Author: Maksim Artemov

The Master of Economics. Has been trading on the Forex and stock markets since 2009. My preference in trading is classic scalping with the use of technical analysis: support and resistance levels, patterns, candlestick analysis with money management compliance; it does not exclude the processing of signals on large timeframes (H4 and D1). I also hold daily webinars for newbies and experienced traders of RoboForex.

What is a Trading Index and How to Trade It?

A trading index is an index of the average price of a certain set of instruments, such as stocks of different companies, united in one group. Indices are calculated by various rating agencies and organizations by various formulae, such as a simple average price, weighted average price, etc. However, there is no need to learn the formulae as you will not have to calculate the indices yourself.

Getting Acquainted with the Pivot Points

The history of the Pivot Points indicator began in the early 30s of the twentieth century when a mathematician and a that-time famous trader Henry Chase decided to create an indicator meant for the security market. The synonym for a pivot would be a reversal, so a pivot point is a level on which the price reverses. So, the basis of the Pivot Point indicator is the idea that the market takes everything into account and repeats itself with time. The indicator was created in such a way that the opening and closing prices may serve as the support and resistance levels in the future.

The Wolfe Waves: Description and Trading Strategy

This structure of price movement is, in fact, a Wedge pattern. According to the author of the method, a trader should have their unique features and use rare trading instruments in order to be different from the rest of the market players. The Wolfe Waves pattern is able to provide a beginner trader with the keys to a new understanding of market behavior. However, as with any other trading strategy or technical instrument, no matter how successful its trading history may be, much depends on the hands the instrument gets in.

Bollinger Bands. Indicator Description

In the description of the indicator in the book "Bollinger on Bollinger Bands", it is said that the price remains at the borders of the lines 95% of the time and escapes those borders in 5 remaining percent. If volatility on the market is low, the upper and the lower lines are close to one the other, while the price is trading between them; the higher the volatility, the wider the channel formed by the three lines (pic 1). According to the classification, the Bollinger Bands are a trend indicator as it shows both flats and directed price movements. The timeframe may be anything from M1 to a year.