Blog My first experience with Robot Trading: Up $5 000 in Two Weeks Published 10 months ago on September 16, 2017 By Jonas Borchgrevink The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! Since I’m pressed on time with multiple obligations (job, familiy, hacked.com, CCN, MoneyMakers) I decided for a couple of weeks ago to look into robot trading. I wanted to find one or multiple robots to do the trading for me. I ended up with downloading MetaTrader 5 and buying two different robots from their marketplace. I started with 16 000 USD on the trading account, and after two weeks the robots have made me $5 000. That’s a whopping 31% increase within 2 weeks…! My robots usually trade during the night, and I’ve decided to completely trust them. The 16 000 USD is a sum I’m more than happy to lose if I can learn anything from dealing with trading robots. When that is said, MetaTrader’s interface really “SUCKS”. It’s so bad, I can’t understand why MetaTrader is considered the best trading terminal for robots. Maybe that’s a good business idea for someone out there? Disrupt MetaTrader. So, which robots do I use? I do not want to disclose that just yet, I need to test my robots rigorously before I can recommend any of them. And if this is a money making machine, we can laugh all the way to the bank. Have a good weekend. 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. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (3 votes, average: 2.33 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Jonas Borchgrevink 4.2 stars on average, based on 56 rated postsFounder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Related Topics: Up Next Bitcoin Developer Jimmy Song Bought Bitcoin at $30: It is a Sound Investment and Money Don't Miss How To Set Up An Offshore Company You may like 24 Comments 24 Comments virtualevil September 16, 2017 at 5:09 pm Your breakin my balls here Jonas! Log in to Reply s3bio September 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm Which assets or asset classes have been involved? Not ’50 cent’ stocks, right? Could you post your experiment’s details? Log in to Reply Midnight_Oil September 16, 2017 at 7:47 pm Can’t wait to hear more. Log in to Reply systray242 September 16, 2017 at 7:54 pm Yes why you don’t give us more information? Is like saying oh I made lot of money with a robot trader but I am not going to tell you how… If is really true. I really need as well one of this robot traders and then have plenty of time to spare. Please tell us the secret? Thanks, G Log in to Reply mvppvm_07 September 16, 2017 at 7:59 pm Go ahead, help me laugh! Log in to Reply MSNP05 September 16, 2017 at 8:17 pm We are glad you share with us your success and failures and your openess on what you make and lose ? But please guide us too and give us more details to help us make money like you do.. I am so much interested in hearing about this more.. I understand the risks involved and i am willing to take it.. Have a great day and continue doing the great work you are doing for us all… Log in to Reply index932 September 16, 2017 at 9:31 pm Please provide more information. The BTC Robot that I am using is not so good. This stupid thing hardly breaks even 🙁 I wish you will provide some good lead on this subject for your loyal readers here 🙂 Log in to Reply rtacconi September 16, 2017 at 10:18 pm I decided to develop my own bot, so I can put my programming skills to work, and to avoid to spend my life observing charts. I am doing a course for algo trading (a post. grad. certificate in Financial Engineering). I have already learnt many mistakes that I was doing, backtesting helps a lot in finding the right strategy. I have some code to do machine learning for classification and it seems the most performant solution. Usually, algo trading software outperforms traders, so you had a good idea to trade a bot. Everybody beware, most of the commercial bots are rubbish, and even bot’s stats are usually counterfeit. Log in to Reply BlessMeLord September 21, 2017 at 3:27 pm Agree. And, you propose to sell your own designed bot? Price? Thanks! Log in to Reply rtacconi September 22, 2017 at 9:05 am I am developing it for myself, but if it will work, I will think about. I won’t sell the software, but a user could setup the API keys and the software could buy/sell. Log in to Reply vladnexapp January 20, 2018 at 2:06 am If it works and makes *you* money why the hell would you want to sell it?? Log in to Reply dgimness September 17, 2017 at 1:08 am Please, Jonas names of bots! : ) Log in to Reply magzik September 17, 2017 at 5:35 am I want a robot 🙂 Log in to Reply thejoshuamcg September 17, 2017 at 6:33 am What did you like about metatrader? Log in to Reply kamilstanek September 17, 2017 at 11:49 am Guys, nothing comes without work on your own. Robots good to test but could be caused by several positive market conditions that worked for Jonas. With money to loose we can gamble… I do it too;) But if you wanna gamble, you can also try 48% increase in 3 months project here: https://kast.webet4you.com/ I tested that and earned more then Jonas with robot. Again, with money to loose, not for living. Have a great day. Log in to Reply brok2005 September 17, 2017 at 12:24 pm HI THERE I AM USING METATRADER FOR YEARS. I HAVE 10% STABILE YEARLY GAINS (AS MY ALGORYTHM WORKS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER BULL OR BEAR MARKET.) READY TO SHARE MY KNOWLEDGE WITH SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE IN BOT DEVELOPMENT ON CRYPTOMARKET (KRAKEN) BRANCOOK4@GMAIL.COM GREETINGS Log in to Reply Tarik September 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm anxious to read more about it… Log in to Reply GIVIC October 5, 2017 at 11:18 pm Hi Jonas, are you able to provide some feedback on the bots that use? Log in to Reply Mauricio October 7, 2017 at 5:53 am Are you telling us about it? Log in to Reply Edward Jirikils October 9, 2017 at 2:29 am **crickets** Hopefully the robots have been useful navigating the tremendously unstable market since this article published. Log in to Reply jeremiemourot October 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm When Do you plan to say more please 🙂 Log in to Reply dist November 20, 2017 at 11:53 pm Any updates? Been anxiously waiting. Log in to Reply BP January 19, 2018 at 7:25 pm Any updates here? New member, really looking for guidance specifically with these bots. Many thanks! BP Log in to Reply vladnexapp January 20, 2018 at 2:05 am People miss the point: trading is a zero-sum game. If everybody uses the same robot and algo, nobody can win. Also, if you get hold of trading algo that works why share it with everybody? Why sell it? Why not just keep it to yourself and make ton of money? Log in to Reply You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Blog My CFD Journey: 72,000 USD Up Today Published 6 months ago on February 2, 2018 By Jonas Borchgrevink The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! Wow the indexes are falling globally now. Dax is down with 1% today – same as Dow Jones. I would love to do a short call on these indexes, but that have seriously hurt my financial standings previously since we still are in a “bull” market with earnings reports beating forecasts and macroeconomic numbers excelling analysts viewpoints. I only want to trade by using trend following, so even if the markets are down, I love to do short buy calls as they most likely will rebound to new ATH (all time highs). The reason for just doing short buy calls is that we might be on the tipping point to a bearish market, but that’s something I would like confirmation on from e.g. macro numbers, earning reports and such. Until then, I’m quick in and out. Here is my results Order Entry Price Take Profit Stop Loss USD Bank Roll USD % Change 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 5 01.02.2018 Dax Sell 13291 13265 13327 10 834,58 328 622,84 27,34 Day 6 02.02.2018 Dax Buy 12797 12825 12772 72 314,97 400 937,81 55,36 Using ProRealTime As I wrote yesterday, I’m using IG.com to trade CFDs. They got a tool called ProRealTime that I started to use yesterday. It’s a great tool with many more indicators and tools, and best of all, you get a good look at your stats. Here is my stats so far on ProRealTime in NOK (1 USD = 7.65 NOK – click on the images to get a larger view): As you can see from the image above, I got 8 winning trades and 1 losing trade. I tried to buy the dip on Dax but managed to enter a bit too early. The Dax index fell quite rapidly after I initiated this trade and I wanted to keep it open as long as possible as I knew a rebound would happen. But I was not comfortable enough to sit it through so I closed it. Still feeling certain that the price would rebound I entered a buy position yet again at what I thought would be the lowest low. And thankfully, that worked and it rebounded above my initial entry point for the first trade. To ensure that I got the profits I wanted, I did a third trade buying Dax when RSI showed a trend reversal (rose above 50). I closed the trades once I was happy with the profits and because I became nervous that the price would turn back down. Then I initiated the last trade of the day going long on Dax yet again. Here is the total overview of my trades today: I would again like to highlight that trading CFD is very risky, and I’m still significantly down in total these last 3 years. My trading rules Only risk max 2% of my bank roll per trade. Have 0 active positions during the night (first of all, I lose sleep, second; you are charged an interest fee for leaving a leveraged product overnight.) Always trade on last month’s trend including the previous day(s). If they do not correlate, I will not trade. If one position is lost, I’ll double the amount (martingale) and do a second trade. I’ll only stop doubling after 3 consecutive losses. Do not think about lost trade opportunities. Markets to trade: Dax & Dow (minimum spread). Stay updated on economic releases prior to entering a trade. Do not have emotional ties to the money. I like to call them “points”. Only enter a position when an asset is overbought or oversold shown by both RSI & Stoch at the same time. Always write down your trades and elaborate what went right or wrong. What is the meaning of this? Why I’m I writing all these posts? My main goal is to find a working strategy trading CFDs and be able to mentor Hacked.com members and do live sessions together. However, I would like to keep going for at least one month until I feel comfortable that the strategy I have, actually works. I would rather lose my own money, than lose any of yours. I wish you all a great weekend. We are going to visit our family this weekend and have a nice time. 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. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (8 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Jonas Borchgrevink 4.2 stars on average, based on 56 rated postsFounder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading Blog Who Moved My Cheese? Published 6 months ago on January 6, 2018 By Jonas Borchgrevink The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! It’s been a while since I wrote a post. I’ve been busy with creating CCN.com and migrate CryptoCoinsNews.com over to the new domain with a fresh design. And It’s been Christmas with daily family dinners. I decided to quit my job at Wilhelmsen.com as a Digital Trainee. I’ve worked there for a year now, and with the growth of CCN and Hacked.com I had to take a choice. I want to make CCN and Hacked to one of the strongest crypto sources and our team is rapidly expanding. We are now more than eight full time employees and more than 20+ as part timers. I also bought hvy.com in December, and I want to develop MoneyMakers.com into something more during the coming year. We are building a small media empire with a very decentralized structure. I love the team, and I especially love our dedicated readers and members. I started 2017 by posting the following: My own longterm goals, what are yours? Join me to my first goal of $1 000 000 My First Investment Towards $1 000 000 What is a bit ironic, is that I reached my “longterm” goal last year. It should have taken at least ten years, but I managed it in one. I managed it because of a few things: Dedication Team work Luck Who would have thought that the crypto scene would blow up like it did last year? It was insane, and we still keep setting records. Then to a few “lost activities” on hacked.com. The 33% club lost some steam this fall, purely due to my priorities at that time. I’ve still been investing, and I now have approx. 1 million USD in different assets (not cryptos). I will continue the 33% club from February and onwards, and I want you all to join. I will do a new post later in January with a better setup. Then to my “Robot” affair. First weeks I made $5000, but then things started to go terribly wrong. I had multiple issues with using robots on MetaTrader 5 (I used Roboforex as my trading platform). One of the main issues I found was that the robots did well on certain days, but then when they made the wrong moves, I lost twice of what they originally made. And sometimes, my VPS went down and the orders were stuck until I manually exited them. Mostly with a huge loss. I do not think there’s any good robot out there where you can just leave your money and “forget them”. I’ve decided to focus more on investing my money in secure assets, stocks, indexes, and bonds. I’m still looking for the golden opportunity, and once I find it, I’ll share it with all the members on hacked.com. Who Moved My Cheese? I read a short book here the other day called Who Moved My Cheese? and it’s really worth reading. It’s stupid simple, but it’s so true. Basically it says that people who are stuck in the same patterns will end up depressed and “broke”. Your “cheese” or “money” will always be fluctuating, you have to chase it to new grounds. You might think that you can work for your employer until you die, but that will most likely be a terrible mistake. To believe that what you have now will be lasting forever. Successful people manage to change quickly, spot new opportunities, and move forward with their lives. I personally have experienced being stuck for a while, but now I feel free and I want to keep chasing the cheese in new arenas or mazes. Risk and failures are a part of your learning curve. Same can be applied in so many aspects of my and your lives. I recommend reading that book. After I’m done 31st January at Wilhelmsen (my regular 9-5 job) I’ll focus more on Hacked.com and its community, and I’ll definitely write more and share my thoughts with you. Thank you for a great 2017, now let’s make sure 2018 becomes even better for all of us. 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. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (20 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Jonas Borchgrevink 4.2 stars on average, based on 56 rated postsFounder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? Continue Reading Blog Searching for the Meaning of Life in Dubai Published 9 months ago on November 5, 2017 By Jonas Borchgrevink The Money Makers Club now has 6 of 15 available seats. Learn more here! Last week I traveled to Dubai with a group of people in Wilhelmsen, where I work as a Digital Trainee, for our third module in Design Thinking with Pracademy. We are a group of 24 people which Wilhelmsen considers to be Leadership Potentials. We are fortunate to be a part of this year’s company program, and we have all learned so much about ourselves. In this post, I will try to communicate what we learned during last week’s module. Be aware that this is a four months program, and it’s hard to get the feeling of it by just reading about it. But I hope I can share some of the knowledge that I acquired and get you more interested in improving your own life. Find your passion and go all in! Most motivators and teachers say that you need to find your passion, make work a hobby that you enjoy every single day. I have even caught myself saying that over and over again (on Hacked). However, as I learned during the sessions in Dubai, more than 80% of us do not know what their passion is. I started to wonder if I knew what my passion is. And I’m still insecure about that. I do know that I want to contribute to the world, I want to help and serve people. I want to create things that I know other people will love; I want to leave a footprint on this earth. I often have this mind experiment where I picture myself as 80 years old with bad health in my nursing home. Do I think that I managed to get the most out of life? Am I satisfied with all the things I achieved? Or do I have regrets and feel remorseful? The goal for every person on this earth is to be satisfied with your life when you’re near the end. I guess most people aren’t in reality. And that’s a big shame. Some people might regret that they worked too much, had too little fun, too few good experiences with their loved ones, too few memorable memories. I pray that I will be happy with my life and what I accomplished. How to find your passion If you do not know what your true passion is, there’s still hope for you. You can spend years trying to find your ultimate passion. Think of what makes you happy, what you enjoy or care for. My strong passion for creating things started in my childhood. I always drew new inventions on a piece of paper and started small kid businesses. I played music; I was a drummer in a nu-metal band, I started to sing and rap and create songs. I painted and used my creative skills to visualize my thoughts. I traveled during holidays and experienced new cultures, new food. Oh, I love good food. I love cooking a great meal for family and friends. I could probably achieved anything that I had/have passion for. I could have been a: Cook Artist Painter Drummer Entrepreneur I chose to become an entrepreneur mostly due to financial possibilities. As being financially independent was and is very high on my priority list. But that does not mean that I wouldn’t have a meaningful life being an artist with less money on my hands. Economist Angus Deaton and psychologist Daniel Kahneman researched happiness and money in 2009 where the focus was on US standards, and it’s population: So, where does the $75,000 come into play? Researchers found that lower income did not cause sadness itself but made people feel more ground down by the problems they already had. The study found, for example, that among divorced people, about 51% who made less than $1,000 a month reported feeling sad or stressed the previous day, while only 24% of those earning more than $3,000 a month reported similar feelings. Among people with asthma, 41% of low earners reported feeling unhappy, compared with about 22% of the wealthier group. Having money clearly takes the sting out of adversities. At $75,000, that effect disappears. For people who earn that much or more, individual temperament and life circumstances have much more sway over their lightness of heart than money. The study doesn’t say why $75,000 is the benchmark, but “it does seem to me a plausible number at which people would think money is not an issue,” says Deaton. At that level, people probably have enough expendable cash to do things that make them feel good, like going out with friends. (The federal poverty level for a family of four, by the way, is $22,050.) So if you live in the US, a goal for financial freedom could be $75 000 or $100 000 as income per year. If you make more than that, you won’t necessarily become happier just because of the money. However, if you make too much money and you are in an in-group where your peers make much less than you do, you can be in a situation where jealousy and envy will affect your life. And that is not a good feeling at all. I believe that the people in the middle of the scale live the happiest lives. There have been numerous cases where people that won in the lotteries have ended their lives due to envy and jealousy from their friends and family. Where they thought winning a lot of money would make them happier, while it only magnified their problems. Empathy In Design Thinking, empathy is a crucial part of the process. The ability to feel compassion for other human beings. To understand their problems, feelings, and emotions and to share their pain, grief, happiness or sadness. I know for a fact that I could be much more empathic and that is something I will improve. See the video below that shows what empathy is: We saw this video in Dubai, which almost made me cry (we were in a particular mood..): There’s so much going on in that video. Mo Cheeks felt empathy with the girl singing the national anthem, and he could feel compassion since he had a daughter at that age. Things change when you get a child, for me that has a daughter who is seven months, I can relate to the video above. You might not. What characterizes a great leader? We did a session where everyone in the room in Dubai explained what a great leader is for them. The list included: Good listener Empathic Understanding Good motivator + more Most of the points we as leadership potentials defined as a great leader had nothing to do with “IQ.” Most of them had everything to do with “EQ,” emotional intelligence. It is mindblowing that we do not learn more about emotional intelligence during school, and that all businesses focus on “IQ” when hiring, not “EQ.” I believe that is skewed and is important to reflect upon. Mindfulness We also learned how to be more mindful. They encouraged us to use 30 minutes to sit quietly, close our eyes, focusing on the now. Breathing slowly and try to get as calm as possible. There’s scientific research on how mindfulness can help you become more happier, healthier and more successful: And then one of the many guides on mindfulness: Communication We did a session where we were paired up to use mindfulness to listen and repeat. A was given 6 minutes to talk about a challenge at work, B was given 3 minutes to repeat what he/she heard, A was then given 2 minutes to clarify what B might have misinterpreted, B was then finally given 2 minutes to repeat what A clarified. This was a session that made me realize how easy it is to misinterpret. This can be used in every aspect of your life. It is so easy to misunderstand what a person is saying or meaning, so try to ask a question after a discussion: “Did I understand you right, that you want…” or “Could you please clarify what you meant by…”. Writing A professor of culture and psychology from South Korea gave us a session on writing. How writing in a notebook can help you learn better and understand what was communicated. From now on, I’ll always bring a notebook in meetings and write with my hand. Then I’ll add the written information to my computer later on. Emotions We often say: “I am angry.” That is a big mistake. We are not angry, but we do feel anger. So whenever you “are angry, sad, or irritated,” say in your head that you are “feeling angry, because..” and you will be able to control your emotions in a much more sufficient manner. Do not let the feeling itself take over who you are. You are not your feelings, you simply feel them and they will pass. And Finally, you have the Siberian Railroad: SBNRR: Stop, Breathe, Notice, React, Respond. 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. Rate this post: Important for improving the service. Please add a comment in the comment field below explaining what you rated and why you gave it that rate. Failed Trade Recommendations should not be rated as that is considered a failure either way. (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)You need to be a registered member to rate this. Loading... Jonas Borchgrevink 4.2 stars on average, based on 56 rated postsFounder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews Follow @HackedCom Feedback or Requests? 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