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SFE Forex Evolution EAs / SFE Night Scalper September promotion
« on: September 06, 2020, 04:12:32 PM »
Hi, a promotion has been launched for Night Scalper. More information here:  https://t.me/sfe_night_scalper_promotion

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SFE Forex EAs / SFE Gold Fever EA
« on: August 08, 2020, 12:15:24 AM »
Product pages:

https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/53174
https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/53177


The objective of the EA is trade XAUUSD long and overperform the price of XAUUSD. We can see the comparison between the price of XAUUSD between 2008-current, and the performance of the EA (the backtest) starting with a balance of 850, the same as the gold price. And the DD of each situation





The new EA SFE Gold Fever has been published. For long time I had in mind launch something special for gold, and now I have found something that seems to work very well.

For old SFE followers. Which is the apportation of this EA?

The character of XAUUSD vs forex pairs is quite different, now, with this EA, one of the differences raises.

While forex pairs, at least last years, hardly have a mid / long term trend, XAUUSD have it. Not all the years, but in general.

And not only this, the main background trend is up. Like the stock markets.

So, with the current popularity of Gold for the new highs, and working on my trend EAs (SFE Trend and SFE Stock Market), I have found that these kind of trading can be very powerful on XAUUSD.

SFE Trend trades XAUUSD already, but SFE Trend algorithms needs to be quite subtile for can work on a wide number of symbols.

Instead of this, the approach on SFE Gold Fever, is use very raw versions of my trend library, and the result for XAUUSD is very promising as we can see in the backtest. Based on the backtest, SFE Gold Fever of by far more powerful than SFE Trend in the case of XAUUSD, and uncorrelated results.

The EA works very well in any of the 4 timeframes, M5, M15, M30, H1. In all the days of the week, in all the hours.

By default, I launched the EA with the short trades parameter disabled, because gold has been un uptrend since all the world history, so is the correct side to trade.

The EA comes with the hours for trading and the days editable. Also with the timeframes used editable. As we can see for XAUUSD, use all the hours and days and tf seems the best, but I included this because I detected that some timeframes and ranges of hours can be good for other forex pairs. And also can works well for other symbols which moves in strong trends, for example the BTCUSD.

I will not invest time on search for the moment, but there is the possibility if someone want to find it.

As this EA can be viewed as a 'minor' EA, because only is prepared by default for XAUUSD, has a cheaper price than others on the SFE family, and also I want to launch it with a good discount to give any SFE follower the opportunity to get it.

For me, is 'safe', undestanding is nothing safe in trading, use this EA by default with XAUUSD in the long term with the default configuration. The objective is overperform the XAUUSD price rise in the long term, and getting less deep DD in the way.

For small accounts focused on try to grow fast, the recommended risk is the current by default, 3% / trade.

For existing users who adds this EA to this porfolio, I recommend ponderate more that risk, with a max. value of 1.5% / trade, or the porfolio will be too much sensible to this EA.  *** and after this, assing the desired % of balance, for example, 30% or 40%

Attached is the backtest, starting with 10.000 USD on 2008 and the default parameters.




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Recommended Brokers / Broker REAL comparison
« on: July 05, 2020, 07:36:21 PM »
Results of real SFE trades

APRIL-JUNE 2020 on momentum/impulse EAs  (PA,ATTR,KISS,BRE)

General:

The values are in 'pippettes', so 1 = 0.1 pips, 10 = 1 pip




Detailed:



SFE Stealth:




Don't be lazy and change your broker if is a bad broker!!  This is a lot of $$ at mid / long term and can be the difference between be in profit or losses when the market is hard. The recommended brokers here can be applied with discounts in the commission. Follow the instructions in the page of the broker.

FPMarkets: https://smartforexexpert.com/index.php?topic=567.0
ICMarkets: https://smartforexexpert.com/index.php?topic=13.0
Tickmill: https://smartforexexpert.com/index.php?topic=14.0


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SFE Forex Evolution EAs / SFE Freedom
« on: June 16, 2020, 11:17:10 AM »
SFE Freedom
EA Package



This EA include a selection of the best Forex SmartForexExpert EAs

SFE Stealth https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/39238  - https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/729260

SFE Breakout https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/45196  - https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/731873

SFE Trend https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/49295 - https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/750851






Backtest and setup video:
https://youtu.be/ymIGGsSbbFs
and look for the attached documents

Official live account:
https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/767890


Account broker:
Ticmill (EU) 1:30
https://smartforexexpert.com/index.php?topic=14.0

FxBlue: https://www.fxblue.com/users/atractor10
Myfxbook: https://www.myfxbook.com/members/atractor/sfe-freedom/6137549


Marketplace MT4: https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/50300
Marketplace MT5: https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/51012




Current version 1.0 (June 2020)

Recommended risk setting mode:
  • Each EA 100% of the balance  (normal risk)



Description

SFE Freedom contains the latest versions of the individual EAs, and will be updated accordingly when the individual EAs are improved.

This EA can be viewed as a light version of SFE Evolution. But is not only this. I tried to give value to this 'light' version with a smart selection of the trio of EAs selected.

The selection of this trio of EAs is particularly interesting mainly for three reasons:

1. The systems shows a good performance (in the long term backtest) independenty of the behaviour of the market, from this fact comes the name of the EA 'Freedom', in the sense that in some way, these EAs are 'free' in relation if the market is kind A or kind B or whatever, to make profit.

2. They are totally different, the systems have 0 correlation between them. This gives a great diversification of the risk.

3. The systems works with a lot of symbols, which is a good indicator of the strenght of the algorithm. Also means very reduced dependece and risk to a single symbol.

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SFE General Questions / Backtest related questions
« on: May 29, 2020, 11:17:46 PM »
hi Joel, can I ask for your forex EAs, which data set do you use to backtest and optimize on? And do you find difference in performance in backtest in different brokers? As I know IC Markets doesn't have historical data and backtesting on recent ICM data gives different results from other data such as Alpari or Dukascopy 99%

I don't want to reveal my 'secrets' but I never mind much the quality of the data, because If a systems works with data A and don't work with data B, we have a problem.... this mean the edge of the system is tiny.

The proof of that the quality of the data is overvalued, is that I arrived until here using always 'open prices only' in mt4. As you can see, I have my own rules and I don't follow the industry standars :))

For me the main problem of the historical data is if is consistent or not in relation to the sessions. I mean, some EAs like NS, works well only in a range of 1-2 hours. And I observed that some historical data his GMT is not consistent along the years, then is difficult backtest these kind of EAs. Maybe 2 years the session ends at 22, then the next months ends at 24 and so, this is a problem, but last time I cheched the data of ICM the closes were consistent along the years.

Usually, at least in my EAs, when I have found important differences in the results beetween brokers, has been related with this time issue.

But I'm in other screen now, because work with MT5 has been a great improvement for me. Why? because I don't know the quality of the data, but what is true is that the backtest modeling and the received results are more realistic than in MT4. In the historical data, the spread is stored, is an average spread of the life of the bar, but better this than nothing. If you system have a lot of pips/trade of expectation, you will not note the difference, but in systems with less expectation, the downgrade in the performance when you backtest in MT5 is incredible.

I think this is one of the reason why a lot of developers don't want to move to MT5, because keep the backtest 'sexy' is a lot more hard there.

But if you are a developer that really are trying to do something that works, and not only trying to sell to the newbies based on all the known tricks, then, the MT5 backtest EA helps a lot because give you a more realistic perception of what you can expect of the system.

So, more important that the quality of the data, is the quality of the backtest internal mechanincs, and in this, MT5 overcome MT4.

And not mention that I able to backtest all the symbols at the same time instead of compound individual backtest, for this reason, my speed of development has improved a lot last year, nad I can explore more ideas with the time I have than when I worked in MT4.

Sorry for this long explanation, but I want that people understand why I never care much the quality of data, and why I'm focused right now only in MT5 as develop tool.

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Recommended Brokers / FPMarkets
« on: May 10, 2020, 07:16:15 PM »
Check the broker real performance here:  https://smartforexexpert.com/index.php?topic=572.0

FPMarkets is licensed and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

FPMarkets has outstanding trading conditions, we can trade EURUSD with 0.0 pips of spread most part of time, and other main crosses have spreads between 0.1 and 0.5 in general.

FPMarkets has the kind of recommended execution we describe in this thread https://smartforexexpert.com/index.php?topic=12.0

  • True ECN/ STP model
  • Tight Spreads and Deep Liquidity
  • High Execution Quality / Low Latency
  • Low commission

How to get a discount in the commission?

SmartForexExpert is Partner (Introducing Broker) of FP Markets with code number 13446

We provide FP Markets commission discount on real time basis to our affiliates. Affiliates will benefit of a discounted commission rate of $4.50/lot (round turn) on RAW Accounts, instead the $6.00 by default.

New customers

You can affiliate and get this discount registering to FP Markets through the next link.

Use this link to register to FPMarkets and get the discount in the commission

Existing customers

If you are already a FP Markets client, you are also eligible is you are not affiliate to another FP Markets partner before. It's easy, you have to send an email to support@fpmarkets.com, asking them move your accounts to the discount program under the Partner number #13446. In few hours you will have the discount applied.

If you are affiliated to other Introducing Broker but you are getting worse discount conditions and you want to change, the only way is create a new user registering with other email.

If you are happy with the SmartForexExpert EAs or with this forum, you can help me using my affiliation number if you want to join to the broker. This don't have any cost for you, at contrary, you will pay a reduced commission for lifetime, and ICMarkets give to the partners a little part of the remaining commission. I'm only partner of the brokers that I recommend for his good performance and worth work with them. I will no try to get a part of the commission offering affiliations of brokers that I would never use.

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SFE Forex Evolution EAs / SFE Trend EA
« on: May 09, 2020, 08:54:41 PM »
SFE Trend
Trend trader






Backtest and setup video:
https://youtu.be/i8PvkT678pU
and look for the attached documents

Official live account:
https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/750851

Account broker: Tickmill (EU) 1:30
https://smartforexexpert.com/index.php?topic=14.0

FxBlue: https://www.fxblue.com/users/atractor9
Myfxbook: https://www.myfxbook.com/members/atractor/sfe-trend/5792456

Marketplace MT4: https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/49545
Marketplace MT5: https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/49295



Current version 1.0 (May 2020)

Recommended risk setting mode:
  • Percentage risk/trade = 2.0  (normal risk)
  • Percentage risk/trade = 1.4  (low risk)







Description

The system enters in the pullback of short term trends.

Using a wide selection of symbols, the EA have a good diversification, which can lead to a stable growth.

The EA don't have external parameters, don't need any kind of effort to use, and don't need to be supervised, can be connected 24x7.

Don't use any kind of martingale, grid or hedge.

Live setup

The EA is very easy to setup, and can be used with the default parameters. Only parameters related with the GMT of the broker and the size of the orders must be checked.

The EA must be attached to ONLY one M5 chart. Use an EURUSD chart is recommended.

If the names of the symbols aren't the common in your broker platform, update the names in the Symbol List parameter.

The EA is very lightweight in resources demand, and can be used with other EAs.

Backtest

The EA must be backtested on the M5 timeframe. All the symbols used can be backtested together in mt5 using the 'Test Full List' parameter

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A check and update of all the SFE Forex EAs has been done last weeks, based on all the experience of the different behaviours of the market from 2015. Now, I aspire that they can develop well in different environments, and using them in a portfolio, can lead sustained yearly growth.

Next we can see all the SFE Forex EAs except Fire&Forget and EURUSD. For the moment, I haven't find a way to give to them the necessary improvement that satisfies my. So for the moment, they have been removed from the selected EAs for promote.

The next chart is the summary of the different backtest updated at April 2020. The test has been done in three span periods, from 2008, 2016-2019 and 2018-2019.

The backtest can be found in the individual page of each EA

Trading hours



The trading hours are important for undestand the kind of EA, also for have an idea of the trading conditions can face. The colours represents different kinds of EAs.

Performance




Based in different information including these backtest, I have calculated under my point of view the 'relative value' of each EA comparing between them, where a the 'base value' is 1.0.

This ratio will be re evaluated periodically and will be taken into account for set the price of the EA.

We can see the result in the next chart


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Information about the SFE Official signals:

Last months seems there is a effort for the different regulation organs, for example ASIC in Australia, ESMA in Europe, to put order in all this discontrol of the brokers with the citizens of the differen countries.

Then, can happens in any moment that EU citizens will be kicked of the ASIC regulation, this means that for example my accounts in ICMarkets.com will be moved automatically to ICMarket Seychelles, the offshore solution for keep all this conditions of the current EU citizens. My Partnership will be also keeped under this offshore. The leverages will be keeped, etc...

Because under the ESMA regulation, for example in ICMarkets.eu, they have this branch already, we know the max. leverage for non professionals is 1:30 and ESMA don't allow the typical partnership and then at this moment, not only don't exist partners in the EU branch, also don't exist discount in the commissions as well.

Anyway, my intention is move all to ESMA, because this is the safe option for en EU citizen. I will do this  with few exceptions, because I lost a lot of value. This is the SFE Price Action and SFE Night Scalper accounts, that have track records of 5 years. Then, these 2 EAs will remain now in ICMarkets.com, and in any moment will be moved to ICMarkets SC.
Also the SFE Stock Market will keep in ICMarkets.com for the moment, I'm centered on the forex accounts right now.

In the middle of this, 1 account will be moved  (SFE Evolution) to other broker with ASIC regulation, FPMarkets.com, with the problably final destiny of move to the offshore alternative. This goes against what I'm saying, but I want to do this 1 exception for 2 reasons:
1. I want to try other brokers. Is a riks have major part of the balance in only 1 broker.
2. I'm using the ASIC branch because there I problably can be Partner now and access to discount in my accounts and any affiliated, and will happen the same as icmarkets, in some moment, this will be moved to the offshore, but the current conditions will remain.

Until here the accounts out of ESMA. All the rest of signals, I have beginning already to move them to ICMarkets, Darwinex, FPMarkets in his EU branches.

Then, for some days, some official signals will disappear and old links will not work.

Under the ESMA rules, the accounts will be only 1:30 leverage, and without any discount in the commission, but I don't expect this is a big problem for my EAs.

The SFE Darwinex is working with these ESMA rules already and all goes quite well.

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Hello,

I will develop the next concept in more detail with extended explanations, but for the moment, I right now and because we are all 'excited' for good or bad with the movements of the last days, I want to ennumerate the main lines I'm working last days, which I'm sure will lead to a very good improvement of all the SFE EAs. The extreme situations are sometimes a catalyst for find good improvements, because reveals weakness points of the EAs.
 
*A* the lot size based on % risk loss are being implemented in all the EAs, including 'price action' EAs. This is changing a lot the dynamic of the EA, but in the good sense under my point of view, this approach has a lot of good properties.

*B* the long term volatility has being taking into consideration for adjust some parameters of the EAs with very good results. I begun with this on the 'reversal' EAs but at this moment I'm also finding applitacion on 'price action' EAs. The volatility has been always the main theme of any EA, but not in this long term view.

*C* the importance of the hours to open positions has been always in play, but something happens with two days of the week, Monday and Friday, and this reveal a lot of problems and possibility to fix and increase the performance of all the EAs in general.

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SFE General Questions / SFE ToDo List
« on: February 24, 2020, 09:30:27 PM »
Hello community,

with your help, based in all the different experiences, I want to focus the important items to work on.

I will add more things soon, for the moment, I want to post the very short term TODO list:

- Study the Stock CFDs of Darwinex to propose the list of symbols for SFE Stock Market.

- Check different items of SFE Stealth for try to find some improvement after the last weeks of stagnation. For example: the real viability of the m15 timeframe, the openning or trades on friday afternoon, the max. numbers of positions...

Remember to join to the:

Telegram Community Group: https://t.me/sfecommunity

and share your thoughs there.

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SFE Forex Evolution EAs / SFE Evolution FX
« on: February 04, 2020, 02:03:35 PM »
This EA include a selection of the best Forex SmartForexExpert EAs

SFE Price Action https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/5716  - https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/124880

SFE KISS  https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/25527  - https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/737649

SFE Attractor https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/39237  -  https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/731758

SFE Stealth https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/39238  - https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/729260

SFE Night Scalper https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/12156  -  https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/138420

SFE Breakout https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/45196  - https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/731873

SFE Trend https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/49295 - https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/750851






Backtest and setup video:
https://youtu.be/5sCgkAr2gNo
and look for the attached documents

Official live account:
https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/641110
https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/724356

Account broker:
Darwinex (UK) 1:30
FPMarkets (USA) 1:30
https://smartforexexpert.com/index.php?topic=567.0

FxBlue: https://www.fxblue.com/users/atractor6
Myfxbook:
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/atractor/sfe-evolution/3492775
https://www.myfxbook.com/members/atractor/sfe-evolution-fx/5370419

Marketplace MT4: https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/46053
Marketplace MT5: https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/46060




Current version 1.3 (May 2020)

Recommended risk setting mode:
  • Attractor - Price Action - Stealth - Trend at 40%.  Breakout - KISS - Night Scalper at 30%  (normal risk)







Description

SFE Evolution contains the latest versions of the individual EAs, and will be updated accordingly when the individual EAs are improved.

These 7 EAs covers different main sessions and a wide range of market situations, and diversifies a lot the risk. The wide diversification gives more odds to get a sustained growth and controled drawdowns, although as always there is not any guarantee of the future results.

A big effort has made to include the different EAs in 1 mt5 file, and keeping the low demand of the computer resources. The EA runs very smoothly and only take care of his own trades, can be used with other EAs.

The EA only need 1 M5 chart to manage all the different included EAs.
You have to check the broker parameters, the size of the orders, and the % balance used in each EA.

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SFE Stock Market EAs / SFE Stock Market
« on: January 26, 2020, 10:09:50 PM »


Marketplace MT5: https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/46509

Backtest and setup video: https://youtu.be/kORGk-XWoZU

Live Signal: https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/692635

Myfxbook: https://www.myfxbook.com/members/atractor/sfe-stock-market/4394227

Recommended broker: https://smartforexexpert.com/index.php?topic=13.0


General description

The EA assumes a general uptrend, which is the general behaviour of the stock market and enters in the pullback. Also have some capacity of avoid entries during quick drops.

The EA don't do partial closure, and the management of the open order affects only to the position of the SL, which can be moved up.

Take as an example the next image:




Number of positions and risk setup




Backtest using a fixed balance of 10.000 for calculate the size of the position.






Backtest with a starting balance equal to the DowJones Index value (1), and the value of the 'index' at the final of the backtest (2)




Darwinex US stock selection

16 max. positions and 1% risk / trade is recommended in this selection

you have to be sure the index symbol is selected in the market watch. All the other symbols, are selected automatically if they aren't

For backtest and on live, you can use an EURUSD chart. Darwinex don't have EURUSD in his stock account, then, you can use for example the index symbol WS30. But beware, if you want to do a long term backtest in Darwinex, use a stock symbol, for example ABT, because WS30 don't have the m5 bars of the earlier years, then, you will not receive trades these years.


Index Symbol Name:    WS30

Symbol_List1
ABT;AEP;AMT;ALL;BA;APD;BMY;BDX;BSX;CCI;CNC;CRM;D;DIS;DG;DHR;EL;EW;HCA;HUM;ITW

Symbol_List2
HD;HON;ICE;JNJ;JPM;MMC;LOW;KO;LLY;LMT;MA;MCD;MMM;SYK;SYY;NEE;NKE;NOC;PLD;SHW;SPGI

Symbol_List3
SRE;STZ;TMO;TJX;TRV;TSN;UNH;UNP;V;WM;ZTS;AAPL;ADBE;ADI;ADP;AMAT;AMGN;AMZN;ATVI;AVGO

Symbol_List4
ADSK;CHTR;CMCSA;CME;COST;CSX;FB;FOXA;GILD;GOOG;IAC;INTU;ISRG;KLAC;LRCX;MAR;MDLZ

Symbol_List5
MSFT;NFLX;NVDA;PEP;PYPL;ORLY;ROST;SBUX;TTWO;ULTA;TSLA;TXN;VRTX

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SFE Forex Evolution EAs / SFE Breakout
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:32:47 PM »
SFE Breakout
Breakout trader






Backtest and setup video:
https://youtu.be/rYfWnmk9mqE
and look for the attached documents

Official live account:
https://www.mql5.com/en/signals/731873

Account broker: Tickmill (EU) 1:30
https://smartforexexpert.com/index.php?topic=14.0

FxBlue: https://www.fxblue.com/users/atractor5
Myfxbook: https://www.myfxbook.com/members/atractor/sfe-breakout/5343063

Marketplace MT4: https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/45196
Marketplace MT5: https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/45835



Current version 1.5 (May 2020)

Recommended risk setting mode:
  • Percentage risk/trade = 2.0  (normal risk)
  • Percentage risk/trade = 1.4  (low risk)







Description

The system looks for breakout and take profit of the short term trend. Is centered mainly in the New York session when the trend of the day is decided in general.

The EA has a big expectation of pips / trade, therefore can be profitable in any kind of broker or account.

Can be used with large accounts, because the trades are taken in the hours of more liquidity.

Live setup

The EA is very easy to setup, and can be used with the default parameters. Only parameters related with the GMT of the broker and the size of the orders must be checked.

The EA must be attached to ONLY one M5 chart. Use an EURUSD chart is recommended.

If the names of the symbols aren't the common in your broker platform, update the names in the Symbol List parameter.

The EA is very lightweight in resources demand, and can be used with other EAs.

Backtest

The EA must be backtested on the M5 timeframe. All the symbols used can be backtested together in mt5 using the 'Test Full List' parameter


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SFE General Questions / SFE Recommended Portfolio 2020
« on: January 11, 2020, 12:39:03 AM »
This is the list of SmartForexExpert EAs since the start (SFE Breakout will be published soon)



- Momentum and breakout EAs are similar, but I make a difference between a setup based in gain momentum from a setup more based in a breakout, this breakout can happen with low momentum sometimes. For this reason I believe that can develop quite different.

- The same with the difference between the night scalper and the reversal system. While night scalper is more related with volatility movements out of time, the reversal system (stealth) finds potential reversals which sometimes happens without volatility or momentum. For this reason also develop very different.

I like to do this classification because in order to diversify the portfolio, the interesting is use EAs from different kind if possible.

In the Momentum S means (straight) and R (reversal), means that some of the EAs setups stop trades to enter if the movement fails with a strong reversal. By default, the systems with S+R are more versatile than only S.

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