Automated Trades +7R, Manual -2R

May 12th, 2008

The automated trading did the heavy lifting today. One strategy is definitely rising above the others in my shotgun approach. I’m still trading much smaller in my automated trades, but over time I’ll be adding more and more size as I get more comfortable.

I’m still unsure as to whether my auto-trading will surpass my manual trades as far as income goes, but right now I’m quite optimistic on both fronts.


  1. Tyro Said,

    May 12, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

    Wow! I know it’s one day, but what a great day.

    Even if the ATS doesn’t beat your manual trading, it sounds like a great supplement and who knows, maybe it’ll become enough for a primary source especially if you add in another few strategies.

    Have you ever looked into services to host your ATS and run it for you? It would be nice to take a vacation and come back to find your ATS has been making money in your absence 🙂

  2. Dave Said,

    May 12, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

    Thanks for the comment, Tyro. As my ATS gets more and more solid I have been letting it go in my absence – albeit brief. It is actually really nice to realize that it’s constantly looking for and taking trades while I’m, say, taking a nap. 😉

    It’s designed to allow it to run in my absence for extended periods, so this might be a possibility going forward.

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