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Trading strategy

Trading strategy

A trading strategy is something without which work on the exchange is impossible. Without a trading strategy, trading turns into a game of chance for adrenaline, not profit. Therefore, the importance of a trading strategy cannot be overstated.


Trading Strategy is a complete trader’s guide.

The purpose of the strategy – to provide a profit on the stock exchange.


A trading strategy is usually based on:

  • the rules of market analysis (fundamental and / or technical analysis) and the search for opportunities
  • the rules for entering a position with a favorable forecast
  • rules for holding a position
  • rules for exiting a position
  • risk management
  • rules for working on bugs

Any trading strategy must be consistent with the trader’s personal qualities and discipline, namely:

  • how he analyzes the information coming from the market and assesses its nature, how he creates a forecast based on actual data
  • whether he is inclined to hold profits and cut losses

If we turn to the classification of trading strategies, that is, universal strategies, as well as specialized ones – separate strategies for the bond market, stocks, currency pairs, futures, indices, etc.


By the time of holding a position, trading strategies are divided into:

  • short-term
  • medium
  • long-term

In general, strategies can be divided into:

  •  trend;
  •  counter-trend;
  •  flat

Any trending strategy is based on the assumption that the price has more chances to continue the directional movement – up or down – than to reverse it. A trend is the direction of price movement, taking into account which the trade is conducted. In an uptrend, deals are opened mainly in longs, in a downtrend – in shorts.

An uptrend is considered to continue as long as each new low and high of the price is higher than the previous values.

In a downtrend, subsequent price lows and highs should be lower than the previous ones.

The counter-trend strategy is based on the principle of corrective movements when the price reaches new lows or highs.

Unlike trending strategies, counter-trending strategies usually use more different indicators that indicate that a financial asset is overbought or oversold.

After a period of movement along the trend up or down, there comes a moment when the momentum is exhausted, the price slows down progress and enters a correction phase. This moment is used to open a position against the main movement.

A flat strategy is used in a market in which the price tends to hold within a range. In this case, there may be spikes when the price breaks through the boundaries formed by the flat, but then returns to the existing range again.

A flat trading strategy prescribes to open positions from the lower and upper borders of the flat with the aim of moving to the opposite border of the flat.

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