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Atchris
Mar 24 2019 at 07:07
10 posts
i agree with most here, babypips is the best place to learn

Treeny
Mar 25 2019 at 06:55
135 posts
AharonGorion posted:
Arcferreira posted:
After 4 years studying Forex I learned something called Positive Expectancy.
For example, in roulete game, your positive expectancy is:
Winning% - 1/38
Losing % - 37/38
Reward - 36
Loss - 1

Positive Expectancy = Winning% x Reward - Losing% x Loss
PE = 1/38 × 36 - 37/38 ×1
PE = 36/38 - 37/38
PE = -1/38 = - 2.63%

In short, no matter what you do, the house (Casino) has an edge. You only have luck to win the house...
But Casino has an insurance against lucky players: a max bet value.

But in Financial Markets, you need to do like Casino: a positive expectancy strategy with small bets in the long run.
Let's say your strategy has a winning ratio of 40%, a reward of 2, and you trade 20 positions a month, risking 0.5% per trade...

20 × 40% = 8 winning trades = 8 x 2 x 0.5% = 8% reward
20 x 60% = 12 losing trades = 12 x 1 x 0.5% = 6% loss
Monthly profit = 2%.

A 2% strategy means 27% a year... not bad, because 70% of retail traders fails! Why?
They don't have a strategy, they don't have money management. They only trust in luck.

If you want to win in market, you need:
1) a strategy where you know your risk (loss)
2) a strategy where you know your reward (profit)
3) a strategy where you know your winning ratio.

These 3 questions are not answered by 99% of Expert Advisors. Because Martingale/Grid/Averaging strategies (very common in these EAs) doesn't have a known risk. If a trade goes wrong, these EAs increase the risk in a new trade, to cover the previous loss and make some profit.

3 months of backtesting in a strategy that answer these 3 questions is enough. 1/3 months in foward test in a demo account is enough. Start small in real account, and be happy!

You make a very interesting point but the hard part for me has been finding a strategy that yields just 2%. Most strategy I try end up losing a lot not matter what I do

Doesn't have to be 2%. You can set yourself free with 0.5% edge or even lower

FMovingAverage (FMovingAverage)
Apr 01 2019 at 08:15
24 posts
Mikelsius posted:
I have been training for some time and now I am in the test phase in demo accounts :)

I'm from Barcelona, ​​regards!

Hi! And how is your trading going now? I'm sure you have found yourself a profitable strategy?

togr (togr)
Apr 01 2019 at 10:29
4862 posts
Treeny posted:
AharonGorion posted:
Arcferreira posted:
After 4 years studying Forex I learned something called Positive Expectancy.
For example, in roulete game, your positive expectancy is:
Winning% - 1/38
Losing % - 37/38
Reward - 36
Loss - 1

Positive Expectancy = Winning% x Reward - Losing% x Loss
PE = 1/38 × 36 - 37/38 ×1
PE = 36/38 - 37/38
PE = -1/38 = - 2.63%

In short, no matter what you do, the house (Casino) has an edge. You only have luck to win the house...
But Casino has an insurance against lucky players: a max bet value.

But in Financial Markets, you need to do like Casino: a positive expectancy strategy with small bets in the long run.
Let's say your strategy has a winning ratio of 40%, a reward of 2, and you trade 20 positions a month, risking 0.5% per trade...

20 × 40% = 8 winning trades = 8 x 2 x 0.5% = 8% reward
20 x 60% = 12 losing trades = 12 x 1 x 0.5% = 6% loss
Monthly profit = 2%.

A 2% strategy means 27% a year... not bad, because 70% of retail traders fails! Why?
They don't have a strategy, they don't have money management. They only trust in luck.

If you want to win in market, you need:
1) a strategy where you know your risk (loss)
2) a strategy where you know your reward (profit)
3) a strategy where you know your winning ratio.

These 3 questions are not answered by 99% of Expert Advisors. Because Martingale/Grid/Averaging strategies (very common in these EAs) doesn't have a known risk. If a trade goes wrong, these EAs increase the risk in a new trade, to cover the previous loss and make some profit.

3 months of backtesting in a strategy that answer these 3 questions is enough. 1/3 months in foward test in a demo account is enough. Start small in real account, and be happy!

You make a very interesting point but the hard part for me has been finding a strategy that yields just 2%. Most strategy I try end up losing a lot not matter what I do

Doesn't have to be 2%. You can set yourself free with 0.5% edge or even lower

It is nice to calculate expectancy when you know you have 8 winning trades and 12 losing trades.
But you never know how many trades will be winning and how many loosing.

Farhan1
Apr 01 2019 at 12:41
10 posts
Treeny posted:
AharonGorion posted:
Arcferreira posted:
After 4 years studying Forex I learned something called Positive Expectancy.
For example, in roulete game, your positive expectancy is:
Winning% - 1/38
Losing % - 37/38
Reward - 36
Loss - 1

Positive Expectancy = Winning% x Reward - Losing% x Loss
PE = 1/38 × 36 - 37/38 ×1
PE = 36/38 - 37/38
PE = -1/38 = - 2.63%

In short, no matter what you do, the house (Casino) has an edge. You only have luck to win the house...
But Casino has an insurance against lucky players: a max bet value.

But in Financial Markets, you need to do like Casino: a positive expectancy strategy with small bets in the long run.
Let's say your strategy has a winning ratio of 40%, a reward of 2, and you trade 20 positions a month, risking 0.5% per trade...

20 × 40% = 8 winning trades = 8 x 2 x 0.5% = 8% reward
20 x 60% = 12 losing trades = 12 x 1 x 0.5% = 6% loss
Monthly profit = 2%.

A 2% strategy means 27% a year... not bad, because 70% of retail traders fails! Why?
They don't have a strategy, they don't have money management. They only trust in luck.

If you want to win in market, you need:
1) a strategy where you know your risk (loss)
2) a strategy where you know your reward (profit)
3) a strategy where you know your winning ratio.

These 3 questions are not answered by 99% of Expert Advisors. Because Martingale/Grid/Averaging strategies (very common in these EAs) doesn't have a known risk. If a trade goes wrong, these EAs increase the risk in a new trade, to cover the previous loss and make some profit.

3 months of backtesting in a strategy that answer these 3 questions is enough. 1/3 months in foward test in a demo account is enough. Start small in real account, and be happy!

You make a very interesting point but the hard part for me has been finding a strategy that yields just 2%. Most strategy I try end up losing a lot not matter what I do

Doesn't have to be 2%. You can set yourself free with 0.5% edge or even lower

I find getting an edge the difficult bit. I have trade the standard strategies but none of them give me the 'edge' that means I can beat the market and get some profit. 0.5% would be a vast improvement on the 20% loss that I am currently in

steveday1976
Nov 05 2019 at 11:31
50 posts
Atchris posted:
i agree with most here, babypips is the best place to learn
yes i started off using Babypips and found it helped a lot.

Tremblay
Jul 05 at 06:06
330 posts
Atchris posted:
i agree with most here, babypips is the best place to learn

Yes. It helps a new trader a lot to learn many new things about trading and the market.

Cordawield
Jul 06 at 04:27
60 posts
I think it's right to learn as much as possible about how the market works and how you can improve your trading system

boydgraves
Jul 22 at 07:24
10 posts
Just like many others said, babypips is a good place to learn forex trading. For more sources of forex learning, certain youtube lectures are also worth watching.

RobSchiz
Jul 24 at 08:53
242 posts
Atchris posted:
i agree with most here, babypips is the best place to learn

Yes. This is the best place to learn.