Trading DAX Futures: €122,000 in 2 Years with These Strategies (Explanation & Rules)

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If you are looking for new strategies for trading DAX futures, you have come to the right place.

In this video, we present the rules of two strategies on the DAX that have gained over 122,000 in the last two years! (Trading one contract)

Both strategies were developed in 2017 and have performed very well in the years following their development, demonstrating the ability to achieve excellent average trade values.

The first is an intraday bias strategy, working exclusively on the long side and taking advantage of a recurring bullish movement in the DAX...

Conversely, the second is a multi-day trend-following strategy and kicks in when the Bollinger Bands are broken...

Watch the video now to learn more about the performance and rules of these two strategies!

Enjoy! 😎



Hey, everyone, and welcome back to our usual chat about our portfolio strategies that have performed the best recently.

One of the coaches at Unger Academy here, and in this new video, we’re going to be looking at two strategies that have performed very well in the DAX market lately, making gains of €122,000 over the last two years.

Strategy #1: Intraday Bias (performance & rules)

Alright, so let's look at the metrics of the first strategy that I want to show you today.

It’s a bias-type strategy that was developed in 2017, so more or less, we could look at this point here, and that it has been able to generate excellent gains even in the post-development period, so from 2017 to 2023, until today.

The average trade of the system, excluding commissions and slippage, is €189, which is undoubtedly a very good value for a strategy that you can see stays in the market for only 22 bars.

And those bars that are built at 15 minutes, which means about 330 minutes, would then be only 5-6 hours.

And it’s, therefore, let's say, not so easy to get very large average trade values, but indeed an average trade of €190 net of slippage and trading costs is already a perfectly acceptable value.

Let's also take a look at the annual results of the strategy, which were positive in all years of the out-of-sample period from 2017 to 2023, with significantly more lucky years and less lucky years.

Such as in 2019, where the average trade was just €69, still net of slippage, while on the other hand, in more recent years, like 2022, the Average trade reached over 250€.

Let’s also look at the results achieved in the last two years, so precisely since April 2021.

At this point, you can see that the strategy has made 173 trades, 56% of which were closed at a profit, and that brought a total return of over €38,000.

This is a bias strategy and it only makes long trades.

In particular, it will potentially be able to make one trade per day at a specific time, namely 5:15 p.m.

It's the time when a bullish bias begins and lasts until nine o'clock the next day, when the actual strategy will close its positions.

Here we see an example or rather three examples of similar trades.

You can see that the strategy entered long at the opening of the 5:30 p.m. bar, which is at 5:15 p.m., and closed its position at the opening of the 9:15 p.m. bar, which is basically at 9 a.m. the following day.

These trades were also opened and closed at the same bars.

Strategy #2: Multiday Trend Following (performance & rules)

Alright, let’s now turn to the next strategy, which unlike the one just shown, is a trend-following strategy, so it will try to intercept the underlying trends in the DAX market.

Here we can see the equity curve of the strategy.

The data for development stop in 2017, and here we see that even the period after out-of-sample, although perhaps with a slightly different trend than, for example, this period here, was quite capable of generating very satisfactory profits.

The Average trade is over $540. As with the previous strategy, these results are already net of commissions and slippage, which were included as costs in the strategy.

In this case, it’s a multi-day strategy, which means that the duration of the trades is longer on average.

94 bars in this case.

We are always on a 15-minute time frame, so the strategy will stay in the market longer on average compared to the previous strategy, but we knew that already since this is a multiday strategy.

If we look at the results of the last two years of this strategy, we can see that until April 2021, the strategy has made 158 trades that brought a profit of over €83,000, with an average trade of over €530.

Now these are indeed very satisfying results that are definitely in line with the previous strategy, and together they reach a total gain of €122,000 in the last two years. This is phenomenal.

This is, as mentioned before, a trend-following strategy that uses Bollinger bands as triggers, so as entry points for trades, and in particular, the moment that a 15-minute bar crosses the upper band, namely, the band in blue, of the Bollinger bands to the upside, such as in this case here, we’re going to be going long in favor of the trend.

In the opposite case, so for short trades, we’ll wait for a downward break of the lower band, namely, the red-colored band.

The trades can be closed with the classic exit options, namely stop loss, breakeven or take profit, which are set at 100 points, 120 points, and 650 points, respectively.


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Andrea Unger

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.