Foreign Currency Exchange Methods Traders Use To Profit

Foreign Currency Exchange

One of the most horrifying lessons that any foreign currency exchange trader can put themselves through is by taking a 1-hour currency chart of “yesterday” and putting different combinations of moving averages on the chart to see which set of averages would have produced the best set of trading signals – and, then, comparing it to the trading strategy that was used. Try it; it might change your world. For instance, how do you know that a pair of 10-period and 20-period weighted moving averages was not a better fit than using a pair of 10-period and 20-period non-weighted moving averages (or exponential moving averages)? And, did you even think about tightening up a little (i. e., use an 8-period average, instead) or loosening up a little (i. e., use a 34-period average, instead)?
Of course, having some trading experience does help. But, you also have to have a bit of alley cat in you (that dares to bust a move even if the others are still standing pat).

Is Profiting From Foreign Currency Exchange Just About Experience?

To a large degree, becoming successful in trading forex is a matter of accumulated experience. However, you have to have the will – and the daring – to succeed, too. No amount of research or learning can inspire the will to change your life. It has to come from within. Daring, on the other hand, is a little different. Perhaps, somewhere in your family there was someone who just wouldn’t take “no” for an answer – or, perhaps, that someone is a best friend. If that’s the case, then your environment may give you the extra push that you need to do something different, like trading forex. Online, forex-related chat rooms are great for this kind of thing. Go chat at “”.

Tried And Tested Methods From Boosting Foreign Currency Exchange Profits

Probably the most tried and true forex strategy around is using a combination of moving averages, that have different time periods, to signal when you should launch a trade. Use of a 10-period and 20-period weighted or exponential moving average is a favourite both in the forex as well as stock markets. The idea centres around the fact that the 10-period average is more sensitive to what’s going on, than the 20-period average, and when it starts to change so much that it crosses over the 20-period average, you should launch a trade in that direction to. Because of the danger of whipsaws, it’s best to use this kind of system with a momentum indicator, like an “Awesome Oscillator”.

Applying And Reviewing Foreign Currency Exchange Strategies

Another way to take care of the whipsaw problem is to make the second moving average much longer, say 34-periods long – and make both moving averages exponential. For instance, if you open a 15-minute, AUD/JPY chart and put a pair of 8-period and 34-period exponential moving averages on it, you have now created enough space between the 2 moving averages that the chance of a whipsaw diminishes greatly. This is particularly true if you add a “Know Sure Thing” (“KST”) momentum oscillator to the bottom of the chart and only trade when it shows a very pronounced crossover. A more conservative version of this would be to only do long trades when the KST is at under or at zero.




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