Going Against The Grain


Did you ever do woodwork?

Maybe they call it something else these days — but in my day — when you worked with wood, it was called woodwork and when you worked with metal, it was called metalwork!

Anyway, I remember our woodwork teacher, who had the nickname; Chippy… 

…he taught us the when using a plane (to plane the wood that is), that you always planed the wood in the direction of the grain. This meant we would end up with a nice smooth finish on our work, so as long as we didn’t plane it down to nothing in attempting to correct our (rough) mistakes.

Another way to look at it, is if you rub your hand or the tips of your fingers along a grain of wood which has not been planed, treated or worked on…

…rub it in the direction of the grain and it’s fairly smooth and safe!

Rub it in the opposite direction being against the grain and you were likely to get a splinter!

So what’s my point?

Over here, in the world of Trading, we are all attempting to Trade in the direction of the Trend, or with the grain, if you know what I mean (and you should, from my example above).

But at times, Trading with the Trend can be so difficult because once we Think, Believe or even See the markets going in one said direction, once we get into the Trade, it then decides to go in the opposite direction to what what chosen!

So what’s that all about?!?!?!

Well, in order to solve that little conundrum, we have come up with a little technique that allows us to ‘Go Against The Grain’ and still do well out of it!

Here’s what going against the grain did for us today.

Please Click On The Screenshot Below For A Clearer View:

DAX 2018.03.07 Contrarian 1Minute Chart
1M22F 30M22F, 30M73F, MaxTrades 1 – Reversals

The above results are simply reversing what we do on a normal and daily basis!

This means that where our Trades would normally fail, they are now succeeding!

It’s not the best feeling in the world to realise that most of our Trades can turn out to be the opposite of what we expected but we were able to spot certain aspects of our Trades that failed, to then use it to our advantage.

Out straightforward Trades still work but only up to a certain point of time in the day.

Also, behind the scenes, we have been working on a Program we have had forever and it’s almost like out of the blue, we got it to work!

It’s completely different to how our Contrarian Trades work but we were able to see that it should work but for a long time, we couldn’t see the answers clearly enough until only a few weeks ago, so we thought we’d let you take a peek at the results.

It’s the screenshot you can see below.

This one is still in the workshop, so to speak!

Please Click On The Screenshot Below For A Clearer View:

DAX 2018.03.07 Contrarian 1Minute Chart
1M22F, 30M22F, 30M73F-MaxTrades 1-T73

The screenshot above is of a Program we have not released as yet — we were after 100 Points for the day, we got to about 90 and it pulled back again, so in money terms we got to as high as £908.17 in profit for the day, for it to pull back to £713.54 profit for the day.

We’ll continue to run it in the background and if we get the vote to release it, we will.

Our good old Contrarian Trade is still doing us proud but as mentioned, we ‘Reverse Engineered’ it, or went against the grain, to make it work even better!

When using the straightforward Contrarian Trade, or the Contrarian Contrarian Trade (and I did mean to write Contrarian twice), it’s a matter of choice and / or mix and matching.

If we do not hit Target early on in the day with the straightforward Contrarian Trade, whilst going with the grain, we would then switch to the Contrarian Trade going against the grain…

…then again, once you get to Test it out for yourself, you may simply prefer to ‘Go Against The Grain’ on every Trade.

I think we’ll call it T73!

We are opting for a 50 Points A Day Profit Target and we’ll keep you posted as to how it all goes.

Let’s Pray For Lasting Success In All We Do!


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