it’s weekend and I can finally dedicate some time to introduce my Darwin IRY and myself
First of all, before you read, let me say that I have published a video about me and my Darwin, so, if you prefer listening over reading, feel free to have a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY0_J9VHWsU&t=12s
My name is Federico Sellitti, I’m from Italy (although I live in London and usually spend more than half year travelling), I’m 29 and it’s very nice to meet you.
I’ve been a Forex Trader since 2007, opening my first account on eToro with my mother’s name, because I was still 17
I don’t want to bother you talking about how an excellent trader I am or how many millions I make every month, just want to highlight very quickly my background.
My adventure in Forex Trading didn’t start well, but I managed to grow my account since 2007, quitting my job in 2013, becoming a full time trader. What else about me? I’ve joined the University studying Statistics for the Financial Markets. I always say that I’ve been very lucky in my life, because at the time I had to choose what to study at the University, I was already very passionate about Forex Trading.
I have been writer and contributor for a financial magazine. I had a short period between 2018 and 2019, at the HSBC, working on a project about trading.
In the second half of 2017, I started to share some of my strategies and systems on Udemy.
I have a YouTube channel that I mainly use to analyze the market and reply to questions from my students. I don’t monetize it, I do it just for fun, although recently I was thinking about giving back to the community by enabling ads and giving all the revenue from YouTube to followers, organizing something like trading competitions. Ok, I’m going off-topic
About my strategy. IRY is my Darwin based on a system called ALM-TCS. It is a semi-automated system that I also share in one of my courses on Udemy, so everything 100% transparent about my strategy. It’s a system that has been back-tested since 2013, forward tested for the whole 2019, for a total of 3455 trades (only on GBP/USD. In the course, I also consider the other majors and minors and give results for them).
I use the system only on GBP/USD because of several reasons:
- It’s been the one that performed at the best since 2013;
- Since the system is trend-catcher and performs better with high volatility, GBP/USD offers better conditions than some other pairs like EUR/USD;
- GBP/USD spread is, most of the times, better than other pairs like GBP/JPY;
- GBP/USD has, most of the times, more liquidity than other pairs, this means less problems such as spread widening and slippages, especially during the overnight sessions.
“Ok, everything amazing. A trader with experience, a system that works. Great, let me invest 2 million in this system”.
Right now, in November 2019, I’m the first one to tell you that my Darwin is far from being one of the best here on Darwinex and you can find something better. The reason is that I just joined a couple of months ago and I’m a newbie on this platform. This means that I don’t completely understand and master important concepts like divergence or risk manager. This lack of competence would not affect my system, but could affect your investments.
I’m working a lot on it and also tracking my Darwin from a demo portfolio, but, at the moment, I can’t say that I know 100% of how Darwinex works and, for sure, I have a huge room for improvement on this.
WHY ARE YOU ON DARWINEX?
I have two main reasons for it:
I want to provide my students with a track record that they can follow over time, without constantly watching my updates in my Udemy courses;
I want to provide my students (and others) with the opportunity to make some money, without actually working as a trader. I get many times messages like: “The market moved very fast and I was at work, unable to adjust my orders” or “I’m very busy in this period of my life, I guess I should focus on daily charts and check my account 10 minutes per day”.
Many people don’t have the time to take care of their Forex business. Many others just love their job and don’t want to dedicate more than 10 minutes per day to take care of their trades/investments. So, for all those people who were and are interested in the system, but don’t have time, I opened this account.
I want to clarify that I also share my investor password in one other YouTube video. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTvxvzZ8z4o&t=2s
If you have time, you can just log into my account, copy my trades without investing in my Darwin. You will get 100%, without giving me the 20% fee through Darwinex.
I’m not interested that much in having millions as AuM. I trade my own accounts even outside Darwinex. I’m happy with what I make, I’m happy with my life, I’m happy with my $20 t-shirt and I don’t feel the rush to become a multi-millionaire.
If you have any question, I will be happy to try to answer at my best. Meanwhile, have a great trading day