I use RoboForex and metatrader 5 as my charting package. This is a New York close platform, which means that the daily candle closes at 5pm NY time or 10pm UK time. The reason I choose to follow NY close candles is because they are the most popular and give the best results.
I have no indicators on my charts and recommend that, if you still rely on an indicator, be bold and remove it. The main reason indicators are dangerous is because they are lagging and also give us an excuse to explain why a trade didn’t work, transferring the blame to make us feel better. However, I think it’s best to recognise that, as individual traders, we alone are responsible for putting the trade on and have to accept winners and losers with the same emotion.
The Forex pairs I follow are:
Eur pairs: eur/usd, eur/aud, eur/jpy, eur/nzd, eur/cad and eur/gbp
Gbp pairs: gbp/usd, gbp/aud, gbp/jpy, gbp/nzd, gbp/cad and gbp/chf
Usd pair: usd/jpy, usd/cad, usd/chf and usd/sgd
Aud pairs: aud/usd, aud/cad, aud/jpy, aud/nzd and aud/chf
Nzd pairs: nzd/usd, nzd/chf, nzd/cad and nzd/jpy
Cad pairs: cad/chf and cad/jpy
Chf pairs: chf/jpy
I also follow gold and silver.
As long as the spread is good on any particular pair I’ll follow it but it depends on which broker you are with. The reason being that I only want to trade from super important key levels marked off the daily charts. This means trades are much harder to come by because price is usually trading in no mans land. So, I need to watch more pairs to find these high probability trades (See more on profitable trading in the advanced membership section).
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To make it easier to follow, my charts are clean and very simple to look at. The only two red horizontal lines (key levels) will be my support and resistance levels which are all marked off the daily chart.
Below is the daily usdcad chart.
Module 1: The Basics
- Unit 1: What is the Forex?
- Unit 2: Forex terminology
- Unit 3: Fundamentals v technical analysis
- Unit 4: What is price action?
Module 2: Market Analysis
- Unit 1: How to analyse the markets
- Unit 2: What types of trades can we use?
- Unit 3: Marking support and resistance levels
- Unit 4: Time frames/best times to trade
Module 3: Price Action Setups
- Unit 1: Price action setups introduction
- Unit 2: Pin bar
- Unit 3: Engulfing bar
- Unit 4: Inside bar
- Unit 5: Sandwich combo setup
Module 4: Chart Setup
Module 5: Trade Management
- Unit 1: Trade plan
Module 6: Trade Psychology
- Unit 1: Psychology introduction
Module 7: Continue your learning
- Unit 1: What next?