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Foundations of Technical Analysis: Trading Psychology

Foundations of Technical Analysis: Trading Psychology

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In this episode of our bi-weekly webinar on the Foundations of Technical Analysis we discuss the psychological pitfalls that can overcome our ability to objectively asses market conditions. Recognize that it’s not about being ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ – the market is always right. Our objective is to identity the best possible position to convey a bias on a given market while always keeping risk management at the forefront. Don’t rely on too heavily on any single bit of information, but rather take a more holistic view of the current state of price within the broader trend.

Finally, get as many trades under your belt as possible- live trades (no matter how small) will not only train you to better handle risk (and the emotions that come with it), it will also help you objectively evaluate issues or areas of improvement within your strategy / technique. Experience is the best teacher and fine tuning your investigative approach on price will increase your confidence with trade execution.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Humility in trading – overcoming psychological pitfalls that can impact objective assessment
  • Gathering the evidence to support a your thesis as a gauge of conviction
  • Identifying price extremes using Rate of Change (ROC)
  • Price divergences across related assets
  • Using multi-timeframe approach to view price from the prism of trend.
  • Review of actual trade setups across the majors
  • Trading Q&A Session

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A review of the latest EUR/USD, USD/CAD, Gold and NZD/USD setups published this week highlight live examples of how we utilize our technical approach to translate an idea, into an actionable trade.

Join us for the next Foundations of Technical Analysis Q&A webinar on Friday November 16th at 10am EDT- Register Now!

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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.