My Number One Forex Trading Strategy Is Now Automated.

Number One Forex Trading StrategyHow amazing would it be to be able to learn a great Forex trading strategy, and to make money on autopilot while you are learning it. Well now you can.

After many years of development my number one Forex trading strategy is now automated.

I have for a number of years been looking at ways to automate what i do. As i am getting older i am less inclined to sit in front of the charts all day looking for trading opportunities, but i still want to make money in the markets. So the answer was to automate my trading, so i don’t have to chart watch all day.

Automating my strategy.

Automating a strategy that is based on indicators is quite easy to do. But we all know that indicators don’t work, and this is why all the expert advisors EA’s that are available for retail traders lose money.

The way i trade is not based on indicators. Its based on market knowledge, and on finding key reversal levels in the market, then entering and exiting trades based on those levels. So building an expert advisor that is not relying on some sort of indicators is an impossible job to do. EA’s do not use discretion to enter the market, they just do what you tell them to do. So you have to set parameters for an EA to understand.

So the first job was to work out how i could define my strategy by way of parameters, and to build those parameters for the EA to recognize. This job was probably the hardest of them all. I had to think of ways to put my thought processes on a chart for an EA to be able to see. From the initial idea to actually building the parameters took around 2 years of work. When the parameters were built i then had to think about how to incorporate them into an EA. This took another 6 months of work before i was happy that the EA was doing what i wanted it to do.

Throughout the whole process I have been working with an excellent developer, who has managed to turn my thought processes and trading ideas into an automated expert advisor. Something that i never thought was possible a few years ago, is now a fully functional EA that is capable of scanning the markets for high probability trading opportunities, and trading those high probability opportunities automatically.

I would like to extend my thanks to my developer, for all your hard work in making this possible.

The benefits of using my EA.

As well as freeing up a lot of time for me, i actually make more money by using the EA, as the automation of my strategy does not need me to spend time scanning the charts for trade set ups. And when i am in a trade i can fully manage it, without having to look for other trading opportunities, as the EA is doing that for me. So i get into more trades, with less work, and more profit. And as the EA is trading based on my rules, its not going to miss any trades, or miss something that is going to effect the outcome of the trade.

It does not matter how good you are at scanning the charts you can always miss something. But not anymore. The EA does all the hard work, and i don’t have to look at a chart at all if i don’t want to, until my orders are live in the market.

Its a very useful addition for traders that do not have the time to sit in front of the charts all day waiting for a set up. You can set an alert to notify you that a trade has executed. You can then either leave it to play out, or manage it if you want more control.

On the subject of management, the EA is fully equipped with all the functionality to enable you to set your own risk profile, and your own money management. When its set up to your desired level of risk, it will enter the market at my high probability reversal levels, with a stop loss and take profit automatically added to the trade. You do have the option to trade without a stop loss, or a take profit, if that’s what you prefer. You also have the option to move the stop loss and take profit levels, if you want to manage the trades yourself. The EA can be used on any pair and on any time frame.

So how do you get your hands on this automated money making machine 🙂 Well the bad news is that the EA is only available to traders that have taken one of my training courses, and paid for the earn while you learn option.

For more information on my training courses please click here.

Is Fundamental Analysis Better Than Technical Analysis?

is fundamental analysis better than technical analysisI am not going to name names here, but i was watching a video from a well respected Forex training provider today, and it prompted me to write this article.

His training course is heavily weighted towards the premise that you will have more success if you use fundamental analysis rather than technical analysis.

The provider stated that professional traders, hedge funds, investment banks etc, are 80% fundamental and 20% technical. All of their trading decisions are based on macroeconomics and they are just using a 20% technical approach to help with market entries.

Now this is all perfectly reasonable, and i teach fundamental as well as technical analysis in my training course, but is fundamental analysis better than technical analysis? I don’t think it is.

Fundamental analysis will only give you an opinion of the market direction, and opinion is subjective. Sometimes your opinion is correct, and sometimes its incorrect. Just because you think something is going to happen, does not mean it will happen.

There has been a strong fundamental case for a number of months now, for the BOJ to expand on monetary easing, but they have not done it as yet. So if you have been buying yen pairs based on that, then you are in a bit of bother right now.

Putting fundamental analysis to the ultimate test.

Now is a great time to put fundamental analysis to the ultimate test. Lets take the Brexit vote for example. Now if Fundamental analysis was the best thing since sliced bread, and you were a hedge fund trader, or an investment bank, you would have been on the right side of the Brexit move.

Now do a search on Google to find out how many of these guys were on the right side of that move. There are 1000’s of hedge funds and investment banks, but it seems only 1 guy made any serious money on the move. And that was Crispin Odey. Crispin is a well respected hedge fund guy and he made 220 million on Brexit. See Brexit buccaneer rakes in £220million.

I would just like to point out that Crispin manages an 8 billion fund. So although he made 220 million, he only made a 2.75% return on that particular trade. Yes i agree its not too shabby, but people need the facts i think.

If the title of the article was “Brexit buccaneer rakes in 2.75%” it would not have the same ring to it now would it. 🙂

Here are a few sentences from that article.

A hedge fund tycoon made more than £220 million for himself and his investors yesterday after betting on Brexit.

As many in the City nursed heavy losses, staunch Leave supporter Crispin Odey declared: ‘I think I may be the winner.’

He is one of a handful of hedge fund bosses to have hit the jackpot after taking big ‘short’ positions on company stocks and sterling, betting on their value falling in the aftermath of a vote to Leave.

Now please pay attention to the words “a handful”. So out of the 1000’s of investment bankers and hedge funds a handful got it right.

If you actually looked at all the trades that were taken in the hours of the Brexit vote, you would probably find that traders that rely solely on technical analysis, did far better from that move than the fundamental guys did.

Mr Odey also revealed his trading position had left him in line for huge losses if financial markets had risen, and he had lost his gamble.

So he picked a side, and gambled his investors money, and was correct. Do you think we would have been told about his huge losses if the gamble had gone against him? Well you are not hearing about the other hedge fund guys who gambled the wrong way are you.

Can i just make a point here that i do not like the word gamble, as trading is not about gambling. You take calculated risks based on high probability, and the higher the probability, the more success you will have.

So why do hedge funds and investment banks rely heavily on fundamental analysis and not on technical analysis?

The main reason is, they are managing huge sums of money, and they cannot enter and exit the market as a retail trader would. They have to build up a position, and an opinion over time, they add or subtract from that position as the fundamentals change.

To enter and exit the market with one trade would not only spook the market, it would also leave them in a vulnerable position should the market move against them. They have to hedge in and out of the market, building up an average price for their holdings, hence the term hedge fund. This strategy leaves them less exposed to currency fluctuations than they would be if they were all in, all out.

Retail traders can trade this way too if they know how to do it, but it does not mean that this way is better. It does not mean that fundamental analysis is any better than technical analysis, its just a safer way to trade large sums of money.

How i trade the Forex market?

I personally trade 70% technical and 30% fundamental. And when i say technical i am talking about reading a chart rather than reading a news story. People get technical analysis confused with indicators. They think that technical analysis is putting moving averages on your chart and waiting until they cross.

I trade by reading a chart correctly, and understanding what makes the market move. If you look at my article on the Brexit trade, you will see that the trade was purely based on chart reading. No fundamentals were involved at all in that trade.

Almost everyone that trades fundamentals got that trade wrong, but if you had been trading primarily from a technical standpoint, you would have had a much better chance of success.

So to all the trading providers out there that are telling people the reason they are losing money in the market is because they are trading technical analysis i say this.

The reason they are losing money is because they do not know how to trade.

It has nothing to do with fundamental or technical analysis. You do not need to know anything at all about fundamental analysis to make money in the Forex market, and that’s 100% true and i can prove it.

Fundamental analysis is not the answer to consistent profitability.

So if you are a technical trader that is losing money, and you are considering paying some of these training providers to teach you how to trade fundamentals like hedge funds and investment banks, just think about the Brexit trade. I am not saying what they teach is not going to help you, but its not the answer to consistent profitability that they make it out to be.

Courses that offer to teach you the fundamentals of trading are the in thing at the moment, and a lot of training providers are jumping on the bandwagon to offer this because of the failings of traditional technical based training providers.

Some retail traders think that by taking a course on fundamental analysis they will find the holy grail, but this is not the case. Fundamental analysis is just one approach to trading, and it does not guarantee you trading success. I make a lot more money in a lot less time with my chart reading skills, than i could ever make by following fundamentals.

I know what these guys teach, but they do not know what i teach. So just think about that, when you are considering whether to pay these guys, or to pay me to teach you how to trade.

You get the best of both worlds with my training course. 🙂

The Brexit Trade.

The chart below shows the entry and exit points for the Brexit trade. GBP JPY was preferred over Cable as the Yen safe haven flows combined with Sterling selling produced the most pips.

One of my many strategies clearly shows the entry and exit levels for this trade, which could have banked you over 2600 pips.

This trade is based on just one simple strategy that i use to trade the markets. I have many strategies that i can teach you in my Forex training course.

The Brexit Trade

I know what you are thinking, that i have just drawn 2 lines on the chart, one at the top of the move, and one at the bottom, but let me just say this for all you doubters out there. I can with 100% confidence show you why one of my strategies clearly identified these 2 points on the chart for entry and exit of this trade. If you trust me and enroll on my Forex training course i will tell you why this trade worked, and show you many other high probability trades like this.

Please don’t get my training course confused with all the other crap out there. I will teach you what no one else can teach you. If you want to really understand the market, and be in a position to profit from trades like this, then please contact me for an informal chat.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.