Forex trading strategy #2 (Slow moving averages crossover)

Current strategy applies the same principles as Strategy #1.

Use time frame and currency which respond the best (1 hour, 1 day… or any other).
Indicators: (multiple of 7) 7 SMA, 14 SMA, 21 SMA.

Entry rules: When 7 SMA goes through 14 and continues through 21, BUY/SELL in the direction of 7 SMA once price gets through 21 SMA.

Exit rules: exit when 7 SMA goes back and touches 21 SMA.


Advantages: again it is an easy set up and does not require any calculations or other studies. Can produce very good results during strong market moves, the system also can be easily programmed and traded automatically.

Disadvantages: System requires periodical monitoring according to a chosen time frame. SMA indicator signal can be confirmed after the current price bar has been fully formed and closed. In other words, when SMA stops changing and the signal is fixed, traders may rely on such information to open a trade.

Edward Revy,

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Edward please help me. i do not understand your terminologies EMAs, breakout,SMAs etc. what do they stand for, what are thier meanings, how do i identify them on the candle stick i need to do some calculations, and how do you arrive at those red, blue, yellow lines on your chart? what do bullish or bearish mean? please
pardon my ignorance, i'm new in forex. thanks for your patience.


What is the SMA 14 for? A new trade can only open when the SMA 21 is between the SMA 7 and the SMA 14. Without the SMA 14, there wouldn't be this distinction.

Edward, can you please give me you r email address. I want to ask some question

Hi, I'm just wondering what is the purpose of the 14 SMV is for?

Hi, could anyone recommend where to find a daily list of SMA crosses - especially 9day/21day crosses.

I heard an moving average indicator like this with a 90% accuracy.. True?

What's the 14 sma for? You only need 7 and 21 .yes?

By Default every indicator (including EMA, SMA etc) should be "applied to Close".
The other options simply give you room for exploring and experimenting with alternative formulas.

For example, if you take two Moving averages (14 period). For one set "applied to High", for another set "applied to Low". As a result on your chart there will be a channel formed from those two Moving averages. It's an opportunity to build a trading strategy around it.

Kind regards,

help any 1 using meta trader 4?when i have to input the information for the sma ema or ma they ask what to apply it to..the options are close,open,high,low,median price(hl/2),typical price(hlc/3) and weighted close(hlcc/4)..can any1 claryfy what it is an how to use it?

hi edward,

thank you very much for your explaination,and now i'am going to do those very important knowledge&instructions,i will report to you about my trading improvement later..
thank you edward..

greetings from Jakarta's Traders to you and your great team

best regards,


Hi adit,

Discipline & Strategy Rules & Money management - if you fail at any of those steps, you'll lose.

Discipline sounds simple, yet if you ask those traders who lost money, they'll tell you that at some point they tried ignoring the rules, or may be they do it once in a while on a regular basis. You can't be successful if you make excuses "to not close a trade this time" or to "buy a few more lots right now" or to "take a chance of this nice setup which MUST be right"...

Strategy rules - here not everything is so simple. Do you actually have the rules written in your trading book? The rules that have description of: where to Buy, where to Sell, Take profit, Place stop, trail stops, adjust to break even, close immediately, let a trade run, double on a trade, other conditions depending on the indicators you have? Every single detail must be documented in order for you to follow the strategy objectively and achieve that very much needed discipline.

Money management - when you got the rules, and you have the discipline, you need to sit down once again and review your money management rules: how much do you risk and how much are you looking to get in return? It's simple: if your stops are larger than your profit targets, it'll be very difficult to achieve any positive performance in the long run. Many strategies need a thorough adjustment of risk:reward ratio for a better performance. Most of the time you have to do this homework for every strategy from scratch relying on own experience.

We are all different, and even if given the same strategy, it's amazing how different our results could be..

Best regards,

hi edward,

i love to learn lots of strategies here,this is a great site i think,i'm speechless..i've tried this strategies for 1month and wowww,wonderful result.based on that,i have a simple question to you,and the question is,if there are thousands of forex strategies like this one and very popular,why are still much traders got lost than win..?what was wrong..?

i'm sorry if my english sounds not good enough,
but i really need to hear your explaination,
it is really mean to me..
thank you very much



It's how you look an WMA and SMA.

SMA averages the price, thus makes a smooth Moving average line, while WMA calculates values with the emphasis on the most recent price changes (and less for old), thus WMA traces closer to the price on the chart.

For some trading methods SMA is better since it keeps the distance, is smoother, for others it's WMA - a bit faster, yet smooth.



this strategy looks very good.
anyone who is trading it live? with results? pls??

so WMA would be better than SMA??

BTW very informative site thanks for that

thank you in advance for your answers

kind regards

Hi Edwin,

yes, there is a difference between SMA and WMA. Basically SMA is a slow moving average which is steadily showing the average price of a given period. While WMA, in addition, gives a higher priority to most recent price changes opposed to older ones, making it even more adaptable.
So, if you try it with WMAs, I'm sure you'll de fine too.

FXCM platform has SMA as well. Try asking their support team p they'll tell you where to find it.

Kind regards,

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