Blackwave Strategy - Basics and Targets
The strategy is a manual grid strategy. While it has traded exotic and EM pairs profitably in the past it only trades major and minor forex pairs now to reduce
the cost of SWAPS and the inherent political/geographic/economic uncertainty around many exotic/EM pairs. When markets are overbought or close to overbought trades are opened
counter-trend. When profit targets are hit trades are closed. If the market continues to move against the initial position then a second trade is opened based on candlestick
price action and how the market is trading/pending news etc. Up to 12 positions maybe opened.
When markets are oversold or close to oversold trades are opened counter-trend. When profit targets are hit trades are closed. If the market continues to move against the
initial position then a second trade is opened based on candlestick price action and how the market is trading/pending news etc. Up to 12 positions may be opened.
Risk control is achieved through position sizing. Position sizing MUST be the most important feature of the strategy because there is no hard stop loss and no hedging.
People will often happily accept extraordinary profits and only query the strategy when they experience a stressful drawdown in their own account even while the master account
remains quite safe. This is because they have failed to understand how crucial position sizing is for the strategy.
While there is no hard stop loss there is a soft one which is market dependent and as follows;
Blackwave California - Target 15%
Blackwave Pacific - Target 35%
Blackwave Alpine - Target 50%
Blackwave California $3000 = 0.01 lots
Blackwave Pacific $1700 = 0.01 lots
Blackwave Alpine $1000 = 0.01 lots
now is one of the oldest strategies on most copy trading platforms. It is the inspiration for three MAM accounts
managing $3m of other peoples money. I never place trades in client accounts that I do not wish to place in my own accounts too and as at June 2019 my own commitment to this
strategy across all three risk levels is $190k.
These are the basics. To give any more information would be to reduce my flexibility and take away the major advantage of a manual strategy and make it effectively automated.
As a former stockbroker I like to watch all markets at once and get a sense of what's going on rather than put blind faith in back-testing which in the end only tests the past.
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