I wanted to put this post up to remind myself of a lesson which I seem to have forgotten and cost me today and that is... "ensuring that your stop is in the right place" To be honest, I got a bit lazy and have been putting stops with my orders with no real analysis as to where they should be. I know some people and some of the systems that I use do have a fixed stop limits but this way of trading for me involves putting in stops in the correct place. A stop is your 'yes, I am definately wr
Archive for August, 2011
After last week I was cautious... trading systems in my experience don't work in all market conditions so when you get a poor trading week you know that the market dynamics could have changed. I'm more cautious when this happens and my way of testing the market is to scale down my trading and hence my choice to trade only the GBPUSD forex pair this week to see if we get a positive result. Anyway, I'm glad to say that the week was positive, if only just! It gives me a bit more confidence to tr
So finally we have a losing week on the DDFX trading system, we've had a spectacular run so I do hope this this is a one off and not the start of a spiral trend which seems to be what happens to a lot of trading systems. The GBPUSD long at the beginning of the week was a nice trade… a winner and what I expected (probably getting a bit too confident here).. A mere 31 pips which isn’t huge compared with the trades I’ve been getting with the system previously but nonetheless, a good start.