Strategies On Gold That Are Working (Also For Low Capitalization) + Structure and Real Performance

by Andrea Unger

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The CME-listed Gold future is a very versatile instrument. It can be traded with different strategies and thanks to the availability of the Micro contract, which is worth a tenth of the standard contract, it can also be accessed by those who don't have a lot of capital.

In this video, we'll show you two strategies for this future that are performing very well. In both cases, all trades are closed by the end of the day, an approach that has recently shown to give good results in this market.

By watching the video you'll discover: 

- How our trend-following strategy works

- How our mean-reverting strategy works

- The real performance of these strategies in the last period

Enjoy the video! 😎


Hey everyone! One of the coaches at the Unger Academy here and welcome back to our usual chat about the strategies in our portfolio that have performed the best over the last period.

Alright, so this week we're going to be talking about the Gold market and in particular two intraday strategies that will close their trades at most by the end of the day.

So let's start with the first strategy, which is based on a trend-following approach and opens long positions when the close is above a 110-period moving average calculated using 60 minute bars. And vice versa, it opens the short positions when the market closes under this moving average.

This strategy is characterized by a very tight stop loss, and indeed it was built on 5-minute bars. Actually, I'd suggest that if you want to use very tight stop loss or take profit levels, as we are doing in this case, where we have a stop loss of $1,200 and a take profit of $650, so they are relatively short if compared to the width of the daily bars that we see on the Gold future, then I recommend using a very fast timeframe to have a clean backtest.

Here you can see the equity line of the strategy, and it's really a good one. What you'll notice in strategies of this type is that sometimes after, for example, several profitable trades in a row, the strategy can hit a series of stop losses that make the it retrace. However, on the whole, this strategy has performed very well in the last year and continues to do so.

Now let's move on to the next strategy. This is a strategy that we've already seen in the past. It is based on a mean-reverting logic, so it opens the positions in a different way compared to the previous strategy, and in fact it enters when false breakouts occur. So in situations that are very similar to the one that's happening right now. Here you can see that the market broke the previous day's low and then also closed above the previous day's low. And this is our entry trigger. However, in this case the strategy might not open any position because there are also other conditions that limit the number of trades.

This strategy is also performing well. The Gold market has been probably changing over time and intraday strategies seem to be more performing, in at least the last 2-3 years. Moreover, reversal strategies are also starting to pay off.

So, go and give it a try! The Gold future is a versatile and very liquid market and you can approach it using a lot of different strategies. I can't say that it's very scalable but today there are also micro contracts and I can tell you that the Micro Gold is a very scalable market. It's worth 1/10th of the value of the "big" contract, so, fortunately, today there are alternatives even for capitals that are not too large.

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Andrea Unger

Andrea Unger here and I help retail traders to improve their trading, scientifically. I went from being a cog in the machine in a multinational company to the only 4-Time World Trading Champion in a little more than 10 years.

I've been a professional trader since 2001 and in 2008 I became World Champion using just 4 automated trading systems. 

In 2015 I founded Unger Academy, where I teach my method of developing effecting trading strategies: a scientific, replicable and universal method, based on numbers and statistics, not hunches, which led me and my students to become Champions again and again.

Now I'm here to help you learn how to develop your own strategies, autonomously. This channel will help you improve your trading, know the markets better, and apply the scientific method to financial markets.

Becoming a trader is harder than you think, but if you have passion, will, and sufficient capital, you'll learn how to code and develop effective strategies, manage risk, and diversify a portfolio of trading systems to greatly improve your chances of becoming successful.