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Maxjoy Jul 24, 2019 6:19am | Post# 1

Scalper's Heaven / Morph Scalping Methodology
 
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Good day folks,

I would like to create a place, where scalpers can interact and exchange ideas on scalping the MAJORS.
The idea is simply to bring and connect like-minded traders, so we can all learn, develop a thrive from each-others experience.

RULES:

- Live Trades/Live Accounts ONLY - no Demo BS!
- This is a Scalpers thread - so post only your scalps with SL under 15 pips, keep your swing trades and trades w/out SL for other threads!
- Every... and I mean EVERY trade entry should be posted with the CHART, SL, Target, Reason for entry. If you don't have 'em - go to the Casino!
- Any type of SIGNAL posting will be DELETED!
- Don't clutter the thread with unnecessary and off-topic chatter.
- Last but not least - be nice to each other and make money!

LIVE TRADE CHARACTERISTICS AND ETIQUETTE:

All posted trades should be with pre-determined SL which should be under 15-20 pips. and pre-determined TP. Reasons for SL and TP. Don't forget you charts!
Don't rush to post while trading, you can post later your best and well thought trades... we don't need signal services!

EXAMPLE:

Entry - Short at 1.12782 - Bearish Engulfing on H1 + tweezers top + Fib. Level repels PA.
SL=8 pips - above local top
TP - Support at 1.1190/1200 and PA confirmation.

Exit - 1.12204 - Bull divergence, bounce from Demand area, engulfing and HH. P/L = +56.4, RRR = 8/1
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RimJim Jul 24, 2019 4:36pm | Post# 2

Interesting.. keep going

hramir Jul 24, 2019 9:13pm | Post# 3

WHATS YOUR SETTING?

Maxjoy Jul 25, 2019 7:28am | Post# 4

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Entry - Long at 1.11408 / 1 pip negative slip on entry - bounce off of local demand area, break of falling wedge on M1
SL=4 pips - under local bottom
TP - 1.1215 - H&S re-test area on H1 (alternative exit at top of Fib. - 1.1172, PA confirmation)

Edit - closed at +1... forgot that ECB is due in 5 min. ... those spikes will def. trigger my stop...
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Maxjoy Jul 25, 2019 9:23am | Post# 5

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Edit - closed at +1... forgot that ECB is due in 5 min. ... those spikes will def. trigger my stop...
That volatility... I knew it!

Good that I closed that trade. PA accommodating my swing positions - but that's for another thread...
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Maxjoy Jul 26, 2019 5:13am | Post# 6

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Entry - Long at 1.11343 - M15 - Engulfing candle + bounce off of Fib. 38%, M1 - entry at retest of break TL at the Fib area of 23/38% following div. on RSI.
SL=3 pips - initially under previous bottom, just moved it to BE...
TP - 1.1215 - H&S re-test area on H1 (alternative exit at top of Fib. - 1.1172, PA confirmation)

EDIT - Stopped at +1
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venividivici Jul 26, 2019 6:49pm | Post# 7

nice..ill be watching

Maxjoy Jul 28, 2019 9:47am | Post# 8

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Weekend wisdom...
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Maxjoy Jul 29, 2019 9:19am | Post# 9

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Entry - Long at 1.11202 - H1 div. on RSI. + long wicks show bear exhaustion. triple bottoming in progress. M15 - similar scenario and signs like on H1.
Entry on M1 following breakout and retest ot the break area.

SL=4 pips - under last swing of demand area on M1

TP - 1.1215 - H&S re-test area on H1 (alternative exit at top of Fib. - 1.1172, PA confirmation)

EDIT: SL=BE
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Maxjoy Jul 29, 2019 1:55pm | Post# 10

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So far, so good... locking 5 pips w/SL
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HiddenGap Jul 29, 2019 4:57pm | Post# 11

- Every... and I mean EVERY trade entry should be posted with the CHART, SL, Target, Reason for entry. If you don't have 'em - go to the Casino!
Are you saying one cannot scalp without a profit target? What about using a trailing stop? Does that automatically shift the trade from scalp to position?

- Any type of SIGNAL posting will be DELETED!.....Don't rush to post while trading, you can post later your best and well-thought trades... we don't need signal services! (emphasis added)
Finally, somebody gets it.

Maxjoy Jul 29, 2019 6:49pm | Post# 12

{quote} Are you saying one cannot scalp without a profit target? What about using a trailing stop? Does that automatically shift the trade from scalp to position? {quote} Finally, somebody gets it.
Hey bruv, long time no see

I'm not saying that one cannot scalp w/out TP... or SL for that matter...
Real scalping is done for few pips at the time, without set TP or SL, as the trader is on the "trigger", looking to catch minor moves in either direction, sometimes risking more than he/she intents to gain.

This thread has something a bit different in mind...

One of the few approaches and styles I apply to my trading (market condition and volatility dependent) is the Intuitive Morph Scalping Methodology (IMS) a.k.a. Fusion Scalping.

So, when it comes to SL and TP, this is my personal view (no one have to agree on this):
- MM is the most important aspect in trading, not the trading itself. Huge portion of your time should be allocated in finding the right trade, not being in it!
- Having predetermined SL gives you clear view on what's your Risk, having TP - clear idea on what you are expecting to gain. Here is your Trade Plan. Otherwise you have no RRR, you have no complete Trade Plan, simple as that.
- SL capped to 15-20 pips, hence the precision of the entry needed and the larger RRR expectancy should one succeeds. Furthermore - having set SL (tight-ish) would lead to: A) Fast exit if you are wrong, and afterwards you'll be able to asses where things went wrong - bad analysis or wrong SL positioning - that's how you become better at this game. B) Higher Reward to Risk Ratio, should your trade is executed well and TP met (or trailing SL, etc.)

To answer your question - Yes, you might go without TP set in stone, but just mention your expectations on where should/could PA go, and your plan to manage position by trailing stops... afterwards, explain how you have managed the exit. The most important is the Thought Process behind it! Predetermined SL is a must!

All this is not only educational (for those reading the thread), but also opens a door to a constructive discussion on Entry/Exit/Position management/SL placement topics.

So, basically the idea of the thread is to bring like-minded individuals with similar trade styles to collaborate, discuss and get some exposure to various trade approaches when having the same, tight trade criteria.

When it comes to ppl posting they entries w/out charts and reasoning, or shouts of direction, etc... I stray away from such threads and will do my best to keep this one clean of any gurus and fortune tellers (w/out any backed logic, charts, trade plan, etc.)

Last but not least - hope you'll find the thread interesting and contribute whenever you feel like

Cheers!

HiddenGap Jul 30, 2019 12:51am | Post# 13

To be fair, I do not consider myself a scalper, but rather a day trader. Meaning I am not necessarily looking to pick up a few ticks, but rather a few points.

Volatility plays an import role in my trading (as it does in yours). I like to use volatility-based profit targets (partial exits). The intent is to take profit as volatility expands and at the same time stay in a trade as long as the market will let you.

I don't believe in Risk/Reward Ratios. Mainly because you can't define it if you do not know what each component is. Even if one assumes that the initial stop (Risk) will always be hit and never go beyond it, Market-based exits can't be predetermined. Specifically, I don't know when or where volatility will expand.

At any rate, I'm anxious to see where this thread goes. I'm sure there will be nuggets for all kinds of traders to gleam.

Maxjoy Jul 30, 2019 2:45am | Post# 14

To be fair, I do not consider myself a scalper, but rather a day trader. Meaning I am not necessarily looking to pick up a few ticks, but rather a few points....
That's exactly what Morph Scalping is about - Fusion between scalpers entry precision, minimizing risk and day-trader's target approach... plus few other tricks...

Maxjoy Jul 30, 2019 3:55am | Post# 15

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SL moved to +10 (including overnight swap charges) following the break out of the flag.
Possible second entry if price revisits breakout area...
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Maxjoy Jul 30, 2019 10:11am | Post# 16

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Manual exit with P/L of 23.5 pips, as bearish PA is more and more visible on H1 and M15. H1 RSI flat tops - Div.
Acheaved RRR - 5.56

Possible correction in to1.1230 area, will follow PA.
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Maxjoy Aug 7, 2019 5:15am | Post# 17

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Following the bearish bias on H1 and the break down from 1.1196 neck line and current support I entered short with 3 pip stop.
Will try to target 1.1097.
The charts are pretty much self-explanatory.

EDIT: SL=BE
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Maxjoy Aug 7, 2019 7:04am | Post# 18

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PA shows no strong momentum after the break + exhaustion at Fib. level.
Manual exit at RRR 2:1
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Maxjoy Aug 9, 2019 2:36am | Post# 19

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Entry - Short at 1.11939 - M15 - Rising wedge break, H1 - RSI negative teritory, PA touch of MA21 & MA100 + Resistance zone
SL=4.7 pips over local top
TP - 1.1097 - Fib. 100% zone. (Alternative exit at 1.1130/40 zone, PA confirmation)

Hope Trump wont interfere with PA like yesterday...
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Maxjoy Aug 9, 2019 3:16am | Post# 20

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Stopped at BE, London has something else in mind I guess...
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