Low risk breakout trading in forex
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It is best practiced on a daily time frame to limit the effects of whipsaws and can be used with any currency cross. The first condition which must be met to initiate a long entry is for the 150 SMA to be below the price action, thus signifying a bull trend. Conversely, a short entry signal is generated when the 150 SMA is above the price action, signifying a bear trend, and RSI and the Stochastic are in the overbought area. As soon as the Stochastic’s fast and slow lines make a bearish crossover, you must enter short on the next price bar.
Stop-loss, profit target We said that this strategy offers a high degree of capital protection because it places stop-loss levels at the most recent swing low. At that point you can either exit the entire trade, scale out of it and use a trailing stop, or keep the entire position and trail your stop. The trailing stop is typically placed below the low of the previous bar in a bull trend, or above the high of the previous bar in a bear trend. We have used an hourly chart for the example above to show that it too can generate reliable signals, although whipsaws will be much more frequent compared to the daily time frame. As you can see, a strong and protracted bull trend was in motion, as indicated by the rising 150-period SMA. RSI was deep in the oversold area, while the Full Stochastic performed a bullish crossover, generating a long entry signal. Thus, we will enter above the high of bar 1, or at 1.
3596, scoring a profit of 13 pips. We can instead remain on the market as the stochastic becomes overbought and immediately trail our stop to breakeven. As soon as we reach a 1:1 risk-reward ratio, we can scale out half of our position and leave the remainder on the market to capitalize on a possible extension of the up-move. For the second part of the trade you can trail your stop below the previous bar’s low and move it up as each new bull trend bar forms. The market later generated several other possible long entry positions and each one of them could have at least earned a scalper’s profit, while running very tight stops and keeping risk low.
Founded in 2013, Binary Tribune aims at providing its readers accurate and actual financial news coverage. Trading forex, stocks and commodities on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Swing traders tend to trade the daily charts and some may even get down to the shorter time frame charts to chose a good entry or exit that can be found using price action techniques. A losing trader can do little to transform himself into a winning trader. A losing trader is not going to want to transform himself. Some swing traders will look at the much larger time frames like the monthly and the weekly to see what the general long term swing is and if there is a possibility of an upswing or downswing happening as price nears major swing points, then they will generally get down to the smaller time frames to choose the perfect entry in line with what they see on the much larger time frames. I use will not be suitable for you because your trading personality is different from mine.