Trader Spotlight - Daniele Sambataro

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“The volatility of profits is something good and essential because if the market were deterministic, it wouldn’t be possible to make money trading it,” says Daniele Sambataro.

Over the last six years, Daniele has created about 250 trading systems, focusing on futures contracts that have decent liquidity (volume bigger than 5,000 contracts per day), he says.

“My trading approach is based on a monthly selection of the best trading systems among the 250. The ranking is done by considering the profit/drawdown ratio of the last few months and other parameters like the correlation with other systems, profit factor, and average trade,” Daniele says. “Once I’ve made the first selection of the systems, I make another selection according to capital constraints and max acceptable stop-loss, and at the same time, I choose the position sizing.”

“The portfolio creation process is fully automated, and it’s usually done on the first weekend of the month,” Daniele says. “This approach allows me to keep active only the trading systems that are doing well. The composition of the portfolio (markets and numbers on trading systems applied) can considerably change month by month.”

Daniele made his first trade using a biased intraday trading system on copper futures in January 2019 and remembers being excited, even though he says it was quite stressful waiting for the close of the position.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Padua, in northern Italy, Daniele began to further develop trading systems, naming Andrea Unger and Larry Williams as some of his mentors.

Today, Daniele is a full-time trader in Paterno, Italy, where he spends nearly twelve hours per day developing new strategies or checking his current trading infrastructure. He trades exclusively automated systems and as many markets as possible to allow for diversification, he says.

“My trading approach is fixed. Though I keep creating new trading strategies every year.”

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