Most frequently, a trading strategy is a set of entry and exit rules, which a trader can use to open and close positions in the foreign exchange market. This rules can be very simple or very complex. Simple strategies usually require only few confirmations, while advanced strategies may require multiple confirmations and signals from different sources.
Backtesting is a kind of a strategy test performed on the past data. It can be either automated or manual. For automated backtesting, a special software should be coded. Automated testing is more precise but requires a fully mechanical trading system to test. Manual testing is slow and can be rather inaccurate, but requires no extra programming and can be done without any special preparation process. Any backtesting results should be taken with a grain of salt as the tested strategy might have been created to fit particular backetsting historical data.
Peter, himself, learned how to trade in the early days of his career from some of the top traders in reputable trading houses. Peter spent an 18-month period learning anything and everything he could about trading the Forex. Over time, he developed his instincts for a simple yet powerful Forex trading system based on his Pivot program which has been continuously refined over the years. His system consists of the same techniques used by many trading houses today.
In order for you to have the best chance in the markets you have to really focus on educating yourself. off course, There are many books you can read, but I would stay away from that method of education as it can get outdated very quickly as day trading is very dynamic. There is so much information on the web, so be prepared to digest it all over a two year period before you ever start seeing serious results from trading.
For example we have 2 really popular free systems (3 Pigs and PAST). Many people are successful using them adapted to their own style of trading. It is highly likely not one of them would ever have the exact same entries as we (the authors) do but they can and will be as successful by using and applying the principles in a manner suitable to them. E.g. one of the strategies is a 4 Hour MTF strategy where the original system states a Trailing Stop based on an MA with an open Target. One trader is now using this very successfully (and reports the trades on Babypips) us...
Price action Forex strategies are the currency trading strategies that do not use any chart or fundamental indicators but instead are based purely on the price action. These strategies will fit both short-term and long-term traders, who do not like the delay of the standard indicators and prefer to listen as the market is speaking. Various candlestick patterns, waves, tick-based strategies, grid and pending position systems — they all fall into this category: