Forex Trading Strategy: Steps Everywhere
If you go back and check your chart on different time frames, you will find a wonderful treasure in plain sight. It is a low risk, easy to trade short term setup. The setups that I am referring to are your bullish and bearish steps. They are easy to spot as they resemble the steps you climb and descend on a daily basis.
The bullish steps:Your bullish steps are steps in which each candle is higher up than the preceding candle. When you notice the beginning of steps building, you want to look for your entry opportunity. In a set of bullish steps, price will drop below the high and often below the close (and sometimes close to the open) of the previous candle before continuing upward. First note the high and the close of the previous candle. When you note that price has fallen below the high, allow it to fall until you get a valid reversal confirmation in your candlesticks, going in the direction of your bullish steps. If you are trading a time frame that will allow you to do it, go to a smaller time frame and look for a valid reversal signal in harmony with that trend for an entry, so that you can have a tighter stop loss.
The bearish steps:
Your bearish steps are steps in which each candle is lower than the preceding candle. In your bearish steps price will climb above the previous day's low and often time the close or even close to the open before resuming it's bearish pursuit. Allow price to trade above the low, then switch to a smaller time frame and begin to look for your entry point on your candlestick reversal in the direction of the bearish steps. Your stop loss should be placed the number of pips that you are comfortable with above the candlestick reversal pattern.
Please note that this is a short term strategy as your steps will eventually disappear, but they are a relatively profitable trade set up while they are in force.
WARNING: DO NOT TAKE THE TRADE IN THE DIRECTION OF THE STAIRS UNTIL YOU GET A VALID REVERSAL PATTERN!!!!!!
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This blog is not in anyway an enticement or solicitation to trade in the Forex Market. These tips are for informational purposes only and are not to be substituted for legal advice or council. I have written this blog in hopes that it will help you to avoid some of the terrifying pitfalls I had in the Forex Market before I learned better.