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Old Aug 7, 2018, 4:57pm   #1
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databases of trading strategies

Does anyone know of any databases of trading strategies that one can look at that
show historical performances and statistical information.

The larger the better.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 5:17pm   #2
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There are small collections of strategies scattered across the internet, plus individual ones of course.

But the problem isn't so much finding strategies that can work as it is finding a strategy that suits each individual. The only person who can find the best match is you and you only find that by trying things that don't match and working out what needs to be better.

I recommend grab the first one you find that sounds rational and demo it until you know why it works but more importantly why it doesn't suit you. Then it will be so much easier to find a better fit.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 5:41pm   #3
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Blindman started this thread Thanks for the standard almost textbook reply in the trading field.

Your surgestion is almost certain to lead to failure for me and you know it.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 6:36pm   #4
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Well, at least you can read.
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what is that site where everyone places their automated trading strategies...the name eludes me now?
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 7:43pm   #6
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Thanks for the standard almost textbook reply in the trading field.

Your surgestion is almost certain to lead to failure for me and you know it.
There's a conspiracy in the industry where they all lie to new traders about how you need to actually understand the market and why you're doing what you're doing while the rest of us go to the super secret strategy repository to pick 'strategies' on a whim which can be executed with minimal effort for maximum gain.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 8:24pm   #7
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There's a conspiracy in the industry where they all lie to new traders about how you need to actually understand the market and why you're doing what you're doing while the rest of us go to the super secret strategy repository to pick 'strategies' on a whim which can be executed with minimal effort for maximum gain.
If I was to pick at ramdon any method as the poster said to me to just take and see if it fits me and see how I got on. It would almost certainly lead to failure.

So where is the definitive guide with proven records as this would be of use.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 9:14pm   #8
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Blindman started this thread I don't get why all the sarcasm by posters above for a question about performance in the long term.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 9:55pm   #9
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I think because what you are asking for doesn't exist. If it did it would be a dB full of failed strategies.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 10:15pm   #10
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Thanks for the standard almost textbook reply in the trading field.

Your surgestion is almost certain to lead to failure for me and you know it.

What a moronic reply to someone who has the decency to be honest with you, if you don't / can't be ar5ed to understand that simple post you are already on the fast track to failure.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 10:29pm   #11
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I don't get why all the sarcasm by posters above for a question about performance in the long term.

My original reply to your query was the first posted and absolutely no sarcasm intended or justified. I assumed you might be a new trader with a genuine need for knowledge. I only wished to guide you towards the right questions, rather than quick answers to the wrong questions. Maybe I was wrong to assume you had such little or no experience but the intent was genuine and the message contained absolutely genuine. I do believe for a new trader, the intent behind your question is misdirected. Maybe for an experienced trader, there is a deeper objective.... well, I stand ready for this to be demonstrated and then maybe I might learn something also. Still no sarcasm intended.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 11:19pm   #12
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Blindman started this thread My point is. You would need a way of extracting money out of the market. for long term success

We all know the figures online about that 90% or so fail inthe long run. Though I am not sure if this is trading in general or just the spot forex market.

So what I am trying to find out is what works in the trading field in the long run.
because either randomly using an online strategy which could have anything from a 99% Drawdown doublling down.
To just ranomly buy and selling as a poster above said due to all methods fail.
Is not going to lead to long term survival.
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My point is. You would need a way of extracting money out of the market. for long term success

We all know the figures online about that 90% or so fail inthe long run. Though I am not sure if this is trading in general or just the spot forex market.

So what I am trying to find out is what works in the trading field in the long run.
because either randomly using an online strategy which could have anything from a 99% Drawdown doublling down.
To just ranomly buy and selling as a poster above said due to all methods fail.
Is not going to lead to long term survival.

I did not recommend blind buying and selling. I did not recommend blindly selecting any random strategy: I recommended selecting one which appears to be rational. So at least it has a potential to be profitable from Trade No.1.

However, as trading is a highly individual game, it would be odd to think that the very first strategy anyone selected would be their ideal strategy. That's why I also suggested it would be useful as a tester to identify what aspects needed to be improved in order for a better strategy to be identified which would work better for you as an individual. If you don't have any strategy then you will learn form whatever strategy you try out. But you only learn from a strategy if you trade it, and I added to demo trade it, so even the losses would be useful but incur no capital losses.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 11:27pm   #14
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Like has been said, finding a strategy is basic maths and a bit of time and testing, the problem is and where everything unfolds is you the trader of such a strategy will run into a mountain of physiological issues that will impede your success. You can have a successful trader working for a bank for example who uses their strategy, but take them away from that comfort zone and ask them to trade their own account and everything falls apart.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 11:47pm   #15
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I did not recommend blind buying and selling. I did not recommend blindly selecting any random strategy: I recommended selecting one which appears to be rational. So at least it has a potential to be profitable from Trade No.1.

However, as trading is a highly individual game, it would be odd to think that the very first strategy anyone selected would be their ideal strategy. That's why I also suggested it would be useful as a tester to identify what aspects needed to be improved in order for a better strategy to be identified which would work better for you as an individual. If you don't have any strategy then you will learn form whatever strategy you try out. But you only learn from a strategy if you trade it, and I added to demo trade it, so even the losses would be useful but incur no capital losses.

Thank you for your reply. my mention of randomaly buying selling was due to what poster FXX said above not you or any of your posts.
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