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Foundations of Technical Analysis: Seeing the Forest from the Trees

Foundations of Technical Analysis: Seeing the Forest from the Trees

Michael Boutros,
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In this episode of our bi-weekly webinar on the Foundations of Technical Analysis we discuss the intricacies of trade execution as well as how and when to recognize proper trade entries. Its important to always keep in mind that you will never KNOW with certainty the performance of a given setup beforehand- the point is to look for as much evidence to support your thesis and adjust your trade size accordingly, always keeping risk management at the forefront. Being trigger shy is often a sign of over-leveraged trading or a lack of conviction- each setup should always be taken on its own merits and trade size should be based on how much evidence is available.

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Topics discussed:

  • Capital preservation above all else
  • Multi-timeframe approach
  • Flexibility – being just as willing to go short/long depending on where price is in relation to trend
  • Significance of weekly / daily high / low closes
  • Conviction- how we make this determination- what constitutes a high conviction setup?
  • Using leverage as a tool – diversifying trade size based on the conviction level
  • Confluence regions- identifying areas of technical confluence support / resistance
  • Scaling into winners – NOT losers
  • Review of actual trades taken this week across the majors
  • Trading Q&A Session

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Recent Technical Trade Setups

A review of the latest AUD/USD, Gold, EUR/USD and Crude Oil setups published earlier this month highlight live examples of how we utilize our technical approach to translate an idea into an actionable trade.

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- Written by Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist with DailyFX

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DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.