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Old October 29th, 2016, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Success with Automation....Finally

Let me start off by saying "thank you" to Futures.Io. After off and on of six years, after countless hours, after dabbling in many methods, both discretionary and automated, after blowing through an account or two, after giving up and walking away countless times, I believe I have finally constructed an automated strategy that is very profitable with very little drawdown.

My background is in equities. I developed, owned and and operated a very successful strategy that traded equities from 2000 through 2005. I gave it up in 2005 after dumping my profits into commercial real estate. In 2010, after finding myself with too much free time, I decided to re-enter the markets. Boy, was I in for a surprise. I never in my wildest dreams imagined that it would be so difficult. My equity strategy by then was taken over by the HFT's so I decided to get involved with futures. Now, six years later, I am happy to say I have developed a successful futures automated strategy.

Here are my rules. My system is written for Sierra Charts. The system has no parameters to optimize. The system trades from 5:00 am to 12:00 noon, pacific time. It takes all longs and shorts. It doesn't care if there is news. It makes no difference if it's a ranging day or trend day. There is 0 human intervention. My stops are generally 12 ticks. For ES, I use a 6 tick stop. I engage the strategy on about 10 instruments.

I will post Charts and P/L everyday beginning at the close on Monday. One note. I am only trading in SIM as I finalize a few things. I will be trading this strategy in real money very soon and will post when I do.

Stay tuned.


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Old October 29th, 2016, 11:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old October 29th, 2016, 01:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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