Elemental Trader

This is an entry for a Forex product called Elemental Trader. The official site for this product is at elementaltrader.com. If you’re looking for more info about this product follow the link.


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Trading Price Oscillator Divergences Can Increase Your Chances Of Making Winning Trades

Trading Strategy
This is a guest post by Ahmad Hassam

Trading divergence patterns is not a complete trading strategy rather it is an additional tool in the technical trading toolkit of any trader. Divergence is simply the disagreement between the price action and the indicator movement.

Now any oscillator can be used to show divergence patterns. The most commonly used oscillators include RSI, Stochastics, MACD, CCI, ROC and Williams %R. However, any oscillator can show divergence with price action.


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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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MACD Divergence And Crossover

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This is a guest post by Ahmad Hassam

First read the article on the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) to know what is the MACD black line and the signal or the trigger grey line and plus what is a MACD histogram. When the MACD line crosses above the signal line or the trigger line, this is known as the MACD cross or a Moving Average Crossover. When the MACD line is above the trigger line, it supports a long position and when the MACD line is below the trigger line, it supports a short position.


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Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) Is A Simple Yet Reliable Forex Indicator

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This is a guest post by Ahmad Hassam

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) is a versatile indicator. Moving Average Convergence/Divergence is one of the simplest and most reliable forex indicators. MACD will help you identify both the bull divergence as well the bear divergence which are rare but effective patterns.

This is a hybrid tool that is helpful in determining the present market direction as well as measure the price momentum. Many traders use MACD as their sole confirming indicator. This multi faceted indicator acts as a sign of the trend momentum by representing the relationship between the two moving averages.


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Stochastics For Forex Traders

Stochastics
This is a guest post by Ahmad Hassam

Stochastics is one of the most popular indicators in forex trading. You can find it on almost all platforms and charting services. But most traders use them incorrectly. Stochastics is an oscillator that has two components %K and %D. This is the formula to calculate K=100(C-L)(H-L) where C is the Close, H High and L the Low of the period. Typically this period is 14 days. However, 9 days period is also popular. %K is the 3 day MA of K and %D is the 3 day MA of %K.

Fortunately, you don’t have to go into all this maths unless you want to fiddle with it and see if you can make it work better. One common question is how many days to use in Stochastics. Stick with 14 days as it is the default. Longer period means lesser signals and lower whipsaw while shorter periods means more signals and more whipsaw.


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Commodities Channel Index Breakout Strategy

CCI
This is a guest post by Ahmad Hassam

Commodities Channel Index (CCI) is an oscillator that measures the strength of the current market cycle and attempts to predict when it will end. CCI indicator default measurements are +100 to -100. When the indicator is above +100, the market is considered to be overbought and when it is below -100, the market is considered to be oversold.

Commodities Channel Index breakouts occur when it falls below +100 or rises above -100. Most traders are taught to buy when the breakout from the oversold market takes place and sell when the breakout from the overbought market condition takes place. In this CCI Breakout Trading Strategy, we will be using a variation of this by combining the Commodities Channel Index Breakouts with our usual support and resistance on the Daily Charts.


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