Hello, Alexandr! How did you start your trading activity?
I became interested in trading in 2000 when I occasionally bought
the Valyutny Spekulyant ("Currency Trader") magazine. Besides, I always
wondered, who those yelling and running people in the "pit" were? Apart
from articles, reviews and interviews, that magazine also contained some
publications on programming of a candle chart using MetaStock language.
That has turned to be useful to some extent.
I started manual trading in autumn of 2000. I've managed to
experience all nuances of ups and downs - both of the market and of my
mood. Since I've always been interested in programming as the branch of
Math, I tried to convert my emotions, as well as ideas and strategies to
the programming language along with manual trading. Looking for the
possibility of the automated trading, I have found MetaTrader (it was
the third version). However, I started developing complex Expert
Advisors only when MQL4 was released. One of my Expert Advisors
participated in ATC 2006.
The full text of the news can be found at the Championship's website - Interview with Alexandr Artapov (artall).