FX Day Trading

DowJones

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Some FX day trading results for the past hour or so...

Have posted similar every day this week, just trying to gauge if there's much interest on this site regarding live trading results...
 

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c6ackp

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Looks good - you target 1-4 pips per trade? Did you blank the time and fill prices intentionally?
 

DowJones

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Looks good - you target 1-4 pips per trade? Did you blank the time and fill prices intentionally?

Yep, they were intentionally blanked ;) Amongst other things, I use some quantitative methods for trading FX, so thought I'd be a bit careful as to exactly how much I reveal.
Trade targets vary, but price action has been quite erratic recently, hence smaller targets.
 

DowJones

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It seems your entry size varies. Why ?
Also, do you average down ?

Entry size varies mainly due to risk mgmt & trade conviction (and scaling in). I don't average down (I do however scale-in and out of trades).
 

proTrder

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A whole lot of trades in such a short time, is this manual or automated system?
 
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Forexmospherian

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Hi DJ

Good stuff - I appreciate you may not want to reveal too much about your own method (s) as you have already commented - and that of course is your prerogative.

With you being a full time and long serving trader, I should imagine you have taken thousands of similar trades on forex pairs and therefore do have a nice record of all your past performances.

I therefore would love to see how it compares with my own short term intraday forex trading past as I am sure we could both learn something from each other.

My own win ratios based on the last 4/5 yrs ( since i got consistent) with multi thousands of trades - ranges from as low as approx 61/2% on 100 ( live) trades - to as high as 87% on another batch of 100 trades. I therefore assume I am normally in the 70-75% win ratio range.

How's that compare to you ?

Next point - and this as been raised recently by another member - I regularly have 2 or 3 consecutive losing trades - which I don't like - but accept - as I also have many more consecutive winning trades - 10 -15 being quite achievable over a 2 or 3 day period -

My maximum consecutive losses have been 7 and my maximum consecutive wins have been mid twenties. How's that compare with your stats ?

Next point - you may not want to say what percentage of your capital you uses as the stake size on your trades - but with multi trading and any trade with a RR of above 1 - you should be able to make 2% per day - even if you are only using 0.5% stake size of a reasonably large retail capital account. I have days ranging from 1% to over 5% - but my first priority is not to have a losing day .

What are your own MM priorities in order of concern ?

I generally trade a "basket" of 4 -6 currency pairs and have only really majored on one in the past - which was the EU. Nowadays the EU might only account for 30 -40% of my pips - whereas 3 years ago it might have been as high as 60-75%.

Are you 90% EU and GU ??

I am sure there are loads of other questions and queries I might have - but fully understand if you did not want to go into detail on an open forum - that's no problem and therefore I am quite happy to leave it at that.

Have a good January - but with results like you have been showing - I am sure you will ;-)

Regards

F
 
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DowJones

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Hi Forexmospherian,

I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but I believe there is way too much focus on win rate amongst retail traders. (Unfortunately at least one trade statement I posted had a sequence of only winning trades and I therefore felt compelled to highlight in that post that this was as much a function of luck as skill). Personally, I'm more interested in risk adjusted performance.

So rather than dwell on win rate,I'm more comfortable highlighting: risk%, draw-down, profit factor/expectancy, opportunity factor, costs/friction, asset volatility etc as metrics to focus on (lets leave aside Calmar/SAI ratios etc for now :) ). Apologies if this is 'teaching you to suck eggs' but for a lot of people reading it won't be...

I must also say I'm surprised that you have only ever experienced a sequence of 7 losing trades (especially with small stops). My largest sequence of losing trades has been much larger - as a result my %risk/trade is low.

Again, without trying to be contentious, I'd say a return of 2%/day is very (unrealistically?) high - 480% pa ! Do you generate this level of return? I've had good days, sure, but to average that?

You asked: "What are your own MM priorities in order of concern ?" Maybe I've misunderstood the question, but Paul Tudor Jones put it well when he said: "I'm always thinking about losing money as opposed to making money. Don't focus on making money, focus on protecting what you have".

I focus a lot on EU and GU yes. However, I do trade other pairs.

I'm aware my reply has lacked a little depth - there are a couple of reasons: Firstly, and most importantly, I need to grab another beer from the fridge :)
Secondly, I've both been misunderstood & taken out of context on other threads, not necessarily by the person I was replying to, but by others... am currently having a re-think on how/if I participate further on this site.
 

Geever

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EURJPY is also calling for LONGs. Entry is near 141.90 area SL 141.40 TP 142.90 and 143.60 in extension. a cross above 143.50 may drift it to 145 also.
 

Mr Fox

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Hi Forexmospherian,

I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but I believe there is way too much focus on win rate amongst retail traders. (Unfortunately at least one trade statement I posted had a sequence of only winning trades and I therefore felt compelled to highlight in that post that this was as much a function of luck as skill). Personally, I'm more interested in risk adjusted performance.

So rather than dwell on win rate,I'm more comfortable highlighting: risk%, draw-down, profit factor/expectancy, opportunity factor, costs/friction, asset volatility etc as metrics to focus on (lets leave aside Calmar/SAI ratios etc for now :) ). Apologies if this is 'teaching you to suck eggs' but for a lot of people reading it won't be...

I must also say I'm surprised that you have only ever experienced a sequence of 7 losing trades (especially with small stops). My largest sequence of losing trades has been much larger - as a result my %risk/trade is low.

Again, without trying to be contentious, I'd say a return of 2%/day is very (unrealistically?) high - 480% pa ! Do you generate this level of return? I've had good days, sure, but to average that?

You asked: "What are your own MM priorities in order of concern ?" Maybe I've misunderstood the question, but Paul Tudor Jones put it well when he said: "I'm always thinking about losing money as opposed to making money. Don't focus on making money, focus on protecting what you have".

I focus a lot on EU and GU yes. However, I do trade other pairs.

I'm aware my reply has lacked a little depth - there are a couple of reasons: Firstly, and most importantly, I need to grab another beer from the fridge :)
Secondly, I've both been misunderstood & taken out of context on other threads, not necessarily by the person I was replying to, but by others... am currently having a re-think on how/if I participate further on this site.


Hi DJ,

That's an absolute fantastic post and please if you can elaborate on what you wanted to say, as please don't think about teaching anyone to suck eggs, as I would really enjoy reading how you go about risk adjusted trading.
Who GAF what anyone thinks, as I'm sure like me, others would love to read it.

Best
John.
 

Forexmospherian

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Hi Forexmospherian,

... am currently having a re-think on how/if I participate further on this site.

Hi DJ

No problem at all with your answer and I really hope that you will carry on participating with your comments on this site.

Believe it or not , I actually agree with a lot of things you have been saying and I know myself you are never going to satisfy all members - what ever you may say - or however you act - so please don't worry about it.

Yes win ratio's are over rated - although I would prefer a win ratio of over 65% compared to say 45% - some scalpers even with 80% win rates over hundreds of trades - can lose money if their stops are too large - or they have no stop at all.

It is the whole mix - as you have commented that is important - and getting your own "bespoke" balance - that suit you - more than it suiting all and sundry.

My own MM priority is not to have a losing day. I place staying in the "black" above gaining another 25 pips or another 2% return on the day's figures.

I also use "free trades" - ie part of original stake - with stop already in profit - so then it's of no real risk - and if I get stopped out - its still gives me a winning trade - but if I am lucky and I have caught more than a small wave - I might gain another 40 -70 or even 100+ pips.

By doing this it does assist your performance and especially your RR's

For example if my 70% stake made me say 16 pips and its a RR of 3 and then I leave just my 30% stake on - which might only be 0.2% of my capital and over a few hours or even a day it makes 80 pips - those additional 64 pips have given me a RR of 16 ( 80 pips - 5 pip stop) and even on 0.2% risk - its still a massive 3%+ gain - with only the original risk involved

So to make 2% ongoing a day is possible - yes many days only 1% but the odd day at 5 or 8% really alters the averages on a 19 -22 day month.

Personally - I cannot handle trying to achieve anything like 30% - 50% results pm on say large( $200-$250k) capital accounts - but under $70k its in my comfort zone - and i don't even try and compound - I withdraw profits instead - and use them or spend them ;-)

Reduce the capital account down to a few thousands and the 50 -100% per month is on - but not with compounding - purely with leverage and 2%+ stakes

Trading is not linear relative as far as I am concerned

Have a good week DJ - you should do ;-))

Regards

F
 

Forexmospherian

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EURJPY is also calling for LONGs. Entry is near 141.90 area SL 141.40 TP 142.90 and 143.60 in extension. a cross above 143.50 may drift it to 145 also.

Hi Geever

Cannot really comment as no charts up tonight - but will look prior to Opens and see if you have spotted a good one

GL and have a great week ;-)

Regards

F
 

Forexmospherian

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EURJPY is also calling for LONGs. Entry is near 141.90 area SL 141.40 TP 142.90 and 143.60 in extension. a cross above 143.50 may drift it to 145 also.

Morning Geever

Shame but you got taken out in the Asian session with the EJ falling to 141.22 . Under 141.85 its still in a down bias and you can sell again under there and 60- and I would only be holding back on to buys or taking new ones above 142.00 again

Regards

F
 

Geever

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Morning Geever

Shame but you got taken out in the Asian session with the EJ falling to 141.22 . Under 141.85 its still in a down bias and you can sell again under there and 60- and I would only be holding back on to buys or taking new ones above 142.00 again

Regards

F

It means only that your trading style does not match with mine. SL is just to protect from eventual spikes. I have entered again with double position for same target..lets see
 
 
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