Monday, July 28th, 2014 by Tim Lanoue
Whether you are an experienced or novice trader, having trading strategy is a MUST if you want to achieve success with binary options. If I have learned anything over my years of trading it would be that having a game plan and a solid trading strategy will do you much better than not having one. Now sure you may get lucky by guessing a few times but I certainly would not rely on that strategy. Below is a simple yet highly accurate trading strategy that I have been composing these last few weeks.
For those of you not familiar with trend trading or not exactly sure what trends really are just keep reading. Trends are established when a continuation of price candles keep going in the same direction. Trend trading involves the use of spotting trends and trading what we call reversals, which is the origin of where the price of an asset changes directions. There are three types of trends you should familiarize yourself with. They are as follows: uptrend, neutral trend, and downtrend. Obviously an uptrend is a trend where price is heading higher, neutral is where price stays the same and a downtrend is where prices is heading downward.
Moving forward, the only indicator needed for this strategy would be a simple moving average. Simple moving averages are great indicators to use when trend trading because they plot the average price of that asset over the selected time period. In this instance, we are going to change our simple moving average time to a period of 3. Also, since this is a 10 minute trading strategy we want to make sure that the time frame that we are watching our asset is set to 10 minutes, and yes, and trading expiry times are set at 10 minutes as well. In the picture below you can see an example of how this strategy would be implemented.
If you couldn’t tell already, we place our trades when our blue moving average breaks and changes directions. However, my confirmation is if there was an upward or downward trend before the break. So take for instance, the first call trade that was traded, there was a well established downward trend occurring before the simple moving average changed directions. Once you see a trend has been established and see a break in the direction of the moving average line then we go ahead a place a trade for the opposite direction. As you can see we won all 5 trades. Assets that I would recommend when trading with this strategy would be any currency pair, I have yet to try this strategy out on other types of assets.
Trend trading is a very popular style of trading among novice and experienced binary options traders. This strategy has only a few weeks of testing behind it but overall it has proven to be very solid, I would estimate an average in-the-money percentage of 79%. Just make sure to follow the simple set up and trading strategy and you will be one step closer to achieving your dreams. As always guys, if you have any suggestions, comments or questions please feel free to leave them below!
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Tim Lanoue
When it comes to finding an effective 10 minute strategy for binary options that doesn’t require the use of many trading indicators or complex set-ups I personally know from my own experience how difficult it can be. Especially when you are completely new or have only a few months worth of knowledge, which is why today I am going to provide a very simplistic yet highly accurate 10 minute binary options trading strategy. One of the best advantages about this 10 minute strategy is that it only requires the use of two indicators, both which are the same type of indicator, a simple moving average.
What are Moving Averages?
Moving averages are an indicator category that represents the average price of an asset of a selected period of time. For example, these time frames that moving averages can be set on are called periods, periods are a selected duration of time. So if you have your indicator set at a period of 10 it is set to display the average price of that asset over the past ten days. If you have a period of 3, then you are seeing the average price of that asset over the past three days and so forth down the line. There are three types of moving averages and they are: front weighted, exponential, and simple. The type of moving average that we are using today in this strategy is simple, and they both are set at a period of 3 and 10.
Setting up this strategy is almost as simple as trading with this strategy. First you need access to a charting solution such as Free Stock Charts or MT4, personally I prefer www.freestockcharts.com just because it is easy to load and get everything setup. Since this is a ten minute trading strategy we want to make sure that the time frame that we are watching our asset is set for 10 minutes and we want to use this strategy solely on currency pairs. Any currency pair will do and I prefer to use this strategy during the New York trading session. All trades placed as well have an expiry time consisting of 5-10 minutes.
Applying the Strategy
In the picture below you can see an example of how this trading strategy would look, as you can see we have our two moving averages, the correct time frame and a currency pair. The simple moving average line that is set at a period of 3 is our signal line, whenever this simple moving average line crosses with our other moving average line we place a trade in the direction that the yellow line is heading. So if it crosses our blue line in an upward direction we place a 5-10 minute CALL trade and vice-versa for the other direction. As you can see below 7 out of 9 trades placed were winners, resulting in a 77% in-the-money.
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This strategy is one if personally designed mostly for novice traders but it can be used by traders of all experience levels, I have seen a consistent success rate of 72-79% over the last few of weeks when trying this strategy. As always if you have any questions please feel free to leave them below and I will make sure to answer them for you! Good luck and happy trading guys!