An effective GOLD Breakout strategy

An effective GOLD Breakout strategy

Hello everyone,

I have used the “London Open Breakout” on the forex, a well known strategy.

I had the idea to optimize it on Gold.

It is profitable, with the following entry rules:

  • GOLD, contracts 1€, hourly timeframe
  • the breakout takes reference to the period from 20PM to 5AM (8 candles for me, because on my display I have no candle between 23PM and 12AM)
  • we take positions from 5AM to 18PM
  • stop loss : the other side of the breakout channel
  • take profit : 1.8 x stop loss
  • no cumulation of orders
  • if we are “long” and the next day we have a “short”, we close the “long” and go “short”

Others parameters are profitable, it should be easy to modify them and optimize this strategy : 

  • starting and ending of breakout channel
  • starting and ending of positions
  • stop loss / take profit
  • accumulated positions
  • etc.

This can be automated, of course.

On the screenshot, the backtest was made WITHOUT spread, as I don’t know it.

Best Regards,


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  1. Elsborgtrading • 07/18/2016 #

    Hi Doc:-) seems like when I backtest this on IG(only back to 13 apr 2012) it wins, but if I ass 2,5 spred it looses. what spread did you use?

  2. Elsborgtrading • 07/18/2016 #

    *add 😉

  3. Doctrading • 07/18/2016 #

    As I said, I didn’t use spread for the screenshot as I don’t trade Gold and I don’t know the spread… but if your spread is correct, the strategy is just loosing 🙁
    Anyway it could be a nice idea to improve.Regards,

  4. smurfy • 07/18/2016 #

    I had been losing on gold and after I manually go through the 5min chart using IG and when there’s a breakout, the same behavior happens I found something on the same trend always using Bollinger, RSI and MACD.
    But when sensing that a 5min chart a breakout going to happen, I have to switch to 1min chart to gain profits.
    I manually went through all the way till year 2014/5 and calculate (unless I missed out something) and this seems to be working. Low profits like mayb 10-30 pips but win rate is high.
    I need someone who wishes work with me to write the code and test it.
    Not sure if I’m able to do something out.
    Any interested party can write to me.

    • eiffel • 07/18/2016 #

      Hi Smurfy,
      hope you are still there… I would like to help you to write and test the code.

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