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The ADX index compared to MACD, RSI and Stochastic is less used indicator. Mostly long-term traders use it and mostly in stock trading. The ADX is used to measure and check quality of the trend. İt has very simple approach and display to use.
Keep in mind the indicator measures only strength but not directional of the trend. Trend and ADX may move in the same and opposite direction with the trend. In a strong downtrend, ADX will rise as it happens in strong uptrend. ADX will drop when trend weakens. We may say that ADX shows convergence in the beginning of strong uptrend and will show divergence when uptrend weakens. Vice versa, ADX will show divergence with strong downtrend and convergence at the end of the downtrend.
The levels of ADX shows quality of the trends. This allows us to choose the strongest trends to enter and ride it until it weakens.
To use ADX we will setup our chart like this:
To filter the trend strength, we look to ADX levels. Bes entrance will be above 25. If ADX climbs above 25 in uptrend we look for buy but option when ADX climbs 25 in downtrend we look for sell option.
ADX level expressions are:
We will setup our chart to trade with adx.
Timeframe: 4…
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Miren 7 Nov

good article!

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alenka27 10 Nov

Интересный материал!

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Great strategy. Very well explained!

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very good

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great strategy

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Definition and Economic forecasting

  • Fundamental analysis can be defined as the study of country’s economic and financial performance in order to determine the fair market value and future direction of its currency.
  • Fundamentals focus on factors that determine exchange rates, such as countries’ economic health, political stability and environmental events.
  • A popular way to gauge the health of countries’ economy is through looking at its economic indicators and data releases, which is why every trader should be familiar with them and how they influence the value of a currency.
  • If the European economy is doing better/worse than American economy then we expect EURUSD price to go up/down.
  • Our target is to evaluate how well the economies in question are doing, and find which currency will appreciate/depreciate.
Macroeconomic Indicators
  • Interest Rates
  • Inflation
  • Gross Domestic Product – GDP
  • Unemployment
  • Trade Balance

Pic 1 - Major Indicators which can move the currency pairs

Interest Rates

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Oh great artice!! Thanks=)))

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Good job!))

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Gute Artikel

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The main goal of our investments will always to be at a higher profitability than the best possible risk-free option of investing. As we risk with our investments and have to involve our knowledge and time it is logical that we expect a better return than we get just for giving money to a financial institution. To assess our investment we could use various benchmarks, for example:
  1. Best free of risk possibility - this is the final benchmark for any investment, we cannot go lower than that.
  2. The average return on associated index (if we invest in shares).
  3. The average return on stocks from the same market sector (for shares).
  4. Average interest on government bonds across the world (for bonds, but could also be considered as a more ambitious alternative for free of risk investment bench). For forex, we can benchmark against best interest on governmental bonds available to reflect risk.
  5. Average profit on assets with similar risk.
  6. Fund/hedge fund based on the same assets. Best fund's result for the similar assets.
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Yonggi7 21 Abr

It's a great work... And it's a clever idea! Great my friend!

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interesting to knoow about ways to measure risk

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Good luck

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Excellent work!

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В статье представлен мой взгляд на применение индикаторов в те моменты, когда их сигналы не приводят к получению прибыли.
Давайте рассуждать.
Существует три вида индикаторов:
1. Трендовые индикаторы;
2. Осцилляторы;
3. Психологические индикаторы.
1. Трендовые показывают направление движения цены с небольшим опозданием.
2/ Осцилляторы, наоборот, с опережением показывают возможную тенденцию движения валюты.
3/ Психологические, в основном, определяют настроение участников рынка.
1. Нужен ли трендовый индикатор, который показывает историю?
2. Нужен ли осциллятор, который лишь c определенной вероятностью показывает куда может пойти цена, а может и не пойти? Будущее предсказать невозможно.
3. Психологические индикаторы – показывают нам наше же настроение, то есть настроение большинства трейдеров. И это большинство трейдеров в принятии решения основывается на первых двух видах индикаторов.
Вот такой заколдованный круг получается!
Ведь индикаторов с каждым годом, с каждым месяцем появляется всё больше.
А уже существующие индикаторы подвергаются различным изменениям, усовершенствованиям, но при этом их эффективность не меняется.
Возникает резонный вопрос – Для чего же трейдеры их испо…
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thanks for teh article!

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Nattysha 27 Abr

Интересная статья. Я тоже хотела высказаться в пользу применения нескольких индикаторов. Нужно уметь их сочетать. Не нужно применять по 4,5 индикаторов сразу, я думаю, это только запутает. Был у меня такой знакомый, который по 5 индикаторов городил или что-то там высчитывал. Когда я вела торговлю, то часто пользовалась 2-3 индикаторами. И строила "фигуры". К сожалению у меня не всегда получалось вовремя среагировать на какую-либо новость, поэтому по фундаменталке я торговала редко, к тому же если не успеешь сразу войти в сделку, когда колебания уже начались, будет значительное проскальзывание.

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Nattysha 27 Abr

Эх, давным-давно уже торговлю не веду, хотя так хочется снова начать торговать.

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Julia_Drob 15 Maio

Умница! Отличная статья!

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1. Abstract
There are traders who take advantage of daily trading by using filters as early signs before place entry orders.
In my daily work, I have used indicators such an RSI, STOCHASTIC, and others to look for overbought or oversold areas.
Also, volume indicators and DMI to measure the power of the trend before place trades.
But, in my research to find the proper ways to improve my results over the time I have found two indicators that are used on stocks markets but I think could be used in currency markets.
Theory says that these indicators have better results, rather common daily used.
Unfortunate, dukascopy doesn’t have these indicators or I can’t find it on demo or real but could be great to have it to try it.
Let’s have a summary of them:
1.1 Money flow index
This indicator gives to us overbought/oversold areas, taking price and volume as the combination.
The RSI, use close prices by over a period, most common is 14 period.
1.2 Chaikin money flow
This indicator uses today’s prices only to make the calculations.
Volume and MFI indicators use current period with the previous one.
2. Indicator Money Flow index (MFI)[/
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FXRabbit 22 Dez

Good article!

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RahmanSL 22 Dez

another well written article...well done

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Muy interesante, gracias

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good article :)

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good information for forex traders.

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About trading or invest capital in forex markets no matter if the case is contest or live account, is very important to have the best strategy about placing a proper protective stop to prevent losses in our accounts.
This article is focussed on my own journey in trading and I want to reflect maybe one common mistake because of these our trading account go down after a loss trade and then we think What can we do best the next trade ?
Price action triggered my stop just by few pips and then come back making a retracement and went into the money, was a bad trade because the calculation of that stop was not made proper.
Few options to make stops calculation:
Based on my own experience I have encounter that we can choose stops using indicators, by financial goals or simply avoid to set a stop. The last one is very danger but I have notice that without any stops we can leave price action to run and reach a target leaving it to work at least one or two days.
I will develop few examples to show the options detailed below so we can understand easily the goal of each technique that I intend to explain.
The entries are assumed and maybe someone has placed one like this by you own cr…
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anashape 29 Nov

very good written!

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Autochartist is also an excellent option

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great article

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Всем привет!
Решил поделиться с Вами,мои читатели, одной простой,но в то же время весьма прибыльной стратегией.
Все мы знаем,что все деньги "в тренде". Не будем отходить от этого постулата. Но при каждом трендовом движение имеется коррекция или откат-это как раз то,что нам нужно. Входим по тренду на откате и забираем прибыль!
"Было бы все так просто-все мы были давно миллионерами"-скажете вы. Согласен,но есть свои нюансы и список правил при соблюдении которых можно рассчитывать на успех. "Дьявол кроется в деталях"- гласит немецкая поговорка и я с ней полностью согласен.
Как я и сказал, суть идеи заключается в торговле по тренду при коррекционных откатах цены. Для нахождения тренда,коррекции,точки входа и выхода мы будем использовать price action,принцип "трех экранов" и два стандартных индикатора:
1) Momentum (период 14 и уровень 0)
2) Два Zig-zaga с периодами 8,5,3 (назовем его "младшим") и 30,5,3 (а его "старшим"). (С периодом 30 выделяем красным цветом и делаем его чуть толще,второй черным и делаем его тоньше).
Выглядеть это должно так:
Теперь,когда мы все настроили наше рабочее место, разберем некоторые понятия, такие как тренд, price action, принцип "трех экранов",мани мен…
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кажется такой простой)) но правда, как важны детали!

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удачи в конкурсе

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korsaovs 30 Jan

Скажите а какая статистика за год по этой системе

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Excellent work !!!

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In continuation of previous article, I will now go further in my self-analysis to understand what is the reason of the difference in what I should be doing, and what I am sometimes actually doing. This article has to be read as I would be writing to my self, so the "you" in this case is me myself.
As I already explained, when I started trading there was a completely naked chart with the possibility to draw some stuff like for example fibo retracements and drawings. What I need is to understand if and where I have more probabilities for a rise, or for a down move, based on recent price data.
At a certain point in history, someone decided that indicators are useful when deciding an entry. I remember that I was pretty sure people where wrong about this indeed, indicators were useful if used with certain algorithms in order to have a quicker and simpler way to read market moves. Who of you ever coded any automated strategy knows perfectly what I mean. I will explain it better with an example: I want to trade an instru…
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Мне понравилось.

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Хорошая работа!

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thank you!

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very interesant!

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Dear friends!
We all love to turn on terminal in the morning and find some profit at our account.
But we should take care about this from the evening, far before boil a cup of hot coffee and leisurely browse Forex analysis and news from the world of millionaires. In this article I’d like to share with you one trading strategy called «Good Night». It is characterized by its simplicity and small time-consuming.

To try it you will need platform with Metatrader 4.

The basic idea of ​​the strategy sounds like this:

Any abnormal action must have the appropriate reaction. If was formed an unusually large candle, the next day we should expect correction.

The question arises, how to determine how large should be the candle? In fact, the solution is quite simple. To do this, we will compare the distance which price pass for today, with an average of daily volatility.
The average daily volatility can be easily determined from the online table.
If for a day the couple went 50% (or more) of its average daily volatility - hence there are …
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хорошо написано

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You can do this on any platform. Just add ATR - average true range indicator.

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Nice job

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good work

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Dear all,
I present you a very useful indicator and I try to explain you one application for a very effective strategy based in the support/resistance.
The I_XO have a complex formula to detect trends by analysing the previous candle close values.
Is possible to set the period (number candles) that it include in the formula.
The great characteristics are the changes of levels.
Every time the indicator changes of level the price reach a new level of price.
The interesting are the resistance/support that the indicator show when it change.
The indicator maintains a level until the new level is reach.
The sensibility of the changed depends from the period that the indicator analyses. For high period number the indicator detect more important levels.
This is the setting:


ú Candle ID2 | maintain and close with last colour/level
ú Candle ID1 | start with last colour but break the support/resistance and close with new colour
ú Candle ID0 | open with new colour and confirm the changes of colour
Is possible to use I_XO by different mode.
However the best modes are related with t…
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ClauTrade Congratulations!)

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ClauTrade 12 Maio

ivan_taranov  ... Many thanks Ivan!! :D Have a nice day!

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scramble 16 Jun

Very interesting work! thanks for sharing !!

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scramble 16 Jun

and btw congratulations for the winning places :)

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great work

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Trading without indicators is based on several principles adopted currency investors axiomatically. The foreign exchange market is always in one of two States, namely: trend or no trend (flat state).
In this case, the market there are repetitive patterns, which in General terms one way or another repeated in history. On this basis, the foreign exchange market it is possible to analyze and to predict its future movement using graphical analysis. Thus, among the selected models, generally considered continuation patterns of the trend as well as reversal patterns. With this approach, we analyze patterns of technical analysis which is the base of methods without trade indicator.
Usually these figures appear on the current directional trend (trend) and act as a kind of measure of market consolidation after a major directional movement. It should be noted that reversal patterns form the conditions for reversal of the initial value in the opposite direction. Thus, continuation patterns of the trend form the conditions for the continuation value change in the original trend direction.
Each configuration of the model or the figure formed by its own principles, while each of these models is …
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williamb 16 Mar

do you use indicators for your trading?

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Alivio 16 Mar

yes use as confirmation

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In my previous article several types of trading strategies were described that traders are able to code to make them fully automated. These types have evolved out of the most steady trading methods that showed relatively consistent positive results. In the period of time they brought in constant return but occasionally caused losses so that they could be named relatively profitable.
The first type of strategies has indicators as the main basis of their work. Indicators allow traders to determine the forthcoming movement of currency rate. Every indicator has some inherent logic – an algorithm reflected in its mathematical calculation. Usually this algorithm is a relation of several activities that could be derived from the price itself. The use of indicators simplifies the making of trading decisions, as frequent calculations for an algo-trader are inconvenient. But with the help of indicators he is able to find the most favorable time to enter and exit the market. There are various indicators and algo-trader even could invent his own one. As every indicator is calculated differently, their combination with optimized parameters in EA might be profitable.
Finding the working bunch …
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driven 12 Jun

I get the impression that you have a lot of valuable knowledge to share. You don't seem to be getting much support yet, but keep up the good work and I think that will change.

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chuvee 14 Jun

Hey, you encouraged me again. Thank you, driven. I have some hints to share :) Though they don't seem to me to be the knowledge. I also have one real working program, I'll tell about it then.

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Interesting looks quite promising- maybe you can keep us updated how it does in the future

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chuvee 15 Jun

To say the truth I didn't make backtests on previous periods. In 2015 year the results of these programs are rather unstable but they are not futile as we have 6 months to go.

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The years I have spent trading I have dedicated on the most widely used indicators. Specifically they are the momentum indicators – RSI (relative strength index), CCI (Commodity channel index) and the moving averages of any kind. Lately I have involved the use of volumes to identify the volatility and this article is on my latest research on the connection between volume and volatility. For most professionals who have traded long time this can seem obvious but maybe you can also find something new.
Traded volume highly depends on the opened markets session. Highest volume is during New York and European opened sessions - when they overlap. Usually this is the time when the volatility is at its maximum for the day.
Figure 1
According to the figure which is the latest EUR/USD setup we can see 3 things.
1)After breaking the support RSI and CCI are no more valid instruments for use.
2)The big volumes were extremely bearish
3) After waiting enough with a good setup for involving again RSI and CCI we can use the 70%RSI and some specific use of CCI for our next good shorting.
This is only an example. Usually we must have good statistics and of course this pattern will never repeat ag…
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Olga18375 25 Maio

Interesting thoughts!! well done

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The urgency of the problem:

Watching the trading strategies of novice traders often face the problem of misuse of the indicators and the definition of the input signals in the position of using them. The problem is not in the signals (they are mostly correct), and that the misused indicator does not function as an additional filter signal, and works as an indicator of duplicating the first signal. And this is not an additional filter signal and additional error duplication first signal.
The terms and definitions:
Referring to we find classical concept associated with the analysis of statistical data and econometric models building.
Multicollinearity - mathematical statistics is a term used to describe a close correlation relationship between sampled for analysis of factors combined effect on the overall result.
In mathematics, the terms of collinearity - the relationship between the two studied Objects and multicollinearity relationship between more than two (many) of the test object. Last term was introduced by Nobel laureate Ragnar Frisch.
Multicollinearity is a problem also in technical analysis. It arises when we a…
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salamandra 25 Maio

@olkiss70 Дякую. Ні математична підготовка для того щоб побачити і зрозуміти які індикатори не дублюють один одного не потрібна. Перше візуально це можна побачити. Якщо візуальності мало...то тоді ковирятись треба в формулах ( тут так - трохи математики треба ).

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anna_t 26 Maio

good article!

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неплохая работа!

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FomikSer 29 Maio

Согласен, множество индикаторов, которые показывают одно и то же сильно перегружают график и затрудняют анализ. Статья очень актуальная, успехов!

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so cool

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There is a phenomenon commonly known as naked trading; it means making trading decisions from an unflustered chart. It means the absence of any kind of indicator or analysis tool. Here a trader is only watching what price is doing; watching candlestick formations, and deciding the trend from price activity on the charts.
In this type of situation, an accumulation of bullish candles means the market is going up (Bullish market) while several bearish candles represent a downward price action (bearish market).
On the other side of the fence is the ”Indicator-trader”; a trader who trades the market uses indicators as a guide. Most of these traders have very colorful and elaborately designed charts; the idea is that when several indicators support a trading decision it increases the likelihood of success.
With trading using naked charts, indicators are distractions; because of the bias they bring into a trading environment. With naked trading, a trader is watching price action, taking note of resistance and support,
drawing trend lines to catch reversals and trends.
The unique thing about this approach is that it makes a trader very objective. The entire trading chart is open to inter…
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very useful!

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nice approach to charting

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