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Momentum1

Developer: FXCM

Description

The “classic” DailyFX PLUS Trading Signals is one of the most popular resources at DailyFX. It follows six diverse strategies and highlights trading signals for 14 popular forex instruments. One of its strategies is called Momentum1.

Momentum1 buys and sells depending on the value of FXCM’s proprietary Speculative Sentiment Index (SSI).  SSI tracks the overall number of buy and sell positions from all of FXCM’s traders, and calculates the ratio of long to short positions.  Momentum1’s strategy uses this SSI ratio to determine the timing and direction of opening trades.

What does this app do?

The Momentum1 Strategy is an automatic trading strategy that buys and sells based on the trading signals generated by the “Momentum1” strategy.

TRADING LOGIC

A buy trade is opened if the SSI is at or below -1.5.  A sell trade is opened if the SSI is at or above 1.5

The strategy will only have one position open, per currency pair, at any given time.

Momentum1 does not use profit targets, instead all positions are closed using a trailing stop loss.  That trailing stop loss is calculated individually for each trade based on the 14-day Average True Range (ATR) for that currency pair.

EXIT LOGIC

The Momentum1 Strategy uses market orders to close positions.  No stops or limits will appear in the Trading Station Desktop’s positions window.

PARAMETERS

Special Note: The Momentum1 strategy is able to trade on up to 13 different currency pairs at the same time. Users select which of the currency pairs to activate or deactivate for trading. Users that wish to have the Momentum1 strategy trade multiple different currency pairs only need to load the strategy once.  Currency pairs (e.g. EUR/USD) can be switched on an off from the parameters window.

The following inputs are available in the strategy’s parameters window and can be defined by the app user:

Trading Parameters

  • Multiple:  the trade size is always a multiple of one lot (e.g. 5 lots, 10 lots, 15 lots, etc.); this variable defines the multiple (e.g. 1 = 1 lot per trade; 2 = 2 lots per trade; 3 = 3 lots per trade; etc.)

Currencies

  • Currencies: Select Yes or No to Enable or Disable Momentum1 on specific currency pairs.

The Momentum1 Strategy is available to trade on AUD/JPY, AUD/USD, CHF/JPY, EUR/AUD, EUR/CHF, EUR/JPY, EUR/USD, GBP/JPY, GBP/USD, NZD/USD, USD/CAD, USD/CHF, USD/JPY

Risk Disclaimer

The application displayed on this page does not take in to consideration your individual personal circumstances and trading objectives. Therefore it should not be considered as a personal recommendation or investment advice. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Requirements

This Strategy is only compatible with FXCM Trading Station Desktop software. Additionally, an FXCM account is required (including free FXCM demo accounts).

There is no guarantee that the systems, trading techniques, trading methods, indicators will result in profits or not result in losses.

You must have Microsoft .NET Framework 4 installed on your computer. This software is included in the EA installation file.

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