Forex Time Frame

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biggdonn
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Forex Time Frame

Post by biggdonn » Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:22 pm

I am just curious as to the time frames (weekly, daily, 60 min 30 min, 5 min, etc) that people are watching and trading the Forex market?

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Post by JAM » Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:48 am

Daily data for me - haven't considered anything shorter as I am and need to continue to be employed on a full-time basis, until I can build enough capital to go it as an independent...

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Post by biggdonn » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:24 am

Do you think that you will look at a shorter time frame once you get closer to going independent?

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Post by JAM » Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:49 pm

Definitely will look at it - its a matter of doing the testing first (and having the time to do that as well) that will lead to the final decision. However, I think I am a few years away from that...and I believe that trading forex with shorter time frames can really change your lifestyle, given 24 hour markets, so I would also be somewhat reluctant to move away from daily...

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Post by Hip » Fri May 20, 2005 2:21 am

I mostly use daily charts to determine the direction of the trend and then drill down to a 60/30/10 min chart to get a low risk entry level where I can latch on to it using a pullback/breakout strategy.

Also predominantly use daily charts and relevant indicators to determine whether market is overbought/oversold and volatility is at extreme levels. This usually occurs at the end of the trend. I then start looking for a reversal due to the fact that the probablility of trend continuation is low.

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Post by K1 » Fri May 20, 2005 10:04 am

Does anybody here use pivot points for their forex trading?

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Post by Kiwi » Sat May 21, 2005 2:08 am

I have looked at camarillo, floor, opening price, and DeMark pivots on forex and found them to be less useful than on stocks and indexes. I think that the reason for this is that there is no consensus as to the open and close times for forex sessions. I played with US day, Globex, EST, and London time in an attempt to get a meaningful outcome ... and failed.

Please let me know if you find a particular time zone that seems to work for you - I'd take another look at that point.

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