Winning trades and gaining profits in trading is not impossible, however having gross profits superior to gross losses is what make trading challenging, it is logical to think that it is better to open a position when the probability of winning the trade is high, such probability can’t be measured with accuracy but a lot of metrics have been proposed...
"You don’t put sunscreen when there is no sun, you don’t use an umbrella when there is no rain, you don’t use a kite when there is no wind, so why would you use a trend following strategy when there is no trend ?"
This is how i start my 4th paper "A New Technical Indicator For Optimal Markets Detection" where i present two new technical indicators....
type: properties manipulation, no programming needed
time required: 15minutes, at least
level: medium (need to know contracts, trading pairs)
A strategy can "appear" to work or be broken depending on the pile of cash that is working on. This amount is defined in the strat properties, under "order size".
For noobs (like me) this is very confusing at first :)
Found an error in the orders. Script was making double orders at times. I fixed it. It is tuned as such:
15 min chart
starting $USD to show 1000 contracts for minicontract with FXCM (start date 3-18 $633 with 1:50 leverage)
Indicator plots ==> Starting equity - (trade gain and loses) - (number of trades) * (spread) = true balance estimate