Read this Ricardo Calca book on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or digital device or in paperback. Use this book as an overview or a guide if you will, to what to study and learn first 9/5/ · Swing trading is trading the upswings and downswings in the primary trend. It involves going long on a swing low and short on a swing high. Swing trading is a trading strategy that 11/9/ · Swing trading involves two basic steps: Waiting for a pullback before entering the trade. Entering the market when the traded instrument shows a sign that its price will continue Swing trading is, in essence, a fundamentalist strategy. The trader holds a position anywhere from a day to several weeks to get profit. He will later sell the stock based on the intra-week/month This section is designed for those who are just starting their trading journey. InstaForex educational and analytical materials will meet your training needs. Our experts' ... read more
Some other traders however will be looking to trade against the main trend. This is known as counter-trend trading, also referred to as fading. If forex rates are experiencing an uptrend, counter-trend trading predicts that the forex differences will decrease and so will take a bearish approach at the highest swing in order to maximise gains. This is a method developed by Alan Hull and is a very fast moving average indicator.
The benefit of this means that the lag time is completely removed and that it enables you to quickly trace signals indicating any upcoming changes in market trends. A longer period Hull moving average may be used to identify trend. If the Hull moving average is increasing, the resulting trend is rising, indicating it may be better to enter trades with a buying position.
If the HMA is decreasing, the resulting trend is also falling, indicating it may be better to enter a trade with a selling position. A shorter period Hull moving average may be used for entry signals in the direction of the prevailing trend. A buy entry signal, when the resulting trend is rising, occurs when the Hull moving average turns up. A short entry signal, when the resulting trend is falling, occurs when the Hull moving average turns down.
The Hull moving average is determined by the following calculation:. Compared to other moving average methods, such as the simple moving average or the exponential moving average, the Hull moving average is a lot more dynamic when it comes to analysing movements in prices while maintaining a smooth curve. This strategy relies on moving averages to show you the market trends. It uses the commodity channel index CCI indicator to show you if the market has been overbought or oversold.
When selling forex by this method, identify the downtrend in the exchange rates and wait for the counter-trend to get back to the moving currency averages. At this point you should check the CCI to see if it crosses or is above the line. If this is the case, confirm that the downtrend is bearish and enter the trade below the low of the bearish candlestick. The stop out point should be above the high of the bearish counter-trend candlestick.
Set your profit point to the previous swing low. An example of this is shown below:. Image taken from forextradingstrategies4u.
When swing trading for buying forex by the CCI moving average method, identify the uptrend in the exchange rates and wait for the counter-trend to get back to the moving currency averages. If this is the case, confirm that the uptrend is bullish and enter the trade above the high of the bullish candlestick.
The stop out point should be below the low of the bullish counter-trend candlestick. Set your profit point to the previous swing high. An example of buying forex from CCI moving average swing trading is as follows:. The Bollinger Band, developed by John Bollinger.
He defines them as curves drawn in and around the price structure usually consisting of a moving average, ie the middle band, an upper band and a lower band. The purpose in relation to forex is to find out if the currency prices are high or low on a relative basis. If the exchange rates are rising above the moving average line, the currency is in an uptrend.
Similarly, if the exchange rates are falling below the moving average line, the currency is in a downtrend. This forex swing trading strategy uses the dynamic support and resistance concept. Dynamic support means that at some point, the price of the currency will fall and hit the lower band and then rise. Dynamic resistance is the opposite; at some point the price of the currency will increase and hit the upper band and then decrease back down.
The green line represents the upper Bollinger band, the blue line is the moving average of the price and the red line is the lower Bollinger band. When selling forex, wait for the price to reach the upper Bollinger band line. Once this happens, enter the trade. When buying forex, wait for the price to dip to the lower Bollinger band line.
Enter the trade once the candlestick hits the line. Bollinger Bands can be used for a number of different strategies. A common example uses a double bottom setup. The initial bottom of this formation tends to have substantial volume and a sharp price counter-trend that actually closes outside of the lower Bollinger Band. These types of moves typically lead to what is called an automatic rally ie when the forex prices are driven too far due to excessive selling, creating a vacuum.
As soon as the downtrend has stopped, the price begins to reverse and increases automatically, known as an automatic rally. After the automatic rally has started, the forex prices will try tretest the most recent lows that have been set to challenge the large amount of currency buying that occured at the double bottom.
By retesting, it demonstrates there has been a shift in selling the currency to buying. Bollinger bands are also used to predict an upcoming squeeze in the currency prices. This occurs when there is a lack of both supply and demand which results in a sudden rally in prices. The Bollinger band squeeze method is built on the premise that when the width of the Bollinger band reaches its lowest level in 6 months, it becomes a lot more likely the the price of the currency become more volatile and subject to sudden changes.
The squeezing action of the Bollinger band means that a large move in the prices is imminent. This is a complex swing trading method. The Gartley pattern is based around using Fibonacci geometric sequences to identify and predict future changes in the currency prices such as counter-trends.
It actually focuses on both! An example of a Gartley pattern looks like the following:. The Gartley pattern starts at point A and composed of four swings in price movement. The patterns is concluded at point E. Each swing is specific to a particular Fibonacci level. Using the above example, we will go over each swing of the Gartley structure. AB: Swing AB does not relate to a specific in the forex price movement; this could be due to any factor.
BC: Swing BC should now be around So, if AB is a bearish price movement, the BC price movement should be bullish and hit the The price movement should either be at DE: Swing DE should now show a counter-trend of the CD movement.
If the movement was However, if CD showed a EB: This is the final rule to confirm there is a Gartley pattern in the forex price movements. When swing DE has concluded, swing EB should take a Using the above rules, the original Gartley diagram should look like the following:.
If all five conditions are met in the market you are analysing, the movements are a Gartley pattern. We would then expect to see a bearish movement once swing DE has concluded.
The expected price point is a The pattern will look as follows:. The pink line represents the expected direction of the bearish Gartley pattern. It is expected to be You would enter the trade at swing point B, with your stop out point being the original point A to minimise potential losses. The profit point in this bearish Gartley pattern swing trade is point F.
Once the forex prices have reached this point you should be looking to exit the trade. Before this however, there are two other profit points you should be looking to make: point point D and point B. Since you can expect to see the forex price to fall to point F, they must drop below all these points so by putting profit points at these swing points along the way, you can guarantee some gains. All these rules also apply to a bullish swing trade.
The pattern you will be expecting to see will look like this:. This is not a strategy per say but more of a tool that can help you with forex swing trading.
The relative strength index RDI indicator is used to detect temporary excessive buying or selling in the forex market. The average directional index ADX indicator is used to decide when the price of forex is trending strongly. Similarly to Bollinger bands, it requires using the moving average over a period of time. The ADX is a single line with values ranging from 0 to It bases the strength of trends using the positive and negative directional movement indicator DMI lines.
If the positive DMI line is above the negative DMI line, the ADX determines the strength of the uptrend. Likewise, if the negative DMI line is above the positive DMI line, the ADX determines the strength of the downtrend.
Image taken from Market Traders Institute. The black line in the diagram above is the ADX indicator. The green line represents the positive DMI and the red line represents the negative DMI. The ADX values help swing traders analyse how strong the trends are. A value under 25 represents a weak trend, between 25 and 50 represents a strong trend and anything over that is a very strong trend. When buying or selling forex, you need to identify strong trends before entering a trade so only enter trades when the ADX value is 25 or more.
A popular swing trading method using the ADX indicator is based on the crossing over of the positive DMI line and the negative DMI line. This method was developed by Welles Wilder, the inventor of ADX indicator itself. When the positive DMI line crosses above the negative DMI line, there is an uptrend in the market.
Likewise when the negative DMI line crosses above the positive DMI line, there is a downtrend. Going back to the diagram above, at first crossing of the DMI lines, the negative is above the positive, indicating a downtrend.
However, the ADX indicator did not go over 25 and therefore it is not strong trend, so you should not be selling on the downtrend. However, if we look at the second crossing of the DMI lines, the positive is above the negative, indicating an uptrend. On this occasion, the ADX indicator is above the necessary 25 threshold and so the trend is strong. On this basis, you can be confident that buying the currency is the correct trade. This method of forex swing trading is designed to trade when the markets follow the trend line.
In order to do this, the trend line itself needs to be designed. In order to draw the trendline, you will need to identify at least two high and low swing points in the time period you are trading in. Once the lines have been drawn, you need to wait until the prices reach your trendline at either the third, fourth, etc swing point.
Hi Justin, you are there at it again, what a wonderful expository post. I will start the practice right away because it suits my personality.
Thank you Justin for your wonderful clear and concise presentation on swing trading. Not only did I think it was an easy read: clear, concise, simple, no fluff… , but it also gave me confidence in re-understanding the forex market and having a straight line to trying swing trading again possibly along with pre-Elliott Wave theory I learned from an old mentor I had.
Feel free to reach out with any questions as you transition back to the trading lifestyle. Clear and concise delivery on how to trade using Price Action. Thank you Justin. All the best. Less if the option has just a week left. Get a slightly out of the money strike. Thanks Justin for information. You just make trading simpler for me. I value your input. Keep well! I always try to keep things simple. Thank you for all your patient teachings. Thanks Justin for this free forex education i am better now and i can see the progress, All i need is to join the community.
I used to think swing trading and day trading is one and the same thing,now I know on which side I belong,thanks Jb. Hi Justin I have been missing out on profits with my trades by not identifying a target.
I have gone trough your Forex Swing Trading lessons which has cleared my mind but what I would like to know is whether I should move my stop to the resistance or support area when the price has moved beyond Kind Regards Andre.
Since I have been using price action which you showed me my trading has become more stable less losses. Thanks Justin. Ah, nice article. It improves my confidence in daily price action trading which consist swing trading. Thanks again Sir. This is great and awesome work Justin..
Thank you very much for this.. February am officially adopting this trading style and its highly profitable.. Thanks once again Justin. Greetings guys. its really been a bumpy road since i went the self taught route. i really would love to receive any form of help from someone who has found success in this market.
Be it advice, books to read or anything that can help me move forward. When you say l go to daily frame, all l know there is that the action is shown by one candle or a bar. Please help. Justin, you always explain these forex concepts with great clarity. Thanks for sharing your knowledge! As a swing trader can Fibonacci be used to identify the reversals? If yes how do you know when to use Fibonacci and how it works?
I work a very small real account but I hope to increase it in the future. or should I get used to handling D. Thank you for the valuable information you share, see you. I apologize for the English but I use google translator. if you check the whole site.
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i just came into learning how to trade forex last week. i will very much appreciate your support any time. God bless. Hi Thanks for the content. I just wanted to ask, in your opinion, is it wise to focus on a few pairs or should i scan as many pairs as possible for set ups?
Thank you sir. I like holding trade for some time and with this content, I no it will help me become a better trader and swing trader.
Bennett i there a way to upload a picture here please……!? Please may i ask if it will be good using the zigzag indicator on meta trader platform to get the swing high and low. Trade broken to the understanding of a novice. Swing trade will be my course. I really love this Justin. Thank you for this your great heart of giving, and not just giving, but qualitative and insightful giving. Thank you once again, Justin. Thanks a million for your time and your ideas that are free shared here.
You have helped simplified my trading approach as well. Thank you for the lesson, new to trading and tried a few, I hate scalping been trying swing and failing a times, the lesson helped me a lot. Looks like swing will be great for me. More benefits on swing trade, 1 spreads will never scared you, 2 commissions too, I pity scalpers😂😂😂😂.
But it is a very personal decision one has to make. Sorry to ask, but where is the download link? I consider this as one of the best educational forex lessons along with fx leaders. Congrats Justin! I want to start swing trading. You have made it easier to understand and make choice. Please assist me to start trading. Glad to hear that. Feel free to check out the rest of the blog or join the membership site. Hey Justin, Thanks a lot for sharing a great and informative article on this topic.
As a professional trader, I really appreciate your Idea and off-course it will work rest on the future. And your presentation idea really caught my eyes. I think you will be happy to know that I also have some ideas like yours. If you like to visit my website I will be thankful to you.
I am new in Forex Trading, but the way you explain Swing Trading is absolutely amazing and even encouraging to study it more and practice it. Nice insight. I just like to know if you wait for StopLoss or Target till candle is formed like waiting for end of day to trigger stoploss. I bumped into your youtube videos last month, and ever since then I have been following you. Thank you for the efforts you put to give us these incredible insights for free.
I really appreciate you my mentor! Thank you for the great information you have on swing trading one of the best calm trading method which helps one to stay away from the charts. in this blog you give very intersting information about swing trading. Two types of trading are famous among traders, day trading and swing trading.
Both of these differ depending on the capital required and the liquidity of markets. In both of the trading techniques, the main difference is the time. The day trader has less time to make his moves and earn a profit, whereas the swing trader has plenty of time to monitor his trades and implement profit-making strategies. But as I understood, for swing trading strategy we should wait price action signals pinbar, engulfing bars at horizontal support and resistance levels or inside bar in a strong trend to entry.
Or are you using Chart Partterns in some other strategies? Any market player that excels in the domain can run riots in the financial market in no time. However, not everyone possesses these qualities from heaven; some people get groomed and customise themselves from the usual for the passion of trading and quick money-making.
Day trading is a weapon that fulfils these dreams where aptitude and attitude of an investor matter in equal measures. Swing trading depends on distinguishing swings in stocks, commodities, and currencies that occur over a time of days. For example, swing trades may require a couple of days to half a month to work out.
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There are four primary trading horizons that Forex traders typically fall into. This includes the ultra-short-term scalping timeframe, the intraday day trading timeframe, the intermediate swing trading timeframe, and the longer-term position trading timeframe. In this lesson, we will focus on learning all about the swing trading timeframe. The term swing trading refers to a generalized timeframe in which a trader regularly executes their specific trade setups. In the conventional sense, a swing trader is said to hold onto a position for several days up to several weeks.
As such, it is a trading horizon longer than the day trading timeframe, and one which is shorter than the position trading timeframe. Swing traders seek to profit from intermediate-term price swings. This is in contrast to trend traders who seek to capture longer-term price trends. Swing traders typically prefer to trade in and out of larger trend structures rather than hold onto a position for an extended duration of time.
Although most swing traders are fairly active in the market, they are not nearly as active as day traders or scalpers , who are likely to take multiple positions intraday and prefer to be flat at the end of each trading session. Because of the characteristics noted, swing traders will gravitate towards trading timeframes such as the daily chart, the eight hour chart, and the four hour chart. Additionally, unlike trend traders who can have a relatively wide and asymmetrical reward to risk profile on their trades, swing traders on the other hand will often work with a much more conservative RVR.
That would equate to a 4 to 1 or higher reward to risk profile. Swing traders on the other hand will often only realize reward to risk profiles of 3 to 1, 2 to 1 or sometimes a bit lower. Another characteristic that is quite common among swing traders is that a large majority utilize technical analysis as their primary market analysis approach.
Since this group of traders tends to trade minor to intermediate price swings, it makes sense that they have a greater reliance on market timing via technical analysis. A multi-timeframe analysis method usually incorporates a top-down analysis methodology. So the clarify further, a swing trader who utilizes the daily chart as their primary trading timeframe to scan for their trade setups, should confirm that the next larger timeframe chart, in this case, the weekly chart, is in alignment with their trade set up.
After which, it is recommended that the trader zoom into the next lower timeframe from your trading timeframe, which in this case would be a four hour chart, to fine-tune the trade entry. The main take away here regarding multi-timeframe analysis is, regardless of the specific trading timeframe that you utilize for finding your trade setups, you should always confirm the bigger picture by going to the next higher timeframe. In addition, you should refer to the next lower timeframe from your trading timeframe to pinpoint the best entry point.
Here are some combinations of swing trading time frames, and the associated higher timeframe for trend analysis, and lower timeframe for fine-tuning entries. Depending on your specific swing trading methodology, you may need to revise this a bit. But generally speaking, the above outlined swing trading time frames are the ones that you will likely focus on for the most part.
They are the most widely watched among swing traders, and thus offer the best clues as to what other traders are thinking and positioning themselves. Personally, the best forex swing trading signals that I see come from the daily chart. As swing traders, we want to trade those instruments that have a high level of trading activity in terms of volume and thus offer great liquidity. Additionally, we want to ensure that the currency pair has sufficient volatility.
Liquidity is important because it provides us the ability to trade in and out of our positions with minimal slippage cost or market impact. The most liquid forex instruments include the major currency pairs, and a few cross currency pairs.
As for the requirement that are chosen instrument have a sufficient amount of volatility , what that essentially means is that we want to ensure that the instrument has enough movement for a trade to make sense. This condition will further narrow the prospect list. Below are the five best Forex pairs for swing trading based on having both high liquidity, and high volatility characteristics. EURUSD — This is the most liquid currency pair within the foreign exchange market.
It is widely traded throughout the globe, and the price movements within this pair make it ideal for a swing trading approach. GBPUSD — The British Pound to US Dollar currency pair is very actively traded.
It often has a strong correlation to the EURUSD currency pair. AUDUSD — This is a favorite among traders in Australia and the Far East. EURJPY — This is a very liquid cross currency pair that is often characterized with large daily price swings which can sometimes exceed pips. It is a favorite among more active swing traders looking to capture short-term price trends. GBPJPY — The Pound to Yen currency pair is highly volatile, and is most active during the European and Asian sessions.
Minimal Time Commitment — Most swing trading strategies can be managed in less than an hour a day. This is something that is hard to grasp for many beginning traders, but it is certainly true if you have a focused process in place. Lower Transaction Costs — Many forex swing trading systems will only trade several times per week.
As such, you can expect to generate approximately 75 to trades per year. This is the normal range of activity for most swing traders. Compare that to day traders who will routinely take several trades per day. This can result in anywhere from several hundred to even a thousand trades or more per year. When you factor in the total transaction costs including the indirect costs of bid ask spreads , slippage, and commissions, a swing trading methodology will clearly be less expensive.
More Reliable Trade Setups — With a swing trading approach, you will be focusing on holding positions for as little as a few days to as long as a few weeks. The price patterns that occur on the various swing trading time frames are much more reliable compared to those that occur on both the smaller day trading timeframe, and the larger position trading timeframe.
The day trading timeframe is filled with noise which can make it extremely difficult to trade efficiently. The position trading timeframe can be heavily influenced by both fundamental and geopolitical factors which can also make it more challenging. More Types Of Strategies To Test — The majority of long-term position trading systems tend to be trend following in nature.
They will typically look for some sort of momentum breakout, and seek to enter in the direction of the breakout for a potential trend move. Many daytrading systems are based on a volatility breakout methodology, or some sort of mean reversion technique based on short-term sentiment extremes. Swing traders will find that there are many different types of trading styles, and methodologies that they can study and use to build their own customized swing trading EA or model.
There are many different swing trading indicators and tools that can be employed. Some of these technical indicators are momentum based, others volume-based, or sentiment based to name just a few types.
And there are countless variations that can be studied and tested. Some traders, however, prefer to keep it simple and rely exclusively on price action analysis.
Price action trading is a timeless market analysis technique and one that is very well suited to the swing trading time frames. So what exactly is price action analysis? As you may be aware, most trading indicators are derivatives of price itself, and thus the information that we gather from such indicators has a delayed or lagging effect.
Horizontal Support and Resistance — Support represents a key price level below the current price. Resistance represents a key level above the current price. It is a level where we could expect to see supply enter the market, which may lead to a minor stall or possibly a reversal to the downside. Candlestick patterns are usually one, two, or three candle formations that can provide short-term clues into future price action.
Below are a few examples of the shooting star candlestick pattern, which has a bearish implication. Price Gaps — In the Forex market, price gaps are most often seen at the start of the trading week. This is because the foreign exchange market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. Chart Patterns — Classical chart patterns such as rectangles , triangles, pennants , and flags are still some of the most reliable formations that FX and CFD swing traders use.
In addition to classical chart patterns, there are other chart patterns based on harmonic Fibonacci relationships. These include the Gartley pattern, Bat pattern, Crab pattern, and Butterfly pattern to name just a few. Below is an example of a rectangle chart pattern. In this section, we will describe a swing trade strategy that incorporates a very specific chart pattern.
The formation that I referring to is the Bat pattern. The Bat pattern is a pattern within the harmonic family of patterns. It is a reversal pattern that is often seen within the Forex market. It is a particularly reliable set up when it occurs on a major currency pair or cross currency pair. The Bat pattern consists of four distinct legs labeled the XA leg, AB leg, BC leg, and the CD leg.
The extreme of point C should be contained within the extreme of point A. Although there are other Fibonacci relationships as well that exist within this pattern, these are the major requirements of the Bat pattern formation. The expectation is once the price reaches the D point of the structure, there should be a reversal in the market. More specifically, in the case of a bearish Bat pattern, prices should trade up to the D point and reverse from there.
Conversely, if the structure is a bullish Bat pattern, prices should trade down to the D point and reverse from there. This strategy is best applied to the major currency pairs, and should be traded on either the minute, minute or daily timeframe.
So here are the rules for swing trading a bearish Bat pattern:. These are the rules for swing trading a bullish Bat pattern:. Below you will see the price chart for the EURUSD currency pair based on the eight hour timeframe. You can see the bearish Bat pattern highlighted here.
Notice the four legs that comprise this formation. The first is the XA leg which moves lower, and then the AB leg which retraces the XA leg. Then, the BC leg moves lower to retrace the AB leg. Finally you can see the CD leg move higher as it retraces the entire move from point X to point A. Once we have recognized a potential Bat pattern on the price chart, will need to validate the pattern by looking at the important relationships within the structure.
Although this is not the ideal Fibonacci retracement for point B, it is nevertheless close enough for us to validate the pattern and consider it a potentially tradable opportunity. As the price was moving higher within the CD leg and we were able to confirm the B point, we would want to prepare for a potential short trade opportunity.
This is the ideal termination point for point D within the structure, and represents an excellent area for entering into the position.
9/5/ · Swing trading is trading the upswings and downswings in the primary trend. It involves going long on a swing low and short on a swing high. Swing trading is a trading strategy that 11/9/ · Swing trading involves two basic steps: Waiting for a pullback before entering the trade. Entering the market when the traded instrument shows a sign that its price will continue This section is designed for those who are just starting their trading journey. InstaForex educational and analytical materials will meet your training needs. Our experts' Read this Ricardo Calca book on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or digital device or in paperback. Use this book as an overview or a guide if you will, to what to study and learn first Swing trading is, in essence, a fundamentalist strategy. The trader holds a position anywhere from a day to several weeks to get profit. He will later sell the stock based on the intra-week/month ... read more
This applies to a sane extent, naturally. Our fictional stock closed at 7 USD on Monday, 6 on Tuesday, 5 and Wednesday, 7 on Thursday and 9 on Friday. The swing trading strategy is applicable in any financial market, such as indices, stocks and forex. Copyright The Secret Mindset © All rights reserved. It carries a high level of risk which is not suitable for all.I give you concise information in the book as to what to learn first and what to look for as far as further information is concerned. Head over to our homepage for more tips and strategies on forex trading, forex swing trading guide. When buying forex, wait for the price to dip to the lower Bollinger band line. coach has a wealth of information in how to become a profitable trader. For forex swing trading guide, my minimum risk to reward ratio is 3R. Liquidity is important because it provides us the ability to trade in and out of our positions with minimal slippage cost or market impact.