So it says that I have not been on this forum for roughly 212 days but here I am back to reorganize my approach to Forex. I was over analyzing situations, impatient and was over trading. This is my starting capital which I have left for 7 months roughly alone.
I am taking a swing trading approach with the right risk-reward ratio that involves 70% technical and 30% fundamentals and holding trades for two weeks regardless of what happens. As we all know that technical analysis cannot be the sole determinant of your trade and hence for the 30% in fundamentals. I have forsaken the use of economic events besides the large ones and plan on making trades on a two-week forecast approach.
My current approach is:
Firstly, if the risk-reward ratio is not 1 to 2.5-3 and the high lows of price have not met the currency price in a while, then it is not wise to take that trade.
An example is a trade I am currently on now.
The last time GBP/JPY hit 151 was roughly around May and at the best of my knowledge I have not heard any relatively good nor bad news of the UK economy. At best, it will be a no trend trade. Even though my technical indicator of Stoch/RSI shows that has been oversold, the fundamentals and the past high shows, it’ll be a questionable trade. Making it a marginal decision and risky.
Here is a good example that meets technical and fundamental analysis:
The last time USDJPY reach my take profit area was a few days ago, my StochRSI is oversold and my SMA 200 shows that the market is in an uptrend. the deviation from the SMA200 is pretty dramatic, however, it matches my fundamental analysis of the US economy being strong.
I have not formulated or finalized my trading system. However, I have some key ideas which I will start implementing soon after these trades.
I will be implementing my excel spreadsheet of high/lows for the week that helps me analyze weak vs strong currencies as a starter. Review my past decisions and try to write once a week in my journal.
I have had to recoup my thinking and now its time to grow my Forex trading system again and align it with my business plan with a realistic approach.
The trading decisions I am making are based on a two-week basis and will not be taken off regardless of the outcome. Since my risk/reward ratio is high, this allows me to make some poor decisions that in turn gives me an opportunity to grow my Forex aptitude.