What do you like to trade the most?
There’s not only one favorite but if I have to name one, it would be DAX which is phenomenally volatile and offers many opportunities to intraday trades. Next in order would be exotic currencies that I trade positionally or currency pairs consisting of currencies of economies from different time zones. For example, AUDUSD is affected by the Asian session in the morning and by the North American session.
Sounds interesting, can you tell us more about it? Do you have a specific strategy?
I try to keep my strategies as simple as possible. I take a lot from fundaments and statistics. What suits me well is to let the market act on its own, not to check it all the time. I set up my trades in the morning, and if there are no alerts about ongoing activity on my mobile platform during the day, I check the trades when the evening comes. I have tried many approaches and styles since I started trading and sometimes when the time is right, I go to one of my smaller accounts and do a little bit of scalping. But that’s just for fun I cannot say that it’s a regular profitable activity. I would say, to each his own - everybody should choose the approach that suits him best.
Thanks for the sneak peek into your trading. Could you tell us something about yourself? What do you do when you are not trading, what are your hobbies?
Aside from work, I spend a lot of time with my family, and in our garden. I cook frequently and when the summer comes I grill almost every day. When I am alone I often read or listen to music. What’s most important for me is being able to rest not only from markets but also from all the screens. That’s why I try to stay completely offline during weekends watching only matches of my favorite football team on TV when absolutely necessary. Being able to start off a new week with a clean head is really important in trading.