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My main methods

  • "Sir Malibu Event Jege" - using the economic calendar at the bottom of this page: if an event is marked as 'high volatility' ('impact' is the word used on the version of the calendar below, currently) and 2 hours and 1 min before the scheduled hour of the event if the eurusd price has moved 1400 points, or more, in the previous 10 hours (140 pips, 1400 points) then you trade with that trend, with a stop of 500 and a limit of 700, as shown at the start of grid point 36.
  • "Double Helix Algo" - running Carbon 14 and Carbon 12 together (see below).
  • "Carbon 14" - the ultimate and simple velocity algorithm trading on eurusd, using a velocity trigger at the start of the day, when the spread is still wide, or as it narrows, or indeed beyond that if it takes that long, and leaving the trade open only until the end of the day.
  • "Carbon 12" - same as Carbon 14 but with usdjpy and trigger set at lunchtime UK, which corresponds to start of relevant 'day' in Japan.
  • "Beyond infinity" - a fairly loose process involving derivatives of UK stocks, also triggered by velocity, but according to the experienced user's discretion: eg 4% to 6% increase in price since day before's end is a good trigger, or beginning to recover from a down period - eiher way the key lies in (a) using a short stop, about 5 points for every 100 in value, perhaps with an additional 5 thrown in as a base level, and (b) when the trade is in profit by a few points above the same distance your stop is set to you get it to open a hedge in the opposite direction, of half of the value, set to close the trade when it has made a bit more than the amount which will be lost if the main trade hits its stop. The hedge will do this BEFORE the main trade loses. Moreover the main trade should have a guaranteed stop, and the hedge's profit should cover that cost, you must see to it. If an instrument won't permit a guaranteed stop at the required price, do not trade on the instrument: risk management is 100% obligatory. Moreover only ever open one trade at a time - when that trade has either lost or has hedged, only then be prepared to open the next, and the next, etc - perhaps one way to use it well is to say that after a trade has gone 100 points in your favour, lock in 50 points, which means ensuring that the sides of the hedge close in the correct order - with the losing side closing before the winning side, in case it happens to flip around RIGHT THERE, don't turn that into a disaster but a miracle instead. Every time it moves a further 100 points after that you could move the stop forwards 100, so it's always 50 behind. Don't leave it too long, but it is necessary to wait a good distance or you'll miss loads of excellent profit.
  • (inferior version of double helix algo) "Algo 22 / Champion algo" - similar to Carbon 14/12, you see the velocity between 2am and 8am and then set a trigger to open on a given velocity from 8am to 10am, no later, depending on the 2am to 8am direction and distance. It has a short stop of 200, if it moves 500 in profit you lock in zero, and you continue, locking in 500 behind every time it moves 500 forwards, ie you lock in: 0, 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, etc.
  • (inferior version of double helix algo) "daily lovejoy algo" - done on eurusd, from 8am to 10am, trigger at 10 pips (100 points) with a stop of 200, close at 7pm, or set limit to break even if it is in loss but open. On its own this method can go many many months the wrong way, but works overall, a weaker version of Carbon 14. As with Carbon 14 the trick is to pool it - eg use eurgbp with it at the same time. Perhaps finding the equivalent hour in japan you could determine the right time to use the algo on usdjpy.
  • (inferior version of double helix algo) "weekly lovejoy algo" - same as daily but from start of week, trigger is 500, stop is 1000. Presumably needs to be pooled also, ideally.
  • (inferior version of double helix algo) "rhapsody in mauve" - tested on eurusd with 15 years of tick data but needs corroboration and probably needs pooling: if the price moves 100 pips (1000 points) in not much less or much more than 5 hours, trade in the direction it is going with a stop of 400 and a limit of 1000 (40 pips, 100 pips). [after a trade closes, win or loss, do not trade again on the same day]
  • (inferior version of double helix algo) fascinating algorithm - tested on eurusd with 15 years of tick data but needs corroboration and probably needs pooling: if it moves 500 in not much less or more than 3 hours trade in that direction on eurusd, with stop of 400, limit of 6000 and close trade, whether in profit or loss, after 24 hours from opening it. This could be pooled expertly for brilliant results, no doubt. [after a trade closes, win or loss, do not trade again on the same day]
  • (inferior version of double helix algo) sir malibu jege - tested on eurusd with 15 years of tick data but needs corroboration and probably needs pooling: if eurusd moves 1000 points (100 pips) inside a period of 2 to 3 hours, trade in the direction it moved that much, with a stop of 400 (40 pips) and limit of 600 (60 pips). Another one for pooling. [after a trade closes, win or loss, do not trade again on the same day]

  • I will run the double helix algo once I have a budget for doing so, it cannot be done without designating at least 200 pounds to be permanently invested. Being the artful hobo I cannot at this time do that, although it is scheduled, more than that is scheduled, eventually. In the meantime I can nonetheless use this staccato algo, sir malibu event jege, any time it happens to trigger: which is rarely. If I can permanently invest about 60 to 75 pounds, though, I can use this - and compound it, as you can see from the result, swiftly and with style. This algo, in fact, sir malibu event jege, makes money the same way as the primary method of the big names - ie "event driven trading" - based on announcements on the economic calendar, in this case, although the big firms have plenty more data to use than just that. The purpose of putting 75 pounds permanently into running the malibu event jege algo is not the profit, it's the process, determining scientific truth as fully as possible, and practising, for when a useful budget may be allocated to it.