DislikedHi guys, Can you guide me from where to start reading, because the thread is huge! I would like to thank you in advance!Ignored
Here is a quick introduction to this Trading Made Simple thread:
Trading made Simple for beginners : Post#52,707
A short history by pioneer member snarlyjack Post#110
Our late OP eelfranz aka Big E spent 6,000 hours: Post#6 and he evolved as a trader and went on and developed two trading methods.
5-Method and 21/233 Method Post#3018, Post#4104,
After months of postings and answering many frequently asked questions FAQs,
eelfranz made the jump to this new Trading Made Simple thread on 26 April 2011... Post#4432
In Post#1, he explained how he traded the H4 chart timeframe and he also trade the H1 chart during the NY session. This suited his lifestyle being retired and the time zone he lived. Sadly he passed away in Oct 2012.
Two very important posts: Post#261 and Post#647, give a simple summary of what this 5-Method is and the basic forex stuff we check before we look for the TDI setups to trade.
TMS 5-Method Basic Rules: Post#53,841
Always check the #1- Price Action first, then #2- TDI Post#3142
Big E wanted us to build this TMS thread together... Post#4,432
The only two indicators which we use and the most recent versions are:-
the Synergy_Pro_APB which has the Price Action Channel build-in
the Synergy_Pro_TDI, an updated version which work in realtime market
these are found in the package Synergy_Pro zip : Post#50,241
Read all of Big E’ posts... 861posts in the Craig Harris Stochastics thread and 463 posts in this TMS thread....and make notes on those training charts he posted. Pay attention whenever he mentioned PA and what you see on his training charts.
Learn the basic stuff about forex trading first. A good place to start is www.babypips.com/school
If you want to trade the way Big E described in Post#1, make sure you use his template , the Synergy HA candles and use that TDI Red Green version all these in Post#25.
Note that the TDI Red Green version repaints all the bars in history so you cannot use this when you do back-testing by scrolling back your charts. The better way is to run this in live market and trade the TMS setups based on what you see without refreshing your charts. When you want to trade with entries on the APB#1 and APB#2 candles, always wait for the price bar/candle to close and use the TDI to confirm the setup.
About the Trader Dynamic Index aka TDI:
It is an indicator using multiple moving average of the RSI data. The RSI is derived from the market real price hence the TDI is always lagging the Price Action. To have as good understaning of the TDI, read this book by John Hayden.
RSI: The Complete Guide Post#27,110 .
Warning: Do Not believe in anyone or website telling you that there is a leading TDI developed.
About lagging indicators:
There is nothing wrong in using a lagging indicator so long as you know how to read the price action and apply just a few simple PA rules and let the TDI confirms the PA when trading this 5-Method.
Read this thread on regular basis and keep up to date with the developments.
If you are overwhelmed (information overload) by the number of posts and the loads of information and variations shared by other traders here, the best thing to do is to stop reading and go back to the basics what Big E mentioned in his 463 posts in this thread and 861 posts in the CSH thread. First you learn and master the 5-Method first before you start add your own tweaks and make a new ‘system’ of your own.
TMS 5-Method is the simplest trend trading method here in Forex Factory and it works in all timeframes because there is a trend in every timeframe and we trade the trend of the moment.
Give yourself a chance to trade this method in 2016.
Honesty is a very expensive gift. You wont find it in cheap people.WBuffett