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Since the stop loss subject is extensive, involving many other topics, I will discuss only the initial stop loss that is necessary to control the losses if the trade will not be successful. Let us now see the four best stop-loss techniques applicable to many different trading systems. Stop based on volatility (Volatility Stop) Imagine a market where the candles have a width of 120 pips. It makes sense to put a stop loss at 5 pips away from your point of entry? Unless your strategy is not a form of super-extreme scalping the answer is No. If you get into a certain direction you have to ask if you're giving the market time to develop in your favor, without which, insignificant fluctuations close down your position prematurely. On the other hand, one stop too distant, will lead to losses that you can hardly recover. Looking at the average volatility you can understand, therefore, where it makes sense to place the stop loss based on the breadth of recent market movements. Thanks to the ATR (Average True Range) indicator you can easily obtain the volatility of the last N bars. The value obtained will be the basis for choosing your stop. Stop based on support and resistance Another powerful way to set the initial stop loss is based on what is the reality of the graph. Markets will offer a wealth of information: the prices are clearly moving in one direction? The prices are moving wildly within a certain range? Through observation you can have a number of ideas to find a price level above which we have little hope that the trade turns in our favor in the short term, or not to proceed further against us by exposing them to excessive drawdown. Stop based on indicators Some traders, lovers of technical analysis, tend to base every aspect of their trading on the results offered by various indicators: list the various methods used would be impossible, so I will limit myself to one example. A fairly common technique is to enter and exit a trade based on the crossing of two moving averages. Stop fixed to N pips The stop loss is set at a certain number of pips from the opening portion of each position. This is an ordinary technique, where the distance is fixed and equal for each trade, such as 20 pips. You should exclude the idea of ??using a stop of this type since there are important gaps. First, it disregards the fact that volatility varies over time and is never fixed. Generally, the shorter the timeframe used, the greater the possibility that the volatility changes. Secondly, it is not connected to the reality of the markets: it does not consider resistance and support or other guidelines which may provide an assessment of the graph. The only people who I think can use a fixed stops are experienced traders who intend to work with a very short term scalping technique, while maintaining a very tight stop loss. Choosing an option or the other, would simplify what cannot be simplified. Every trading system, and each trade is a special case. I have tried to provide meaningful tools to check your initial stop loss: making good use of them can greatly improve your trading.
Forex is serious business, and is no place for fools. True, those who just want to gamble away with their money would serve themselves better at casinos than forex brokers. And no, currency trading is not a game, a pastime, or a sport for those with a lot of leisure time to spare. But forex is by far the most lucrative and profitable financial business for the patient, reasonable, and diligent individual who is willing to invest the time and energy necessary for success. And yes, it is possible to achieve spectacular returns in this market, if you're ready to pay for it: you're going to devote a significant amount of time to learn the rules and better your skills; you'll have to tame your pride when you achieve unbelievable returns on your investments, and suppress your fears when relatively harmless but inevitable losses threaten your determination for success. But in the end, the markets are driven by facts, and if you follow them for profit, the logical consequence of your actions will be profits, nothing more, and nothing less. Forex tips - Get it learn by couple of days The tip that I want to share is that the traders should enter in the world of Forex and trade with real money when they have proper knowledge of the strategies of the trading. I've learned some forex tips and doing some forex analysis after going through the technical analysis tool of dynamics level that I would like to share to beginners: * Stop-Loss guaranteed: to be sure that it's not "around", nor "near", but rather exactly on the rate as you defined. * Full control over your funds: can you control your funds from anywhere, at any desired time? Is it really 24 x 7 x 365? * On-line currency rates: are the rates shown the most updated rates? Is it powered by reliable providers? * Commissions and hidden costs: is the trading at your Forex dealer’s site clearly visible and well informed? Are you paying commission on withdrawals? Are you paying commissions on the trading forex? * On-line Chat or phone contact: are their dealing forex room experts available for your phone calls? Do they offer free numbers and chat services? But the most important point is that the knowledge that you'll gain by trading forex, and having a good understanding of fundamental analysis and economical events, will grant you the literacy that will be useful to you throughout your life. Even if you are perfectly content with a non-trading career, and are happy with your full-time job with little understanding of where the economy is going, you'll eventually find out that to protect your nest egg, you do need to know more about economics and trading, and that by ignoring the risks related to currencies, you're not isolating yourself from them. So to achieve the great profits are possible in the forex market, great returns are achievable if you work hard and place logic and reason above emotion and sensation. If you think that you're capable of this, don't hesitate to begin your career today. If you already trade other markets, your experience in forex will widen your horizon, and enhance your skills and vision. If you're new to trading, this is the field where you'll get priceless education and invaluable experience by learning what moves the markets, and what drives economic developments.
Developing a profitable forex trading strategy requires passion, persistence, and discipline, but most of all it requires that you obtain a genuine and effective forex trading education. There are many forex strategies floating around the internet that you can learn from, some of these are effective, many of them are more trouble than they are worth however. It's important to choose a strategy or system that is easy to follow with your daily trading schedule and that can be applied successfully with your account balance size. Price Action Forex Strategies These strategies will fit both short-term and long-term traders that don't 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: Fundamental Forex Strategies are the based on purely fundamental factors that stand behind the bought and sold currencies. Various fundamental indicators, such as interest rates and macroeconomic statistics, affect the behavior of the Forex market. Price Action Forex Strategies are the currency trading strategies that don't 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 that don't like the delay of the standard indicators and prefer to listen as the market is speaking. Inside Bar Forex trading strategy — a popular system with a nice win/loss ratio but a rather rare occurrence of the proper entry conditions. It doesn't require any indicators and can be applied on the bare candlestick or bar chart. Simple Price Based Forex trading system — an interesting system that was developed by one of the Forex traders recently. It works for any pair (though, EUR/USD is recommended) and in all market conditions. Martingale trading system — is based on the popular betting (gambling) system of the 18th century France. The main principle of this system is to double the bet each time you lose so that if you win (considering a 100% bet win/loss each time) you recover a previous loss and will also gain the first bet amount. If one had an infinite amount of money, this strategy would be a sure-fire thing as with the infinite amount of bets the necessary result will with probability 1 eventually come Support and Resistance Forex trading strategy — is a widely used trading system based on the horizontal levels of support and resistance. These levels are formed by the candlesticks' highs and lows. A break-through of these levels after a period of consolidation gives a signal for a trend. Trading guide Choose an important news release that has an effect on the Forex pairs. For EUR/USD I recommend: U.S. GDP, U.S. nonfarm payrolls, U.S. interest rate decisions, Eurozone interest rate decisions and U.S. budget deficit reports. Stop-loss for the Long position should be set around the 1-2 hour local minimum. Stop-loss for the Song position should be set around the 1-2 hour local maximum. The best way to know when to get into a trade or to get out of a trade is to understand the market signals. This means understanding the market, to a certain extent. You don't have to know it backwards and forwards, that will take trading time and experience. However, having a general market knowledge and knowing what signals to look for will help you to get on a trade quickly and will help you to get out of a trade in order to either maximize profits or minimize losses. Note: You won’t get rich overnight in the forex market, it takes time, effort, and discipline to become a consistently profitable trader. The particular forex trading strategy you use to navigate the market each day can have a profound affect on how you think about and view the market, in other words, on your trading psychology. Forex strategies that teach traders how to “fish for themselves” are the genuine ones that have a higher probability of returning positive results in the long run. Even the best forex trading strategy on earth will not make money if you don’t practice proper restraint and money management. With these simple steps, you will have established some reasonable and common sense approaches to trading. Once you have the basics down, you can then start to work on more detail orientated trading methods and strategies.You today to explore Forex trading strategies and systems with us and hope You find some useful information for yourself that will eventually improve your trading!
Trading in the forex market tends to be a little confusing when you're first starting, which is why it's vital to your success as a trader to understand technical indicators and use them within the framework of your forex trading strategy. Forex indicators assist traders in predicting the direction in which the currency market will travel. Following the indicators will give any forex trader the information they need to work their forex trading strategy. You see technical analysis is just the study of the short term price action in the market. Now, this short term price action is determined by the buyers and sellers in the market. Markets are just buyers and sellers trying to buy or sell. Their emotions rule the markets. When these buyers and sellers all start behaving in the same manner, you can well imagine market can become highly predictable. When things become predictable, they lose their value. This is the exact reason why when majority of the traders use the same indicators they become useless. The different types of Forex trading indicators depend upon the need of an individual. For just a technical support, a trader needs to set up the whole scenario of deriving the very least of information from the indicators. This can be a set up of two or more kinds of indicators which are combined in order to obtain very helpful results. In a layman language, indicators are something which alarms you to trade. It sets up informative surrounding and makes work much easier. It is supported by trend, cycle, volume and momentum in trading. The indicator uses trend to show the ongoing setup of the market. It makes the trader aware of the uprising or downfall in the market which can be used as a piece of information. The Bollinger Bands They give very good signals and can be used as support\resistance indicators, telling us - before the move occurs - that a reversal is prone to happen. When price touches the lower band it is oversold, and when price touches the upper band it is overbought. The trading method for the Bollinger Bands is basically to look for price-action support and resistance levels, and confirm them with bounces on the Bollinger Bands themselves. This results in very high win rate and consistent profits. The Simple Moving Average, or the SMA, is an interesting indicator that most traders do not use in the right way. Most traders use it as a trend-following indicator to enter trades after a trend has been established, however we use it in an entirely different way. For example: The last five closing prices for MSFT are: 28.93+28.48+28.44+28.91+28.48 = 143.24 To calculate the simple moving average formula you divide the total of the closing prices and divide it by the number of periods. 5-day SMA = 143.24/5 = 28.65 The most accurate and predictive way to use the SMA is in the bounce method: we wait for trend to establish, but instead of randomly entering, we wait for price to retrace to the moving average and bounce off it. Relative Strength Index The RSI is the abbreviation of the Relative Strength Index, which is introduced by Mr. Welles Wilder in 1978. The RSI method is one of the Oscillator analysis, which indicates the gapping in the forex market using figures, 0 to 100. RSI = 100 - ( 100 / ( 1 + RS ) ) RS = Average of inclining prices for X days / average of declining prices for X days Now you have to choose which one is best for your trading