Martingale Money Management. Including "Martingale-like" money management.
As a couple of our more perceptive readers have recently pointed out to me, Ray the Random Robot's equity curve (the live version of which you can see proudly displayed to the left of this post) has recently suffered an obvious "blip". Here's an enlarged version of where Ray's up to today, preserved for posterity:
If you're from the United States you may well never have heard of Buru Trader. However if you're a customer of Interbank FX Australia like me, you probably will have done. It's a bundle of two MetaTrader 4 expert advisors called "buru New York" and "buru Tokyo", which IBFX Australia have been promoting over the last few months. On March 15th IBFX were inviting their customers to find out about:
The myfxbook blog has just been updated with a new post summarising the results of their most recent MetaTrader 4 trading contest. It includes a revealing pie chart showing that after 30 days of demo trading,:
It's been an extremely busy week for Ray the Random Robot™, and he has undergone a number of cloning operations. First of all the MetaTrader 5 Automated Trading Championship 2010 finally got underway at midnight on Sunday, Moscow time. Ray's multi-currency MT5 clone started perfectly, but he has had some teething troubles with EUR/USD and has now slipped back to 273rd position out of 314.
As anticipated I received an email from FXCM last night, but it did seem just a touch impersonal. It started out by saying:
Code and Compete for a chance to win cash prizes in the FXCM Automated Trading Challenge. Sign up for a contest demo and put your automated strategy to the test with zero risk to your own money.
A bit further on it posed this rhetorical question:
Here at the Trading Gurus we've been testing our three example MetaTrader expert advisors with another month's worth of data. Things are still looking good for our dumber than dumb forex robots!
I still haven't heard back from FXCM and/or Boston Technologies about the problems I'd been having getting one of our more complicated expert advisors working on their MetaTrader platform. I figured I'd try a very basic one instead. I fired up our second example robot, which enters the market at random with a fixed stop loss and profit target, and uses a Martingale style money management system. Or maybe that should be mismanagement? I digress!
Yesterday I received another email from Forex MegaDroid support, containing what Albert and John say is "some exciting news… Version 1.10 of Forex MegaDroid is ready for release". Actually it seems it's not quite ready yet, because "we are simply finishing the updates to the manual before making it available."