Forex Trading Systems
The forex markets can provide the opportunity to allow more incremental compounding of trading profits since the unit sizes can be broken into smaller lots (ex: 10k lots instead of 125k lots in futures). Maximal compounding is a very aggressive approach and should be used with caution. Additional currency pairs are available in the forex markets that are not available in the futures.
The EUR vs USD provides one of the best trending (with good range) forex pairs with the tightest spreads (transaction costs) and the reason we use it in our short term and day trading. Many forex pairs have larger spreads which increases transaction costs. In general, short term trading and day trading will require the lowest transaction costs available. Some of the forex pairs that have wider spreads may provide more opportunities for longer term trades instead of short term trading because of the transaction costs.
The same systems that work on the Euro Currency futures also work on the forex markets for the Euro Currency versus the US Dollar. The video below gives a brief introduction for each forex trading system.
When you sign up – email us your TS Customer Number (not account number) and allow one business day to receive the files. If you would like the futures version of the strategies, let us know when you send your TS Customer Number and they will be sent at no extra cost. You will receive the Tradestation Workspace and EasyLanguage files as well as any custom sessions with instructions on how to set them up. All of the forex strategies only need the forex data, which is free, except for EVP-1 and EVP-3.
For a quick analysis of each strategy, I have included a screen shot of each trading system below from 1/1/2005-1/14/2011.