Ticks

Weekend Maintenance and Tick Data: Just how much can we really get?

Recently, I have been receiving a lot of customization/development requests for tools that use tick data, and I think that’s great. It is great that people realize that tick data can be useful, and try to integrate it into their trading. However, sadly, tick data is very difficult to work, often crashing Trading Station if we have […]

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FXCM Pricing Changes

I’m not sure if this is a global FXCM change or specific to FXCM Australia, but FXCM AU have announced via email that they are rolling out pricing changes tomorrow! If you have not received the email and it is applicable to you, here is the summary from the email. FXCM is taking the next steps […]

Real Volume Indicator

Real Volume Indicator

If you have not seen it yet, FXCM have produced a Real Volume Indicator. This is a fantastic move for traders as this information has been critically missing. If you don’t know about it, you can read more on the DailyFX page here: http://www.dailyfx.com/forex_forum/tradera-s-tool-box/632673-real-volume-transaction-indicators-only-available-fxcm.html and you can also watch the Webinar on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1K8mfnOwJg I have been playing with […]

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Trading multiple strategies/instruments and max draw-downs

Hi all, One thing I’m greatly interested in at the moment is branching out my fleet of strategies. Ideally I would like to have multiple uncorrelated strategies trading at the same time such that when one is in draw-down, the other is making money. Not only does this apply to multiple different strategies trading simultaneously, but […]

FXCM App Store – First Round Complete

Today’s post is just a quick plug for MooMooFX’s MarketScope extensions on the FXCM App Store as we received an update from FXCM that we would like to share with you. The Shock Retrace MarketScope strategy extension is now live on the FXCM App Store. It comes bundled with the Price Delta Indicator as well […]

Strategy configuration goes off

Just a quick warning. Today I was backtesting my existing live strategies and a couple of them were producing shocking results. There’s no way I would run this strategy live with these results, I thought to myself. Something was suspicious. Now, Trading Station has a habit of crashing occasionally. This happened to me once before […]

LUA and FXCM shortcomings

Recently I have discovered a couple of shortcomings that I would like to share with you, interestingly both related to including code/resources. 1) Support to include custom common code LUA Strategies come with a file called helper.lua and helperAlert.lua that provide common helpful code. They are commonly included across many strategies and indeed are very […]

Trading Errors

Since going live I’ve had a number of trading errors and now I’ve finally got to the bottom of two I believe. The first was simple. The new trending strategy was giving me an “Access Violation” error when it tried to trade. After spending a while trying to reproduce this and debug it, compared to […]

Cautions

–       Need to be careful when trading near market open and close (mon/fri) because there is usually less liquidity and such the spreads can be much wider –       Need to be careful when trading near significant news events as the market is volatile and spreads can be much wider. –       Need to be careful of […]