Euro or pound opening breakout - anyone doing this?

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by BillySimas, May 13, 2008.

  1. I've noticed that eur/usd and gbp/usd tend to trend often at 2 am CST when the frankfurt and london exchanges both open. I've looked online and found others applying this strategy so I know it's valid, but I was hoping I could come across someone on ET that's also doing this. It would be nice to share ideas. I'm also in the process of automating this strategy in NinjaTrader since I have a day job, so if anyone wants to talk about it, let me know. Thanks in advance.
  2. I guess I should explain the system just in case :)

    It's fairly simple:

    You take the opening bar's price at 2AM in either the euro or pound (it works for both) and play for a breakout in either direction. If the initial move up or down is 30 pips or so, more often than not there is a continuation. You can either set a profit target for whatever the average true range is for the last few days or you can trail a stop.

    This strategy works because the vast majority of the day's volume occurs at that time when both exchanges are opening.
  3. KS96


    the strategy is a loser