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News Automated Trading Championship 2012

Interview with Rogério Figurelli (figurelli)

Today we are going to talk with Rogério Figurelli (figurelli), a regular participant from Brazil that has not missed any Automated Trading Championship since 2007. This year, he also began to sell his Championship's Expert Advisor in the Market along with his other products. Rog?rio believes that MetaTrader 5 platform certification on the largest Brazilian exchange BM&FBOVESPA will reveal new professional developers and traders, who do not yet know the full potential of robot investors.

5 October 2012
Interview with Achmad Hidayat (achidayat)

Throughout the entire duration of the Automated Trading Championship 2012, we will be providing live coverage of the events - hot reports and interviews every week. This report spotlights Achmad Hidayat (achidayat), the participant from Indonesia. On the first day of the Championship his Expert Advisor secured its position in the third ten, which is a good start. Achmad has sparked our interest with his active participation in the MQL5 Market. He has already published over 20 products thus far.

3 October 2012
Automated Trading Championship 2012 Has Started!

At last it happened - on October 1, 2012 started the sixth Automated Trading Championship 2012 in which representatives of 59 countries will participate! Personal data is verified, Expert Advisors of all registered participants are finally checked and the list of contestants is approved. This year 451 trading robots will fight for the 80,000 US dollars prize.

1 October 2012
Registration Is Finished!

On September 21, 2012 at 23:59 registration for participation in the Automated Trading Championship 2012 was finished. Some participants were looking forward to this moment, while others were saddened as they have not managed to polish their trading robots. Expert Advisors are not accepted anymore and the EA automated verification system is stopped. Now it is impossible to apply for participation in the Championship.

25 September 2012
Last Days before the Registration End

Registration for the Automated Trading Championship has entered its final stage. Less than three days have left before the deadline. More than 3 400 applications have already been submitted. However, it depends only on the applicants themselves if they are able to become actual participants. In recent days, the number of potential competitors for the prize money is increasing but most of them will not be accepted for the competition.

19 September 2012
Applying ZigZag for Analysis

Each newcomer wants to create a trading system capable of making maximum profit on each price movement. As time passes by, traders gain more and more experience finally reaching more realistic expectations and abandoning their dreams to buy exactly on the very bottoms and sell on the very tops. Everyone knows that it is impossible to trade with the accuracy of ZigZag indicator often shown on history data...

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11 September 2012
Leaders of the Automated Trading Championship 2010 and 2011: Pole-Position

Are you still full of doubts that testing a strategy on historical data can be useful in real trading? In this article, we will compare achievements of the previous Championships' leading participants with their results shown in MetaTrader 5 Strategy Tester during the automatic tests.

3 September 2012
Optimization VS Reality: Evidence from ATC 2011

You want it, you've got it! After the publication of the article "The Mystery of Changing Leaders Solved?" we have received many requests to write an article having a greater analytical bias. Today we have a hot topic - comparing the Expert Advisors' parameters obtained during the automatic tests before the Automated Trading Championship 2011 with the ones shown during the Championship itself.

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27 August 2012
One Month Left Before Registration Deadline

Registration at the Automated Trading Championship 2012 for everyone to challenge for real $ 80,000 will end very soon. While there is time, we strongly encourage all the contenders to test their Expert Advisors before sending them for testing. If you successfully test your trading robot in environment closest to the Championship conditions, you significantly increase your chance to join the competition. Read on to learn how to do it.

21 August 2012
The Mystery of Changing Leaders Solved?

All Automated Trading Championships witnessed the rise and fall of many leaders. Some participants doubled their deposits within a week just to lose their funds in a few consecutive days. Many ex-leaders were not able to finish the competition in TOP-10. This phenomenon was even called "the curse of the interview." We have analyzed the market (the most popular EURUSD pair) behavior during the competitions trying to find any correlations between the market conditions and the achievements of the Championships' winners.

13 August 2012
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