Aren't we investors and traders all looking for a trading system that generates a 'reasonable' return with a manageable risk? Both terms are of course flexible and individual. For us as developers of the trading system 'Continuum Trading' this means:
a. Planned return per year of approx. 24%
b. with the lowest possible draw downs
c. with the shortest possible holding time per trade (approx. 1 day)
d. with as few simultaneous open positions as possible
e. with a maximum short-term leverage of 5
f. with the highest possible profit rate (> 2)
G. with the highest possible Sortino ratio (> 2)
H. and this in a highly liquid market that is as impossible to manipulate as possible
We believe we have developed such a trading system! The aim is to find a return curve that is as close as possible to the linear regression. The fewer deviations from this desired line, the more everyday-life and predictable the trading system is.
Our “Continuum Trading” trading approach combines 2 separate strategies:
a. 1234 Trading
b.CTCA trading (= combination of Fibonacci number sequence and channel trading)
Both disciplines in themselves are already exceptional. However, if we combine the two techniques, they lead to unique results that are far above the average of technical trading systems. Our company name 'Continuum' is not chosen by chance, and represents our motto, which also describes our goal:
A continuous, stable and, if possible, predictable yield curve
A wonderful goal, which is seldom achieved in the industry. We have worked towards this goal for years, with numerous setbacks, which, however, are part of the development of such a trading system.
We try to avoid big draw downs at all costs. Draw downs can also be measured against the planned annual return. We do not want a system that e.g. 18% annual return, but a draw down of 75% of the planned annual return must be expected at all times. We consider such a system to be unacceptable. In other words: it is far from being compatible with everyday life.
We have been in the Forex market for 25 years. Much has been developed and tried out by us, but very little has met our expectations. We also looked at and tested at least 150 purchased systems. Exactly ZERO systems met our requirements.
Who are we?
What does 25 years of experience in the forex market mean? In any case, many good and extremely many negative experiences. Cruel experiences that you don't want anyone. We believe that we have made an awful lot of mistakes in the past. And this is exactly the point. The negative experiences make a very good trader, provided that he draws conclusions from these experiences and develops mechanisms in order to avoid making these mistakes with the highest probability. And that's exactly where we are today. We have learned from past mistakes. We used to be crisis managers, now we are risk managers.
We try to keep all risks as low as possible.
Even the best education is of no use if you succumb to the lure of quick money (= greed). The most important thing is to stick to the rules. Sounds easy, but it is not. On the contrary, it is one of the most difficult tasks in trading. During our training in Orlando / Florida we learned: The winner is already certain before the start! A daring statement, but if you understand the deeper meaning behind it, then you can only agree. That means: before I enter the trade, I know what percentage of the assets I am entering with, where is my entry and where my profit target. AND where is my stop loss. The planning of the entire trade takes place BEFORE the entry.
Let's talk about the most important thing in trading. What does risk mean for us and, as a result, its reduction? Well, that is an extremely complex question and we will devote ourselves to answering that question in detail.
First we have to define risk. Risk means:
a. To generally have open positions in the market
b. Working with too much leverage (one of the most common beginner mistakes), both short term and long term. Both of these mean too high a risk. Also compare our free margin chart.
c. Having no stop loss
d. Losing the overview because too many open positions in the market at the same time
e. Having distant profit targets reduces the likelihood of reaching these targets in the near future
f. Having no strategy
G. Having no self-discipline should mean that you don't stick to your own guidelines
i. Bad education
Only when we have clearly defined the subject of risk can we try to reduce these risks. And now comes the crucial point: our trading strategy emerged from the definition of the risks. So you could say we have a “risk reduction strategy”.
Our strategy can be described in a few points as follows:
The path of small steps (even with large movements we only want small profits, in other words: we are satisfied with a small piece of the pie)
We turn quantity into quality (only a few of the many potential trades fall through our selection mechanism)
Short retention period (the less we are in the market, the lower our risk)
Self-control (this point is sometimes the most difficult in implementation. For this reason, we work on the four-eyes principle)
All of our developers and dealers have completed the courses of the online university 'Market Traders Institute' in Florida / Orlando (see www.markettraders.com
), which employs 180 people. Our Master Trader, Mag. Martin Mayer, Jhg. In 1963, he even completed the master's course with the visionary, founder and owner of MTI, Jared Martinez, several times in Florida. With this knowledge we have been able to perfect our trading strategy in recent years. To give you a brief insight, on June 9, 2020 we created a portfolio in the Metatrader 4 trading platform, which we connected to www.MyFxBook.com
. Our trading results are recorded here fully automatically, and above all, the data records cannot be manipulated.