No trade will be taken - as written above.
Same for Monday (US Independence).
Next standard trade will happen on Tuesday - then Wednesday and Friday.
Watching clearly the volumes on IB before taking any of them.
So the first half of the year is history.
This is the good moment to look back on the performance of both my systems.
Coming in next posts.
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While I had decent positive results with both trading systems since inception of them
(watch journals of both from beginning) the systems were performing quite differently.
In the GFIs1 1 trade per day system the shaky market was influencing quite much the
result. There were good days and too many bad as well - the result in points was around
zero but the costs brought the account down a bit.
Comment: Even on risky days I took the trade - telling and knowing about a possible
bad outcome. Quite some trades with high risk (as announced at the beginning of a trade)
went into stop loss.
Hint for future time: Omit those trades when initial balance (IB) is not within normal range.
At least the result still was better than the index itself.
Looking at the Walzer - things were much better.
Even or despite shaky times - the Walzer is an instrument to take the points out when markets
move heavily. Therefore the result was nearly the same as in first half of 2015 which shows
the longtime stability of the idea behind.
Now looking at the trading time needed then the Walzer is still the best of all:
It is semi automated and does not need screen time.
For the 1 day system the screen time was not much - but did not pay out at least the last 6 months.
As this system is documented now for 4 years with quite still good results over this period we
can see that different markets can have strong impact on the final performance.
Even the 2 systems are doing differently - they show their strengths in very different markets.
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