Forex technical analysis With Correct use of following indicators.

Discussion in 'Forex' started by andysteven, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Trading in the forex market tends to be a little confusing when you're first starting, which is why it's vital to your success as a trader to understand technical indicators and use them within the framework of your forex trading strategy. Forex indicators assist traders in predicting the direction in which the currency market will travel. Following the indicators will give any forex trader the information they need to work their forex trading strategy.

    You see technical analysis is just the study of the short term price action in the market. Now, this short term price action is determined by the buyers and sellers in the market. Markets are just buyers and sellers trying to buy or sell. Their emotions rule the markets. When these buyers and sellers all start behaving in the same manner, you can well imagine market can become highly predictable. When things become predictable, they lose their value. This is the exact reason why when majority of the traders use the same indicators they become useless.

    The different types of Forex trading indicators depend upon the need of an individual. For just a technical support, a trader needs to set up the whole scenario of deriving the very least of information from the indicators. This can be a set up of two or more kinds of indicators which are combined in order to obtain very helpful results.

    In a layman language, indicators are something which alarms you to trade. It sets up informative surrounding and makes work much easier. It is supported by trend, cycle, volume and momentum in trading. The indicator uses trend to show the ongoing setup of the market. It makes the trader aware of the uprising or downfall in the market which can be used as a piece of information.

    The Bollinger Bands
    They give very good signals and can be used as support\resistance indicators, telling us - before the move occurs - that a reversal is prone to happen. When price touches the lower band it is oversold, and when price touches the upper band it is overbought.

    The trading method for the Bollinger Bands is basically to look for price-action support and resistance levels, and confirm them with bounces on the Bollinger Bands themselves. This results in very high win rate and consistent profits.

    The Simple Moving Average, or the SMA, is an interesting indicator that most traders do not use in the right way. Most traders use it as a trend-following indicator to enter trades after a trend has been established, however we use it in an entirely different way.
    For example:

    The last five closing prices for MSFT are:

    28.93+28.48+28.44+28.91+28.48 = 143.24

    To calculate the simple moving average formula you divide the total of the closing prices and divide it by the number of periods.

    5-day SMA = 143.24/5 = 28.65

    The most accurate and predictive way to use the SMA is in the bounce method: we wait for trend to establish, but instead of randomly entering, we wait for price to retrace to the moving average and bounce off it.

    Relative Strength Index
    The RSI is the abbreviation of the Relative Strength Index, which is introduced by Mr. Welles Wilder in 1978. The RSI method is one of the Oscillator analysis, which indicates the gapping in the forex market using figures, 0 to 100.

    RSI = 100 - ( 100 / ( 1 + RS ) )
    RS = Average of inclining prices for X days / average of declining prices for X days

    Now you have to choose which one is best for your trading
  2. eurojack


    Bullshit. Indicators tell you what happened in the past, they can't predict the future, period. I figured that after my first year of spot fx trading and I will never understand people who use them. For trading you only need a pen and a ruler.
  3. Lucrum


    Oh christ, not another one.
  4. yep.
  5. Macho


    This only happens when Venus is crossing the sun:eek:

    Next post from this guy should be around 2137. Stick around:D
  6. Moved to Forex Trading
  7. How can you ignore the past, note in the very begining of my post i have stated "for the beginners". A fresh boy obviously needs to understand the basic trading tool in forex market, rather than pen and pencil, you people are obviously experienced guys so it has become quite easy to calculate with pen and paper but friends you should also take into the consideration of fresh people,

    it will allow traders to understand the degree & speed which markets can move, which is another way to look at volatility.

    i think after you read many of the general classics in trading and in your specialized market of choice, there doesn’t seem to be much new under the sun.
  8. People who think oscillators can tell you the future of price any better than price itself are delusional.
  9. Hey Andy, with all due respect, please learn how to trade profitably and consistently before attempting to post BS holy grail advice.