To Iinzall :
My scalping candlestick approach is [B]still under development [/B]but it basically uses 3 strategies :…
[U]1) Recognizing the appropriate candlestick pattern.[/U]
This is obvious.
[U]2) Trading ONLY those candlestick patterns that appear on or above the Bolinger bands.[/U]
In this way you are trading an extreme and, if the price action has been walking the bands to some extent, then, when the pattern appears, a change is anticipated, ie price is expected to move into the centre.
For example, the evening star pattern seen on the upper Bolinger band.
[U]3) A staged entry.[/U]
The position size is divided into 2 or more parts.
A first entry may, if so desired, be made as soon as the first new candle after the pattern appears.
Then, using a 1 minute chart, aided by its own Bolinger band and a MACD, we watch...................
a) If the trade goes the right way (into the centre), we profit.
But this profit may be only a few pips, say 10, or 5 after commission.
Therefore we use quite high leverage (standard lots) and maybe two lots.
We then get a suitable profit.
b) If the trade goes against you, then the 1 minute chart with MACD and BB comes into play.
We watch for the price action to reach its total extreme, then do a 2nd entry.
The computer now averages the 2 entries to give one good entry.
Being at an extreme, the price now is expected to reverse to the centre - the probability of it doing so is very high.
So down it goes, not much though, and we collect the profit as before.
NO STOP LOSS (disaster stop only). The Bolinger band acts as a “stop loss” in that it limits price action extremes - have you ever seen price action go past 3 standard deviations??!!
We can let our profit run onwards into more candles and so make more pips, say 20, under suitable conditions.
So far, I have had only one loss with this approach, but I want to stress that this whole idea is [B]still under development.[/B]
I use a whole range of time frames from 20 mins to 1 hour to get sufficient patterns - plenty so far.
Finally, a suitable broker is needed to be able to trade like this.
Kind regards, Tymen Wortel, Perth, Western Australia.