New article Vladimir Tsyrulnik: The Essense of my program is improvisation! (ATC 2010) is published:
Vladimir Tsyrulnik is the holder of one of the brightest highs of the current Championship. By the end of the third trading week Vladimir's Expert Advisor was on the sixth position. The IMEX algorithm the Expert Advisor is based on was developed by Vladimir. To learn more about this algorithm, we had an interview with Vladimir.
Do you sell your applications or do you develop them only for your own use?
About 3 years I've been using my products in my own trading without any
definite system though. The results were quite good. Two years ago I was
invited to a company who were interested in my models. In my opinion,
this is the team with the necessary and reasonable division of
functions. I am deeply convinced that the trading process is not only
trading of the buy-sell kind, with hedging or something like that. For
me it is implementation of a certain technology of using a complex
mechanism for solving technical, organizational, commercial, analytical
and other tasks. Only in this form the systematic moving towards success
and implementing of long-term working projects is possible. And the
built-in programming languages are so useful in this task.
Although, someone like to feel alone with the nature. And I admit
that it is possible to achieve some success while going alone without
using any additional tools. But it is a short-term success as a rule.
Once working with one of dealing centers, I had the pleasure of earning
$10,000 starting with $50 within a month. But this is not the trading
You participated in the Championships of 2007 and 2008 with different success. What was your experience of the competitions?
participate in these two Championships I used my very first modeled
idea and the same Expert Advisor, though different versions of it
adjusted to the Championship rules. In 2007 I used quite a moderate risk management, but perhaps I hadn't completed
the selection of working parameters to the required degree. The following year I made an unfortunate mistake in the logics of my Expert Advisor. In
general, at that time I, probably like many participants, was thinking
more about a trading algorithm, not about the sporting aspect.
Personally I had imagined the upcoming process as a trading in live
By 2009 I already had some confidence in
the possibility o implementing an acceptable algorithm for participating
in the contest, but the Championship was not held. Of course, the
Championships give a certain impulse to self-development. But for me it
is primarily the promotion, in the good sense, on sporting principles.