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The strategy contest to me has been one of the most challenging contest for me in the Dukascopy community because i have traded manually for the past couple of years. Though I have been a member of the Dukascopy Community for over a year now, my first month of participation was December 2014.
Monthly Analysis
I have been attempting to build a winning scalping strategy based on the EURUSD because of its high liquidity, huge market depth and low spreads. However it has not always been rosy as evidenced in the Fig1 below
Fig 1: Monthly performance on the strategy contest
From the chats in Fig 1, the following points can be noted from the performance:
  • The returns for the first three months of participation were negative whilst the March strategy, Talia13 had a positive return.
  • The January strategy resulted in the most number of positive trades at 90% of 51 trades entered
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SalviLeana 13 Apr.

Good work

Julia_Zhulinskaya avatar

very nice method

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really interesting!

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Good one!

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good!

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Introduction Stochastic Oscillator is a highly useful indicator. This indicator shows the relationship of the current closing price to its price range over a period of time. The indicator was developed in the late 1950s by George C. Lane, the president of Investment Educators Inc. The purpose of the Stochastic Oscillator – to identify price trends and reversals by tracking the position of closing prices within the recent series of highs and lows. Stochastic is constructed on the basis of the following regularity of the market price behaviour: at the uptrend, closing prices tend to the top of the price range, and at the downtrend – to the bottom, respectively. Stochastic was originally designed for market trading in a flat state; thus, it, like other types of Oscillators, functions quite well in the absence of any trend. Trend movements use the difference between the trend of the price chart and the indicator as a signal of a possible adjustment or reversal. Stochastic Formula Stochastic Oscillator consists of two lines – fast, %K, and slow, %D, and is displayed in a separate window under the price chart. Since the indicator is calculated as a percentage, with a fluctuations range…
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vega2552 19 Mar.

Thanks.

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egidijus 27 Mar.

Good article! I like the Stochastic oscillator.

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Efegen 28 Mar.

I read it again it gave me plentifull ideas.thanks:)

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SpecialFX 29 Mar.

I have to confess that I'm not a big fan of stochastics, as I have comments in previous articles from other members, in my opinion it used to be very useful back when it was created (70s I think?), but not so much anymore. Anyway, this article explains very well its capabilities :)

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Delossan 31 Mar.

I do never base a trade on indicators but stochastics helps. +

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