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 […]


A possible issue with FXCM and Tick Data

A reader contact me after my post last week and told me two interesting pieces of information. One was that the blog comments weren’t working (so that’s why you were all so quiet! Thanks for the heads up), and the other was that they believed that FXCM deliberately throttles tick data in Trading Station when compared to MT4. The […]


FXCM Spread Changes re-visited!

Hi everyone, You should all be aware of FXCM’s recent spread changes. If not, please read this post. Today, I was running some manual unit tests against the SuperTrend strategy on some old test data. The tests failed, but in a good way – they reported the strategy had made more money than before. Specifically, this […]

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 […]

Multiple Instruments Featured

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 […]

When 337 pips isn’t enough

The last few days I’ve been watching an uptrend in GBPJPY. My interest was sparked when my Shock and Retrace strategy, on the 1 minute timeframe was triggered. If you’ll recall, FXCM asked me to run the strategy at 1m timeframes to gather some data, which isn’t what the strategy was designed for but I […]

Shock and Retrace on m1

A bit of a distraction from the Trend work but I was asked by FXCM to provide some data for the Shock and Retrace strategy. They preferred more trades so suggested using the m1 timeframe. To be honest, the strategy was not designed for such short timeframes but the idea is solid and still is […]

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 […]