AlgoStrats Blog

Are you an efficient Trader?

  • Dec 20, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • ambush

Most traders start out with a dream. And usually part of that dream is that once you’re a successful trader you’ll have a lot more time for the things in life you enjoy spending time with. Your family, friends, hobbies, spend time in nature and start other business opportunities you’ve been dreaming of realizing. Besides making money, for many the main reason to start trading is actually that they no longer want to spend 40 hours a week sitting in a office staring at a screen.

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Launching Ambush Signals

  • Nov 17, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • ambush

I’m happy to tell you that today a new AlgoStrats service was launched: Ambush Signals for Futures.

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Performance Update October

  • Nov 2, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • algostratsfx

It’s been three months since AlgoStrats:FX launched so I guess it’s time for a more detailed update on what happened so far.

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Waiting for „Confirmation“? Don’t wait too long!

  • Oct 20, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading

A popular concept in the world of trading, especially among technical traders and chartists is to wait for confirmation before entering a trade.

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The FX Trump Trade and other uses of Synthetic FX Pairs

  • Oct 6, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading

One of the hottest topics right now is the ongoing US election and how it will affect the currency markets. If we take Trump by his words, there’s no surprise two currencies should definitely be affected strongly by a winning Trump, the Mexican Peso (MXN due to his plan to build a wall between the US an Mexico) and the Russian Ruble (RUB as Trump wants to get closer to Russia).

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Why Pips Don't Matter

  • Sep 29, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading

On a regular basis I get questions regarding Forex Trading in general or AlgoStrats:FX like:

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Drawdown is the norm in Trading

  • Sep 23, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading

When I started out trading I had the illusion that being a successful trader meant to no longer have drawdowns or at least on very rare occasions. And I think most traders start out with that idea in their mind even though they don’t understand what it actually means.

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FOMC Days = Crazy Days?

  • Sep 20, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading

Whenever the Federal Open Market Committee meets and releases its rate decision and its statement, it’s seen as one of the most important data releases in the markets in the currency markets. And it is, as sometimes there’s a real surprise that can have a huge impact on the markets. Because of that the whole FX world goes crazy days before it and waits for the statement in anticipation of big moves in the markets. But actually most of the time these don’t happen as there is no big surprise in what the FOMC has to tell. Well yes the markets almost always go crazy a few minutes before and after the statement is released but that’s more due to the lack of liquidity in the markets. Which is why it’s a good idea for most day traders to stay out of the markets around the release time and also shortly before the release due to a lack of both, liquidity and volatility.

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Trading on Vacation: Good or bad idea?

  • Sep 1, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading

As I’m about to go on vacation I thought it’s a good idea to write down my thoughts about trading on vacation. Is it a good idea to do so, or just crazy?

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(Good) Trading doesn't feel good

  • Aug 24, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading

After writing about why good trading usually is quite boring last week, I’ll continue down that road today and write about another similar topic.

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