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Easy Trading Strategies To Learn  As a Beginner in Forex and Crypto : Part 2 of 2

Applying the Strategy to Other MarketsThis same approach could be applied to any currency pair showing a clear uptrend on the daily chart. For example, if EUR/USD has been making higher highs and higher lows for 3 weeks, with moving averages aligned, you could enter a long trade on a retest of support with a …

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Applying the Strategy to Other Markets

This same approach could be applied to any currency pair showing a clear uptrend on the daily chart. For example, if EUR/USD has been making higher highs and higher lows for 3 weeks, with moving averages aligned, you could enter a long trade on a retest of support with a tight stop, aiming to ride the trend higher.

By keeping position sizes small at 1-2% of your account and using proven technical analysis of charts, trend trading allows new traders to participate in Forex and cryptocurrency markets with defined risk parameters. Over many trades, the statistical edge of trends can potentially yield consistent profits even for those just getting started. The key is patience, discipline and sticking to the strategy, not chasing every move hoping to catch the top or bottom. With practice, trend trading can become a simple yet effective approach for beginners.

Of course, no trading strategy is perfect and trend trading does have some potential drawbacks that beginners need to be aware of. For one, trends do not move in a straight line higher or lower – they always retrace against the overall direction at some point as traders take profits.

Managing Risks

This means trend traders will experience losing trades from time to time as the market corrects. It’s important to have a clear plan for when to exit losing trades.

Additionally, macroeconomic news and geopolitical events can sometimes cause sharp, unexpected reversals in currency pairs or cryptocurrencies. A strong trend could abruptly reverse course. Again, keeping position sizes small and using tight stops helps limit damage from these types of surprises.

Trend trading also does not work as well during periods of high volatility with lots of choppy, sideways price action. If no clear trends are developing on charts, it’s best to remain on the sidelines until opportunities arise again. Becoming impatient and entering trades without a trend signal is a recipe for losses.

Conclusion

Lastly, trends that look obvious in hindsight are not always so clear when you’re in the middle of a market. It takes experience to accurately identify trading trends that are just beginning versus short-term moves against the overall direction. Beginners will likely make some incorrect trend assessment calls at first that result in losing trades. Sticking to the strategy and learning from mistakes is important for long-term success.

With an understanding of these potential downsides, trend trading still provides a lower-risk way for novices to participate in Forex and cryptocurrency markets. By focusing on the overarching trends visible in charts and keeping position sizes small, beginners can profit consistently over many trades using this approach.

Peter Cahana

Peter Cahana

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