Most Reliable 60 Seconds Trading Pattern

By | May 7, 2014

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 by Tim Lanoue

I have seen a lot of interest in the original binary options 60 seconds trading pattern so I feel the need to keep feeding you guys more short-term trading patterns. As you can guess from the title this is going to be a 60 second trading pattern and it is one I just recently came up with.  I have been testing it out lately and so far out of 750 trades I have had a 77% in-the-money, which is pretty good.  Below I will discuss everything that you need in order to use this pattern on your own.

Indicators Needed

What makes this patterns great for novice traders is all you need is one indicator, you don’t need a bunch of indicators that could potentially cloud up the charting solution.  The one indicator that we need is the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) indicator.  The main function of the MACD Indicator is to measure momentum that is associated with trends.  In the picture below you can see how we only place trades when we have short-term trends that developed momentum.

How To Apply the 60 Seconds Trading Pattern

The signaling process with this pattern is very simple and only requires two steps.  The first step would be that we need our blue MACD line to touch or cross through our white MACD line, this is the signaling process.  In order to confirm this we make sure there is a candle that correlates with the direction of the blue line.  So if our blue MACD line crosses our white MACD line upward then we place a CALL trade if we have a bullish candle above it, and vice versa for PUT trades.

Recommended Time Frames, Expiry Times & Trading Hours

When watching the asset I like to have it on a one minute time frame since this is a binary options 60 second pattern. Recommended expiry times when using this pattern would be 30, 60 and 120 seconds, it works great all those expiry times.  In addition, when I am using this trading pattern I trade during the New York trading hours.

How To Change Settings on Indicators on

In order to change the settings of this indicator to the settings that I have on my chart you need to first add the indicator which can be found by add indicator.  Once you click that, scroll down until you see MACD and click on it.  In order to change the settings now you go to the exponential moving average and left click on it, select edit and change it to a period of 3.  Now go and left click on MACD in the box and click on edit.  Now change the short to 9 and the long to 20 and you are all set.  Changing indicator settings are relatively simple and will be something you will do often so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get use to changing these settings and tweaking these trading patterns so they are perfect for you.


As always traders, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below!

27 thoughts on “Most Reliable 60 Seconds Trading Pattern

  1. YA

    Hello Tim,
    I have big account I’m trying to do the 60 seconds trading to meet the turnover, you may help me, Please if you can contact me via email.

  2. Janet G

    HI Tim, earlier up this list you said “”trading 60 seconds and using this trading strategy I typically do not wait for the candle to close because when it comes to trading short-term expiry times everything happens so fast.”” At what point do you enter a 60sec trade?? Many thanks

  3. Nico

    Do any of you guys still use this strategy and do you get any good results with it?

  4. YellowRose

    Tried trading this on the USDJPY currency pair options Friday from 3-4 p.m. Eastern. It worked great my first try out of the box. Won 4 out of 6 trades. Will try this Monday during the morning session, 9-12 a.m. NY time. Love the indicator in MT4. It’s very easy to see when the little bars poke above or below the slow moving average.

  5. YellowRose

    Hey Antonioni,
    In MT4 go to the Navigator window and click MACD under indicators. The grey custom indicator box opens. Click on the Inputs tab. Highlight the value box next to Fast EMA Period and change it to 9. Then Highlight the value box next to Slow EMA Period and change it to 20. Then Highlight the value box next to Signal SMA Period and change it to 3. The Fast EMA shows up as bars instead of a line but whenever the little bars poke above the Slow EMA line it is a bullish signal and whenever the Slow EMA line crosses above the little bars it is a bearish signal same as the two lines in the Free Stock Charts. Hope this helps. This is a very helpful indicator. I think it may even help with the Novice 10 minute strategy. Will try it tomorrow. Thanks for posting this article.

  6. Tim Lanoue

    Hey Richard,

    When you add the MACD indicator the Exponential Moving Average is automatically added to our charting solution. That way you don’t have to worry about going back and editing anything. Now to change the short and long periods of the MACD indicator, simply left click over the indicator name, once you do select Edit. You should see two boxes in the middle that say short and long along with a few other things. Change the periods of the short and long to 9 and 20 and you will be all ready to go! If you have any more questions please feel free to post another comment or send me an email at:

    Thank you for your time and I hope this helps you out!


  7. Richard Thompson

    I have been trying to figure out how the you set the short to 9 and the long to 20 on what ever is the exponential moving average is that the blue one or the white one.I can not find any thing that says exponential moving average any where on free stock charts.I a newbe. I was fine up until the line( Now go and left click on MACD in the box and click on edit. Now change the short to 9 and the long to 20 and you are all set). I have a head ache trying to figure this out.
    I am sorry but that confused me.

  8. Emily Jones

    I have a question for Michael! I’ve seen tons of recommendations on many sites regarding your auto trader. I am ready to start trading with you? Also is it true that if I register with your auto trader I will also get your manual signals for free. Do you also offer 60 seconds signals? Thank you so much! I am ready to register with you as soon as you respond!

  9. Tim Lanoue

    Great questions guys!

    Boyd: If you would like a form of a confirmation then you can wait for the candle to close but when I am trading 60 seconds and using this trading strategy I typically do not wait for the candle to close because when it comes to trading short-term expiry times everything happens so fast.

    Nick: We are using an exponential moving average that is set at a time period of 3.

    Best of luck trading guys and have a great holiday!


  10. nick

    which average type is recommended within the moving average settings… simple or exponential?


  11. Boyd

    Hey. do you wait for the bar to close on the cross or just wait for lines to cross?

  12. Tim Lanoue

    Hey Robert,

    When selecting an asset or assets to trade when using this trading strategy I would highly recommend using High Volume Stocks, Popularized Commodities/Indices and Low Volatility Currency Pairs. Here are some of those assets for you to make it easier on you: Eur/Usd, Usd/Chf, Usd/Cad, Aud/Usd, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Exxon, Gold, Silver, and Oil.

    Hope this helps you out!


  13. Gautam

    Hey,this method is highly successful on 5 minute time frame ,i have checked it out with 5 trades winning 4,,,,Usd/cad ,nzd/usd,eur/usd works well.

  14. Liz

    I did exactly as per advised.
    Exp Moving average time frame at 3.
    MACD – 9 / 20
    Thank you Michael.

  15. Liz

    Hi, I have followed the signals given above strictly. I have 70% winning in the 1st 20 trades. Later, I lost 7 out of 10 trades. I realise that Some time the MACD bearly crosses the Moving avg and then takes a reverse direction.
    Any advise. Thank you

    1. Michael Freeman Post author

      I didn’t write this article and I don’t really recommend 60 seconds but anyway, which time frame were you using when applying the above 60 Second Strategy?

  16. Antonioni

    Hey Tim,

    I would be grateful if you can take a look at MT4 and help me to find the equivalent indicator and parameters. I have tried many ways in vain.

  17. Tim Lanoue

    Hey Antonioni,

    Thank for very much!
    To be honest, I have no experience with MT4, it may be just as simple as not choosing the histogram and selecting a edit feature to change the period.

    Let me know if you find out how to do it, if not I will download it and figure it out!

    Thanks for your time!


  18. Antonioni

    Hi Tim, your strategy looks brilliant on the chart, I love it simple like this. Thanks for sharing. But could you show me how to replace with indicators in MT4? I tried MACD (9,20,3) but it shows histogram and looks rather different, so it will not work as yours here. Thanks you in advance.

  19. Mark


    I been trying this, and have found it can reverse on you with 60 seconds dam fast.even when it crosses it reversed on me alot of time. i havn’t had much success.
    Is there any other tips added to this i could try ?


  20. mike

    HiTim Lanoue

    i must say thank you for this strategy this works greatgreat thank you once again and please do keep up the good work.

  21. Steve

    Hi Tim,
    Please share what assets you got the best results with.
    Thanks. Steve

  22. Tony

    Hello good day please i would like to know how to change the default bar chart on free stock to candle bars.thanks

  23. Tim Lanoue

    Hey Vill7777,

    Maybe if you were to change the time frame, the settings of the indicators and the expiry times of your trade. I do not know what settings one could use for that then though but it would be worth you trying out! This is strictly a short-term trading strategy with the way the indicator is set up!

    Thanks and hopes this helps.


  24. vill7777

    could this strategy work on 5 or 15 minute trading strategy?


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