Interview with Kristina (DARWIN $RIH)
The trader Kristina leads the team behind the DARWIN RIH, with a D-Score which hasn’t fallen below 70 since the account was migrated to Darwinex in March 2018.
Tell us a little about yourself. How did you first catch the bug for trading and how long have you been trading for?
I am the founder and general manager of Rich Invest Group, a company dedicated to professional trading. We have 5 teams, each one composed of a trader, an analyst and a programmer. We make a great team in all sense of the word ☺. Furthermore, we have a risk analyst who guides and supervises the work of each of the teams.
If we took each one of the team members, we could say that their experience is above a minimum of 7 years, whereas we have been working all together for some 3-4 years. The portfolio of strategies which we present brings together our teams’ 5 best strategies.
In terms of your strategies, what assets/pairs do you tend to trade? What timeframes do you like to trade?
The currency pairs that we trade are: USDJPY, USDCAD, GBPUSD, EURUSD, EURJPY, EURGBP, EURCAD, GBPCAD. Truth be told, it is a simple strategy as you can see: the main currency pairs along with some other cross currency pairs.
The timeframes we use are M5, M15, H1 and H4. We analyse the main tendencies using H4, whereas we decide the opening time using the shortest timeframe.
As a group of traders, what would you say is your main strength?
Our main strength is, above all, our market experience. Our members have between 7 to 11 years experience in trading.
In second place, we have an advantage in terms of infrastructure which allows us to trade very quickly thanks to our algorithmic systems.
Lastly, our rigorous risk control would stand out.
And your biggest weakness?
Our main weakness, although it might sound arrogant, is that we are very demanding on ourselves. We are so demanding that we do not allow ourselves to relax not even for one minute. We are always on guard.
According to our algorithms, your DARWIN RIH stands out for good scores in 8 of the 12 investible attributes. Is there any advice you can offer to other users to improve their scores?
Our main advice is not to overload the trades, we try to trade in the simplest way possible.
Often, the simplest mathematical and technical models give the best results. Our strategies, for example, are not out of this world: without neural networks nor super diagrams. It is simple: volatility, levels, volume. No magic.
What would you say is the most important lesson you have learnt in the world of trading?
”Greed is the greatest poverty.” Do not be greedy, and keep the risk under control – always!
Is there any book you would like to recommend to other traders?
If we are talking about books about trading, there is no better book than ”Reminiscences of a Stock Operator” by Edwin Lefevre.
Perhaps it is too ordinary? I do not think so.
When I first read the book 10 years ago, truth be told I didn’t understand anything. I thought the book didn’t have any important ideas. However, I read the book again a little while ago and I realised how wrong I was. This book is to be read with a pencil and notebook, accompanied by a good cup of tea.
Lastly, any comment which you would like to add for other traders or investor who are reading?
Never stop fighting. In Russia there is a saying which literally goes ”luck is found by those who look for it”. By being brave and persevering, there is no goal which cannot be reached!