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My Bumpy CFD Journey: Still in Profits

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Oh my. Day trading CFDs is no joke. The market has been very volatile. I’ve had positions with plenty of gains, to only be SLed out after a massive price swing. I am still trying to figure out how I can have a profitable trading strategy. Previous mistakes have been to trade when the momentum is slow = hard to discover the trend of the day. I’ve learned that I love to follow the trends, follow the momentum, and then to be quick to take profits when the trend might change. Some of my most profitable trades have been to “ride the trend”. On some, I’ve made more than 200 000 USD alone. But you have to stay focused, as the trend might turn quite sharply.

I find it easier to trade Dow Jones and Dax once they open and close. That’s often when there are more distinctive trends to spot, or quick price reversals.

Don’t Stress

I have to be way more patient. As you can see below, I’ve had way too high swings, both up and down. The goal for me and this journey is not to make a lot of money fast, it is to find a sound strategy that works. A strategy I can use over multiple years, so gains right now should not be the goal. But with the human mind, it’s hard to not get “dragged in” to the money hole. When you are desperate or greedy, you often tend to take the wrong decision. I have to be way reflective and only enter trades where I can see a strong trend or a possible strong price reversal.

My Results

As of now, I’m up 72% of my original deposit. This is a good gain, e.g. if you had 258 064 and ended up with 457 200 USD after investing in Bitcoin or Apple, you would be ecstatic. So I should be very happy, if this was the year’s result. I could even quit now and be on the plus side. But this is not my plan, I want to find a good strategy that I can teach you. And if I take a hit, so be it.

Order Entry Price Take Profit Stop Loss USD Bank Roll USD % of Start Cap.
Start 258 064,52
Day 1 25.01.2018 Dax Buy 13268 13274 13262 6 472,52 264 537,03 2,51
Day 2 26.01.2018 Dax Sell 13342 13318 13392 7 642,84 272 179,87 5,47
Day 3 29.01.2018 Dax Buy 13331 13336 13313 12 508,39 284 688,26 10,32
Day 4 30.01.2018 Dax Buy 13226 13233 13176 6 625,94 291 314,19 12,88
Day 5 31.01.2018 Dax Buy 13217 13230 13187 26 474,06 317 788,26 23,14
Day 6 01.02.2018 Dax Sell 13291 13265 13327 10 834,58 328 622,84 27,34
Day 7 02.02.2018 Dax Buy 12797 12825 12772 72 314,97 400 937,81 55,36
Day 7 02.02.2018 Dow x x x x −340 000,00 60 937,81 −76,39
Day 8 05.02.2018 D&D x x x x 353 333,33 420 000,00 62,75
Day 9 06.02.2018 D&D x x x x 236 933,20 656 933,20 154,56
Day 10 07.02.2018 D&D x x x x 278 933,47 935 866,67 262,65
Day 11 08.02.2018 D&D x x x x 212 533,33 1 148 400,00 345,01
Day 12 09.02.2018 D&D x x x x 272 266,67 1 420 666,67 450,51
Day 13 12.02.2018 D&D x x x x 171 240,00 1 591 906,67 516,86
Day 14 13.02.2018 D&D x x x x −705 240,00 886 666,67 243,58
Day15 14.02.2018 D&D x x x x −481 600,00 405 066,67 56,96
Day16 15.02.2018 D&D x x x x 86 933,33 492 000,00 85,99
Day 17 16.02.2018 D&D x x x x −198 666,67 293 333,33 13,67
Day 18 19.02.2018 D&D x x x x 80 000,00 373 333,33 44,67
Day 19 21.02.2018 D&D x x x x 83 866,67 457 200,00 72,83

My trading stats today

 

I wish you all a good day.

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  1. mah927

    February 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    I’ll say that is a very successful strategy. Seem one has to have a huge capital to start with. Am I correct? Thanks and looking forward to more in the near future.

  2. kRYPKEEP

    February 21, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Excellent work. I was worried at one point perhaps AI had a new face. The timing of the fails (what few there were) shows your system to be even stronger than the numbers suggest. You got this.

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My CFD Journey: Bringing it in Again

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I’m back into the groove. I’m way more patient now, looking for the right entry levels. I’m not jumping into a position like I did before. I’m taking less risk, and having more winning trades. I have an inner conflict with myself, a part of me wants to make a lot of money very fast, and another part of me wants to make less money with less risk. My end goal is to have a CFD-strategy that works over a longer period of time, as long as I make money, anyone should be happy, right?

My results

Order Entry Price Take Profit Stop Loss USD Bank Roll USD % of Start Cap.
Start 258 064,52
Day 1 25.01.2018 Dax Buy 13268 13274 13262 6 472,52 264 537,03 2,51
Day 2 26.01.2018 Dax Sell 13342 13318 13392 7 642,84 272 179,87 5,47
Day 3 29.01.2018 Dax Buy 13331 13336 13313 12 508,39 284 688,26 10,32
Day 4 30.01.2018 Dax Buy 13226 13233 13176 6 625,94 291 314,19 12,88
Day 5 31.01.2018 Dax Buy 13217 13230 13187 26 474,06 317 788,26 23,14
Day 6 01.02.2018 Dax Sell 13291 13265 13327 10 834,58 328 622,84 27,34
Day 7 02.02.2018 Dax Buy 12797 12825 12772 72 314,97 400 937,81 55,36
Day 7 02.02.2018 Dow x x x x −340 000,00 60 937,81 −76,39
Day 8 05.02.2018 D&D x x x x 353 333,33 420 000,00 62,75
Day 9 06.02.2018 D&D x x x x 236 933,20 656 933,20 154,56
Day 10 07.02.2018 D&D x x x x 278 933,47 935 866,67 262,65
Day 11 08.02.2018 D&D x x x x 212 533,33 1 148 400,00 345,01
Day 12 09.02.2018 D&D x x x x 272 266,67 1 420 666,67 450,51
Day 13 12.02.2018 D&D x x x x 171 240,00 1 591 906,67 516,86
Day 14 13.02.2018 D&D x x x x −705 240,00 886 666,67 243,58
Day15 14.02.2018 D&D x x x x −481 600,00 405 066,67 56,96
Day16 15.02.2018 D&D x x x x 86 933,33 492 000,00 85,99
Day 17 16.02.2018 D&D x x x x −198 666,67 293 333,33 13,67
Day 18 19.02.2018 D&D x x x x 80 000,00 373 333,33 44,67
Day 19 21.02.2018 D&D x x x x 83 866,67 457 200,00 77,17
Day 20 22.02.2018 D&D x x x x 98 666,67 555 866,67 115,40
Day 21 23.02.2018 D&D x x x x 58 666,67 614 533,33 138,13

And my stats

Lol.. Look at this trading day. 522,025 NOK gained, 5,110 NOK lost. If this happened to me everyday, I would be very happy.

Now I just hope I don’t enter any trades later today just to destroy these nice stats.

Have a nice weekend, and let’s see what the next week might bring.

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My CFD Journey: Taking it slower, bringing in the profits

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I’m way more careful now, I monitor the market and play mind games. What if I had bought at this level? Then I wait and watch what happens with the price. Most of these games have been profitable, so if I only had entered them I would have made much more today. But this is about learning, take it easy, and ensure more profits than losses.

My Results

Order Entry Price Take Profit Stop Loss USD Bank Roll USD % of Start Cap.
Start 258 064,52
Day 1 25.01.2018 Dax Buy 13268 13274 13262 6 472,52 264 537,03 2,51
Day 2 26.01.2018 Dax Sell 13342 13318 13392 7 642,84 272 179,87 5,47
Day 3 29.01.2018 Dax Buy 13331 13336 13313 12 508,39 284 688,26 10,32
Day 4 30.01.2018 Dax Buy 13226 13233 13176 6 625,94 291 314,19 12,88
Day 5 31.01.2018 Dax Buy 13217 13230 13187 26 474,06 317 788,26 23,14
Day 6 01.02.2018 Dax Sell 13291 13265 13327 10 834,58 328 622,84 27,34
Day 7 02.02.2018 Dax Buy 12797 12825 12772 72 314,97 400 937,81 55,36
Day 7 02.02.2018 Dow x x x x −340 000,00 60 937,81 −76,39
Day 8 05.02.2018 D&D x x x x 353 333,33 420 000,00 62,75
Day 9 06.02.2018 D&D x x x x 236 933,20 656 933,20 154,56
Day 10 07.02.2018 D&D x x x x 278 933,47 935 866,67 262,65
Day 11 08.02.2018 D&D x x x x 212 533,33 1 148 400,00 345,01
Day 12 09.02.2018 D&D x x x x 272 266,67 1 420 666,67 450,51
Day 13 12.02.2018 D&D x x x x 171 240,00 1 591 906,67 516,86
Day 14 13.02.2018 D&D x x x x −705 240,00 886 666,67 243,58
Day15 14.02.2018 D&D x x x x −481 600,00 405 066,67 56,96
Day16 15.02.2018 D&D x x x x 86 933,33 492 000,00 85,99
Day 17 16.02.2018 D&D x x x x −198 666,67 293 333,33 13,67
Day 18 19.02.2018 D&D x x x x 80 000,00 373 333,33 44,67
Day 19 21.02.2018 D&D x x x x 83 866,67 457 200,00 77,17
Day 20 22.02.2018 D&D x x x x 98 666,67 555 866,67 115,40

 

I’m way more succesfull with the trades I enter, out of 25 trades, 21 are winning trades and 4 are losing trades.

The best way to make money, is to ensure that you don’t lose money. That’s something I’m focusing on more now rather than large gains and high risk.

Important: Never invest (trade with) money you can't afford to comfortably lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here. Trade recommendations and analysis are written by our analysts which might have different opinions. Read my 6 Golden Steps to Financial Freedom here. Best regards, Jonas Borchgrevink.

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My CFD Journey: Lost Most of My Gained Capital

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Oh my. CFD isn’t for everyone. I started the day by going long on Dax, which worked out fine for the entire day. But then, when the CPI numbers came out showing an increase of 0.5% instead of the anticipated 0.3%, Dax and other indexes just plummeted. See the image below for my position:

I did anticipate a large swing during the release, but that Dax would drop more than 200 points was totally mindblowing. The worst part about it, is that I did use Stop Loss on the trade I had active, but I weren’t able to do Guaranteed Stop Loss. What happened is that the positions did not close when the price hit my Stop Loss level. It just continued down like crazy. I was frantically trying to close the positions manually, but because of the volatility it took me a while to execute the orders. I did lose a lot on that trade, but thank god it didn’t wipe out my entire bankroll. That’s the risk when trading with CFD. But on the other hand, think if I actually did a short here, and bought the dip.

What is annoying is that the price rebounded back to a higher level than my original entry level. So if I had just waited it out, I would have made a very decent gain today. But when you see the market falls like that, you get nervous and just want to get out as quick as possible. I did believe it would fall further. This was a messed up trading day.

What I’ve learned

When there are macroeconomic numbers being released, the safest way to approach that is to have 0 active trades. Then trade on the information that comes out right after. You wouldn’t be able to short Dax or Dow Jones because the robots are too quick. But you could have anticipated the rebound and bought the dip (which I should have).

From now on, I’ll continue with my leftovers and try to build my bank roll back up. I won’t do this mistake again, and I’ll also be quicker to close wins.

My Results

Order Entry Price Take Profit Stop Loss USD Bank Roll USD % of Start Cap.
Start 258 064,52
Day 1 25.01.2018 Dax Buy 13268 13274 13262 6 472,52 264 537,03 2,51
Day 2 26.01.2018 Dax Sell 13342 13318 13392 7 642,84 272 179,87 5,47
Day 3 29.01.2018 Dax Buy 13331 13336 13313 12 508,39 284 688,26 10,32
Day 4 30.01.2018 Dax Buy 13226 13233 13176 6 625,94 291 314,19 12,88
Day 5 31.01.2018 Dax Buy 13217 13230 13187 26 474,06 317 788,26 23,14
Day 6 01.02.2018 Dax Sell 13291 13265 13327 10 834,58 328 622,84 27,34
Day 7 02.02.2018 Dax Buy 12797 12825 12772 72 314,97 400 937,81 55,36
Day 7 02.02.2018 Dow x x x x −340 000,00 60 937,81 −76,39
Day 8 05.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 353 333,33 420 000,00 62,75
Day 9 06.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 236 933,20 656 933,20 154,56
Day 10 07.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 278 933,47 935 866,67 262,65
Day 11 08.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 212 533,33 1 148 400,00 345,01
Day 12 09.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 272 266,67 1 420 666,67 450,51
Day 13 12.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x 171 240,00 1 591 906,67 516,86
Day 14 13.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x −705 240,00 886 666,67 243,58
Day15 14.02.2018 Dow & Dax x x x x −481 600,00 405 066,67 56,96

As you can see, I’m still up by 56,96% which is very good. But my two last drawdowns has just been amateurish. But I’ve learned from my mistakes. Hopefully the coming days will be better.

 

I’ve lost 336 trades, won 337 trades and have 2 even trades. This is very bad if you want to keep making money. I have to improve this number.

As you can see, the loss of worst trade has increased to 920 712 NOK which is 115 000 USD. That happened today with my failed trade.

Lol. Look at this. Fucking insane. I have to keep my mind together and find my grove back.

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