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Postby newscalper » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:58 pm

Re the macd on the 5 minute this is what I'm seeing and have seen from that short I took in the morning and the long later on:

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Waiting for entry

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What I've been seeing is that the slow line crossing zero isn't necc. the thing to be looking for, its the histogram ging across zero (macd cross) along with the failure of a line.

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Reason the 12 is working as a visual guide on the 5 minute is because it apes the hourly.
Maybe if trading the 15 minute..16 EMA for H4??

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Postby newscalper » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:15 pm

MOs chin stumped on the 30 minute lines up with it very well too :lol:

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Postby TygerKrane » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:28 pm

FXfreak wrote:i close the session with a total of +1

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That made my day!
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Postby dojirock » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:40 am

Hi News,
Just want to affirm what your saying, the histos represent price action and the blue macd line represents momentum. I believe you draw your zones like I do? Draw them and watch what happens when they break. Just use the histo as a confirmation and momentum to boost your survivability and stacking.

Nice observation.

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newscalper wrote:Re the macd on the 5 minute this is what I'm seeing and have seen from that short I took in the morning and the long later on:

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Waiting for entry

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What I've been seeing is that the slow line crossing zero isn't necc. the thing to be looking for, its the histogram ging across zero (macd cross) along with the failure of a line.

Image

Reason the 12 is working as a visual guide on the 5 minute is because it apes the hourly.
Maybe if trading the 15 minute..16 EMA for H4??
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Postby FXfreak » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:54 am

anybody trading? i'm currently short, entry 77

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Postby FXfreak » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:01 am

took +3

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Postby newscalper » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:07 am

Yeah, I think I draw my lines the same as you doji

TBH I don't think I'm going to get the hang of this :(
3 losses in the chop this morning and then this which actually was another loss as I'd added. Maybe should have just taken the pips on the spike but if you don't let things run...
Hindsight is VERY easy :lol:

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Postby MightyOne » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:43 pm

Rule #1: Position is EVERYTHING.

It doesn't matter if you are a long term trader or a scalper.

If you place your stop within the daily range then you are just begging for people to take your money.

Rule #2: Get your lot size up

You should think of this as trailing a stop to keep risk the same and not as "adding".

You increase your size on confirmation or when you believe S/R to be false.

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Postby MightyOne » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:46 pm

Maybe should have just taken the pips on the spike but if you don't let things run...


The decision to hold is based on longer term charts, not the 5 minute.

Remember that you need position at a longer term extreme if you are to hold for longer periods of time.
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Postby MightyOne » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:37 pm

You increase your size on confirmation or when you believe S/R to be false.


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If the period is small then go with a 50% increase.

If the period is small but very trendy then double.

It is probably not a good idea to triple your size unless 00 is being moved to a lower daily high.

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