About the trading of SIPP

What and how does SIPP trade?

What is SIPP? What does this acronym mean? 

SIPP is simply an acronym for Self-Invested Personal Pension 

Which instruments does SIPP trade?

SIPP mainly trades:

How much leverage does SIPP use?

As can be seen on the statistics page of SIPP (see moment-picture below), the average leverage is just 1.5X (= almost unleveraged, with rare outliers of maximum 3X to 4X leverage. As of January 2023, we intend to slightly increase the leverage to between 2X and 8X

SIPP often does not trade nor does it have open positions

That´s right. In fact, sometimes the best position is NO position. I always say the art of trading consists of 3 positions: long / short and flat. 

It is a complete misconception of retail market traders that you have to be very active, which pushes you to focus on the short term market, which is exactly one of the reasons why so many of them lose and fail as this is the turf of execution-algos which you will not be able to beat! Trading a lot is also only playing in the hands of the brokers who need you to trade a lot in order to create volume (= increase opportunity for them to make money managing the flow), to earn revenue and trading commissions. It is often brokers who offer fake "trading education" which is completely biased against you to reaching their targets and profitability, not yours.

SIPP will only trade when there is a good reason or opportunity with an excellent risk to reward ratio. 

Yet, the average number of trades of SIPP is 1.8 per day?

That´s right. SIPP often scales into a position with lots of smaller trading tickets in order to build a well thought through directional position, especially in FX. This is averaging out of strength, not out of desperation.

What are the risk parameters showing?

Below you can see a snapshot of all risk parameters after 1393 days of trading. You can also go to the statistics tab on the menu for a real time view of these parameters.

What are the driving factors for SIPP to enter into a position?

For FX: The exact mechanism and logic is proprietary but I follow changes in market positioning of all market participants. No technical analysis, no guesswork, no robotic trading.  A second strategy is to trade during moments when the markets are NOT in a random walk state...

For Stock Indices: Other than FX, stock markets have an upward bias, where it naturally pays off to buy the dip.