Forex Trading Strategies

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Popular forex trading styles

Before getting into the strategies, let’s have a quick look at some of the most popular trading styles out there, since you can’t have one without the other.
Day Trading
Beginners love this strategy because it’s simple to understand and has been tried and tested for years. It simply means exiting the trade before the close of day. Day trading removes the risk of being affected by possible large movements overnight.
Position Trading
This is the strategy of the experienced trader and takes a lot of patience and discipline. Be careful with this one if you’re brand new to trading. It looks at long term trends and aims to benefit from massive shifts in prices.
Scalping Trading
This refers to short-lived trades, sometimes held for just a few minutes. Scalping is all about hoping to beat the bid/offer spread quickly, and possibly skim a few points before the trade closes.
Swing Trading
Swing traders are looking to benefit from short-term price patterns, and will look at bars every 30 minutes or so.

Popular forex trading styles

This is when traders use the price action in currencies to work out the best purchase price, and is a strategy popular among newcomers as well as seasoned traders.
  • The Bladerunner Trade
This is when traders use the price action in currencies to work out the best purchase price, and is a strategy popular among newcomers as well as seasoned traders.
  • Bolly Band Bounce Trade
Many traders use this strategy when currencies are moving in a typical trend, it’s simply the measure of standard deviation or volatility of a stock price. The Bolly Band forms a limit around short term price movement.
  • London Hammer Trade
Popular with gold trading, this is trading which looks at values that drop from their opening price, and then shoots back up to on or near its starting price. Traders who use this will have a good idea of the lines of resistance and support.
  • Forex Dual Stochastic Trade
This is when stochastic fluctuations signal a trend that is likely to reverse, which is a sign to traders that they should change their position on an asset.
  • Daily Fibonacci Pivot Trade
This follows along the lines of the Fibonacci sequence (i.e. 1, 3, 5, 8, 13 etc.) Traders use the sequence over their price charts to predict possible future market rates.
  • Forex Overlapping Fibonacci Trade

This is a step up from the Daily Fibonacci Pivot Trade and requires the trade to map Fibonacci sequences over the same trend but at different points. If the points match up, it indicates a strong area of support.
  • Trading the Forex Fractal

Fractals are patterns recognised by traders as confirming a reversal. In a bullish turn, a fractal looks like a dip in the middle, sided by higher points. In a bearish turn, a peak forms with lower points on either side.
  • The Drop ‘n’ Stop Trade
The opposite of Pop ‘n’ Stop, where an asset falls, wavers and moves in a clear direction. Get the timing right, and you may benefit.
  • The Pop ‘n’ Stop Trade
A Pop ‘n’ Stop is where traders take advantage of a quick, and often short-lived, breakout from a tight range, that could otherwise be missed. Traders will pick up on price action theories and rejection bar candle patterns to recognise this opportunity.

Simulated Forex Trading

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Forex simulator

We’ve mentioned the demo account before but it’s worth repeating. You can practise and learn all the tricks of the trade on a demo account by experimenting with any of the strategies above. Practising your strategies without the risk of losing any real money is a huge advantage for new traders.

Successful trading requires knowledge and confidence – both of which can be honed on your demo account in your own time.

Lirunex’s demo account provides you with the tools to trade in genuine market conditions. This is the place where you can make as many mistakes as you want without any ramifications to your capital, and prepare mentally – i.e. learn how to control your emotions and develop patience – and build up the confidence to start investing your own money.

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