Forex Strategies Guide for Day and Swing Traders

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When choosing a FX EA trading robot it is important to understand how the fx robot trades, how it opens a trade and manages the opened forex trades. Also known as forex technical indicators , a technical MetaTrader indicator is generated by a mathematical calculation based on historic price data, aiming to forecast market direction.

A robot trading forex FX EA can make use of such indicators and even load them on the trading chart, however since the indicators are based on previous data they shouldn't be blindly trusted. Metatrader scripts can be used to start multiple forex operations or the same operation on multiple charts, just like the forex robots.

Usually they are set to run only one time unlike the forex expert advisors but here are also scripts that can run in the background, performing the same operation in a loop. MetaTrader templates are pre-defined settings for charting. They help the forex trader to quickly customize a chart by simply loading the template to it, instead of having to place objects, MetaTrader indicators or forex expert advisors every time they open a new chart.

A forex strategy represents a set of analyses that a forex trader uses to determine whether to buy or sell a currency pair at any given time. Successful forex trading strategies can be based on technical analysis charting tools or fundamental, news-based events. It is widely accepted that one of the biggest mistakes new traders do is to migrate from one forex trading strategy to another forex trading strategy , therefore never learning to trade a specific forex strategy.

The foreign exchange market forex , FX, or currency market is a global decentralized market for the trading of currencies.

This includes all aspects of buying, selling and exchanging currencies at current or determined prices. It is a fast-growing and one of the most heavily traded markets in the world. The daily trading turnover on Forex is worth almost 4 trillion US dollars. The currency trading brokers forex brokers are firms that provide currency traders with access to a trading platform that allows them to buy and sell foreign currencies.

A currency trading broker, also known as a retail forex broker , or forex broker , handles a very small portion of the volume of the overall foreign exchange market. Currency traders use these FX brokers to access the hour currency market. MetaTrader is a trading platform developed by MetaQuotes Software for online trading in the forex, contract for differences CFDs and futures markets.

MT4 or MT5, as they are commonly known, can be downloaded for free directly from the MetaQuotes web site metaquotes. RobotFX builds MetaTrader expert advisors and indicators to help traders trading forex. In downtrend price below MA , the EA only openes short trades.

Stochastic gives the exact trade entry, when it crosses in the overbought zone opposite for long entries in uptrend. That applies to any trades, even those opened by itself. This may also be changed in a future version. In the trading chart above, the Heiken Ashi is in uptrend on H1 and H4, meaning that the Heiken Ashi color is green up on both of these timeframes.

The timeframe left-up shows the color of the current candle for all the time-frames available in Metatrader The trend detecting indicator is easy to uderstand, as seen on the above MetaTrader chart The Trend Trader indicator can be used for both identifying the trend as well as the trading and managing opened trades. When this happens, the winning trade is usually closed: The expert advisor trails the price using various methods: Metatrader expert advisors Forex expert advisors or forex EA are automated trading systems robot fx programmed for the Metatrader platform.

Metatrader indicators Also known as forex technical indicators , a technical MetaTrader indicator is generated by a mathematical calculation based on historic price data, aiming to forecast market direction. Metatrader scripts Metatrader scripts can be used to start multiple forex operations or the same operation on multiple charts, just like the forex robots. But as you can see from the simple math…if you have a viable strategy, and are disciplined and practiced enough to follow it, great returns are possible.

But here, it just makes sense in the way everything is explained. And you reiterate some basic tenets time and again which is great for us newbies. You make a great teacher, thanks. I have a tdameritrade accout. Do you have or know of a good course that can teach someone like me how to start off with say 5, I just need to do this.. I need training and someone trustworthy who is not just trying to sell me a bag of goods….

Long-term goals are good. Most traders find a return they are comfortable with and that is what they make it MAY be a dollar amount, or a percentage amount, or a certain number of pips in the forex market. Everyone is different…even if they are trading the same strategy. Some people are more aggressive, some people are more conservative, some people can trade all day, some people can trade for an hour.

Expect to work hard for at least 6 months to a year before you start to see income. Several months will be spent in a demo account trading fake money and making sure you can actually make a profit. Even once you know it strategy it takes time to learn all the variables to watch for, and to develop the confidence to place trades exactly when they need to placed not a second before or a second after.

You have some things to work on first. I assume you are interested in day trading? I would read through some of the free forex content in the Tutorials drop down menu for a basic understanding of the market and some general strategies to get you started and practicing in a demo account.

I have compiled a Forex Guide https: Thanks for the comprehensive overview! Just one quick question regarding the day trading section: In other words, can I apply all of my buying power for each of the 20 trading days and still sell all my positions at the end of each day and not violate the policy?

So, instead of having 20 trading days, we would only have about 6 trading days for a total of 30 actual trades 6 x 5 trades a day. Please let me know if I am not understanding the freeriding rule correctly because it would awesome if I could max out my buying power each day! Thank you for your time.

It is best to check with your broker or the broker you intend to trade with …so you and them are both clear on how you wish to trade and can handle any issues now before you begin day trading. I have never experienced a problem with this. Day traders often make MANY trades in the same and different stocks each day.

Most day traders use all, or most of, their capital in a day…or even WAY more, if you add up the value of many trades which could be taken in a day. As long as you have capital and margin to cover all your trades, you are fine. As long as your positions are closed before the closing bell, no need to worry about settlement too much. BUT AGAIN…check with your broker so you are in full compliance with any day trading rules they may specifically have some brokers impose additional restrictions, etc.

Yes, there are several sites and platforms, and even brokers, that suport this type of functionality. In forex they are typically called PAMM accounts. I am in the UK and looking for a platform for a begunner for for ex market and eventually will use the same platform from a demo version to real version after some months.

Maybe investing 10k gdp. Can you please advise what platform I should use in the UK? Taxes and tax rates will depend on where you live, and if trading is your primary income how often you trade. Hi, I was wondering why you do not mention day trading options. Options are a great market. I prefer the mentioned markets for day trading. The CME imposes position limits on traders…. You would likely experience problems before these limits though.

As you start getting bigger and even in the 10 to 30 contract range you will start to get partially filled on your winning trades but always receive all the contracts on a losing trade.

Here, it is your capital that will cap your position size. I want to start trading but not not got a trading account yet, but my question is when I do set a trading account up what is the lease amount of money I can put in my trading account where I can start making a good amount of money. How much capital you need varies by market, and whether you want to day trade or swing trade.

Since this is a day trading article, I will assume you are interested in day trading. For how much money you need to day trade, see: Open a real account only after you have proven to yourself that you can profitable in a demo account for several months in a row. You can eventually make a living off that. This does take time though—expect to practice for at least 6 months to a year before you start to see profitable returns in a demo account. Then another few months to acclimatize yourself to trading with real money.

So it is possible, but not common. I prefer boring any day. I trade the trends that occur, and step aside for news events only entering after into normal trend trades.

My bread and butter is being able to trade everyday boring moves. For some people, there may be more opportunity in some markets than others, but for me, I do the exact same thing no matter what market I trade, so the results are pretty much exactly the same.

I do trade big momentum moves as they occur in forex, stocks and futures. Some days are bigger, but that is just what the market provides, and not a function of the market I am trading.

All markets provide ample opportunity way more than any trader can take advantage of. Of course, each person trades in their own way, so if they have a strategy that works on stock-based news events, but nothing else, then they should trade stocks.

But I can only speak for me. I focus on boring everyday trends, which makes how I trade fairly universal across markets, and not much changes when I switch from one market to another…except that stocks require a lot more capital for the same return I get elsewhere.

I should also point out that I could care less if I am trading against all algos. If you talked to forex traders, they will say that trading forex is great. If you talk to futures traders they will say trading futures is great.

All these markets exist because people succeed at trading them while the mast majority lose. Whether you trade stocks, forex or futures, your odds or success are the same low! By all means trade stocks if you like them. But forex and futures are also viable options. Put 6 months to a year of hard work into any market, and your odds of success are the same, and your income likely will be as well.

Have traded all three markets, profitably, for multiple years, I can say that without question. The only difference is the capital you need to trade them and a few details like trading hours, etc.

But that said, trade what interests you most. I agree that the good traders stay silent. Thanks for your knowledgeable response. I just still disagree with your analysis of returns possible in FX and futures. If they could, they would be managing a successful, small hedge fund and the world would know about it. I just think you should be steering newer traders away from FX and futures if possible since it is way harder to find trades with context and tempting to overtrade.

Technical trading alone in FX and futures can still lead to big drawdowns. And how could any new trader expect to compete with algos anyway? So you are correct, as soon as large sums of money hedge fund are involved, the returns drop because it becomes harder to find liquidity and great trades with more capital …but my focus here is the individual trader, who CAN make seemingly high returns.

There is so much money passing back and forth that based on my strategies it seems to be the easiest to day trade. Futures are also good, and another market I really like because of the inherent leverage in them.

But I disagree on steering traders away from futures and FX. If you know what you are looking for, these are more lucrative markets, because much less capital can be utilized effectively. So with pretty much everything being equal, I choose forex or futures because they are more accessible to the person starting out with a smaller bankroll. So you need to be losing all trades and not winning any to see any significant drawdown…and since our winners are bigger than losers it takes less winners to make back the loss.

So with a good strategy drawdowns are minimal, and in a worst case scenario it is a VERY slow capital drain, but if this is happening the trader can hopefully work on finding the issue that is causing the drain in capital before it becomes significant. Cory, thank you again for your diligent response. You are clearly passionate about this industry and about helping others.

It is evident in your patient thought and articulate delivery. Less successful traders than you who would have quickly dismissed my first question and then arrogantly summarized my commitment and character.

Some of these traders worked very hard and still failed. I wish I would have engaged some good mentors early on. Most of my trading knowledge was built by observing and reading about every good trader I could find. Almost doubled my money until I got burnt out and lost control of my emotions. From that experience, I learned that good health is just as important as any trading strategy.

I know it sounds wacky, but I believe in adrenal fatigue, and I think adrenaline does often flow during trading. But there are ways to effectively manage it. I did this while working a full-time job. It was always interesting trying to speak intelligently on an incoming call while managing an erratic position. Anyway, my family kind of lost faith in trading as income after that, or whether it was even healthy. But given that a vet like you says there are opportunities in every market, I believe it.

I have recently taken an interest in futures. I know you mentioned Daytrading Academy. My only concern with them is that I have not seen the lead traders offer any live trading statements to tradingschoolsorg for example. Look forward to transferring some of my skills in equities to futures using a gentle approach that starts in demo!

Here is an article that discusses what you are talking about…adrenaline fatigue…although this article refers to it as self-control fatigue. Self-Control In Day Trading: The Biological Factors https: As for The Day Trading Academy…I have taken their course I had already been a trader for 8 or 9 years, but knew some traders with the DTA and wanted to see what they were learning. I thought it was a great program. Although they trade in a similar fashion to me, so I liked that. I think it was Forex I was trading with.

So my question is how do I trade if I want to start trading again and to earn an income all so how much can I earn per month, or does it go off how much I put in my my trading account thanks and kind regards Mark Wheatley. It takes time to learn how to trade. It is not something where you can deposit some money and hope to make a consistent profit.

Also, the advice of a broker will likely never make you money. I would also recommend starting with more than The demo trading should reflect as accurately as possibly how you will trade in the real money account. Your demo account should be showing a profit each month, for several months in a row, before you open another account with real money.

Your income potential will vary. Expect to lose money the first few months once you open the live account after months of demo trading. Trading real money is psychologically tougher than trading a demo account, so it can take some time to adjust.

After that, your income is up to you. There are lots of free tutorials on the site, under the trading tutorials menu. There is also the Forex Strategies Guide which provides a more thorough overview of forex trading. Your dedication to trading is admirable. They are grossly exaggerated. They mislead anyone who wants to be in the profession. Also, the potential in futures and forex is way lower due to the talent of those competing. Also more volatility opportunities in stocks.

This is what you can make, not what you will make. Most people who attempt trading are never even profitable…that is clearly stated with several links provided in the article to actual stats. This level is reserved for those who dedicate themselves not only to understanding the market, but understanding how to practice and how to control their personal tendencies.

I have multiple articles on the site stating your chances at day trading success are slim based solely on the numbers. But if you are one of the ones who relentlessly dedicates themselves to honing their craft, then the math above simply works. This article is what you are striving for. It is possible, but it is reserved for those few put in the most work. I have published statements and provided proof in the past on this site.

Even if you decided it was possible, you would still need to put in the thousands of hours it takes to reach the level discussed in the article. And very few people that have determination. Although their opinions may be useful for what not to do. I feel it is important to tell people what is possible, otherwise the bar stays low.

And in the financial industry it has been set VERY low. That is just not good enough for me, and so I found ways to improve on that. This goes for professional traders as well. All markets are good day trading markets. I personally prefer the forex market, but futures and stocks are also great. Realistic scenario, is that you will make no money for the first year or two. I say this because you should not be even using real money for the first few years. The real issue is you need a mentor and coach.

Finding that is uber difficult.