I do not understand why it should be the case but GKFX data is different from ETX. Other differences between the two Brokers are, apparently, the time that the finance charges (aka swop) are calculated and the method of calculation. I believe this explains the difference between the two sets of data I reported recently.

I considered running the system on both GKFX and ETX but I need to keep things simple, so I will just use ETX data as this is the recommended Broker in the manual.

The trial has got off to a poor start. In Martin’s email yesterday he noted “Very unusual conditions have seen the short term indicator switching daily so no consistency forming at present. There is no doubt about it, it has caused us a problem. It’s the markets that are giving us the problem at the moment, that’s what markets do, and they have this uncanny knack of throwing up the most unpredictable conditions (the curved ball)”. Hopefully the trading conditions that suit this system will arrive soon, until then all we can do is plug away.

Ad-Hoc Strategy
Week 1. £1000 starting bank £-29.12 and £10 per trade £-432.96

Week 2. £1000 starting bank £-45.92 and £10 per trade £-600.29

Week 3. £1000 starting bank £-61.89 and £10 per trade £-1015.66

Week 4. £1000 starting bank £20.80 and £10 per trade £380.07

Week 5. £1000 starting bank £-46.25 and £10 per trade £-802.62 **

 

Overall : £1000 starting bank £-162.39 and £10 per trade £-2471.45

 

Set and Forget Strategy

Week 1. £1000 starting bank £-57.83 and £10 per trade £-883.04

Week 2. £1000 starting bank £-3.93 and £10 per trade £-19.89

Week 3. £1000 starting bank £30.24 and £10 per trade £483.56

Week 4. £1000 starting bank £12.85 and £10 per trade £203.44

Week 5. £1000 starting bank £-82.25 and £10 per trade £-1116.65 **

 

Overall : £1000 starting bank £-100.93 and £10 per trade £-1332.58

 

** Trades still open.