New article Interview with Anton Nel (ATC 2012) is published:
Today we talk to Anton Nel (ROMAN5) from South Africa, a professional developer of automated trading systems. Obviously, his Expert Advisor just could not go unnoticed. Breaking into the top ten from the very start of the Championship, it has been holding the first place for more than a week.
Anton, please tell us a little about
yourself. This is your first Championship, but apparently you have a
rich experience in trading.
Yes, this is indeed my first
Championship. I have worked as a software developer for the past 20
years in the engineering, medical, educational and financial sectors. In
my personal capacity I have been trading online for the past 10 years.
My love for finance and software development makes the perfect
combination for the development of automated trading systems. In my
spare time, I enjoy sports. My favorite sport at the moment is Squash, and I play 3-4 times a week.
Judging by deals, your EA is always in
the market. It also does averaging if price is going in wrong
direction. Does it enter the market by oversold/overbought CCI? Why do
you use Heiken Ashi?
I have experimented with different Expert
Advisors, but chose to enter current one for the competition, because
it stays in the market, so there are no "dead" moments. Something is
always happening. If the price goes in the wrong direction, I work on
averaging or Stop Loss depending on the situation.
I use oversold/overbought CCI to enter
the market and Heiken Ashi to exit. Heiken Ashi performed better than
CCI on the back test, so that's why I opted to go with that indicator to
exit the market.