Who runs Asirikuy ?
My name is Daniel Fernandez. I am an experienced forex trader and programmer. I have always been concerned with the achievement of long term profitability in automated trading through the understanding of trading systems and the use of sound trading tactics.You can learn more about my work by reading my blog at MechanicalForex.com or by reading my publications in Currency Trader Magazine.
A Robust Trading Arsenal
At Asirikuy we have created what we believe is a robust trading arsenal based on a wide variety of trading techniques that exploit different market inefficiencies. All of these techniques have been developed using our knowledge of automated trading and the many things we have learned from our experiments and past experience. In Asirikuy you will not only learn what has worked for us but you will be able to view all of our experience with different systems and how some of our experiments ended badly due to facts about the market we ignored. Definitely at Asirikuy not everything has been profitable but several of our ideas have turned out to be flawed. However the important thing is that we have learned - and continue to learn - from such mistakes and we always end up with more robust and reliable trading tactics.
All of our systems right now are tested extensively using reliable historical data (26 year tests are made) they are coded for fast simulations and low broker dependency and they are tested extensively under out of sample conditions (at least 15 years of out of sample trading). The systems are also stress tested using several methods we have designed through the years, allowing only the most tried implementations to reach our trading accounts.
A Unique and Powerful ANSI C Trading Framework (F4)
Our systems are not built using MQL4 (although they can trade in MT4) but they are built using a very powerful ANSI C based framework that allows us to take advantage of many things that are simply not available within MT4. This framework also opens up the way to use additional front-ends (not only MT4), allowing us to eventually trade on Linux systems through direct trading protocols with brokers. By joining Asirikuy you'll be able to take advantage of this advanced network to build and test your own trading strategies. Here are some of the features of the F4 framework:
Our Challenge Accounts
One of what I consider my greatest achievements is the implementation of the "challenge account" model. People like you challenge themselves to trade one of the automated systems on a live account, on a VPS under controlled conditions for at least 2 years, no matter the draw down or length of breakeven periods. Challenge accounts allow people to challenge themselves to be long term profitable and have confidence in our trading systems. The weekly newsletter with comments on account performance and expectations give people the confidence to understand how the systems work and trade them profitably. I can say now with confidence that several people have joined the challenge and have achieved profitability since then. Right now Asirikuy has more than 80 REAL money trading accounts from which more than 30 belong to challengers.
Deep Analysis Tools - Not Available Anywhere Else !
Thanks to the dedication of several Asirikuy members we have been able to develop some wonderful analysis tools to deeply understand the risks and draw downs involved when trading Asirikuy systems. Together with several Asirikuy members we have developed Delphi analysis tools which include our Asirikuy Database Analyzer (ADA), Asirikuy Performance Analyzer (APA), the Asirikuy Profit and Drawdown Analysis Tool (APDAT) and our own Monte Carlo simulator. All of these tools have been implemented from the ground up and are improved continuously to help us better understand our trading strategies. These tools allow us to get portfolio simulation results, expected maximum draw down depths, analyze the performance of live accounts, analyze a large back-testing database to build portolfio and many, many other things. Below you can see a couple of screenshots showing the APDAT and ADA.
The Atinalla Project - Portfolio Development with Clear Risk Targets
Thanks to the development of advanced draw down analysis tools by Asirikuy members, we have been able to develop procedures that allow us to adequately evaluate the simulations of our systems to obtain good estimations of portfolio performance targets. With this in mind I have started the Atinalla project to design systems to diversify risk and increase profitability using Asirikuy trading systems. . All Asirikuy systems (except Ayotl) are now fully portfolio compliant and standard procedures are now available - explained within videos - so that you can design and trade Asirikuy based portfolios.
A Real Education on Automated Trading
One of the things I am most proud of and what makes the Asirikuy website completely different from anything else is that the objective is not to sell trading systems but to help people become long term profitable. A proof that I am not here to make money from selling systems is the very low cost of the membership and the fact that I even programmed an expert advisor to give people a free alternative to commercial experts. This EA, Watukushay FE (freely available here) is a likely long term profitable system we are also currently testing on live accounts. Through the past years I feel that I have achieved much more than just the coding and testing of profitable systems. I feel that I have managed to truly communicate to others my knowledge and vision about automated trading systems. With the growing video database and weekly newsletters people have learned that profitability in automated trading is difficult to achieve but that it is actually possible if realitic goals are set and sound trading tactics are used.