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Volatility Trader Rel.3c - LIVE-B (By T. Buitendyk )

Gain : +78.87%
Drawdown 46.33%
Pips: 8899.7
Trades 1229
Type: Real
Leverage: 1:100
Trading: Automated

Volatility Trader Rel.3c - LIVE-B Discussion

pc8multifx (pc8multifx)
Mar 26 2010 at 23:31
879 posts
Are u still in the signal provider business? Or clients with pump guns are knocking on your door?😉
T. Buitendyk (tbuitendyk)
Mar 26 2010 at 23:40
141 posts

That's too funny. No, no neckless goons on the doorstep yet! 🙄

You know, that's the way the cookie crumbles some weeks. Overall the software is 2,341.5 pips net POSITIVE since first trade March 2/10 on the new back-end trading server so at our 1:1 recommended sizing that is about 23.4% ROI in 3.8 trading weeks.

Have a good one... t.

ps - About half of the pain this week was self-inflicted... The order sizing was doubled and we happened to catch the bad ones. From now on order sizing adjustments will be restricted to 25% at a time. Oh well, live and learn as they say.

Gear on the left...
T. Buitendyk (tbuitendyk)
Apr 08 2010 at 20:16
141 posts
EFFECTIVE 2010.04.08-14:10 MDT, the system is running at 1:1.5 ratio base order sizing.

From this point forward the per-pip earnings should be at least:

( ACCOUNT_BALANCE x 1.5 ) / 10,000

For example, 138.1 pips in one day at account balance $13,000 should earn at least:

138.1 pips x ( ( $13,000 x 1.5 ) / 10,000 ) = $269.30

Gear on the left...
T. Buitendyk (tbuitendyk)
May 28 2010 at 17:55
141 posts

The period from March 8/10 when this account was opened with $13,616 until April 8/10 has been removed from the history as it does not reflect actual account trading practices. During this time period the sizing was too small, and then changed at inopportune times to various larger sizings, which caused the account balance and equity for the first month to not properly reflect our since-standardized trading practices and generally the VT trading engine's performance.

As of April 8/10 we started running this account at our 1:1.5 ratio base order sizing money management, so for continuity of calculation of return rates, etc., the reporting point has been changed to April 8/10.


The period of March 8 to April 7 when we were not running our 1:1.5 mm rule the account was down slightly less than 6% (something like -5.87% or so.) Removing this period causes the effective starting balance of trading to be $12,820 on April 8/10, making the percentage return since April 8/10 to be around 6% higher due to cutting out the first month. This higher percentage return is of course the ACTUAL percentage return from the time this account was traded at the 1:1.5 standard as noted in the previous message (i.e., from April 8/10.) Hiding the initial period has been done in order to accurately reflect actual performance at the system with the uniform money management rule of 1:1.5, not to hide information from those who are interested to view the performance. We believe that this first month of this account's operation, at various money management ratios that changed from day to day, to not be relevant the account's performance. It is important when evaluating this decision to bear in mind that during that first month which is removed from the statistics, the trading engine itself was performing perfectly well, averaging 136 pips earned per day from March 3/10 (when we began tracking the performance with the other 1:1 account) until April 6/10.
Gear on the left...
May 28 2010 at 20:07
313 posts
Your performance is Amazing man there is nothing that beat you
T. Buitendyk (tbuitendyk)
Jun 06 2010 at 03:26
141 posts
Up 67.79% since April 8/10.

This is a trade copying account controlled by the master account, just like all of our client accounts. This one is running at a higher money management of 1:1.5. Client accounts earned well over $100,000 in May 2010.
Gear on the left...
Aug 23 2010 at 21:14
272 posts
So, what is happening with your trading, is this an expected issue with August? Just curious.

Be Open, honest and ethical and all the $$$ you want will come. (hint hint)
SolarFX (forexma)
Aug 24 2010 at 07:57
1332 posts

bluemele posted:
    So, what is happening with your trading, is this an expected issue with August? Just curious.


The same with me, my system went crazy bad in august. Maybe because of the holidays the market changed its rhythm so dramatically. It was backtested and forward tested and when I started using it live in august all it did was b......t.
"In trading, winning is frequently a question of luck, but losing is always a matter of skill."
T. Buitendyk (tbuitendyk)
Sep 29 2010 at 10:25
141 posts
It's a long story... but stay tuned, because when I have a little more time I'll explain what's going on and where we stand now with the latest signals that have been active since Sept 1/10.

Gear on the left...
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