Automated Strategies App
Automated Strategies


Developer: FXCM

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 Momentum2.

Momentum2 is designed to wait for a change in market sentiment before opening a trade.  It uses a special filter to detect those changes in sentiment.

Momentum2 filters its trades with FXCM’s proprietary Speculative Sentiment Index (SSI). FXCM’s SSI can be an excellent tool to gauge trader positioning and sentiment in the forex market. Using this information allows Momentum2 to fine tune its trades, making sure that price and trader sentiment are at desirable levels.

What does this app do?

The Momentum2 Strategy is an automatic trading strategy that buys and sells based on the trading signals generated by the “Momentum2” strategy.


Trades are opened when the SSI indicator reaches the 145-hour high or low.  These high and low extremes indicate an imminent swing in prices.  Momentum2 scans for these conditions and places trades accordingly.


The Momentum2 Strategy uses market orders to close positions.  No stops or limits will appear in the Trading Station Desktop’s positions window.  The strategy uses a calculation of Average True Range (ATR) to determine when to close out positions.


Special Note: The Momentum2 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 Momentum2 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: Select Yes or No to Enable or Disable Momentum2 on specific currency pairs.

The Momentum2 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.

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


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

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