Make over 100 pips profit with this strategy for trading the news.

Trading the news can be very profitable if you can predict which way price is going to move. Entering a trade just before a news release can net you 30 or 40 pips very quickly if you get the direction right. But predicting which way price is going to move is very much a gamble, so most traders do not trade the news, as its just too risky, and you often get stopped out, as price quickly moves one way, and then the other. This type of move is known as a whipsaw. Most traders have experienced this whipsaw effect, when price goes up then down very quickly, and it seems no matter which way you trade, you always seem to get stopped out.

Now i look at the charts in a very different way to 95% of traders out there, and i can always see an opportunity in whatever the market throws at me. When you understand why the market moves as it does, you can profit from almost any trading scenario, and trading the news can also be a great opportunity to profit from the market.

A strategy for trading the news is probably one of the hardest things to develop, but if you understand what is happening to price then its a lot easier. Now i am not going to go into the ins and outs of price action, and how i use it, but i would like to give you a simple but effective strategy for trading the news. This strategy can give you over 100 pips profit on a major news release if used on multiple pairs.

Now the big problem with developing a strategy for trading the news is stop losses. When most traders enter trades they set a stop loss. That stop loss could be anything from 10 pips to 30 pips, or more if you are trading higher time frames. Now if you are trading the news on the 15 min time frame, and you set a stop loss how big should it be? 10 pips, 20 pips, 30 pips, more? It is very difficult to set a stop loss for a news announcement, as you don’t know how big the move is going to be? So if you don’t know how big the move is going to be, how can you set a stop loss? You can set a stop loss above a recent high, or below a recent low, but a big whipsaw like the one in the screenshot below will still wipe you out. So what do you do? How do you profit from a move like that? Well the trading strategy below will describe what you need to do to make money from a news based whipsaw move.

strategy for trading the newsIf you think about what happens in a whipsaw, price goes up, stops out short traders, price goes down, stops out long traders. Now you know price is going up, to stop out shorts, and you know its going down to stop out longs, so this is what you do. You enter two trades, one long, one short, as close as you can to the the mid price of the move that leads up to the whipsaw. If you look a the screenshot above, this would be the middle black line. You set a take profit on both trades of 15 to 20 pips. You can go for more pips if the news is big, and you are going to get a bigger whipsaw, an interest rate decision for example, but 15 to 20 pips is a safe amount to go for.

Now the important part of this strategy is NOT to set a stop loss. Your take profit becomes the stop loss. Most traders will be trading this with a 20 to 30 pip stop loss, you trade it with a take profit instead of a stop loss. Price goes up, hits your take profit, price goes down hits your take profit. As price is hitting other traders stop losses, its hitting your take profit. But because you are trading without a stop loss, it does not matter which way price goes first, you are not going to get stopped out, you are only going to get your take profit hit. Does that make sense? Read it again if you are unsure.

Now there are a couple of important things you need to be aware of before you use this type of strategy for trading the news. The news release must be a high impact release, ( you can check which news releases are high impact on the calendar on the homepage ) NFP, interest rate decision, FOMC etc. A high impact news release is much more likely to produce a whipsaw move. The market also has to be moving in a tight range before the news is released. Check the screenshot above for an example of what you are looking for. This is VERY important. When the market has been moving in a tight range before the news traders stop losses are in easy reach of the whipsaw. If price has been going up, or going down before the release, then the whipsaw is less likely to happen. If you have the tight range that you need, you must enter as close to mid price as you can, so you are not exposed at the end of the range. If you are, your 15 or 20 pip take profit may not get hit in both directions.

Something else you can do to maximize your profit, is to trade this strategy on more than one pair. If the news is euro related, trade all euro pairs, if its dollar related, trade all dollar pairs, if its Yen related, you get the idea. As long as you have the tight range you are looking for before the news release you can trade any relevant pair. Trading more than one pair will also spread your risk, just in case you do not get the whipsaw on all the pairs. As long as you get it on the majority of pairs you will still make plenty of pips, and your take profit will get hit one way or another.

Please note: I am not a news trader. The strategies i employ for trading are low risk high probability trading strategies. A lot of my trading is based on chart logic, and this strategy is a logical way to trade the whipsaw on this type of news release. If you are a news trader then this strategy will hopefully help you understand the whipsaw, and how to profit from it. If you decide to use this strategy or not, i hope its been enjoyable reading, and made you think about the market a little differently. Making money from trading is all about understanding what is happening on the chart, and thinking outside of the box. πŸ™‚

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What Is Advanced Price Action Forex Trading?

What i trade and what i teach is advanced price action Forex trading. There is lots of free information online about price action trading, some good some not so good. I have some free info on here about price action set ups like how to trade pin bars or how to trade outside bars, but its just basic stuff that you can find on many free sites. Don’t get me wrong this information will help you in your trading, but it will not enable you to make money consistently, week in week out from your trading. To be consistent you need to understand advanced price action Forex trading.

So what is advanced price action Forex trading?

advanced price action forex tradingAdvanced learning by its nature is to learn something at a higher level, so you are learning price action trading at a much higher level than the majority of price action traders. Every candle on a chart is a representation of price action over a set period of time. A daily candle is made of six h4 candles, 24 h1 candles, 96 15 min candles, or 288 5 min candles. To really understand what is happening in a daily candle, you have to understand what has happened on the lower time frame candles. This is part of advanced price action Forex trading as i see it. We break every candle down, and understand what is happening on the smallest time frames, to give us an indication on which way price is most likely to move.

If we notice a price action set up on a higher time frame, we can also use the lower time frames to give us a great entry point. Traders that trade the daily and weekly time frames have massive stop losses, we can enter the same trade at a precision entry, and have a much tighter stop than they have. By studying the lower time frames, we will also know if the trade is going to fail before they do. Whats the point of being stopped out for 200 pips. If you know the trade is going to fail, you can take a much smaller hit instead, many times you can get out with breakeven.

Why so many Forex traders lose money.

As you are probably aware the majority of Forex traders lose money in the markets, and the reason for this is that they only have a basic understanding of Forex trading. To be a consistently profitable trader, you have to have a complete understanding of what is happening to price on every time frame, from the 1 min chart, right up to the monthly chart. When you have this understanding, and you know what makes the market move, you can enter and exit the market safely, and make profits consistently.

What the experts say, lol.

Many so called experts will tell you that you cannot make money trading the lower time frames, because price is too volatile. You need to trade the daily and above to be successful. This is complete rubbish, and anyone that says this does not fully understand advanced price action. There are many well respected price action traders, that sell their courses to people on the understanding that this is a fact. The only good thing about trading the higher time frames, is it takes longer for you to lose your money, as the set ups on the higher time frames are less frequent. This is great for the people that sell these courses, as they will have more time to fob you off, and you are less likely to demand your money back if it takes you 12 months to realise their stuff don’t work.

What other websites are saying.

A lot of websites make bold claims that they can teach you advanced price action Forex trading, but they are mostly teaching you how to trade pin bars off support and resistance levels, or doji’s or engulfing candles of the same levels. They are teaching you how to read price action after it has happened. Anyone can teach reversal signals on daily and weekly time frames, but how many people can teach you how to get in right at the top of a pin bar, or an engulfing candle, before the candle has even formed? That’s what I’m talking about when i talk about advanced price action trading. Identifying pin point entries and exits on the chart, whether you are trend trading, or counter trend trading, that’s real advanced price action trading.

Many paid Forex training courses are a complete waste of money.

The majority of paid Forex training courses are a complete waste of time and money to be honest, and there are many experts that claim to be able to teach you how to trade, but they will only teach you basic stuff that you can find online for free at babypips or similar sites. They will not teach you how to really trade, because they do not know how to really trade themselves.

waste of moneyBefore paying these people ask yourself “if this guy can trade why is he selling me a course for a few hundred bucks” and you will get your answer. The reason my course costs almost 4k is because its worth a 100k. I am a professional Forex trader, and what i can teach you will transform your trading and change your life. If you want the same old rubbish that you can get online for free, keep throwing away your few hundred bucks, plus all the time and money you are losing while you are testing this rubbish, before you find out its the same old stuff yet again that does not work.

Don’t get me wrong just because you pay 1000s for a training course, does not mean it will be the real deal. There are also many companies that charge a lot more than i do, and their training courses are just as bad, if not worse that the ones you can get for a few 100 bucks. These big Forex training organizations have huge marketing budgets, and they can make it sound like Forex is they key to making a fortune very quickly. You need to be really careful of these companies. I have heard stories of people that have paid these companies 25k and they still cant make money. How these companies are still allowed to operate their businesses is beyond me.

Forex Trading is not easy at first, and you need the right education.

I will be honest with you, Forex trading is not easy at first, and you are not going to make big money from it right away. Its a hard job that has to be learned fully if you want to be successful consistently. I can give you the right education, but its up to you to put in the time required to make yourself successful. What i teach is not a get rich quick scheme. If you can imagine Forex trading as a journey. I can take you 80% of the way very quickly, by teaching you stuff that could take you 5 or even 10 years to learn on your own, stuff you really need to know in order to be successful, but you need to invest chart time and practice what i teach, to complete the rest of the journey. With my support of course. πŸ™‚

If you are prepared for a little hard work initially, then Forex trading will become a lot easier as you progress.

So if you are reading this and thinking “how do i know that you are not another con artist that is going to take my money and give me the same old rubbish i have paid 300 bucks for”. Well the short answer is you don’t. But you are welcome to contact any of my students for a review of what i offer, and they will tell you i am the real deal, and what i teach is true advanced price action Forex trading.

As Morpheus says. All I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.

How To Stop Losing Money In The Forex Market.

Why do Forex traders lose money? There are many reasons why Forex traders lose money, but in this article i will give you 10 top tips on how to stop losing money in the Forex market.

Knowledge is power.

The most important thing that you need to be a successful Forex trader is knowledge. Knowledge is everything in Forex trading. The more you know about the market the more successful you will become at trading.

There are many websites available online that will give you a certain degree of knowledge to enable you to trade Forex, but 95% of these websites are run by marketing companies, or failed traders, so the knowledge you get from these websites will enable you to trade, but they will not give you the understanding you need to enable you to make money from Forex trading every week.

Its a fact that 95% of Forex traders consistently lose money. And the main reason for this is they do not understand how the market really works, because they have never been educated by a professional Forex trader. I am a professional Forex trader and i can teach you how to trade Forex, and make consistent profits week in week out from trading, but my time is limited so i cannot teach you for free. For more information on my Forex training course please click on the link.

top 10 forex tips

If you do not have the funds available to pay me to teach you how to trade Forex, here are 10 top tips you can use to enable you to cut down on your losses.

1. Don’t trade with more money than you can afford to lose.

Putting pressure on yourself will cause you to make the wrong trading decisions, and trading with more money than you can afford to lose will add to that pressure.

2. Don’t over trade.

Over trading can lead to an emotional roller coaster. If you are taking too many trades you are trading emotionally. Trading should be as mechanical as possible. Emotional trading will lead to big losses.

3. Don’t be greedy.

If you have had a couple of nice trades and banked some pips enjoy them. Don’t think you are on a roll and chase after more pips. This often leads to more risk taking and you end up giving back the pips you made, and some.

4. Don’t revenge trade.

Getting back into a position straight after a losing trade is called revenge trading. When you trade this way you are trading purely on emotion, and you are chasing those lost pips. If you have a losing trade, just sit back and relax, and take some time out to re focus your mind.

5. Don’t over expose yourself to a losing position.

Chasing after a losing position is probably one of the worst things you can do in trading. Adding to a losing trade in the hope that the market will come back will cost you big time. Just admit that you got it wrong and close your trade, and move on.

6. Keep a record of all your trades.

Keeping a record of all your trades may give you some insight into your trading habits. Do you trade better in the morning, or in the evening? What is your average win loss ratio? How many trades are you taking per day? How long are you holding your trades for? Understanding your trading habits will enable you to become a better trader.

7. Trade with a lot size that you are comfortable with.

This is a mistake that a lot of traders can make that will dramatically effect their trading performance. If your lot size is too big, you are anxious when you trade, so you close trades too early, and you stop yourself out of trades too soon. If your lot size is too small the reverse happens. So you need to trade with a lot size that feels comfortable, but not too comfortable.

8. Devise a rules based trading method and have a reason for entering and exiting trades.

You have to have a method. You cannot blindly enter the market in the hope that you will get a winning trade. You have to trade based on a rules based method that has been tested over time and is proven to work.

9. Be patient and wait for the set ups.

When you have your rules based method in place, stick to it. Wait for qualified set ups before entering the market.

10. Don’t rely on indicators to give you trading signals.

The majority of Forex traders rely on indicators to give them trading signals. If trading was that easy everyone would be making fortunes from trading, but that’s not the reality is it. If you want to be successful in Forex trading you have to learn to read price action. Price is the most important thing in trading and it always will be. If you understand price action you will be a much more successful trader.

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