Is there a trading strategy that works?

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  1. castor_t

    castor_t New Member

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    I tried Supertrend, PSAR... and I lost money overall. I tried several times but the same result. I tried backtesting in Amibroker for ST and they give excellent results, but in real time that doesnt seem to happen
     
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    use this one.. crossover of 9EMA & 21 EMA IN DAILY TF...or in hourly TF
     
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    castor_t New Member

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    Can you explain how to do it? Sorry, im a newbie. I know how to plot EMAs, but when should I buy and sell?
     
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    can u explain further . wat was ur risk mgmt ?
    u can profit with ST only if u can withstand 5 or 6 consecutive losses .
     
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    SuperTrend works well only in trending market. In rangebound market, it would give you many loss making trades. So before you use SuperTrend you need to identify the phase of the market first.
     
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    castor_t New Member

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    How do I know if a market is rangebound or trending?
     

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    I too find moving average strategies much better than super trend. MA crossovers will delay the entry...but MA slope and price crossing a single MA works well.

    Smart_trade
     
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    You can observe level trading ,support/resistance trading like price breaking previous day high,previous day low,Daily Pivots,etc.

    Work very well.In sideways markets everything fails.
     
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    U said Supertrend didn't work in Real trading.
    Suppose u traded ST live for 3 months. Did u backtest it later for those 3 months ?
    Do ur trades match with the backtest ??
    If not why ?
    Find out !!!
     
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    SuperTrend works but only with lots of filters and risk management tools and these filters & tools have to be designed keeping in mind one's own trading style and time frame. With proper filters in place, it can be made into a robust system with approx 45-50% success rate in the long run.
     
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