Breakout Trading Entry, Exit and Stop Loss Strategies

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This is a guest post by Ahmad Hassam

Breakout trading can be highly profitable. But the problem is most breakouts tend to fail often. A breakout fails when the price returns to a point before the breakout. Suppose the price breaks out above the resistance line but soon retraces back below the resistance line. This means the breakout was false. But in many cases, prices retraces itself slightly above or below an important breakout level before continuing in the direction of the breakout.


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Trading Breakouts With Fibonacci Projection Levels

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This is a guest post by Ahmad Hassam

Most breakouts tend to fail. It is impossible to know which breakout will succeed and which breakout will fail. But you have to be in it to win it. As a trend trader, you have to take every trade. However, using Fibonacci can optimize your few wins and minimize many losses.

When you spot the breakout candle, enter the market with half of your trade size. If the price continues in your favor as you had anticipated add 1/4th of the trade size at 138.2% of the initial move. And if the momentum continues in the direction that you had wanted and anticipated, add the final 1/4th of the trade size at 162.8% of the move.


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3 Breakout strategies of Forex trading for 2011

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This is a guest post by Jason Holmes

Forex is perhaps the best way to make oodles of money in the world currency market. Making money through Forex is much similar to making money through holding stocks. The strategies of the Forex market is highly in demand as more and more investors are plunging into the Forex investment market, shifting their bases from the stock and the bond market.


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A Channel Breakout Trading Strategy

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This is a guest post by Ahmad Hassam

A Channel is formed when we draw a trendline and then a line parallel to the trendline with most of the price action if not all falling between the two lines. By scanning through a few charts, you will find that it is easy to identify channels. Channels occur frequently.

However, currencies rarely stay in a narrow range for long and have a tendency to breakout from a tight range and develop a strong trend in the market. Important economic news releases can act as a trigger for a breakout.


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Breakout Trading Forex Strategy – Filtering False Breakouts

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A guest post by Ahmad Hassam

Breakout trading can be highly profitable yet at the same time frustrating as many breakouts have a tendency to fail. The main cause behind most of these false breakouts in the forex market is the big players that intentionally cause pairs to breakout in order to suck in non suspecting or inexperienced players.

Breakout trading is all about learning how to avoid trading a false breakout. You need to develop a price filter that can help you screen a false breakout from a true breakout so that you can trade it.


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