Euro Daily Trader

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Old Oct 10, 2011, 10:22pm   #8
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Start of a new week and a bit of a damp squid today.

We don't get many of these but the EA signalled No Trade as the Euro had been rising all day on the French / German news earlier. Looking at the platform since the 18:00 trade time it looks as if the EA kept us out of trouble whilst the market decides again which way it wants to move.

There ia always tomorrow!

Mike
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 11:28pm   #9
 
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Hi MF & WA

Does this have a manual option like Forex Morning Trade or is it just an EA?

I have never liked the idea of an EA because I prefer to know what is going on and also because I am a bit of a dinosaur and not IT savvy. Also being in the UK I prefer to spreadbet.

Thanks
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 4:33am   #10
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Hi MF & WA

Does this have a manual option like Forex Morning Trade or is it just an EA?

I have never liked the idea of an EA because I prefer to know what is going on and also because I am a bit of a dinosaur and not IT savvy. Also being in the UK I prefer to spreadbet.

Thanks
Hi Big Hec,

Usually this question comes the other way around - "Does this system have an EA option or is it just manual?"

EDT does not have a manual option but as for being IT savvy, if you can place a trade on a Forex platform, and you have downloaded and set up FMT files even manually, you certainly know enough to operate this.

Our fully illustrated manual is written assuming that you have never traded before and starts right at the beginning using "proper" English.

As for prefering spreadbetting, we are in the UK also and we prefer spreadbetting. We run Euro Daily Trader on our spreadbetting MT4 platform at GKFX.com (used to be Smart Live Markets).

Cheers,

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Old Oct 12, 2011, 12:33pm   #11
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wiseambitions started this thread Monday : No trade. There's a filter!

Tuesday: Bad trade (SL)

Better luck today please!

Average of the last 10 days up to Tuesday : 7.9 pips a day (79 pips in 9 actual trades)

I could live with that
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 6:30pm   #12
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wiseambitions started this thread Wednesday no trade

Thursday SL. The 3rd in a row !!!!!!!!
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 8:01pm   #13
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Wednesday no trade

Thursday SL. The 3rd in a row !!!!!!!!
I think the most important thing about Forex Trading is being comfortable with what you are trading and that is 95% of the battle.

So let me try and move you all into a more comfortable zone. Up to yesterday, we have had 86 live trades since our website stats began on June 1st 2011. Of those 86 trades:

33 - 38% were winners (+39 pips)
28 - 33% were losers (-19 pips)
25 - 29% broke even (-1 pip)

How much more boring can you get? For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, out of every 4 trades (that's almost a week! ), we could have 2 losers, 1 BE and only 1 winner and we still wouldn’t be losing.

What is most interesting is that the live trades are now coming into line with the back testing, where figures go back to the beginning of 2010. Would you like those stats? Is anyone still awake? There were 336 trades:

135 - 40.18% were winners (+39 pips)
137 - 40.77% were losers (-19 pips)
64 - 19.05% broke even (-1 pip)

So what are we expecting from EDT? I can tell you precisely. We are expecting 4/10 trades to win, 4/10 trades to lose and 2/10 trades to break even. Now, does that mean that in the next 10 trades we are going to have 4 wins / 4 losses / 2 BE's? Probably not. We might have 5 or 6 wins in a row, which will have some of you inviting me for dinner and telling everyone this is the best thing since sliced bread. We might have 5 or 6 losses in a row (really???), by which time there will be some broken keyboards and a fatwa issued.

So now you know what's expected, get yourself into a comfort zone. Don't trade with money you can't afford to lose. If you’re grinding your teeth after two losses, your lot size is probably too high. If you get three wins in a row, don't order that new car just yet.

Piece of advice? Don't stress yourself out by watching the trades on screen and update your stats once a week instead of every day. Sit back, chill out and let EDT will do its thing.

Mike
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 2:31pm   #14
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wiseambitions started this thread Yes of course what I said was a bit tongue in cheek

Normally I'd give an EA about 4 chances but in the case of something with this R/R I suppose it has to be more like 8!

And the long term of course is what matters i.e. the rolling production over say 28 days, and the only sticky patch would have been the last week or two of August, which was known to be abnormal in any market

Of course every one is a bit worried that market conditions change, and change permanently and that therefore some methods might cease to work as well as they did. So long as this one produces shall we say on average 120 pips a month, that's 30 a week then it is capable of delivering real riches.


And if the last 19 months could be repeated (135w/137l) then it is possible that at just 2pc risk per trade you could turn £1000 into £13000, and at 4pc into rather more than £100,000. Now that would be so nice!


Comment from fellow trader to Mike's reply: "I find that, sensible, restrained, informative and confidence inspiring"


10 pm: After 4 hours, on a long trade, which generally went the right direction, I manually shut down the trade with approx 30 pips of profit. It might have been within 4 or 5 of TP at one stage, but never quite had enough push to get there, and bearing in mind the weekend shut down, G20 meeting in Paris, and possibility of all sorts of other things going on before the Asian opening (Sunday night in the western world) I decided to pull the trigger on that deal in the last few minutes before metatrader went offline. (And the spreads were getting rather wide!) I think that subsequent to a case 3 weeks ago when there was a Friday night trade which did not close (but which shot to tremendous profit 48 hours later) an option was written into the EA (upgraded version issued) in order to automatically close trades before Friday night session finishes, however I have not yet invoked that option


2 losses and 1 win this week. Technically about 10 pips down. Not bad in the circumstances. Just over 100 real pips - allowing for a bit of slippage - gained in 3 weeks (15 potential trades -- but not every day saw action) since installing the system. Quite an acceptable outcome. Hope it keeps on like so because it would indicate about 1500 pips per annum which is steady progress by any accounts.

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