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Forex: Technical Analysis

The currency markets are ruled by technical analysis with a lot of short term trading activity generated by computerised algorithmic trading platforms.


It is essential to have an understanding of Trend Lines and Support Levels plus commonly used technical indicators such as MACD, Stochastic, RSI and Moving Average/Two Moving Averages. Exponential Moving Averages tend to signal a change of trend quicker than a normal Moving Average.


Basic trend line rules are buy at support and sell at resistance. There is a greater probability of a successful trade if the technical indicators are also changing trend when the currency pair is at a point of support or resistance.


Most trading strategies can be categorised as Mean Reversion or Momentum. Mean Reversion strategies tend to focus on identifying outlier events typically using leading indicators such as RSI or candlestick patterns that are typically associated with price reversal to a Mean. The Mean is commonly a Moving Average or for example a midpoint between being overbought of oversold.


Momentum strategies tend to focus on identifying the start of a trending move, then exiting the position when the trend comes to an end. Momentum entry strategies can be based on for example increased volatility combined with a strong directional move, with lagging indicators such as MACDs used to time the exit.


Timetotrade offer over 120 technical indicators, plus 48 candlestick pattern indicators for example when Dojis or Dragon Fly chart patterns are identified. You can also rapidly create custom indicators. These indicators combined with the backtesting and simulated trading on offer from timetotrade, can used to develop your Mean Reversion or Momentum Trading strategies.



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