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HFD - HighFive

Greetings dear friends.
My name is Konstantin. I manage Darwin HFD. First and foremost, I would like to thank all my investors! Thanks a lot for your trust.

I’d also like to thank Darwinex for providing an excellent platform where traders can interact with investors.

During this year there were quite a lot of events. My Darwin has been joined by many investors and Darwin’s capitalization has increased greatly, I feel a duty in writing a post about myself and strategy.

About myself.

My name is Konstantin, in the financial markets for more than 5 years. I have been mainly active in investing and trading since 2013. I have long been interested in financial direction and asset management and I have always developed and tried to grow as a trader. Since 2014, I have tried different systems and methods in the market, looking for my direction, market vision and trading style. I also tried automatic systems such as: night scalpers, impulse – breakout EA. Since about 2016, I have been trading using the system presented on my Darwin and other accounts.

Information about the trading system.

My trading is done manually with semi-automatic software. I use a comprehensive market analysis based on margin zones of participants from the futures market. I make the decision to enter a position using also volume analysis, option analysis, technical analysis and look at market sentiment. In narrow circles, this system is known and at the same time I have my own vision of the market and risk management. I trade majors and gold. The period of trading is medium-term and short-term. The average trade duration is about one day. Type of strategy is trend following after pullbacks, however, there is a small percentage of counter-trend trades.

Risk management

  1. Each trade is protected by stop loss.

  2. Risk per position is up to 2% of the equity. Most often there are 2-3 trades in one position. There is a limit of a maximum of 3 pairs in operation at the same time for 1 position on each. The risk is never fixed. Typical risk per position is 0.2% - 1% of equity. Note the risk per position varies depending on a variety of factors, the quality of signal, market condition, stop position, volatility of the trading pair and the average move etc.

  3. I try to hold a stop ratio to a take profit 1 to 2 and above.

  4. Most often, trades for the same positions have different take profit levels. The nearest take profit is a local extreme, after closing the first take, the second and third trades are transferred to breakeven.

  5. Exits are based on a Profit Target set at a Risk: Reward of ≥ 1:1,5, but trades can be closed sooner if there is a signal about a possible stop or reversal of the current trend, it is also possible to partially fix the trade to the target profit.

  6. I don’t use martingale and overstay. However, sometimes I can apply position averaging when favorable conditions with good potential for the target profit appear for this, while standard stop loss from equity is always set and in general does not differ from the usual position.

  7. Stop losses are relatively short 10-80 points on the 4 sign, Take profits 30-200 points or more depending on many factors and the entry point.

My main task.

Hopefully I can continue to provide performance that corresponds the trust given to me. I am constantly working to improve the strategy. I work on myself, analyze past entries and possible mistakes, try to grow as a trader. I’l do my best to preserve your and my funds and, if possible, increase them. Currently, asset management is my main job.

Thanks again to everyone for your time. Successful investments!

Kind Regards,
Konstantin.

P.S.
I think in the near future you will all have the opportunity to ask questions and I will try to answer them.

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nice introduction. I would like to have introduction for all my darwins that I am willing to invest.

what maximum capital you can trade? when you will stop accepting new investments?

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Hi @Spike,

The maximum estimated capacity of my Darwin is over 6MM. There are currently no limits on maximum investment. But I am keeping a close eye on divergence and there will be a limit on new investments if necessary.

Regards,
Konstantin.

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Hi Konstantin,
Do you use Market depth (like Order flow or DOM) to pick the trades? Im seeing that you have a nice score on LA attribute.

Thx and keep it up man.

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