Hello guys, i’d like to keep a little journal here too.
My strategy tries to profit from the money which comes into the market during the opening minutes of an index. I trade the opening of DAX and US30. I didn’t test other indices.
I am looking for an entry by bar-by-bar analysis after the first 5m bar closed. I watch the 5m and 1m chart simultaneously. Often times i just end up trading the 5m range breakout. I allow me just one trade per open.
Despite my trade management rules i am always looking to exit DAX trades manually after 7am New York time. I am definitely out of the market when there are US premarket news. I am looking to exit US30 trades manually after 2pm New York time because i’d like to enjoy the evening with my family (8pm my time). I never hold over night.
I forward tested my strategy since June till end of August with different management methods. Below are the results.
Grey is what i really did with slippage and so on. The other colors are the management methods i wanted to compare with each other. I think the names are self explanatory? AON means “all or nothing” which means if my TP isn’t hit i get stopped out.
As you can see i measure my performance with R - the monetary risk per trade.
During my testing i changed from yellow to orange because of the higher profitability and because with this management i am able to turn the computer off as soon as i am in a trade. During my test phase i also increased risk from 5€ to 10€
I already went live in September with 10€ risk but after a promising 5R start in my first week i experienced a 8R drawdown which led me to change my approach
I backtested September and October an saw my strategy didnt failed, i did. Although September would have been the least profitable month so far.
Now i went live again with a smaller risk of 1€. Below are the results of the last two weeks.
As for now i am happy with my performance and i am thinking about increasing my risk to 5€ if i can end November with at least a 5R profit.
I will update my journal next weekend. Wish me luck.