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Forex trading strategy #43 (1H Swing Strategy)

submitted by Hessel van der Hoeven

Hi there,

I have been working on a 1H swing strategy past weeks and I would like to share it with you.

Currency: EUR/USD
Time Frame: 1 Hour

Indicators: EMA 50 & SMA 3 on chart. Full Stochs (50, 60, 30) with an EMA 8 attached. MACD (65, 75, 35) with an EMA 8 attached.

Stop Loss: 50 pips, or use a trailing stop.. Still figuring out what's best.
Take Profit: 100 pips, or just wait for a new signal. My personal target is about 100 pips, price could go even higher/lower but I'm happy with 100 pips per trade.

Enter a position when the SMA 3 has crossed the EMA 50 on chart, and MACD or Full Stochs has crossed the EMA 8! It doesn't have to cross the original signal line yet, this will happen a few moments later. I don't want to miss accelerations in price movement, so that's why I decided to add an EMA 8 to the indicators, just to get trade signals a little earlier.

So, enter a trade when EMA 50 and SMA 3 have crossed AND Full Stochs OR MACD have crossed their EMA 8. Remember, you don't have to wait for the MACD or Stochs to cross their own signal line, just crossing their EMA 8 is enough, but never enter a trade before the EMA 50 and SMA 3 have crossed too!

This is a simple system, but it has worked very well for, making over 100 pips a week which is totally fine for me. It filters many bad trades and the risk/reward is okay (1:2).

Happy trading!

Hessel van der Hoeven

Kindly can u give the template as I am not able to add 8 to macd and Stochs


I'm 17 years old and trying to learn as much as i can. This caught my attention and I wanted to know if the 8 EMA is necessary, because I am unable to find it. I don't use MetaTrader.

Linvor A.

Does anyone have an EA based on the Parabolic SAR indicator ? Please let me know ([email protected]). Thanks.

Read the end of the website below then you know how to add EMA8 to MACD & Stochs:


hey Hessel van der Hoeven,

how do avoid false signals?

hi good idea but it work at imoprtant new?

it's better to not trade during important news...
Trading is about minimizing risks, while during news your risks only increase.

Hey all,
Can somebody post a zip file with all the indicators in use of this system as they are hard to find!!! The strategy looks promising!