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This strategy works by detecting breakouts in EURUSD at times when volume is increasing sharply. Usually this coincides with the open of London markets.

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You may have seen there are countless articles on the web declaring engulfing strategies are a sure bet and offer high probability trade opportunities. But does this approach really work? In this article I will do a thorough analysis of the data to prove if this method really stacks up.

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The classic way to trade the Keltner channel is to enter the market as the price breaks above or below the channel. This is simple crossover and is a typical breakout strategy.

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This momentum strategy is very straightforward. All you need is the Bollinger bands indicator and to do some basic checking of chart candles. It trades on chart patterns that display signs of pending momentum – that is upward or downward acceleration in price.

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All serious money managers know that the smart money is made not when the market is stable but when the market goes through a sudden state of change. Take for example, the end of a bull run or the imploding of an asset bubble.

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Straddle trades are so called because they have two separate legs that sit either side of a given price level. More often than not, straddle trades are used to trade breakout events.

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In theory trailing stops provide a way for traders to limit losses and to lock in profits on individual trades. The basic idea of the trailing stop is that as a trade moves into profit, the stop level adjusts upwards in the case of a long (buy) trade or downwards in the case of a short trade.

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Trends are common in currency markets yet often traders find it impossible to profit from them. The vertical grid gets around this by aggregating the trend so that you enter the market near to the average.

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Pivots are a tool often used by range traders and day traders to work out likely reversal points based on the previous day’s price activity. The beauty of pivots is their simplicity.

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Swing trading works by trading on the recurring movements or swings that happen in currency markets. Most strategies trade in the direction of the prevailing trend.