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    Default Pure Price Action For Dummies.

    Pure Price Action Trading For Dummies.



    No Indicators.

    No Guestimations.

    No Checklist as long as a pilots to enter a trade.

    Ideal for newbies if they have not yet cluttered their trading method with too many things.

    Now enough of the sales pitch!!!!

    All you have to do is click this link below and you will be on your way to your first couple of millions and a few more to spare.............. ( heard that one before havent we??? )


    Sorry Folks, I was just browsing and I didnt think I had in me to start a thread explaining a trading method.

    So there I was posting charts now and then at another thread, giving advice that was not needed. and before I knew it I had quite a few charts up.

    I had an exceptionally good run today so I thought what the hell. Since I was all done by 5 pm local time I thought Ill write down one of the ways I trade.

    And since I have done the chart posting and sharing the trade method I thought it would be a pipping sin not to have my own thread.

    That doesnt mean I am going to do some extra work moving things from there to here.

    I for one am very allergic to doing more than what I absolutely have to. ( aint that one of the reasons most of us are here clicking buy and sell ?? )

    So without further ado, I present to you a very very basic way to make a few pips.

    Always keep it simple.

    Happy Pipping.

    ( P/S I was not happy with the way my posting was spread around and scattered without any structure on the other thread, so I have apologized to the thread owner and decided to move some of my postings and charts here so that it could be abit more structured. I hope I am not breaking any forum rules for double posting some of it here. )
    Last edited by Nikitafx; 07-07-2011 at 08:15 AM.

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    Default My Chart Shots.

    Below are the example of a screen shot that I use to trade.

    Again I dont use Indicators for this trading method.

    D TF



    H1 TF



    I believe in keeping it simple. Especially when you are starting off and you should be paying attention to the candlestick charts and money management more than figuring out how indicators work

    Happy Pipping.
    Last edited by Nikitafx; 07-08-2011 at 01:43 PM.

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    Default What You Need To Know

    Need To Know

    1. Wave Patterns in a real chart.

    - No need to be an Elliot Wave expert. Just watch and learn on how prices move in a real chart. Especially Higher Highs HH and Lower Lows LL. ( helps with TP and SL )

    2. Candle Stick Patterns

    - First 6 basic patterns will do.

    3. Support and Resistance.

    - I am not big on these, but basic knowledge is always an advantage.

    4. Currency Correlation.

    - Read up on what this is. It helps when making a buy or sell call in general. Again no need to get your PHd on the subject matter. Just read up on what kind of an animal this is. I dont trade a single pair but I have my favorites.

    5. Market Bias.

    - Get a general idea what this is.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$------------ EDIT : 24/05/2013 ----------$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    1. This trading method remains profitable to date.

    2. This method has changed a little over the years, where I no longer use correlation of currency pairs as a entry rule. Correlation has been discarded, only price action is used.

    3. Entry is focused on Day TF and Weekly now. Smaller TF is just used to pick entry signals.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Nikitafx; 05-24-2013 at 04:18 AM.

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    Default Trading Methods / Parameters.

    Trading Tools / Parameters.

    1. Time Frame ( TF )

    - Day TF for market bias
    - Hour 1 TF for entry, SL and TP

    2. Indicators

    - None
    - Candlesticks only
    - Warning. Adding Indicators to this without knowing what you are doing will cause you to loose pips / money.

    3.Trading Hours.

    - All market hours. Monday to Friday. The only thing that matters is valid bias and entry.
    - Preferably UK open ( 3pm GMT + 8 ) to US close ( 5 am GMT + 8 ).

    4.Stop Loss ( SL )

    - None / Imaginary *Warning, not recommended for newbies
    - Practical SL. Previous wave peak. Or previous D TF wave peak if entry is on today's HH or LL.

    5. Holding Period

    - Rarely more than a few hours. Max one day. Greed occasionally makes me hold longer.

    Take Profit ( TP )

    - 40 to a 100 ++ pips per entry. Ability to read waves really helps.

    6. Entry Per Day.

    - Maximum of 2 entries. Ideal is one entry per day as only one valid entry is available per day if you look at it technically.


    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$------------ EDIT : 24/05/2013 ----------$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    1. This trading method remains profitable to date.

    2. This method has changed a little over the years, where I no longer use correlation of currency pairs as a entry rule. Correlation has been discarded, only price action is used.

    3. Entry is focused on Day TF and Weekly now. Smaller TF is just used to pick entry signals.

    4. I only trade one or two times a week.

    5. USE A FREAKING SL!!!!! Was made to eat the humble pie once, and it cost me alot of money. Not recommended not to muse SL!!!!

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Nikitafx; 05-24-2013 at 04:26 AM.

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    Default Entry Triggers

    Entry Triggers on D TF

    1. If yesterday was a buy, then today is a buy.

    2. If yesterday was a sell then today is a sell.

    3. Watch for the 6 basic candle patterns

    - watch for the 6 basic candle patterns that indicate a reversal on D TF. When that occurs, wait for a reversal confirmation candle to complete before taking the trade.
    Example : when there is a hammer or tweezer pattern on your D TF Chart, wait for a confirmation candle in D TF to strengthen your analysis.

    4. Entry is based on H1

    - easiest way to trade when direction is known is to enter when price crosses the opening of D TF candle. Hold for about 40 pips.

    - Look for HH for a sell and LL for a buy on H1 TF. Again candle stick patterns or even support and resistance areas can be used as a guide for entry in the H1 chart.


    The beauty of trading with market bias is, even if you made a mistake or entered too early on the H1 chart and it is going against you by 40 or 50 pips, you can still confidently hold the trade as you know where it will end up.

    Its as simple as that. Keep it simple.

    Happy Pipping.


    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$------------ EDIT : 24/05/2013 ----------$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    1. This trading method remains profitable to date.

    2. This method has changed a little over the years, where I no longer use correlation of currency pairs as a entry rule. Correlation has been discarded, only price action is used.

    3. Entry is focused on Day TF and Weekly now. Smaller TF is just used to pick entry signals.

    4. I only trade one or two times a week.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Nikitafx; 05-24-2013 at 04:22 AM.

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    I like your style Nikitafx.

    Out of curiosity, what do you do when you get the daily trend bias incorrect?
    Do you engage in any form of rescue using skews or do you just cut your loses?

    Regards,

    EDIT:

    Oh and I would love for you to divulge more on your trading if it's not too rude of me, I sense some more serious nuggets of gold to what already has been posted.
    Last edited by m0d; 07-07-2011 at 03:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0d View Post
    I like your style Nikitafx.

    Out of curiosity, what do you do when you get the daily trend bias incorrect?
    Do you engage in any form of rescue using skews or do you just cut your loses?

    Regards,

    EDIT:

    Oh and I would love for you to divulge more on your trading if it's not too rude of me, I sense some more serious nuggets of gold to what already has been posted.

    Do you engage in any form of rescue using skews or do you just cut your loses?
    <-------------- Im sorry but I am not familiar with the term skew.

    I am going to assume you are talking about hedging ( I think it is called Hedging. I am not big on terminology. Give me the baby, I dont care much about the birthing process nor the pain ) .

    Or what they say Lock In Position on these parts. Its where you enter a contra trade to what you are holding currently and that position is going against you.

    I have seen fellow traders do that. Never seen how they get out of it though.

    I like to keep things simple and clear. I rarely if ever take more than one trade at a time as not to violate this policy. It has served me well.

    If you read bias wrongly and its going against you, own up and take the fall or beating.

    A healthy attitude to being able to accept loss is important part of trading.

    Those who cannot accept loss are the ones who always end up loosing more than they are supposed to. Ever had a position that was against you say 50 or 60 pips but you blinded yourself by thinking that it will come back down to enable you to cut it off with a smaller loss?

    Then when it is actually coming down you then convince yourself that it will actually give you a profit after all? Then history repeats itself where you end up loosing 100 or 150 pips and feel absolutely miserable? And that wont be the first time you lost money because of that psychological mind bending. It was not the first time it happened.

    You will then remind yourself, reprimand yourself, might even shout and yell at yourself saying that you will never ever ever ever make that mistake again. Then it happens sometime in the future??

    I bet you have. And if you have then welcome abroad, I have done it too. Many times. Like me, you are now on the learning curve.

    If you are very new to the game, or if you have not lost some money, you will actually avenge your loss and end up loosing even more. Its all part of the learning curve.

    So back to your original question. Hedge or not? I dont. I wont advocate it. I am sure there might be others who do it routinely and have a way to work themselves out of the mess.

    I will explain currency correlation as we go and how I use that to avoid misreading bias.

    I dont use SLs because my chart reading in regards to bias is nearly spot on. Its my psychological barriers that needs a bit more work on. How do I deal with it at the moment?

    Again by keeping things very simple.

    Not sure?

    DONT PULL THE TRIGGER.

    Again, the trick is to keep it very simple. No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to take a trade that you are not sure of. SL is used when you are not sure. Loss is incurred not only when you are wrong, but also when you are not sure.

    I would like to call this trading method The Communist Method. Have very rigid laws and Ideas. Stick to it no matter what. And it works. Its when I start to think when I am using this method that things start going wrong. The rules are rigid. I follow.

    I hope that helps you

    Happy Pipping.
    Last edited by Nikitafx; 07-07-2011 at 04:59 PM.

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    Default Charts of three pairs and Correlation

    The Following are the D TF Charts of three USD pairs.

    GU


    EU


    AU



    They are not complete candles as the trading day has not ended. I look at these in the morning +- 9 am GMT + 8 so that I can see what is going to happen today.

    I did not take screen shots of yesterdays candle first thing today morning. It was a classic scenario of different bias on different pairs. I should have because it showed a good example of issues with correlation and the reading of bias.

    AU had completed the pullback D TF candle as highlighted by the yellow arrow today morning. So AU should most probably be a buy.

    But then GU had a bear candle. EU had a bear candle. Bear in mind, you are looking at the chart without today's candles being there. So ignore the last candle and continue reading.

    The validity of a reversal is only comfirmed when there is a confirmation candle. So until the confirmation candle for AU that is currently taking place or the pull back candle on EU at the moment was formed, the scenario was still set for a sell. Can u see what I mean?? Picture it by getting rid of the last candles on the charts.

    The first rule is if yesterday was a sell then today is a sell. If your correlation is not spot on and you are not sure then you dont take a trade.

    I avoided AU altogether.

    Skipped GU because of the cluttered candle patterns on previous days around that price range. There are more than one candle that had long wicks in GU at that price level.

    EU looked clean. So I stuck to the communist doctrine and went for a sell.

    Now this is where experience helps a little. I took 60 pips, my daily target and not hold for more because the correlation was out of whack with AU, which was showing that it might turn around and be an upper. Looked at GU and it was a mess that didnt inspire confidence. What is there to say that prices wont get rejected at one of those areas and it ends up like an AU candle like the previous day?

    EU hit my 60 pips, went down a tad bit more then reversed and now it looks like a reversal.

    So this is an example where you use correlation to avoid misreading charts. Its an additional layer of safety. It is what I use to judge if my chart reading for the day is solid or not. If correlation is out of whack and I cant see where prices of a pair are going to go, then I avoid trading.

    Correlation has one drawback that you have to keep in mind. Prices dont move just because of USD movement. It also can move because of AD, Euro or Pound. Think about that part.

    I hope it helps.

    Its NFP today.

    Have fun and Happy Pipping.
    Last edited by Nikitafx; 07-07-2011 at 05:27 PM.

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    Nikitafx,

    Thanks for the reply. Not hedging, more a form of averaging down your position - increasing your lot sizes as prices retraces. Nevermind I was just curious as I've seen people who advocate not using SL, instead they would babysit their trade and average down a position. So just assumed you implemented something similar.

    I totally agree with getting the trend bias correct on the daily - having a perspective of where price is and time is so important. That along with proper money management. In my opinion is king.

    Anyway apologies for going off on a tangent, I'll shut up now and just enjoy your future posts.

    Happy pipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0d View Post
    Nikitafx,

    Thanks for the reply. Not hedging, more a form of averaging down your position - increasing your lot sizes as prices retraces. Nevermind I was just curious as I've seen people who advocate not using SL, instead they would babysit their trade and average down a position. So just assumed you implemented something similar.


    Happy pipping.
    Time for me to pick your brains m0d.

    I have come across the term of averaging down. Especially hear this term when american traders speak. Never really understood what they meant. Lost in the terminology again maybe.

    Would you be kind enough to give me an example or a scenario when you are averaging down?

    I cannot mentally picture what you meant by " increasing your lots as prices retrace."

    Do you mean that for an example you are on a sell and then prices stall and start reversing and you add to the lots? Im totally lost to the concept.

    Would be great if you could explain that part to me.

    Thanks again.

    Happy Pipping.

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