offthelip I agree. If you want to run analysis on any trading strategy then you need to record all the relevant information for that strategy.
I think you are right to point this out. At the moment I am trading according to my super trend strategy
. This is a very simple trading strategy and involves buying/selling when price crosses the indicator. The indicator basically gives you the stop level for the trade so at the moment I am basically logging everything that is seen on my spread betting trades
plus some additional notes.
I have yet to do any real analysis on any trading strategy but this is something that I need to look into.
I think for now we can add "Trade parameters to log" to our list. This would include any indicator or oscillator values that are used within the strategy.
• Entry triggers
• Stop placement
• % of funds to risk
• Position size
• When to move stops
• When to exit the trade
• Length of the trade
• Trade parameters to log
You will notice that I have added my first draft of my super trend strategy
to the site. This is a work in progress but please take a look if you get chance. So as to not hijack this forum topic I've created another where you can add any feed back about my strategy.
May the markets be with you!
The Spread betting beginner