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Forex trading strategy #6 (Double Stochastic)

By doubling on Stochastic analysis we are doubling on trading accuracy... However, one should remember that with each new Forex tool added complexity can appear; and a very complex approach is not always good.

Strategy Requirements:
Currency pairs: ANY
Time frame chart: 1 hour, 1 day
Indicators: Full Stochastic (21, 9, 9) and Full Stochastic (9, 3, 3).


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Hi Edward
Many thanks for your comment. I will start to watch gold . There seems to be quite a variety of gold indices to follow. Which would you suggest I follow?. spot goldusd, spot gold aud , or another. I am gaining a lot of information from your great comments and clear explanations and the comments of others. Keep it going.
Regards
Morrie

Thank you, Morrie

Focus on spot gold (XAU/USD)

Regards,
Edward

Hi Edward
I have been looking at xau/usd and testing a few of the strategies as I read them. I would appreciate your comment as I am finding it difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Its now 7.06 GMT , 16.06 11th August in Australia and on the 5 year weekly chart there seems to be a sizable ascending triangle with a roof on it of around 988 starting Feb 2008 The MACD (12,26,9) is reducing but +ve and the EMA 15,25,50 are all rising, SMA 50 above 100. I take this as an uptrend. Then I zoned down to daily and 3 hour chart. This is where I start to get confused -should I now be only taking account of uptrends?. On the daily MACD crossover above zero and 2 red histograms, EMAs still moving up, candle through EMA 25, not 50, stochastic has fallen below 80. So is this a sell?. But should I ignore it because of weekly?. On 3hour last 6 candles displaying a sideways pattern, MACD -ve and red histograms now reducing in size, Stochastics(14,3,3) just breaking above 20, candles well and truly through EMA50 and EMA crossover of 15,25 and 50 has occured So is this a buy?. Or should I only be looking for down signals based on daily chart?. Confused as to which indicator or time frame I should take more note of. I am looking to be a position trader and not watch the screen all day or night. I can also see on fundamentals that if inflation emerges globally this will be positive for the gold price. The whole scenario is intriging as the price moves closer to the apex of the long term triangle. Maybe as descibed by Edugu i should just put an OCO stop buy and stop loss order on above and below the 3 hour chart sideways pattern. Will keep testing and appreciate your help.

Regards
Morrie

Hi Morrie,

Saturday evening, I just reviewed your question. Sorry for the delay, I'll be able to answer it on Tuesday.

Regards,
Edward

Hi Edward,

Pls, I don't get this.....

are u considering 2 stochastics on 2 timeframes or 2 stochastics on one time frame before you take a trade?

thanks
Sam.

Hi Sam,

2 Stochastics on 1 time frame: either daily or hourly.

Regards,
Edward

Hi Morrie,

Here are weekly charts with:
- support/resistance zones - in light blue
- trend lines - in red
- areas of clear Sell and clear Buy zone - blue dots.

XAUUSD trading perspective

Price has formed a triangle and now traders have a great opportunity to trade a breakout. Most likely to the downside and it is expected to be aggressive. The first call - the trend line break.

Now to 4 hour charts:

XAUUSD trading perspective

while price trades below the blue trend line which acts as resistance now, the bias is to the downside.
Two trend lines above: red - most obvious and well tested, and orange - just connecting recent peaks - both can help to anticipate the next point of resistance should price rise once again towards approx. 950 level.

Either way, as you can see 1000 is a significant level, unless we are clearly above it, I'll be giving preferences to Short trades.

Now, what time frame should you focus on?
The answer is - weekly time frame. Unlike 4 hour or 3 hour chart, it sends a clear message that despite pushing upwards, the roof around 1000 still holds, so, we can enjoy the range as long as we like, but we are no longer in an uptrend until we clear that roof.

Regards,
Edward

Many thanks Edward
You have a wonderful way of making the charts seem so clear and highlighting the main indicators . I think I need to learn more about drawing trend lines as I had connected different points on the weekly chart for the lower line back to July 2007, still a triangle through. It will be fascinating to watch this pattern evolve.
Thanks
Morrie