“The Survival of the fittest” is a phrase that originated from an evolutionary theory as way of describing the mechanism of natural selection (wikipedia).
But it can also be applied to other contexts, “fit” refers to “best adapted to the current environment”.
I believe that it can also be applies to the markets.
A trader that gets positive results is a trader that adapts to the current market condition. There is just no other way to get consistent results.
The market is always changing, each currency pairs is always changing, today any instrument might behave differently from how it behaved yesterday and different to the way it will behave tomorrow.
So its always about trying to adapt to the way the market is trading right now, it doesn’t matter how it traded yesterday… its all about today.
Here is a good example.
Remember last week I told you this week was going to be interesting week? Well, at least it started that way!
There are a few currency pairs that are trading in very clear conditions… And you know what we need to do once we have a clear currency pair right?
Just find an excuse to go either short or long.
We just need to find the right currency pairs to trade. As I’ve said before, find the right pairs to trade, and you’ll have 80% of the job done!
Dont worry too much about your entry system, etc.
Anyway, today there are plenty of currency pairs trading in a clear market condition and one of them is the EURNZD.
Hey traders, what are you up to?
I just wanted to ask you about the currency pairs are you currently trading?
There are days that is kind of difficult to find trade opportunities, on those days, we need to trade the least we can. Because our job is not to trade everyday, but to trade only when the odds are on our favor.
But today is different, there are plenty of opportunities out there, both, short term and medium term opportunities.
I’m going to focus only on the short term charts, but as you already know, the most important aspect of trading is how you choose the instruments you trade.
Get that right, and you’ll have 80% of the job done!
So I’ve already done my long term analysis on each one of the opportunities below, but in this article, I’m just going to focus in the short term charts.
Hey trader, how is everything?
I believe that the most important aspect of trading is how you choose the currency pairs to trade and when to trade them.
You determine what currency pairs to trade by using the long term charts, and you choose when to trade by using the short term charts.
So at the end, its a combination of the long term and the short term charts.
But there is also the possibility to see for instance, clarity in the long term charts, but you need to wait for the short term charts to clear up a bit, or wait for clearer levels, or wait for the market to break certain levels, etc.
On the other hand, when you see both timeframes in line its time to open your trades/orders. That’s our main goal, we need to trade only when the odds are on or favor, and you know when that happens right? When both timeframes are in line.
Now, I’d like to share with you a few guidelines about the way I do my analysis and how to follow it.
How is your trading going lately?
You know what is what I like most about the Forex market?
There are plenty of currency pairs and most of the time, you’ll find a few good opportunities.
And if you have been following me for a while, you know that the key to get good results on any market is how you choose the instruments to trade.
You could be using the best entry system in the world, but you are trading the wrong currency pairs, the market will move against you.
On the other hand, if you have an average entry system, if you are trading the right currency pairs, sooner or later, the market will move on your favor.
That’s the reason I think you should spend at least 80% of your time analyzing and choosing the best currency pairs to trade and only 20% actually looking for your signals.
Remember that: 80% analyzing, and 20% actually trading.
Hey trader, how is your trading going so far this week?
I’ve seen the market started to move in a few currency pairs, in some others the market has been pretty slow.
So I guess it’s all about choosing the right currency pairs to trade.
That’s the reason I encourage you to look and analyze a wide variety of currency pairs, or instruments. If for some reason you dont feel comfortable with any pair, you can always trade gold for instance, or oil, or indices or high volume stocks, etc.
But please, make sure you only trade the ones that have a clear market condition… the ones that you feel comfortable with, the ones that have clear S&R levels and clear swings.
If you focus on those, sooner or later, results will come. You just need to be patient and trade when the odds are in your favor.
That’s it, that’s what trading is all about: choosing the right instruments to trade, and trade them at the right time.
What do you say?
Ok, lets get to some charts…
The EURUSD has been trading in a very clear bearish condition, that means that it is likely to continue its way down…
Hey trader, how is the market behaving lately?
Its been quite slow hasn’t it? In most currency pairs it has been ranging and most of the time, in a not well defined range, making it very difficult to trade.
Take a look at the EURUSD, its been like that, its been ranging since the last week of January, with only one major quick move (fundamentally driven by the way)… but other than that, its been slow, not well defined, etc.
I wonder how traders that only trade the EURUSD are doing… probably not very well…
Hey trader, hope everything is going well…
I have a question for you, have you had a chance to look at my previous articles? If you haven’t, please take some time to take a look at them…
They will save you money and a lot of time! They’ll help you understand how the market how the market works, how to choose the right instruments to trade, how to take advantage of them, etc.
Here are the links:
Important aspects of my strategy
Market Dynamics: How the market moves
When to go Long and When to go Short
How to find profitable Breakout Signals
How to take retracement signals
I’ve been looking at charts for more than 12 years, I’ve tried everything… What you see on those articles, is exactly what I think works best to get results.
What I like the most about it, is that you can even combine it with your own strategy…
Ok, lets go through some charts now!
Hey trader, hope everything is going well!!!
How is your trading going so far this week?
By the way, did you take the GBPAUD signal that I sent you on Tuesday?
I’ve been following the GBPAUD in the last weeks and in my last article, I published a signal:
Stop entry: 1.9692, SL 1.9635 and TP 2.0190
Did you take it?
If you did, you have almost 300 pips on your favor, you need to hold it a bit longer so it reaches our TP order, which is around 200 pips from where the market is currently trading at.
200 pips might seem like a lot, but its not the case in the GBPAUD, it could move a few hundred pips in just a few hours, so you got to be patient ok?
Last week I told you I was going to share my strategy with you, and started with a few aspects that are important to understand before going through the main strategy…
What I’m going to share with you today is probably the most important aspect of trading… Ironically, it has nothing to do with your entry, but get this right, and you’ll be on your way to consistent results.
The most important aspect of trading
Every week I get at least this question once:
What do you think is the most important aspect of trading?
And my answer has always been the same: