It isn’t often that we are presented with opportunities to profit from financial instruments with very little effort taken out of your day and with limited risk to your working capital. However, every so often these opportunities do arise and I have been given the chance to blog the latest offering from Thames Publishing – ‘Diff Code Transatlantic’.
I was familiar with the concept behind DiffCode Transatlantic before I had read the manual having blogged MRP & MRP Energy (now Diff Code ‘Europe’ / Diff Code ‘Oil’ respectively) on CashMaster back in 2013/2014.
Martin Carter author of the ‘Diffcode’ is a former financial analyst. Like many of us, Martin advocates working in markets where you can keep reasonable control of your losses whilst still making reasonable profits along the way. Finding this balance is difficult to do in many aspects of trading and that is where the Diff Code strategy is different.
Diffcode products all use the Differential Index offered by broking institutions to enable us to trade the difference in price between two financial instruments. These two indices follow each other closely; as one falls/rises so does the other.. it is simply the difference between these two prices that change over a period of time. The general ‘mirrored’ movements of this pair offers security from those big market moves that in more ‘conventional’ financial markets can expose you to big liabilities, taking out your stop positions in the blink of an eye.
When you sign up to Diff Code Transatlantic you receive through the post a manual and you also receive an email containing your login details enabling you to access your membership through the Diff Code website. You are encouraged to have an account with the broker CORE SPREADS not only because they offer the leanest spreads available (brokers’ commission on the trade) – they also permit stakes of less than £1. Many online brokers have a minimum stake of £1 and some with increments in £1 intervals.
Although signing up to CORE SPREADS isn’t difficult, if you have little or no knowledge of trading markets using an online broker I would suggest that you speak with Thames Publishing to get advice on the Q&A when you sign up to open an account. I believe there is a code the brokers must work to in order to protect themselves and individuals. This takes the form of a simple questionnaire that you complete and for them to determine your level of knowledge trading Forex/Futures etc. (this is quite standard practice when signing up to any online financial website). If your answers don’t fit the profile for a successful candidate, they may decline your application.
Diff Code Transatlantic trades the differential between Wall Street and the FTSE. You are advised to stake no more than 5% of your bank and this determines your Stop loss position on each trade.
Every day Martin updates the website with a BUY/SELL/No Trade signal – simply calculate your stakes relative to your bank size (and the number of open positions you may have, up to a maximum of 3 at any one time) – place the trade – get on with your day. That’s it.
The stop loss position is always twice that of the distance to your profit stop. However, the risk/reward ratio for each trade is actually better than 2:1 because on occasions where trades remain overnight, the following day if there is no trade OR the buy/sell signal has switched direction, you close the trade for less, sometimes far less, than a full loss.
My results thus far are using a £2000 bank. However, I had overlooked the manuals recommendation of a £2,500 bank (which is suggested on account of the minimum stake size with Core Spreads on Diff markets which is 0.50p). My results from next week will be for a £2.5K bank size.
Mondays trade was a winner, but had not read the manual so a ‘no trade’ day for me.
Tues : + £49.50
Wed : – £101.64
Thus : partial loss (- £79.42)
Fri : – £97.92
Mon : + £46.20
Tues : + £42.33
Wed : (in progress)
Thur : + £43.86
Fri : (in progress)
Balance : £1,902.91
The Diff Code Transatlantic website claims to have turned a £10,000 start bank into £23,603 between 1st October 2015 and end of March 2016 following the signals – which is astounding!
If you wish to sign up for the trial of Diff Code Transatlantic it will cost you £297 for the manual and gives you 6 months access to the signals. Once this period has expired, the signals are available for a further £12.50 per month however Martin has said that once you have completed the 45 day trial period if you wish he will reveal the actual method for determining the signals for yourself if you are so inclined – so you wont need to pay any further costs – ever! But from a practical standpoint, for a measly £12.50 per month, I would suggest that it simply isn’t worth the hassle to ‘do-it-yourself’.
As with all other Diff Code products you have 45 days to try the strategy out and if for any reason you are unhappy or feel that this product is not for you, Thames Publishing will honour a full refund on return of the manual. Furthermore, existing Diff Code customers get a discount on any other Diff Code product they sign up to.
You can get a 45 day risk free trial of The Diff Code Transatlantic here: