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  • Yen Fortress - 100% Automated Portfolio Trend System - NON-GRID, NON-MARTINGALE

    Are you tired of seeing most retail social trading networks and managed accounts littered with risky grid and martingale techniques that create the illusion of incredible equity curves only to eventually blow out the account (and myfxbook account subsequently deleted)?

    Do you want something that will last for many years and deliver powerful returns with manageable risk?

    Welcome to Yen Fortress. Over 300% live return thus far for 2014 with less than 30% draw down! It is called Yen Fortress because it is comprised of 15 powerful, non-correlated GBP/JPY trend-following (non-grid, non-martingale) EAs that act a Samurai unit designed to build and defend your fortress account.

    I am a trader and strategy developer of tradestation from 1997 to present and MT4 from 2010 to present, and I only build trend-following strategies or EAs, having developed hundreds of them across multiple instruments and time frames. I usually backtest the EA over 6 years, and see if it works on a blind 6 years, for a total 12 year period. I work with common and proprietary indicators and fuse them together for entries and exits. For each EA, I am looking for a 1000+ sample trade size, greater than 1.25 profit factor, consistent equity curve and tolerable draw down, with return/DD ratio of 6 or greater.

    This year I discovered in my research that GBP/JPY proves to be the best instrument for developing trend-following strategies upon (best return/DD ratio) after creating over 200 strategies on that instrument using the above criteria.

    Yen Fortress is a portfolio of 15 non-correlated GBP/JPY EAs, each EA constructed with a blend of common and proprietary indicators to identify short term trends and their reversals with clearly defined stop loss averaging 50 pips, no grid or martingale technique.

    In total, the 15-EA system has produced over 240,000 pips over the last 12 years, which translates out to about 20,000 pips per year. I will be showing individual and portfolio performance reports in this thread to substantiate this.

    You can see my verified live results here:

    To follow my system please click this link:
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  • #2
    Yen Fortress Portfolio Report

    As promised, attached is a portfolio report of Yen Fortress:


    It is 12 systems trading at 0.01, no compounding, from Jan 1,2002 to Nov 5, 2014.

    For instance, if you started at $1,0000, you would have made $26,655 over the last 12 years, or approximately $2,000 (20,000 pips) per year.
    Your return would thus be 200% per year, and more if you compounded that.

    Average monthly profit is $173 (1700 pips), which is more than enough to pay for the subscription of $99/month at the lowest lot size, and pure gravy with larger account and more lots.

    On the risk side of things, there has been a draw down of $695, which occurred probably in 2005 - when the equity curve stagnated for 300 days.

    More recently, there were 2 single month draw downs of $200 (March-2013 & June-2013), and the largest single month draw down was in June-2004 for -$439.
    Bear those numbers in mind when you are deciding what size account to trade with the system. For instance, if you trade $1000 with the system, be prepared for
    sometimes landing on a month with 20% draw down and a worst case month of 40%.

    The Achilles heal of this system is prolonged sideways activity (unsustainable movements), such as seen during summer months. If you suspect the world markets will be tame for the next few months, you might want to stay on the sidelines or trade less lots. But then again, no one can predict the beginning or end of flat periods.

    The strength of the system lies in exploiting volatility + sharp moves.

    If you wake up in the morning and the world stock markets have made a huge move, up or down, you can bet that GBP/JPY likewise rocketed up or down and this system fully exploited that move.
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    • #3
      Yen Fortress Correlation Table

      Here is a correlation table of 12 strategies I have running on Yen Fortress:


      As you can see, most have a correlation less than 10% (< 0.10), meaning that all systems are non-correlated, independent, non-redundant.

      What makes them that way? They are built with different trading logic for entry and exit, entering and exiting the market on different indicator conditions.
      I have plenty of excellent systems, but I was forced to reject the ones that were correlated above 40% and only preserve the ones which were uncorrelated.

      Just because you see that 10 strategies were successful in jumping into the trend does not mean that the strategies in it are correlated.

      You might see some of the strategies capture the same trends when they happen only because all strategies are trend following. They all try to capture their own version of the trend -- however it takes place. There is often a trend somewhere, someplace if you zoom into the right time frame.
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      • #4
        Yen Fortress.GBP-JPY.Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20-00-00 GMT-Fri, 07 Nov 2014 04-00-00 GMT.png

        why do you think your system is trend following?
        I looked at your history and your entries include both buy and selling every time. Random entries with 1 good idea, keep your profits and cut your losses. With out the japan intervention do you think your system would have made profit?


        • #5
          Are you kidding me? A random entry system has no chance of surviving any financial market. You have to be lucky on the entry and the exit on volatile markets, which reduces accuracy to be less than 15%. No, quite the contrary, each of the 12 systems is highly advanced, looking out for supporting and nascent trending/ trend reversal conditions, even if the trend or reversal ultimately does not materialize and the trade gets stopped out. If you examine every entry signal in your provided screenshot there was always a preceding move in favor of that direction -- even if the move did not fully work out.

          Letting profits run is just one small component of any good system, including my own. While article writers love to point out that risk management is a key to a successful system, it is far too reductionist; the system has to stand on its own, having excellent entries and exits. That is a difficult challenge. My 12 strategies have been quantifiable backtested on 12 years of data with a sample size of over 1000 trades each and thousands of bars (80,000 bars for H1, 160,000 bars for M30, and 320,000 bars for M15) to produce upwards of 20,000 pips each, profit factor > 1.3, and return/risk ratio greater than 7. If each system were based on random entries with controlled stops and no profit targets (letting profits run), they would all be in huge negatives.

          Did the Japanese intervention in late Oct help? Sure it did -- for my system captured that for its full length is still on it. But I was already over 150% in profit before that intervention and the market had been travelling in a range from 500 pip range from 170 low to 175 for most of this year. The system will return steady returns independent of any news announcement. Just watch and see.
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          • #6
            Would it be wise to wait for a drawdown to begin following the signal due to the large recent run-up. Or is that less relevant than market condition, i.e. trending vs. sideways?


            • #7
              Re: gspencer. This is a good question, and often I wrestle with it myself. At heart I am rather cautious. When I see a system has rocketing upwards by hundreds of pips on a gigantic move, I tend to imagine that the explosion might end soon, that the markets could retrace from their dizzying heights. Personally, I would be more cautious at this level -- as you can see I am trading 0.01 for $2,000 size instead of $1000 account size. I just don't know what could happen. I want to enjoy this play but I don't know when it will end. For yourself, you can wait for a drawdown or settling period before following the signal-- patience is always a virtue, the system will be around for quite some time and there will be plenty of future opportunities.
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              • #8
                are you providing signals at zulutrade with name of Forexanamoly ?


                • #9
                  Strategy Reports

                  Here I will show you back test performance results of my strategies.

                  All are tested from Jan-2002 to Nov-2014 using 0.01 (no compounding) on 1K account size. When you see a strategy perform $3,700 for that 12 year period, that would roughly translate out to 37,000 pips.

                  Yen Samurai-251
                  Pips: 37,000


                  Yen Samurai-122
                  Pips: 31,000


                  Yen Samurai-988
                  Pips: 29,500


                  Yen Samurai-295
                  Pips: 27,500


                  Yen Samurai-100
                  Pips: 25,700

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by oandagut View Post
                    are you providing signals at zulutrade with name of Forexanamoly ?
                    No, I don't intend to put my signals up at Zulutrade. Zulu and affiliated brokers fatten the spread by an extra 2 pips, making it harder for clients to make any decent returns.

                    Why do you think I even resemble Forexanomoly? That SP trades multiple instruments, not just GBP/JPY, and it enters and exits multiple concurrent positions at the same time, suggesting it doesn't have many systems but rather one very risky one.
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                    • #11
                      Why so small account?After 12 years we should see at least 100k account.Easyer to invest in signal provider with big account.Thank you


                      • #12
                        re: Fxtsunami , thanks for your input on your criteria, that you like to invest in signal managers with large account sizes. I can appreciate that.

                        Personally, that was never my own criteria; I look at performance and risk stats, irregardless of size, particularly if it is being auto-traded by robots (emotions will not interfere with trading on a larger account).

                        Did I kick myself that I started out this account with a small size? You bet. I wish I put in more.

                        I am now approaching near 500% equity return on this account, and if I had put in $10,000 at the start, I would now have $60,000.

                        But at 30% monthly return I should get me there soon enough.

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                        • #13
                          Strategy Reports - Part II

                          Yen Samurai-738
                          Pips: 23,600


                          Yen Samurai-133
                          Pips: 23,300


                          Yen Samurai-114
                          Pips: 20,000


                          Yen Samurai-101B
                          Pips: 14,000


                          Yen Samurai-638
                          Pips: 12,800

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                          • #14
                            The test results are certainly tempting but at the monitoring You started trading with only$ 400 which exceeds all acceptable risks and the result is distorted. You will continue to trade 0.01 lot per 1000$ or 2000$? I understand that when you trade with 0.1 lot per$ 1000 of historical drawdown was about 40%? Thank you!


                            • #15
                              re: Kisigal. Yes, I admit, I was too giddy with excitement on my system at first and broke my own risk rules in trading this system on a $400 account. If I had traded it with a $400 account back in 2004, and I had that one bad month of -400, I would have been wiped out. But I took a chance. Why?

                              Because I had noticed that the GBP/JPY had been locked in a tight range of 500 pips from beginning of Jan-2014 to May-2014, when I started trading the system. I thought to myself, this puppy has been already five months in a range, and it is due for a breakout, and my system will exploit that breakout without incurring too much risk. I was ultimately proved right about the breakout but wrong about the timing. It continued to be locked in a range for the 4 more months (May, June, July, August) and it wasn't till September that it busted out. But the system survived that range for those long four months and my reasonable prediction and patience payed off.

                              Yes, because I had traded with $400 and not $1000, the present stats are distorted in my favor. I would be sitting on 200% return instead of close to 500% return at the moment.

                              However, I have been honest enough to steer folks to the 12 year performance reports that quite clearly suggest that it is wisest to trade 0.01 per $1000, and at that amount to expect close to 200% yearly return with 40% draw down. Or, alternatively, you can trade with 0.01 per $2000, and expect close to 100% return with less than 20% draw down.

                              I'm currently deciding to go to 0.01 per 1K -- I'm just waiting for a settling period. My open positions are too high in profit.
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