1. Classic scalping is the best strategy for beginners.

This strategy is based on 4 basic technical tools combined into one common template: two simple moving averages, RSI and MACD. The classic strategy, working on the principle: “Why reinvent the wheel if you need to learn how to feel the market.” The recommended timeframe is M5. The minute interval will give a lot of false signals, but you can try to search for signals at non-standard intervals from 5 to 15 minutes. Recommended pairs: EUR / JPY, EUR / GBP – there were the most effective signals on them.

  • The advantage of the strategy for beginners: development of skills for using standard indicators, training attention (search for simultaneously matching conditions).

Indicator Settings:

  • MACCD: Fast EMA (12), Slow EMA (26), MACD SMA (9), Apply to – Close.
  • RSI: Period (26). Levels can be left basic – (50). Apply To – Close.
  • LWMA (linearly-weighted moving): Period (10), Apply to – Close. The shift is 0.
  • EMA (exponential moving): Period (20), Apply to – Close. The shift is 0.

The best time for scalping on Forex is the European session, at this time trading on these pairs is most active, which means that there is maximum liquidity on the market.

Conditions for opening a long position:

  • MACCD is located below the zero levels for some time, after which it draws a column above zero.
  • RSI in the same candlestick range crosses the 50th level from the bottom up.
  • LWMA (orange line) is located above the EMA (blue line). An ideal option would be if the LWMA in the same interval crosses the EMA from the bottom up.

The position opens on the next candle after the fulfillment of the basic condition – the intersection of the MACD zero level. The remaining signals, in this case, are confirming, but without the coincidence of all conditions, it is better not to enter the market. We set the stop at the level of 5 points (you can slightly more, depending on volatility). Estimated profit – 5 points excluding spread coverage. Upon reaching the goal, the deal can be insured with trailing or closed. The second option is more acceptable.

Pink rectangles and arrows on the screen indicate the readings of indicators that, at the same time, give a signal. Horizontal red lines marked from top to bottom: take profit, the moment of opening a deal and stop. It is also clearly visible on the screen that the deal could be opened with one candle earlier. When news releases from the category of most important, the strategy does not work.

Conditions for opening a short position:

  • MACCD is located above the zero levels for some time, after which it draws a column below zero.
  • RSI in the same candlestick range crosses the 50th level from top to bottom.
  • LWMA (orange line) is located below the EMA (blue line). An ideal option would be if the LWMA in the same interval crosses the EMA from top to bottom.

Entrance to the market is similar: as soon as the MACD crosses the zero level, you can open a deal.

You should not count on big profits, the strategy allows you to take only a few points. Signals appear almost daily, so you can limit yourself to 1-2 pairs. If you managed to catch the beginning of the trend, the size of the target profit can be increased.

2. Scalping is a saturated market

The essence of this strategy is to catch the moment of maximum market saturation. That is, a state where the trend is already ending and before the reversal, an inertial price movement is observed.

The indicator used – Laguerre Volume – helps to determine the moment of volume saturation of the market, convenient for opening short-term transactions. Its developer John Ehlers in the 70s initially developed equipment for processing aerospace signals. Being a supporter of the theory of cycles, he used the formulas as the basis for the indicator. It was finally finalized by the French mathematician Lager.

The indicator shows the beginning and end of microtrends well. To delve into the formula of the indicator, if you do not have knowledge of higher mathematics and programming, I do not advise. Just download its ready-made template here. The strategy is suitable for those who are just starting to get acquainted with scalping – the time interval M15 allows you to slowly evaluate signals and make a decision. Currency pair – USD / CAD, trading is carried out at the time of the flat after the market is saturated.

  • The advantage of a strategy for beginners: a simple strategy that does not require a high concentration of attention and emotional stress from a trader.

Laguerre Volume settings: gamma = 0.618, the number of analyzed bars = 5000, Levels: 1; 0.75; 0.5; 0.25; 0. The gamma value is used in calculating indicator levels. The higher the value, the smoother the line. The value of “0.618” is, in this case, the optimal balance between smoothing and delay.

Conditions for opening a long position:

  • Trading is conducted during the night flat from 00.00 to 07.00 EET. After active trading in the European session, a damping phase begins with the inertial movement of the price.
  • Laguerre Volume first crosses the zero level, then reaches the level “1”.
  • On the interval of raising the indicator to level “1”, a growing candle with a body of at least 3 points is observed.

On the next candle, you can open a deal, ensuring it with a stop at a distance of 8-10 points. The target profit is 5 points, after which the transaction can either be completely closed or partially closed by rearranging the stop at the level of opening the transaction or leaving the entire position in the market insured by trailing.

Conditions for opening a short position:

  • Trade is conducted from 00.00 to 07.00 EET.
  • Laguerre Volume first crosses the zero level, then reaches the level “1”.
  • On the interval of raising the indicator to level “1”, a falling candle with a body of at least 3 points is observed.

The principle of opening a deal is similar.

Not always the Laguerre Volume rises perfectly smoothly from 0 to 1, sometimes rollbacks are observed with continued movement. Therefore, if the indicator touched, for example, the level of 0.9 and turned around, it is better not to open a deal. The smoother the indicator goes to the target level “1”, the more accurate the signal. Also, do not open a deal if the indicator tests the level twice, as shown in the figure below. You can test the strategy on combinations with the Australian and New Zealand dollars, other pairs are better not to use.

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