Forex trading strategy #2 (Parabolic SAR + ADX)
Submitted by Edward Revy on February 28, 2007 - 15:01.
The two indicators we are going to talk about here are found to be very well working when used side by side. This Forex trading system is an another simple discovery; and hundreds of such discoveries can be made when traders are there to learn and experiment.
Any currency pair and time frame can be used.
Indicators: Parabolic SAR default settings (0.02, 0.2), ADX 50 (with +DI, -DI lines)
Entry rules: SELL When the +DI line is below the -DI line, and Parabolic SAR gives sell signal. When the +DI line is above the -DI line, all Parabolic sell signals must be ignored.
Entry rules: BUY when the +DI line is above the -DI line, and Parabolic SAR gives buy signal. When the +DI line is below the -DI line, all Parabolic buy signals must be ignored.
Exit rules: when +DI line and -DI lines have crossed again.
Advantages: allows filtering entries and predicting good exits.
Disadvantages: Both Parabolic SAR and ADX are follow-up indicators. Although they complement each other very effectively, the “weakest” in chain is ADX, because during trading it can give one signal, but later change to the opposite. Once given a signal from ADX, waiting for the current price bar to close to avoid such misleading is advised.