AlgoStrats Blog

(Good) Trading is boring.

  • Aug 16, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading

When you start out trading, it’s pretty much all about the excitement. You watch every trade tick by tick, gazing at a chart ticking up and down together your P&L. You’re long. When it goes up, you feel excited because you’re making money, if it goes down you’re excited because you’re losing money. But boy you’re making sure you don’t miss any of this. You sit there and gaze at that chart as if you would somehow be able to influence it’s direction. You don’t miss a single up- or down-tick. Up-Tick: Pleasure. Down-Tick: Pain. But it doesn’t really matter, as long as there’s something’s going on! Doing this long enough you’ll be quite exhausted at the end of each trading day and at the same time hardly excited by the rest of your life anymore. Actually, when you’re not trading, the only thing you’re excited about is the next market open. Now obviously, this is neither the path to long term happiness, nor to successful trading.

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New video: AlgoStrats:FX Free Trial Week Summary

  • Aug 4, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • videos, algostratsfx

As the Free Trial period of AlgoStrats:FX is almost over I decided to give you a quick summary of how things started from my view so I recorded a video:

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AlgoStrats:FX Launches with Free Trial Week

  • Jul 22, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • videos, algostratsfx

I’m happy to tell you that AlgoStrats:FX will launch and start trading on Monday July 25th!

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Post Brexit, AlgoStrats:FX Launch and new Videos

  • Jun 29, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • videos, brexit, algostratsfx

And a few days after the suprise from UK (sorry to see you guys leave!) the markets seem to calm down a bit already which is nice. But I expect to see a few more crazy days and regarding the FX markets it’s all one big Risk ON/OFF scheme right now, driving up correlations between the pairs.

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Trading BREXIT

  • Jun 23, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • brexit, news

Actually I didn’t want to jump on the BREXIT bandwagon but since a few of you asked me if I trade the Brexit and if so how, I’ll let you know and give you a bit of a warning along the way. There’s tons of traders out there on social media, blogs, trading sites and forum talking about how they’ll trade the Brexit event, stay up over night and so on.

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New Video: Manual Backtesting Pifalls

  • Jun 16, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • video, backtesting

If you don’t want to learn how to backtest automatically right now but still want to profit from backtesting, you got to do it manually. That’s how I started too many years ago. I still remember sitting there with printed charts and writing down trade results on a separate sheet of paper.

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New Video: Forex vs. Futures

  • Jun 8, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • video, futures, forex, instruments

What’s better to trade the currency markets? Trading Futures or Forex?

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Welcome to the AlgoStrats Blog

  • Jun 6, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • AlgoStrats

To start this off I’d like to welcome you to the AlgoStrats Blog and give you an idea what you will find here in the future:

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Don't Trade your P&L

  • Jun 2, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • Systematic Trading, Psychology

I just posted another video on our YouTube channel about another very common trading mistake, and that’s trading your P&L instead of the actual market.

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Trading Error: Stop Trading at the worst time possible

  • May 17, 2016
  • Marco Mayer
  • Trading Errors

I just wanted to let you know about a new video that I uploaded to YouTube about one of the most common trading mistakes out there: To Stop Trading/Following your method/system/yourself at the worst time possible.

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