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How do successful traders get their 'edge'?

So I've been trading for years. Anything from stocks/ETFs and CFDs to Forex and crypto using a mix of technical and fundamentals analysis. I've had mixed results primarily due to poor discipline and/or psychology.
I recently got interested in options trading as I was attracted to the ability to trade mechanically and be able to create clearly defined strategies that can help me be a more disciplined trader. In short, I believe trading options may better suit my style.
Regarding options trading, I've spent the last few months reading and researching intensly. I think I have a solid foundation and understanding of the basics like spreads/straddles etc, effect of IV, the greeks, setting strikes, choosing expirations and so on.
In principle, I understand how to select a trade that yields a good (high?) probability of profit with a good risk/reward ratio so that when trading often and selecting the right capital stake % I can maximise my chances of success in the long run. I also know how managing trades and adding fundamental analysis of the underlying can add further to your probabilities of success. The only problem is I can't find many opportunities where the numbers stack up and my assumption on the move of the underlying (or non-move) doesn't factor in largely to the equation.
So my question is am I missing something? How do you successful traders get your edge? Not looking for your secrets, just some advice about whether I am on the right track or I have missed something fundamental.
For arguments sake, given a particular strategy, say you wanted to place a call credit spread with a strike width of $1. You would want to collect at least $0.33 in premium and ensure you PoP is >70% in order to have the long term odds in your favour. These opportunities appear to be few and far between. I'd have to either go futher ITM and reduce my PoP or go further OTM and take a lower premium. Both of these mean I have to make a strong assumption of the underlying.
It's technically zero-sum game and I know it's not that straight forward otherwise everyone would be successful. How do you get an 'edge' without being able to predict the market?
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FF News: China 'lies,' says The Wolf of Wall Street, Omar Abdulla??

Bitcoin said to ‘drop,’ with Covid 19 woes, says
“The Wolf of Wall Street,’ Omar Abdulla??
by Faaiza Ismail
(19 February 2020-BBC) “The Wolf of Wall Street,’ Mr. Omar Abdulla is to have addressed members of the investment community this week, stated that
the price of Bitcoin and other Chinese created Crypto Currencies related, are
said to drop with the fundamental data of the Covid 19 virus, the slowdown of
US growth and straddle economic data from The United States.
“The Chinese pandemic has caused major losses to China, and
thus impacting the growth
on The United States. I would sell Bitcoin, Dollar, and perhaps
hold the rand for some strength.’
he retired.
Speaking to Footprints in Wuhan, local Chinese resident, Ms. Ameila Wang says
that Wuhan has been locked down since 23 Jan 2020, and the death toll has
almost reached 2000.
“We are not even counting the dead bodies that have died at home, on the street,
or mis-calculations from the Chinese government.’
The Economic Times reported that we should see some dollar and
Bitcoin weakness
as China has not been to over in over two months, already impacting
the global sector.
“Third world currencies is where we see the investment rise, as first
world countries have
already seen fears rise, and South Africa or even Africa has
reported little or no cases.’
The Omar Abdulla Group which has investments into Bitcoin SA, Forex SA,
Instagram SA
and Facebook SA noted that they will be short-selling major currencies,
buying into
South African currencies and African shares.
“We see opportunities to about April 2020, depending on the
control of the virus.’
The World Health Organization is said to meet with President Donald
Trump and President
Xi Jinping this week to bring the economic crisis to an upbeat.
“China has already spent close to $4 billion dollars on the virus and a further
n estimated $3 billion dollars
wll be needed from The United States and The World Health Organization.’
The death toll has already reached 2000, with more than 70 000
cases reported, and we could see more short selling in the weeks to come,
as China deals with Covid 19, ended a Wuhan resident.
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Re: FF News: The Omar Abdulla Group

Options
Saturday
Markets ‘calm down,’ as the world awaits more lies from China, says
“The Wolf of Wall Street,’ Omar Abdulla…??
by Nabila Dockrat
(2 March 2020—ABC NEWS) The Wolf of Wall Street Mr. Omar Abdulla says that
China is reporting low number of cases the past several weeks whilst other
Asian countries are starting to peak with new cases daily from South Korea, Japan
Hong Kong and Singapore.
“Maybe the other Asian countries are the ones to be trusted, instead of lying
China,’ he told ABC NEWS.
Another resident who spoke to Hubei Times looped that China has been injecting
billions of dollars into their economy by stagnating the impact of Covid 19.
“China has been injecting stimulus into their economy to keep the market alive.
We believe that much more people have died at home, and China is keeping the
numbers low so that people can get back to work.’
Addressing members of Washington, President Trump says that the Corona Virus
Is ‘under control,’ and should see smaller numbers as Winter in China progresses.
The Omar Abdulla Group which owns shares in Bitcoin SA, Forex SA, Instagram SA and
Facebook SA added that investors were queuing to invest into GOLD and SILVER as these
Commodities were known as ‘safe havens.’
“Markets have stayed away from the see-saw markets of China and The United States,
and have Gold as the medium of trade.’
In other news, speaking to The Hong Kong Sun, local resident, Ms. Sue Ying cooled that
the rest of Asia should be trusted with their numbers, and not the Chinese.
“The Chinese government want to keep numbers low so that people can get to work,
and not cause billions of other people in Asia to panic.’
Meanwhile, South African shares seem to have progressed during this flu season,
as first world currencies have seen their money moved to third world currencies.
“Markets have moved some of their investment into Africa and South Africa, as very
few cases have been reported in these countries.’
Economist for The Omar Abdulla Group, Ms. Ayesha Noormahomed concluded her remarks
to The Sunday Times that she expects the South African Rand to get stronger within the year,
due to better economic data from South Africa and expects the Covid 19 virus to come to an
end by April 2020.
“We are already seeing low numbers from China, and although the virus is still not yet fully contained, we should see billions in China returning to work in coming days, which could see
the Asian markets rise to market expectations.’
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$F Ford Earnings Thread; Keep all discussion here

Results: (4:15 ET; conf. call 5:30 ET)
Revenue: expected $36.96b (EW), $37.01b (Thomson Reuters), actual $38.7b automotive; $41.8b total
EPS: expected $0.30 (EW), $0.32 (Thomson Reuters), actual non-GAAP $0.30; actual GAAP -($0.03)
Guidance: not much specifics. expects performance to improve in China. let's just call it meh
1/25 ATM Straddle Implied Move: ~5.5%
Average historical post-earnings move: ~3%
Shares trading mixed <1%
Links:
MarketWatch - Ford and VW alliance: Don't get too excited, MS-13 says
MarketWatch - Ford's stock falls ahead of earnings report
SeekingAlpha - Ford Motor Q4 2018 Earnings Preview
Ford 4Q 2018 Results / Financials
Ford 4Q 2018 Slides
Ford IR Page - conf. call replay available here after 11:00pm ET tonight
Ford Earnings Conference Call Webcast
Seeking Alpha - Ford Motor misses by $0.01, beats on revenue
Seeking Alpha - Ford trickles higher after mixed quarter
Bloomberg - Ford Falls Into the Red for the Fourth Quarter
Reuters - Ford posts lower operating profit as overseas losses weigh
CNBC - Ford misses profit estimates as pension and layoff costs erode earnings — despite strong North American sales
MarketWatch - Ford keeps expectations for the year under wraps
Potential Market-Moving Topics:
  • Restructuring
  • Global Auto Demand (esp. China)
  • Partnership with VW
  • Impact of Tariffs the fucking T word
  • Dividend
Earnings Commentary:
Surprising GAAP EPS of -($0.03) caused by a combination of commodities, tariffs, recalls, Forex, and pensions. Revenue beat expectations but strength came largely from NA sales and perhaps signaled weakness in overseas markets. Not much specifics in the way of 2019 guidance. Liquidity is still good: cash on hand of $23.1b. Dividend should still be fine.
Feel free to suggest additions / links in the comments below.
EDIT: Results and links updated! Thank you everyone for commenting.
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[Not my post] The Structure of Forex Brokers

Originally posted by Darkstar at Forex Factory.
Disclaimer: I did not write this. I found this post on ForexFactory written by a user called DarkStar, which I believe a lot of redditors will benefit from reading.
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There has been much discussion of late regarding borker spreads and liquidity. Many assumptions are being made about why spreads are widened during news time that are built on an incomplete knowledge of the architecture of the forex market in general. The purpose of this article is to dissect the market and hopefully shed some light on the situation so that a more rational and productive discussion can be undertaken by the Forex Factory members.
We will begin with an explanation of the purpose of the Forex market and how it is utilized by its primary participants, expand into the structure and operation of the market, and conclude with the implications of this information for speculators. With that having been said, let us begin.
Unlike the various bond and equity markets, the Forex market is not generally utilized as an investment medium. While speculation has a critical role in its proper function, the lion’s share of Forex transactions are done as a function of international business.
The guy who buys a shiny new Eclipse more then likely will pay for it with US Dollars. Unfortunately Mitsubishi’s factory workers in Japan need to get their paychecks denominated in Yen, so at some point a conversion needs to be made. When one considers that companies like Exxon, Boeing, Sony, Dell, Honda, and thousands of other international businesses move nearly every dollar, real, yen, rubble, pound, and euro they make in a foreign country through the Forex market, it isn’t hard to understand how insignificant the speculative presence is; even in a $2tril per day market.
By and large, businesses don’t much care about the intricacies of exchange rates, they just want to make and sell their products. As a central repository of a company’s money, it was only natural that the banks would be the facilitators of these transactions. In the old days it was easy enough for a bank to call a foreign bank (or a foreign branch of ones own bank) and swap the stockpiles of currency each had accumulated from their many customers.
Just as any business would, the banks bought the foreign currency at one rate and marked it up before selling it to the customer. With that the foreign exchange spread was born. This was (and still is) a reasonable cost of doing business. Mitsubishi can pay its customers and the banks make a nice little profit for the hassle and risks associated with moving around the currency.
As a byproduct of transacting all this business, bank traders developed the ability to speculate on the future of currency rates. Utilizing a better understanding of the market, a bank could quote a business a spread on the current rate but hold off hedging until a better one came along. This process allowed the banks to expand their net income dramatically. The unfortunate consequence was that liquidity was redistributed in a way that made certain transactions impossible to complete.
It was for this reason and this reason alone that the market was eventually opened up to non-bank participants. The banks wanted more orders in the market so that a) they could profit from the less experienced participants, and b) the less experienced participants could provide a better liquidity distribution for execution of international business hedge orders. Initially only megacap hedge funds (such as Soros’s and others) were permitted, but it has since grown to include the retail brokerages and ECNs.

Market Structure:
Now that we have established why the market exists, let’s take a look at how the transactions are facilitated:
The top tier of the Forex market is transacted on what is collectively known as the Interbank. Contrary to popular belief the Interbank is not an exchange; it is a collection of communication agreements between the world’s largest money center banks.
To understand the structure of the Interbank market, it may be easier to grasp by way of analogy. Consider that in an office (or maybe even someone’s home) there are multiple computers connected via a network cable. Each computer operates independently of the others until it needs a resource that another computer possesses. At that point it will contact the other computer and request access to the necessary resource. If the computer is working properly and its owner has given the requestor authorization to do so, the resource can be accessed and the initiating computers request can be fulfilled. By substituting computers for banks and resources for currency, you can easily grasp the relationships that exist on the Interbank.
Anyone who has ever tried to find resources on a computer network without a server can appreciate how difficult it can be to keep track of who has what resources. The same issue exists on the Interbank market with regard to prices and currency inventory. A bank in Singapore may only rarely transact business with a company that needs to exchange some Brazilian Real and it can be very difficult to establish what a proper exchange rate should be. It is for this purpose that EBS and Reuters (hereafter EBS) established their services.
Layered on top (in a manner of speaking) of the Interbank communication links, the EBS service enables banks to see how much and at what prices all the Interbank members are willing to transact. Pains should be taken to express that EBS is not a market or a market maker; it is an application used to see bids and offers from the various banks.
The second tier of the market exists essential within each bank. By calling your local Bank of America branch you can exchange any foreign currency you would like. More then likely they will just move some excess currency from one branch to another. Since this is a micro-exchange with a single counterparty, you are basically at their mercy as to what exchange rate they will quote you. Your choice is to accept their offer or shop a different bank. Everyone who trades the forex market should visit their bank at least once to get a few quotes. It would be very enlightening to see how lucrative these transactions really are.
Branching off of this second tier is the third tier retail market. When brokers like Oanda, Forex.com, FXCM, etc. desire to establish a retail operation the first thing they need is a liquidity provider. Nine in ten of these brokers will sign an agreement with just one bank. This bank will agree to provide liquidity if and only if they can hedge it on EBS inclusive of their desired spread. Because the volume will be significantly higher a single bank patron will transact, the spreads will be much more competitive. By no means should it be expected these tier 3 providers will be quoted precisely what exists on the Interbank. Remember the bank is in the business of collecting spreads and no agreement is going to suspend that priority.
Retail forex is almost akin to running a casino. The majority of its participants have zero understanding how to trade effectively and as a result are consistent losers. The spread system combined with a standard probability distribution of returns gives the broker a built in house advantage of a few percentage points. As a result, they have all built internal order matching systems that play one loser off against a winner and collect the spread. On the occasions when disequilibrium exists within the internal order book, the broker hedges any exposure with their tier 2 liquidity provider.
As bad as this may sound, there are some significant advantages for speculators that deal with them. Because it is an internal order book, many features can be provided which are otherwise unavailable through other means. Non-standard contract sizes, high leverage on tiny account balances, and the ability to transact in a commission free environment are just a few of them…
An ECN operates similar to a Tier 2 bank, but still exists on the third tier. An ECN will generally establish agreements with several tier 2 banks for liquidity. However instead of matching orders internally, it will just pass through the quotes from the banks, as is, to be traded on. It’s sort of an EBS for little guys. There are many advantages to the model, but it is still not the Interbank. The banks are going to make their spread or their not go to waste their time. Depending on the bank this will take the form of price shading or widened spreads depending on market conditions. The ECN, for its trouble, collects a commission on each transaction.
Aside from the commission factor, there are some other disadvantages a speculator should consider before making the leap to an ECN. Most offer much lower leverage and only allow full lot transactions. During certain market conditions, the banks may also pull their liquidity leaving traders without an opportunity to enter or exit positions at their desired price.

Trade Mechanics:
It is convenient to believe that in a $2tril per day market there is always enough liquidity to do what needs to be done. Unfortunately belief does not negate the reality that for every buyer there MUST be a seller or no transaction can occur. When an order is too large to transact at the current price, the price moves to the point where open interest is abundant enough to cover it. Every time you see price move a single pip, it means that an order was executed that consumed (or otherwise removed) the open interest at the current price. There is no other way that prices can move.
As we covered earlier, each bank lists on EBS how much and at what price they are willing to transact a currency. It is important to note that no Interbank participant is under any obligation to make a transaction if they do not feel it is in their best interest. There are no “market makers” on the Interbank; only speculators and hedgers.
Looking at an ECN platform or Level II data on the stock market, one can get a feel for what the orders on EBS look like. The following is a sample representation:
You’ll notice that there is open interest (Level II Vol figures) of various sizes at different price points. Each one of those units represents existing limit orders and in this example, each unit is $1mil in currency.
Using this information, if a market sell order was placed for 38.4mil, the spread would instantly widen from 2.5 pips to 4.5 pips because there would no longer be any orders between 1.56300 and 1.56345. No broker, market maker, bank, or thief in the night widened the spread; it was the natural byproduct of the order that was placed. If no additional orders entered the market, the spread would remain this large forever. Fortunately, someone somewhere will deem a price point between those 2 figures an appropriate opportunity to do something and place an order. That order will either consume more interest or add to it, depending whether it is a market or limit order respectively.
What would have happened if someone placed a market sell order for 2mil just 1 millisecond after that 38.4 mil order hit? They would have been filled at 1.5630 Why were they “slipped”? Because there was no one to take the other side of the transaction at 1.56320 any longer. Again, nobody was out screwing the trader; it was the natural byproduct of the order flow.
A more interesting question is, what would happen if all the listed orders where suddenly canceled? The spread would widen to a point at which there were existing bids and offers. That may be 5,7,9, or even 100 pips; it is going to widen to whatever the difference between a bid and an offer are. Notice that nobody came in and “set” the spread, they just refused to transact at anything between it.
Nothing can be done to force orders into existence that don’t exist. Regardless what market is being examined or what broker is facilitating transactions, it is impossible to avoid spreads and slippage. They are a fact of life in the realm of trading.

Implications for speculators:
Trading has been characterized as a zero sum game, and rightly so. If trader A sells a security to trader B and the price goes up, trader A lost money that they otherwise could have made. If it goes down, Trader A made money from trader B’s mistake. Even in a huge market like the Forex, each transaction must have a buyer and a seller to make a trade and one of them is going to lose. In the general realm of trading, this is materially irrelevant to each participant. But there are certain situations where it becomes of significant importance. One of those situations is a news event.
Much has been made of late about how it is immoral, illegal, or downright evil for a broker, bank, or other liquidity provider to withdraw their order (increasing the spread) and slip orders (as though it was a conscious decision on their part to do so) more then normal during these events. These things occur for very specific reasons which have nothing to do with screwing anyone. Let us examine why:
Leading up to an economic report for example, certain traders will enter into positions expecting the news to go a certain way. As the event becomes immanent, the banks on the Interbank will remove their speculative orders for fear of taking unnecessary losses. Technical traders will pull their orders as well since it is common practice for them to avoid the news. Hedge funds and other macro traders are either already positioned or waiting until after the news hits to make decisions dependent on the result.
Knowing what we now know, where is the liquidity necessary to maintain a tight spread coming from?
Moving down the food chain to Tier 2; a bank will only provide liquidity to an ECN or retail broker if they can instantly hedge (plus their requisite spread) the positions on Interbank. If the Interbank spreads are widening due to lower liquidity, the bank is going to have to widen the spreads on the downstream players as well.
At tier 3 the ECN’s are simply passing the banks offers on, so spreads widen up to their customers. The retailers that guarantee spreads of 2 to 5 pips have just opened a gaping hole in their risk profile since they can no longer hedge their net exposure (ever wonder why they always seem to shut down or requote until its over?). The variable spread retailers in turn open up their spreads to match what is happening at the bank or they run into the same problems fixed spreads broker are dealing with.
Now think about this situation for a second. What is going to happen when a number misses expectations? How many traders going into the event with positions chose wrong and need to get out ASAP? How many hedge funds are going to instantly drop their macro orders? How many retail traders’ straddle orders just executed? How many of them were waiting to hear a miss and executed market orders?
With the technical traders on the sidelines, who is going to be stupid enough to take the other side of all these orders?
The answer is no one. Between 1 and 5 seconds after the news hits it is a purely a 1 way market. That big long pin bar that occurs is a grand total of 2 prices; the one before the news hit and the one after. The 10, 20, or 30 pips between them is called a gap.
Is it any wonder that slippage is in evidence at this time?

Conclusions:
Each tier of the Forex market has its own inherent advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your priorities you have to make a choice between what restrictions you can live with and those you cant. Unfortunately, you can’t always get what you want.
By focusing on slippage and spreads, which are the natural byproduct of order flow, one is not only pursuing a futile ideal, they are passing up an enormous opportunity to capitalize on true inefficiencies. News events are one of the few times where a large number of players are positioned inappropriately and it is fairly easy to profit from their foolishness. If a trader truly wants to make the leap to the next level of profitability they should be spending their time figuring out how identify these positions and trading with the goal of capturing the price movement they inevitably will cause.
Nobody is going to make the argument that a broker is a trader’s best friend, but they still provide a valuable service and should be compensated for their efforts. By accepting a broker for what it is and learning how to work within the limitations of the relationship, traders have access to a world of opportunity that they otherwise could never dream of capturing. Let us all remember that simple truth.
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MT4 media based hedge EA?

Does anyone know if there is an EA that sets up hedged bets around major news releases? Can that sort of economic calendar based functionality even be programmed in the MT4 script?
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Earnings Reports To Keep An Eye On

Danaher $DHR
In October, Danaher $DHR reported Q3 earnings of $1.00 per share. That beat Wall Street’s forecast by five cents per share. Previously, the company told us to expect Q3 earnings to range between 92 and 96 cents per share.
Back in July, Danaher raised its full-year guidance range to $3.85 to $3.95 per share. Which was revised higher. Danaher raised its full-year guidance to a range of $3.96 to $4.00. Working out the math, that means they expect $1.12 to $1.16 per share for Q4. Danaher’s CEO recently said he sees earnings coming in at the higher end of that range.
Check Point Software $CHKP
Shares of Check Point Software $CHKP got clobbered when the last earnings report came out. The Q3 earnings were fine, but the outlook wasn’t so hot. For Q4, Check Point sees earnings between $1.45 and $1.55 per share and revenue between $485 million and $525 million. Expecting volatility on the higher range of the band. *long straddle
Stryker $SYK
In October, Stryker $SYK reported Q3 earnings of $1.52 per share, two cents better than estimates. For Q4, they expect $1.92 to $1.97 per share. Stryker sees full-year earnings in the range of $6.45 to $6.50 per share. Forex costs will be about 10 cents per share for the year.
Stryker recently raised its quarterly dividend by 11%. The payout went from 42.5 to 47 cents per share. The orthopedics company has raised its dividend every year since 1993.
AFLAC $AFL
The stock will report earnings on Wednesday, January 31. The CEO said that if the yen averages between 110 and 115 to the dollar, they expect Q4 earnings between $1.42 and $1.66 per share. Wall Street expects $1.55 per share. For 2018, they see operating earnings between $6.65 and $6.95 per share. That’s based on the yen averaging 112 to the dollar this year.
Now here is the part where it gets interesting published January, 12 / Marketwatch
Shares of $AFL umbled 7.1% in active afternoon trade Friday, although the insurer said a report that former employees alleged fraud and abuse was "false" and "without merit." Volume spiked to 10.5 million shares, or more than 6-times the full-day average. The stock, which closed at a record $91.69 on Thursday, pared earlier intraday losses of as much as 8.7%. "Recent media stories regarding Aflac contain false allegations made by a very small group of independent contractors. Aflac intends to aggressively fight these allegations beginning with filing for their dismissal," the company said in a statement.
A report by The Intercept said Aflac exploited workers, manipulated accounting and deceived shareholders and customers, citing multiple current and former employees, as well as three previously unreported lawsuits. In Aflac's response, the company said it has "investigated these claims and found them to be without merit."
Manipulated Accounting !??! Time to have a detailed look at their books.
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Options questions from a day trader.

I’ve wanted to write this for awhile and I’ll do my best to be clear.
I’ve been a day tradescalper for the last four years. As in I quit my main source of income and focused on trading. I started in Forex and ended up in Futures. I am a break even trader when it comes to scalping. Even my winning months aren’t winners because of fee’s and commissions. I am not a good scalper.
During this time I have traded a micro Forex account on the daily time frame. It is the most profitable I’ve done trade wise. I’ve also paper traded option Straddles/Condor’s with Thinkorswim for a few months with good results.
I closed my straddles at the 50% profit mark and I always sold put straddles. All my trades where BOPB Break Out Pull Backs on the daily time frame. When I would enter I would look for a 70% IV? Hope that makes sense. I would use the analyze feature of TOS for that.
I would watch the economic calendar and earnings reports to make sure my play would not get taken out. There where a couple issues I ran into though. It seems I would always be risking $1500 or $2000 to make $500-$600 per play. Which means I have an inverse R to R. Some of the stocks I traded would not always close when I wanted because of liquidity. It would take a few hours or days, even so the trades worked out.
I feel like my winning streak is dumb luck, but at the same time I feel I am on to something. I Joined Alta5.com and I have been running the Tasty Condor and the Bittman Algo. I understand the Tasty Condor more than the Bittman. But the Bittman seems to work really well. When I get my head around options more I will make some custom bots and see how they do.
I guess what I am looking for is how do I set up a good R to R with options? Example, day trading I would set aside $200 win or lose for my trading account. I could have a small or large stop loss, enter with 1 or 2 contracts as long as I stayed with in the $200 for a day. If I had a trade that was winning I could scale in as long as I stayed with the $200 rules.
Here are screen shots of my Alta5 Bots running. What it looks like to me is that I have 25k staying in the market with a $50,000 hard cut off and unlike a naked option it looks much safer and profitable with the straddle.
What am I missing from the Sim world that I would encounter in the real world?
https://www.screencast.com/t/xkuzzEiaxn Picture of the tasty condor.
https://www.screencast.com/t/9BITvR7iG9
Bittman algo.
Thank you guys for the help.
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Can I buy a straddle with futures?

I'm wondering if I can buy a straddle with futures rather than options. On one hand the concept of the straddle works with options because the buyer isn't obligated to exercise the losing leg, be it the put or the call. This isn't the case with futures. In practice though, we don't actually exercise the contracts and just end up selling the losing one, so can't this be done with futures too? I'm asking because I can't seem to find options exchanges on forex but I know that there are forex futures I can trade. Thanks.
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Options on forex pairs

So I usually trade equity options but I'm looking into trading forex since FX market hours allow for more trading opportunities. I'm wondering if there's a way to trade options on forex pairs. I usually only trade market neutral strategies (straddles, strangles, etc.) and I've tried looking into doing this with forex but haven't found anything. The closest thing I've seen is Oanda's box options but they seem to be more of a gambling tool where the "house" wins most of the time statistically speaking. Thanks!
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Forex News Straddle

I just wanna ask if any of you guys have any advice or guidance on straddling forex news (non farm, interest rates) best expiry date to choose and trade place time.
At the moment I am placing the trade around 2 days before with expiry date on the day of news announcement (or closest) up around 6% over the last 4 weeks (paper trading)
Can anyone relate to this?
Many thanks
J
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The straddle trade step by step. 1. We identify a day in which a major news announcement is expected – –one which is likely to move a specific currency. 2. We identify the time of the expected news release. 3. We observe the market activity as the date and time approach. (We are looking for indications that the market is anticipating a serious move. This would be indicated by the prices ... Forex Straddle Trading News Straddle Trading Basics What is Straddle trading? Straddle trading is simply a method of placing two pending orders, a buy stop above the current price of a currency pair and a sell stop below the current price of a currency pair. Traders use this method when they anticipate the continuation of current price movement or trend, or to take advantage of quick spikes in ... Straddle Trade. This is known as a straddle trade. You are looking to play BOTH sides of the trades. It doesn’t matter which direction the price moves, the straddle strategy will have you positioned to take advantage of it. Now that you’re prepared to enter the market in either direction, all you have to do is wait for the news to come out. Sometimes you may get triggered in one direction ... A straddle trade is considered to be "neutral" in the sense that the investor doesn't care which direction the underlying stock moves, as long as the move is significant and the stock price undergoes increased volatility as a result. How The Trader Can Profit. Assuming the trade is done properly, the straddle has unlimited profit potential while the loss is limited. Assuming there is movement ... The straddle trading strategy is a neutral forex news trading strategy.. What do I mean by “neutral?”. Well it’s this: You don’t care about what direction price will move after the news is released. All you really care is that whichever direction it moves after news release, you want to able to catch that price move.. So how do you do that? The straddle has two order-legs and each of these can trigger if the price hits that level. As long as you have the ability to go both long and short in a market at the same time, a classic straddle trade system can be devised. As I show later, there are workarounds when your broker has a no-hedging policy. Die Straddle Strategie ist anfällig für negative Slippage! In diesem Fall wird dein Kaufkurs durch die Volatilität negativ beeinflusst und es besteht die Gefahr, am Top eingestoppt zu werden. Auf Demokonten wird das nicht passieren, da es nur simulierte Trades sind, im Livekonto ist es aber an der Tagesordnung. Hier braucht man einen zuverlässigen Broker, um sauber in den Trade zu kommen.

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