Phone Number Please fill out this field. Each time price crosses below the 8 period EMA, I have another opportunity to open up a short position.
Note how only buy positions are to be taken on bullish crossovers as the uptrend continues. At no point should traders consider selling as the uptrend continues. As with any active market strategy, scalping Forex trends carries risk. It is important to know upfront that trends eventually do end. Scalpers can use a swing low or even the period MVA as places to set stop orders. In the event that price breaks and begins creating lower lows, traders will wish to exit any existing long positions and look for other opportunities.
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Back to top Report 6 traderocks traderocks Member. Posted 19 November - Posted 01 February - Guys anyone still using this strategy? Im using it today and managed to collect a few pips.
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Toggle shoutbox The Traders Chat If someone starts flaming you PM me with a screenshot of the incident and I will ban them if its legit. Do not flame them back, it makes our work as admins harder figuring out who started it. So if you flame them back, you may get banned too. The reason these short-term charts can often be puzzling is because we are looking at so little information as compared to the longer-term charts, such as 1 day, or 1 week.
To do this, I use 2 Exponential Moving Averages: The 8, and the 34 period EMA. Below you will see the trend chart with the 2 Moving Averages added. Many traders using 2 moving averages will look to trade crossovers.
So I instead focus on stronger elements to constitute a trend; and I want to focus my efforts to the strongest portions of these trends. I will do this by noticing the location of the moving averages; and looking for price agreement before moving on to place entries.
The chart below will illustrate this concept. The chart below will illustrate further: Once this criterion is met, I feel comfortable enough to move down to the short-term chart to enter into the trade. When the trend-side momentum comes back in the pair — I will look to enter my trade.
Traders can handle these situations through lot sizing. For instance, I can take a stance of looking to enter up to 5 positions. So, for each of the first 5 crosses of the 8 period EMA, I continue to add to my lot. Or perhaps, I can look to only take the first, place my stop, and wait for the trade to either move in my direction or hit my stop.
In the case of short positions, we are looking for exactly the opposite occurrence than we had looked at a moment ago. Each time price crosses below the 8 period EMA, I have another opportunity to open up a short position. If you notice the right side of the above chart, you may see that price begins to find support on the 8 period moving average — indicating that we may have a reversal of trend; and that brings us to one of the most beneficial parts of the Finger-Trap trading strategy: If we are placing trades on the 5 minute chart, and looking to only take part in strong moves in the direction of the trend we had identified on the hourly chart; we have quite a bit of flexibility in how we want to consider risk.