Price Action is focused on the price movement, uses indicators scarcely, features simple and clear rules, it remains an efficient instrument in the hands of an experienced trader.
The major components of an algorithmic trading system are research tools, performance, ease of development, resiliency, and testing, separation of concerns, familiarity, maintenance, source code availability, licensing costs, and maturity of libraries.
I think researches on trading systems is the main issue of building trading strategies. Our main goal is to build a strategy, which will be successful in the future and not only on backtests (curve-fitting). Thatis why I consider it right to start the topic with the description of the two approaches to the creation of trading strategies.
Gann became known for his “sniper” forecasts based on his unique trading method, which later transformed into a whole concept.
Long-term experience of successful trading, personal strategies, and some books published made Ross popular, and he deserves it. The Ross hooks are a simple but efficient instrument of tech analysis that allows entering the market at low risk in the direction of the new trend
In our strategy “Three Moving Averages”, we will use three MAs with different periods. One we will use for trend definition and the remaining three – for the entry and exit signals in the current trend.
To answer the question in the heading we need to understand what is a flat. In literature, this is characterized as a sideways movement without clear direction up- or downwards. To put it simply, the price is moving to the right, the local maximums and minimums are on the same level.
Most often, beginner traders consider trading the trend to be a complicated process. Today, we are looking into a simple but efficient strategy called Surfing. Using such a strategy, any trader can pretend a surfer catching a wave to ride. However, here we will not just ride the market waves but will try to make a profit on their peculiar movements.
Before talking about strategies, it wold be better to find out what strategies exist at all, which strategy suits which trader and what strategy to choose. Searching for your best strategy through trial and error may take years, that is why this issue requires a systemic approach.
How do you use the GDP data in trading? In the classical variant, the GDP data significantly higher than forecast promises growth of the national currency, so buys are in priority. Conversely, the GDP data weaker than expected entails a decline in the national currency rate, so sells are recommended. Also, you should evaluate the technical picture and prepare a trading plan.