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1. Introduction

Last month for the article contest I published an article giving an introduction to the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo (Ichimoku) indicator, it was a beginner’s introduction as I am a beginner with the Ichimoku. Since then I have had some time to experiment with the Ichimoku learning what does and does not work when using it to place trades.
This article will better explain the components of the Ichimoku and offer insight into how to identify and place trades accurately and safely. Keep in mind that some parts may be reiterated from my previous article.
2. Teachings of the Ichimoku
2.1 Teachings of the Tenkan-Sen

The Tenkan-Sen referred to as the conversion line, is calculated using the midpoint of the highest high and the lowest low over 9 periods.
Figure 1. Ichimoku, Tenkan-Sen on NZD/JPY 1 Day Chart
In Figure 1 I have removed all lines except for the Tenkan-Sen. On its own the Tenkan-Sen can show momentum, we can see it steeply curving upwards on NZD/JPY which shows significant bullish momentum, if the momentum was bearish it would curve downwards and if there was indecision in the market it would become flat.
2.2. Teachings of the Kijun-Sen
The Kijun-Sen referred to as …
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Vlad73 28 June

well done

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good job

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good work

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drferre 30 June

well done! good strategy

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Wovch 20 July

good job

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The Ichimoku Kinko Hyo (meaning ‘’One look equilibrium chart’&rsquo otherwise known as the Ichimoku Cloud or simply just Ichimoku is an incredibly versatile indicator that in the right hands can provide a trader with support and resistance, trend direction, momentum and even trading signals. This indicator is the most popular indicator among Japanese Traders of all markets and was created by Journalist Goichi Hosoda in 1968 then published in his book in 1969, however he reportedly first began creating this indicator in the late 1930’s.
While this indicator is overwhelming at first, after reading this article you will gain a basic understanding of how the indicator works and how to make basic use of it.
What It All Means
Figure 1. Standard 9/26/52 Ichimoku indicator on NZD/JPY 4-hour chart.
Chikou Span (Pink line)
The Chikou Span or lagging span, is the current price shifted to the left by 26 periods, this is default but can be altered for different strategies and/or preferences.
Tenkan-Sen (Orange line)
The Tenkan-Sen referred to as the conversion line, is calculated using the midpoint of the highest high and the lowest low over 9 periods. The Tenkan-Sen is used wi…
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Nomi 8 June

good luck

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good luck

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Slurmp 9 June

Thank you all for the support! Much love :) check out my new article

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Wovch 10 June

good work

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Vlad73 12 June

very good

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1. Abstract.
Today I want to talk about my trading history with the simple purpose of to share the experience and aim to all who loves read real stuff.
I will share the results of my live trading account before to join the community and demo contest account at this time to make the analysis and track my journey on trading the objective way.
With this information, I will able to discuss and remark why and how the evolution of the results and the importance of trading.
You can improve your results if follow the rules and recommendations, self-educating more time than trading.
In this article, I will share as well my thoughts at the beginning of my trading live account and the emotions among that trading time.
2. Development.
I will create two blocks of information, the first with my initial journey and the results of this job.
Then I will create the second block with the results of contest trading because this is manual trading with community rules.
2.1 Live trading results.
On January 2016, as most people or more like everyone one day I have received information about forex market, an unknown world for me. So I decided to make a research because I don't like put money on magic syste…
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Aviator 28 Feb.

good work

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I like your real, practical work. I wish you success!

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Wovch 28 Feb.

very good

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klintons 3 Mar.

Gut artikel

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хорошо написано

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Hello everyone!
In my past I spent 3 years for manual trading, before I commenced to feel myself tired of constant repeat of the same actions.
Also I realized that I can't create my new trading system without making of custom indicator. This forced me to study programming.
Now I want to share with you my experience. I'll show you how it's possible to learn JAVA at home.
Who is this article for?
  • If you wish to program your own indicator or strategy, to automate your trading - this article is for you!
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Peggy37 I saw a version for Linux, but didn't use it

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Peggy37 1 Apr.

I found, thanks, hope it will be working.

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Peggy37 You're welcome!

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ikszy 8 Apr.

You succeeded to be short and simple. Though I am just the 2nd category (beginner), it gave me a push what to do after the necessary manual trading, thanks.

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ikszy Glad to be useful!)

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Sly_Fox 16 May

не плохо

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always educate!

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Ann7293 16 May

Очень познавательно!

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Another helpful article.

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alifari 17 May

Some good points discussed in your article... well done

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Thanks for all the support, guys. Glad it's been helpful to you :)

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Nice, thanks for sharing this with us, at least for me it has great significance at this point of my life. After just blowing up my account is helping me to see some light. Keep up the good work

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very interesting, thanks!!!

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vega2552 17 May

Great article, thanks for sharing this with us.

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Likerty 21 May

interesting comparison:)

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Eclipse 20 Sep.

Nice article +1

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Some good pointers here. +1

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