Category Archives: Financial Markets 101

Two Traders Talk – Part III – the rarity of profitable traders

Several months ago, back in April’18, a long conversation over coffee between my trader buddy and I sparked a number of ideas in my head.  We explored various aspects of our respective trading journeys, both of which were now several … Continue reading

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FX Price Data Comparison: FXCM v TradeStation

Currently comparing historical price data of several FX instruments between two of my regular brokers, FXCM and TradeStation.  The price data is the basis for the code written for generating trade signals and managing trades.  Hence the accuracy of the … Continue reading

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100 trades done & development work is cut out for next 4-5 weeks

The past two months have been a hectic time for me – continuing my trading efforts whilst having another, non-trading project, on the go.  However most of the time I have been able to monitor the market for setups and … Continue reading

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FXCM Algo Summit 2018

On Friday, FXCM organized a full-day event inviting various speakers to discuss topics relating to algorithmic trading.  After attending for most of it, here’s my write-up. The entire day was put on FXCM’s expense account – so thank you FXCM … Continue reading

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Long Japanese Yen & Nikkei trade signals

Today my automated strategy code fired off some trading signals.  A quick discussion of how I reviewed and analysed the signals, and details of some additional code I created to make the process more streamlined and to provide with more … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap: Trading for less than 45 minutes/day

Brief wrap-up for the week. Minimal time spent on trading due to other project commitments.  However, in less than an hour per day, managed to execute trading plan on 4-hour timeframe across 40 markets each day, putting another 10 trades … Continue reading

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