Daily Trading Strategy on GPB/USD yeilding big results

LiveForexTrading

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I thought I'd share my account trading history with a quick explanation of how my trading strategy turned around over the past 6 months.


https://www.myfxbook.com/portfolio/p...profits/282668


I have been trading a very specific strategy since March 2012, the broad idea was introduced to me through a trading mentor, and I have been honing it ever since.

The goal has been to identify a daily move on the GPB/USD of 50-60 pips and keep my stop tight at 20 pips. During the London session you may notice that a move of 50 pips with virtually no retrace is fairly frequent. I thought if I could identify the direction and entry then it would become a profitable strategy.

I risk roughly 5% of my account equity per trade, therefore a win equates to 12%+ growth to account equity.

Now, you will see that the strategy started very well with a 44% return in the first 8 weeks... At this point in time I thought I was a genius!

But then the wheels fell off and I gave back all my profits to the market in an equally short space of time. So what happened?

I identified a number of issues that were resulting in the reversal of my fortune.

1. The market volatility was reduced. A move of 50 pips was becoming a tough target. The GPB/USD would frequently move 30 pips in my favour, then reverse.

2. I was trailing the stop tightly. I was so worried about continuing my losing streak that would move my stop up as fast as possible. I was then being stopped for 10-15pips, only to see it bounce off my stop and move in the intended direction.

3. I was setting static pending orders in the general area that I expected price to bounce off. As a result, the price would often blow through my entry and my stop very quickly.


So, what did I do to turn this around?

1. I narrowed my profit target for a brief period, but luckily market volatility returned quickly, so I was able to leave my take profit at between 55 and 60 pips.

2. Once I opened a trade I would let it run. I still have an automatic trailing stop once the trade moves 35pips into profit, but I no longer trail it tightly and now allow the trade to "play out". This been the biggest change that I've made.

3. I now time my entries very closely looking for a confirmed directional change on the 1min chart before I enter. This has the effect of giving me the trade more room to breathe. It is very rare that I am stopped out within the first 30mins of a trade opening.

All this has resulted in my trading account growing substantially. At the time of writing I now have an account growth of 101% in the past 10 weeks.

https://www.myfxbook.com/portfolio/p...profits/282668

If you have any more questions about the strategy please let me know.

Regards,

Nick
 
 
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