I appreciate the clarification.
I am using "Waddah_Attar_Explosion", a custome indicator which downloaded from FF, plus OBV to check on the volume change. As you can see from my attached chart, the buy volume is getting less and change colour to red (sell); by that time, OBV also moving downward. it mean selling volume is increasing. However, it ur own decision during this time whether to keep it on or take what ever it is good, as long as it is +ve figure or take the minimum lost, don't hope, trade along with the trend.
Btw, from my previous post, I said short is getting strong and breakout because it break the main trend line, BB is opened and parabolic sar is showing down trend. so, it seem down trend is happening.
Any notice this channel
I am not sure if I am on to something since this is my first week testing this. Like many I got this indicator from FF. I am not sure how it works but so far this week, look how it has bounce off the channel and I put both take profit on the top and bottom of the channel and both has resulted in profit....
Do you know the name of the indicator ? or attach it here and we might be able to tell you more about it.
Looks like one of the channel indicators
I found some info on GJ on FF, good to have a look. http://www.forexfactory.com/showthre...6691&page=1004.
My short has closed for a loss at the other side of the box. I had one BE and one loss this week.
I canceled my short because I did not like the wave movement. I will try again next week.
Is august a bad month for forex? anyone?
It might be a slow month not necessariliy bad month for trading as long as you know how to manage your trade. 368 pips this week on G/J and E/J.
I follow ACE system for entry blindly, becuase it give me a great entry setup. Exit is based on my rules, which lets me make pips on regular basis.
Please share your exit strategy...
TP by Support and Resistance
black - entry
red - s/l
blue - tp1
as for G/j u can see that the resistance for previous weeks as it when up to test it. is either it break it for fail to break it or ranging there.
in this case, a Tp1 could be set just below the resistance and let tp2 or tp3 to run if it break the resistance.
unforturnately. it fail to break the resistance. but tp1 is hit if u set @ the resistance. same goes for e/j
hope tat helps~
I am more focused on the risk side. You certainly have prospered on the Reward side.
I am sure you put a lot of personal knowledge into your trades but what indicators do you use.
It really helps - I did the same thing even dhough i made a mistake of reentering on EJ after being stopped out at BE. One questions - to establish S and R are you usng a specific indicator or just simple drawing? Also do you look at the indicators in the bottom?
2 cents worth
personally, for my opinion i prefer using clean chart w/o indis to see and draw the TL, Support N resistance.
On larger TF, this line are definitely stronger den smaller tf.
this indis on my chart are for diff system. i din apply on tis system though.
waiting for next wk trade. hope it will be a good one
I think we got some good advice from the previous posts. I will try again and will manage my trade-all the time watching key resistance areas. Do not let your pips slip away.
I would like to present a concept different from my trading plan and more in line with Ace's method.
This is plain mathematics, not a new trading stategy. Lets look at the input parameters for this basic analysis. Lets assume the following:
1. the average box is 100 pips. I know it is normally bigger but the mathematics still apply and this makes it easier to calculate my analysis.
2. If I remember the thread numbers, Ace says that with a TP3 standard take profit multiplier, wins 46% of the time on average. Lets say it is 50%
3. Basic premise, let trade run to Friday or TP3 whichever occurs first.
4. Stop loss would be 100 pips in this example.
So, if we apply risk/reward it is 1:3. If we lose 3 times out of four entries, we breakeven. ie one win of 300 pips versus 3, 100 pip loses.
If we win 2 times out of 4 on average based on history, we win 600 pips on two wins, minus 2, 100 pip losses for 400 pips net profit for every four trades on average (assuming TP3 is hit on each winning trade).
Lets assume we use a 5% risk of original capital. Also, lets assume $10 per pip to make calculation easy. If we have $20,000 in account, 5% is $1,000. 1 Lot times 100 pips times $10 is $1000. So we trade 1 Lot
Ok, here is the question. If we used a higher risk %, what is the best box multiplier for TP. In other words, Ace suggest TP3 gives the best profit. But what if TP1.5 is reached 3 times more often than TP3. If we increased our risk to 7.5% (1.5 Lots) and used TP1.5 we could be far far ahead in profit as our win rate would go from 50% to 70 to 80%. Even if we still had a 50% win rate, we would make the same money with a lower TP because our Lot size was propotionally higher. If our win rate went up to 70% or 80%, obviously we would gain more profit than the original method.
Apparently Ace and others have back test data back to 2005. If we applied this logic, it may prove to be far more profitable than trying to win 300 to 500 pips on each trade. Maybe 150 can be reached way more often and we just increase our risk percent.
Just some thoughts. Backtesting for the most often hit pip profit is essential. Again, just mathematics based on risk/reward. I would also assume, a different SL may be essential.
My exit strategy is quite simple. SL moved to BE for all open postion once TP1 is hit.
No indicators just Price Action.
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