Last week, already the 4th of the new year, saw 5 Signals in 3 markets (out of 22):

As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 22 indices, futures and FOREX pairs. The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

If you would like to play around with the system that is used to generate the signals and charts on this blog, you can do so! The latest version of my software, ichinscratchy v0.3.0, was released in December 2017. It´s free & open source, you can find it under http://spare-time-trading.de/en/trading-system. You can check out the development activities at gitlab: https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded.

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Just a short blog post today to give regular followers of this page an update where I am heading with my trading system. After I released version v0.3 (follow this link for the release announcement) I now started working on improving the codebase. When I started to code the program, I absolutely had no clue what I was doing. Almost 2 years later I now improved to a point where I can see my cluelessness :) Due to some design decisions I made and the way I implemented certain internals makes it pretty hard to maintain and further improve/extend the software. That is why I decided to clean up the code and rewrite certain parts for better maintainability. This means that most likely no bigger new features will be added until I finished the cleanup. That does not mean the next version will have no advantages for the users: the changes I would like to implement will fix some long standing bugs and are intended to increase the speed of the program- something every end user should like :)

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The third week of 2018 continued the new year with 5 Signals in 4 different markets (out of 22 in the investment universe):

As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 22 indices, futures and FOREX pairs. The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

If you would like to play around with the system that is used to generate the signals and charts on this blog, you can do so! The latest version of my software, ichinscratchy v0.3.0, was released in December 2017. It´s free & open source, you can find it under http://spare-time-trading.de/en/trading-system. You can check out the development activities at gitlab: https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded.

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The second week of 2018 (and the first real trading week after the holidays) brought 3 fresh signals:

As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 22 indices, futures and FOREX pairs. The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

If you would like to play around with the system that is used to generate the signals and charts on this blog, you can do so! The latest version of my software, ichinscratchy v0.3.0, was released in December 2017. It´s free & open source, you can find it under http://spare-time-trading.de/en/trading-system. You can check out the development activities at gitlab: https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded.

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Happy New Year 2018 everyone! While I was kind of lazy for the last 2 weeks, the markets were not. For the last week of 2017 and the first week of 2018 generated in sum 11 signals in 9 markets (out of 22):

As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 22 indices, futures and FOREX pairs. The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

If you would like to play around with the system that is used to generate the signals and charts on this blog, you can do so! The latest version of my software, ichinscratchy v0.3.0, was released in December 2017. It´s free & open source, you can find it under http://spare-time-trading.de/en/trading-system. You can check out the development activities at gitlab: https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded.

I wish you a relaxing and profitable 2018!

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Ho Ho Ho- 8 months after the release of the last version I hereby proudly present

ichinscratchy v0.3.0

It is an Ichimoku-based trading system originally developed in libreoffice/ openoffice basic macro language and rewritten in C from scratch. To immediately jump to the shiny new page, use: The Ichinscratchy trading system (or continue reading to find out about the new features).

This release contains many brand new features and might be followed by some maintenance releases that do some polish and/or fix bugs. Most prominent new features include a complete money management system that is aware of an account currency, can handle markets in different currencies and does the per-position risk-management in the account currency. Besides that the new version introduces two different market regime filters that are targeted towards filtering out sideways markets, more verbose outputs, a new way to access the database using a wrapper script that will execute pre-canned sql scripts and a lot more. See the complete changelog at the end of this article.

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Today I'd like to use my blog... well like a blog again, at least a little. As you might have noted, at the beginning of the year I stated I´d like to do more blog posts and use my homepage not for signals only. Well, as it sometimes happens: Knock, knock!- Who´s there?- Reality!

During the course of the year I was again pretty busy with my dayjob, my family, and way too little freetime in my evenings. At the same time I pushed the development of my code, as I had ideas over ideas that needed implementation and testing. So unfortunately I had the choice of doing teasing blogposts (plus the usual signal and weekly ichimoku posts) or try to do something productive. I chose the latter.

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Today I upgraded the content management system, that does all the work behind the scenes of my little blog. As far as I can tell, everything is running smooth and looks similar , at least on the side that is accessible to you, my dear readers. If you experience any difficulties accessing the pages on this blog, or have general feedback, drop me a line in the comment section below or via mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your attention :)

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5 weeks after the release of the last version I hereby proudly present

ichinscratchy v0.2.1

It is an Ichimoku-based trading system originally developed in libreoffice/ openoffice basic macro language and rewritten in C from scratch.The initial release with a feature list can be found following this link. To immediately jump to the shiny new page, use: The Ichinscratchy trading system (or continue reading to find out about the new features).

This is mainly a maintenance release fixing some bugs, but also has a couple of shiny new features to play with. Most prominent is an additional filter to improve quality of Kumo breakouts, you can read more following this link.

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In the Know How section I added a (pretty long) article that describes a trading system based on the Kijun-Sen indicator of Ichimoku. As basis for that I used my ichinscratchy software, that you can find here. I did a couple of backtests, optimization and took a look at my toolchain and possible pitfalls. Feel free to ask a question or just drop a comment. You can find the article by browsing to the Know-How section of this blog or simply follow this link.

Enjoy and I wish you relaxed trading!

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