Top Secret Report- -The Truth about Automated Trading
How it all started...
My name is Andrea Salvatore, and I'm currently a trader and professional
Before that, I was a manager at one of Verisign's affiliates here in Italy where I
live. I used to specialize in IT security, particularly, in cryptography.
I started coding when I was 12, and I was sort of a little genius. Now that I'm 40, I
don't consider myself so anymore. But, I got a good attitude in "reverse
engineering" things as I’ve found that I'm good in discovering the principles
behind how things work. I'm trying to apply this attitude to understand the
underlying principles that move the markets, particularly, the Forex market.
I'm a very curious person. I love to study new things every day. And my
inspiration comes from everything. I observe the market. When I first started my
journey into Forex trading, I spent my first weeks only looking at charts. I used
Ninja Trader, and I used one-second timeframes. :)
This is the actual setup that I used on a 1 second chart to study patterns on the EURUSD and the EURJPY.
I know it may sound absurd, but I learned to recognize patterns before even
studying them. Every currency has its "personality" and you have to become
familiar with it, especially if you want to trade manually.
I started coding the Crescendo EA more than a year ago. The idea was to find a
way to "square" the market, by using an algorithm which would be able to
approximate and draw the market price. It took me a few months before I found
the right balance between space and time. But that was only the first step.