily outweighed other scenarios.
The new BTC Beta model operates completely different and is considering much more information when it comes to breakouts and channels. It performs better in testing and we’ll be racking up real-life results here in no time.