Boost Profit With Forex Trading Strategies

By: Richard M. Davieess

Trading strategies are crucial to being a successful FOREX trader. However, there are many different strategies for trading and thus FOREX traders must find their own unique style. Technical or fundamental analysis approaches are preferred by many traders, but a combination of both strategies may give the trader a broader overview of the financial market.

The main concept that technical analysis relies on is that the trends will dictate the potential future prices. It's often heard when discussing FOREX that 'the trend is your friend.' The basis of a good strategy for trading is formed by the patterns that have been identified regarding market movements and the fact that they have been studied over many years, along with a strong understanding of the trends.

Understanding market movements are made easier by using the many analytical tools that are available today. In order to gain knowledge about the applications and concepts, the FOREX trader should study each one individually. After getting a good concept of one, that one can be used while learning new ones. The tools will reinforce the others when they are used together.

When using FOREX trading strategies, 'Support" is the bottom price level and one where the price tends to rise. 'Resistance ' is that level at the upper end where the currency rarely trades higher. Both support and resistance levels reflect the limits of price movements over a period of time.

One widely accepted rule is that as prices break through the established support or resistance levels, the prices can be expected to continue on that path. As an example, if the price drops below the support level it can be seen as bearish and the prices will continue to drop.

Price charts must be analyzed in order to identify unbroken support and resistance levels. While charts can be analyzed in any time frame, analysis of longer time frames, i.e., weeks and months, can establish more important support and resistance levels. It's important to have accurate support and resistance level data in order to know when to enter and exit transactions.

SMA stands for the Simple Moving Average. It is a tool commonly used by FOREX trader to determine the tendency of a fall or rise in price. Generally speaking, if a price crosses over the SMA it will most likely continue in the direction in which it crossed the SMA.

You can use either or both of a couple of different strategies for trading. In reality, if you are trading with FOREX, you really need a variety of different tools for making trades and to verify the indications of different studies. When various indications imply market movement in the same direction, you can be more assured than you would with only one indication.

You can use fundamental analysis in the same way to bolster your technical findings, and the reverse is true as well. In an ideal situation, to be a successful FOREX trader you must decide on your trading strategy by analyzing many factors.

To be a successful FOREX trader you should be able to understand when to enter, as well as exit a trade, be alert to the signs of market changes, how much you can afford to lose if a trade goes against you. Learning these technical analysis rules will go a long way in making your future both profitable and successful.

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