Today I did a bit of research into orders. I think there are a couple of simple order strategies that might be easy to implement and they could pay off. Need to learn more about the different order types first though. Standard Order Could be used to trade the news or when there is high […]


A little bit of research into Fundamental Analysis today to see if I can get any ideas. We can use futures to try to gauge market sentiment. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, publishes the Commitment of Traders report (COT) every Friday, around 2:30 pm EST. Looks like it is in simple http format, […]

ATR Indicator

Today I wanted to learn more about the ATR indicator and how I could possibly use it to improve my results. Apparently I can use a long range ATR (30+ days) to different between Trend Directions. When I tested this out, it pretty much showed me the same trend that a moving average would. Not […]

Revisiting some indicators

I have been looking for a way to improve my strategies and today I went back and did a bit more research into some indicators – this time DPO, RVI and RAVI. The following page was interesting for DPO. It talks about the price being above or below a shifted moving average and the values […]

More aggressive Trend Strategy

The Trend_Rev strategy has been able to produce some good backtesting results, and now I am running it for AUDJPY for two different time frames, and currently optimizing on other currency pairs. When looking at EURGBP.m5 across the 2008-2009 period, I noticed a rather long trend in December 2008 where the strategy did not trade […]

The Watch and Time Duration Stop

The Watch I created a new monitor strategy called The Watch that sends an email whenever there are any changes to the closed trades table. I find this much more useful than specifically monitoring trade by trade. Time Limit Often I read about strategies that try to exit before the close of the day, or […]

General Strategy Improvements

Automatic Amount Calculation While in Italy, I experienced a series of loss trades that, overall, were larger than expected. As the stop amount moves around for every trade, sometimes it can be large and sometimes smaller. This means using a fixed amount exposed me to greater risk occasionally, and unfortunately I lost. I have now […]