How to build your own trading strategy? Tips and tricksBarry Copeland 05 / March / 18 Visitors: 11
From the first days on the forex or stock market, everyone had a similar view of quotes - there are price movements, you just need to enter in their direction. Everything. Everything seems to be simple. However, then our views began to fall on a variety of technical indicators, on an economic calendar, on various published data that allow us to draw certain conclusions ... And then the paths of traders diverged from each other. Each began to form their own trading strategy. Goals, ideas, maybe even entry points - all this could also coincide with other traders, but the tools and methods always remain different for everyone.
Without your own trading strategy in the financial market, there is simply physically nothing to do. A trader without a trading strategy, like a person without eyes in an unfamiliar environment - will only poke around the corners and walls and have no idea where to go and what to do.
In general, the formation of our own trading strategy is a purely personal matter, I would even say intimate. A person can simply look at a specific indicator, see the statistics of signal processing on the history, and already in the head immediately throw up the approximate distribution of capital on the transaction, the size of the stop, and so on.
And so, if you want, but cannot understand, how to correctly build your trading strategy, here are a few points from which you will build on:
1. Analysis tools
First and foremost (even more than the choice of a trading instrument), you must decide which prism through which you can look at the market is closer to you. Will it be an indicator or trading on a clean schedule.
2. Financial instruments
Stocks, futures, currency pairs, cryptocurrencies ... There are also a great many instruments. They can differ from each other in volatility, spread, session features, and many other parameters that can be classified as pitfalls. I do not recommend psychologically getting used to more than three instruments, because perception will be scattered. Of course, if you are so good that without any problems you will distinguish the features of all majors at the same time, plus trade oil and gold, then, of course, you can hold the cards. But for those who are just forming their trading strategy and still have little idea of the market - select the three most comfortable tools for yourself (yes, you also have to sit in front of the terminal as with indicators) and work only with them. As experience and success grows, the field of activity can be expanded.
3. Money Management
You have decided on the technical analysis tools, you have decided on the field of activity, you are ready to work on them and earn money, and you want to open your first transaction with the maximum amount, because you are sure of success. Stop. Remember that there are still such concepts as margin, leverage etc.
Money management is a sphere of trading that cannot be the same for two traders. The rules of money management are literally different for every trader. And you need to develop your own rules. They will depend primarily on your goals and desires - you want to disperse your deposit quickly and systematically, or you are ready to work methodically and calmly, without a race for interest, but simply for the sake of trading.
You can divide the deposit into conditional parts (the stop of one transaction is, say, a tenth of the deposit, ten stops is the drain of the deposit), or you can have a certain fixed stop bar, which cannot be exceeded, but reduced - depending on market conditions (volatility, extremes , the size of candles, etc.)
When you divide your deposit into conditional parts / percent, it will become clear to you how much is best to enter the market.
It doesn’t matter what size your deposit is. Absolutely all the rules that you will make for yourself regarding money management, regarding the regulation of stop size, take profit - you can apply the same way to a deposit, say, five hundred rubles, and five million rubles. The size of the deposit is completely unimportant.
More is not needed. The main thing is to formulate and observe your own rules.
1. Decide with what you will enter the market,
2. Decide what you will enter the market.