TA < FA < SA

A core belief at Bars & Code is Technicals < Fundamentals < Sentiment. The lines don’t matter if the news is bad, and the news doesn’t matter if people don’t care.

We are a fully remote, global, distributed workforce. We have no set hours or expectation that you’re online from 9 to 5. You can create a schedule that allows you to get your best work done. Since we have no human traders, all trades are executed by computers, we don’t have a need to be working at specific times.


Truth is we aren’t actually traders. We are nerds. We like computers, statistics, odds, etc. but we don’t trade. The bots do that for us.

Always be testing.

Get the numbers to back up your theory, the numbers will never lie to you.

… But no back testing.

We like algos that can adapt, that can change with the times, and use current data to their advantage. The con of this method is back testing becomes virtually useless. We don’t back test here.

Popular doesn’t mean profitable.

You can’t trade like the 90% and expect to make money like the 10%.

What we trade.


Foreign Exchange

Forex, or Foreign Exchange, is one of the largest financial markets in the world, with a daily trading volume of over $5 trillion.



Options are a type of financial derivative that give the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset (such as a stock) at a specified price (strike price) on or before a certain date (expiration date).



Equities, also known as stocks or shares, represent ownership in a publicly traded company.



Futures trading involves derivative financial contracts that obligate parties to buy or sell an asset at a predetermined future date and price.



Cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. It is decentralized and based on blockchain technology, which is a distributed ledger that records all transactions on a network of computers.

Trust the sentiment.

If you want to get a general feel of what everyone is doing you use sentiment, not something like a moving average. A MA tells you what price did in the past, it does not tell you what everyone is feeling.

More often than not the market is doing the opposite of what (retail) is feeling. This can be explained pretty simply with how retail traders go about their business. If you, and like every other retail trader, has a long order with the ever so recommended 1:2, 1:3, 1:5, etc. Risk:Reward then you have an inverse chance of SL being hit. Hitting that SL converts your long into a short order. Bunch of traders do the same setup, with odds that their long orders will convert to short orders, and then the market moves against them.

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