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EUR-DOG 2016.06.22 13:03 

It is a well known fact that most people lose money trading, usually it is only a matter of time. If it weren’t true the trains and buses would be empty at 8 am, nobody would go to work anymore. A fundamental reason why it is so difficult to trade successfully is that the market is extremely sensitive to any changes that are introduced by participants. And it has to be. The very survival of the market depends on its ability to accumulate money. It is a unique, incredibly efficient self regulated system, a phenomenon that is yet to be fully understood.

Trading systems that use indicatiors make me laugh. Do you really think that it is possible to consistently make money every time two lines cross each other? If you are trying to guess a direction in which a currency pair will move then think again. The ability of the market to react to any change, e.g. a new buy or sell order, no matter how small, makes backtesting indicator based systems rather unreliable if not useless. Because if the order had been opened with real, I repeat, REAL money the chart would look different now. The market would have reacted. Of course indicator developers would want you to think otherwise, they have their families to feed after all. For that reason they are not going to tell you that there are better things to do than searching for the right period of Moving Average for the rest of your life.

Things stay in proportion. A big order may visibly move the market and a small order will move the market too even though by a small number of points. But be rest assured there will be enough points there to create a situation when the system you are using fails because the computers know exactly how much money you have on your account and where your stop orders are. If it does not fail immediately it will inevitably fail over time. The market will detect it and re-adjust itself. Any attempt to squeeze money out of it is not unlike running around the house trying to catch your own butt behind the corner. 50/50 probability of price movement? Ha-ha, forget it. It is a lot worse than that. When somebody compares the market with a casino I want to ask him a question - hey, what planet are you from? In casino the dice has no memory, the game does not know what you know, i.e. how much money you have in your pocket, when you are going to stop playing, etc. The game does not know and does not care what other players are doing either. The market knows. And this knowledge is actively used against you. You know the statistics. This difference makes a winning probability rather slim in real life. Well, do I sound pessimistic? Yes, I do. But it is better to be a pessimist and sometimes earn than to be an optimist and always lose.

OK, let's look at a candle with a long tail pointing south. The tail represents a quick price movement down and then retracing back again to the original level. The process is known as “shaking”. Why did it happen? Because a sufficient number of participants bet on the market going up and had their stop loss orders are placed below (price). The market maker’s computers could see them and acted accordingly driving the price down and back up again. That’s why an ideal method to set a stop loss at the right point can never be found. These people had to close their positions with a loss only to see the trend going in the right direction afterwards. We already know that the market is fractal and the chart looks the same on any time frame. So how many people in the world are getting shaken off every second, minute or hour? Thousands. And that’s how the market makes money. So, can we actually earn a decent income without getting blind in front of the screen? Is there any answer to this? Yes, there is. Market neutral and hedge strategies.

Now. A good programmer needed. I developed a system that addresses the above mentioned issues. It also takes care of tricks played by the brokers. The system is loosely based on a GRID method widely discussed on various trading forums for several years. I managed to find a solution for so called "danglers", i.e. negative positions that tend to accumulate when the price makes a strong move in one direction. The system that evolved from grid method is rather complex, there are no indicators but plenty of calculations involved so you have to be rather good in math and at programming MT4 EAs.

Now, my friends. Please, don't contact me if you are too busy writing hundreds of other programs, going to get married, about to go on holiday, not committed enough in the long run or just curious to see next thing close to Holy Grail. I am looking for a programmer I can work closely with on this project. If you think you are such person then drop me a line. And hey, you don't have to share my point of view about trading. Opinion is like an a$$h0le. Everybody has one.


anurag bhargava
anurag bhargava 2016.06.22 15:14  

hey,u r very true,so whats your idea now.

should we sit back and stay out of it or whats next. 

Alejandro Cuartas
Alejandro Cuartas 2016.06.24 08:39  
Put it on the jobs section, you will get some experienced programmers interested.
Sherif Hasan
Sherif Hasan 2016.06.25 14:35
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