Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, PM May's Brexit deal was brutally defeated in the UK Parliament and GBPUSD is up by more than 150 pips, dragging EURUSD up along with it. This is not normal at all, so we will refrain from trading tonight because a million things can go wrong. The preservation of your capital is also within my duties as a signal provider in such dangerous times.
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, all frustrated remarks and reviews are made in the morning, after we've all seen the completed action of EURUSD in the previous hours and we know that a succesfull position could have been opened. The difficult part is to make the trade or not decision, just before our trading hours, after a EURUSD rollercoaster ride that stopped right on the brink of 1.13 level, that if it had been broken, could collapse to much lower levels. Half of margin stop outs in my backtests are made after FED and ECB days, so with all those facts in mind I decided not to trade last night. Capital preservation is also part of my job and what you are paying me for, so I will continue manage this signal the best way I see fit.
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, January ended with a smaller than expected profit, but it was a difficult and dangerous month to trade so I prefered to go along as safely as I could, protecting our capital. We will be able to make more substancial profits in the coming months as the market is calming down.
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, with EURUSD on the doorstep of 1.14 once again, 2 major forex trading centres in Asia on holiday (Singapore & Hong Kong) and US President Trump's State of the Union speech only 3 hours away, I've decided to refrain from trading today. I don't think that it is wise to expose our capital in such unstable market conditions. We will have plenty of time to make more profits in the coming days.
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, all is going well but in the last few days I hear that some of you are encountering slippage problems, opening and closing their trades in worse levels than me, even though you are using suggested ICMarkets setups mostly wih live03 server. What I have figured out is that live03 server has become slow and overcrowded by my subscribers, so I suggest you to open a new live01, live04, live05, live06, live09 or live12 account. The above server order its not from best to worst, but in random order, so pick any of those options.
Its really frustrating to do all the hard work of producing profitable trades and see it wasted for some of my subscribers, over broker and technical limitations!
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, all this talk about who is to blame for the slippage that some subscribers encounter must come to an end.
I have almost 30 years market experience and more than 10 of those in forex alone. I've been a signal subscriber in my early years in MQL5 and I've seen and felt all the signal copying problems very closely. Our strategy is a night scalping one with a profit target of some pips and a crucial element for its success is the hidden (virtual) stop loss that we use in order to keep our intentions invisible from brokers and market participants. If we employ a hard stop loss, thousands of traders worldwide will see our almost 8000 lots waiting to be closed at a certain level and that will destroy our plan.
Most of HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers (about 95%) are copying very well, the rest of you that don't should try to open a new account with a different broker or server in order to minimize their slippage. So far I was suggesting ICMarkets live03 server as the best option for copying my signal, because that was the feedback I was receiving from my early subscribers. With the number of subscribers increasing every day, live03 server became slow and overcrowded, so we must find the next best options for those who need it. From the latest subscriber's feedback I can tell you that ICMarkets servers with less than 3-4 points slippage but with a low number of executed trades (the big number next to slippage value) seem to work faster and better for signal copying. Such examples are live01, live04, live09, live06, live08 and live02 servers. Some subscribers even told me that ICMarkets live15 server that was copying badly in our earlier months, now is performing much better, probably because I was saying to avoid it and its quite fast now. Another solution is to try Pepperstone Edge01, Edge02 or Edge04 servers, because from what I hear perform much better these days due to their smaller load.
So, my part is to deliver the best signal service possible and I am really doing my best for that and your part is to search for the best copying setup possible in order to enjoy my signal's succesful trading and profits. Its not fair to rate badly my signal over broker and technical problems. We must work together to find solutions for them. I am sorry if I don't answer your private messages as quickly as I would like to, but my workload has been increased considerably in the last few weeks.
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, I just closed our today's positions at a small loss, in order to avoid any other adventures over the weekend. We touched our SL level today (-22%) but we had a lucky escape! Normal trading will resume next week.
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, after serious consideration and backtest studying, I've decided to refrain from trading for the next 2 days. Tomorrow is the President's Day holiday in the US and Family Day in Canada, so the liquidity in the market will be limited. My 2016, 2017 and 2018 backtests, show no less than 3 SL's, one on the very day (2016) and 2 on the next day (2017, 2018). So, it would be unwise to risk our capital in so dangerous days. Normal trading will resume on Wednesday.
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, we didn't have any trades today and I know that this is frustrating, but we use a 100% automated trading system and it didn't trigger any trades. When I say that we will trade normally means that I will have our system ON for trades, doesn't necessarily means that trades will be opened. Tomorrow we will not trade due to the FOMC minutes later tonight (17:00 GMT time). Normal trading will resume on Friday again.
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, we had one sell order last night. I want you to know that we use an automated trading system that only triggers orders when certain criteria are met and market conditions allows it.
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscibers, the feedback I am getting from subscribers that already changed their ICMarkets server in order to improve the slippage they were encountering, is that the move from live03 server to other servers helped reducing their slippage considerably. I hear that slippage of 20-25 points has been reduced to 3-5 points, so this is great news. I therefore advise those who still 'suffer' from larger than normal (above 3-4 points) slippage to consider changing their signal account to another one with low slippage value and a small number of executed trades. You should avoid live03 and live05 servers for now as they appear to be overcrowded.
Dear HAMSTER INFINITY subscribers, today we all encountered a larger than usual slippage during the closure of our trades. Its the first time that I didn't get the targeted pips myself, resulting to 30 points profit, instead of the 50 I was aiming for. I can see from your feedback that some of you suffered a larger slippage having much smaller profit or in some cases loss, but I would to like to remain calm as this seems to be a one off case. In the last few days the slippage problem was improving for the majority of my subscribers, as I was getting encouraging feedback after the change in their servers. So, please don't jump into conclusions over one problematic day. Also have in mind that right now we would have been in about 25% drawdown if we hadn't close our trades, so maybe it was all for the best.