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The 10 Best Forex Strategies I've found in over 10 years of trading…
When it comes to selecting strategies to trade, you have the choice between buying one off-the-shelf or trawling the Internet for freebies. The trouble with free forex trading strategies is that they are usually worth about as much as you pay for them. They haven’t been tested, and there is little evidence of their reliability.
The strategies covered here on the other hand, are ones that either I or successful traders I know have used in a consistently profitable fashion…
The Bladerunner is an exceptionally good EMA crossover strategy, suitable across all timeframes and currency pairs. It is a trending strategy that tries to pick breakouts from a continuation and trade the retests.
The Bolly Band Bounce Trade is perfect in a ranging market. Many traders use it in combination with confirming signals, to great effect. If Bollinger Bands appeal to you, this one is well worth a look.
Overlapping Fibonacci trades are the favourites of some traders I have known. Used on their own, their reliability can be a little lower than some of the others strategies, but if you use them in conjunction with appropriate confirming signals, they can be extremely accurate.
As mentioned above, the Bladerunner is a trend following strategy. The Bladerunner reversal just as effectively picks entries from situations where the trend reverses and price begins to trade on the other side of the EMA’s.
The flip side of the pop and stop, this strategy trades savage breakouts to the downside.
Fibonacci Pivot Trades combine Fibonacci retracements and extensions with daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly pivots. The emphasis here is on using these combinations with daily pivots only, but the idea can easily be extended to longer timeframes incorporating any combination of pivots.
The Dual Stochastic Trade users two stochastics – one slow and one fast – in combination to pick areas where price is trending but overextended in a short term retracement, and about to snap back into a continuation of the trend.
The extra volatility you get when London opens presents some unique opportunities. The London Hammer Trade is my take on an attempt to capitalise on these opportunities. Especially effective during the London session, it can be used at any time when price is likely to be taking off strongly in one direction, and possibly reversing from an area of support/resistance just as strongly.
If you’ve ever tried to chase price when it bounds away to the upside, only to suffer the inevitable loss when it just as quickly reverses, you will want the secret of the pop and stop trade in your trader’s arsenal. There is a simple trick to determining whether or not price will continue in the direction of the breakout, and you must know it in order to profit from these situations.
The forex fractal is not just a strategy but a concept of market fundamentals that you really need to know in order to understand what price is doing, why it is doing it, and who is making it move. This is the kind of inside info that took me years and many thousands of dollars to learn. It’s yours here for free, so make use of it.
Like most traders who eventually succeed I have spent my fair share of nights lying awake in bed staring at the ceiling
I’ve been trading over 10 years now, and a few years back made the decision to set down all I knew and had learned, in an effort to help other traders, as well as crystallise ideas and the market’s many instructive lessons, in my own mind. Most of all, I wanted to pinpoint…
WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T WORK IN FOREX TRADING!
From all the courses, seminars and so on I had done, and most especially, the many thousands of hours spent sitting in front of charts trading, I began to distill the essentials. By this stage I was well armed for the task, having progressed through those stages surviving traders endure. Each stage had layered its many lessons in a sequential and building manner.
But the one WATERSHED moment came when I threw away everything I’d been told was essential and just concentrated on what I’d learned about RAW PRICE ACTION!
Most teachers of Price Action Trading preach that it’s all about simplicity, i.e. stripping the indicators from your charts (although they usually substitute them with their own half-baked indicators or magical candle formulas.) They are at best, only half right.
The sort of Price Action I’m talking about is what I trade – and teach – these days. This is where you strip all the non-performing baggage off your charts and – armed with a detailed knowledge of what actually drives the market – trade the raw movements of price:
1) At the right time
2) Using the right currency pairs
3) With the right risk parameters etc.
4) And most especially, trading off the secret levels where the Big Dog traders hunt! (And just a note here: the Paleo indicator that comes as a bonus to the Price Action Engine course automatically plots these on your MetaTrader charts!)
When I first adopted this approach it felt like invisible chains that had been wrapped around me, fell at my feet. As I emptied my mind of all the parameters, signals and triggers that were jumping out of all the indicators I had choking my charts, and incorporated the fundamental price action knowledge I had gained, price revealed how it moved in an organic manner, and how it acted and reacted throughout a trading session.
In a relatively short space of time I began to feel I had finally entered the world of the market as an active participant in control of my destiny, rather than the confused and locked-out observer I’d always felt like in the past.
That is the way I want YOU to feel when YOU trade, and I am certain that if you take all you can learn from this series and AuthenticFX generally, and apply it correctly, it is how you WILL feel!
I wish you all the very best in your own career as a forex trader. And if you are reading this at one of those times when nothing seems to go right and you’re about to give up, remember that I’ve been there, and it is possible to pass through to the other side. I can offer no better encouragement than the immortal words of Winston Churchill:
When you’re going through hell, keep going!
I trade mostly the AUDUSD, and mostly during the Asian session, as these represent the bulk of trading opportunities available to me during my waking hours. The strategies presented here however, can be traded across all time zones and all currencies.
I have used and developed many strategies over the years, and I teach the essentials of the best of these in this short course.