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Goal: Perfect the Alignment Strategy

 
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Gahawisita

Goal: Perfect the Alignment Strategy

My introductory post stated that there would be more forthcoming about the currency pairs to trade and when, that have increased my success using the Alignment Strategy. The below table indicates the currency pairs traded when particular markets are open. These have worked if there is alignment during the first two hours that a given market is open. Reversals have been found more likely to occur the farther into the trading day the trades are entered. If a trade has not executed within the final two hours of a particular market's hours, and the next market open does not include the pending currency pairs, the orders are usually cancelled, lest they execute and take a reverse direction.

Currency Pairs Trading Market
AUD/CAD AU
AUD/CHF AU
AUD/NZD AU
AUD/USD AU
EUR/AUD AU, UK
EUR/NZD AU, UK
GBP/AUD AU, UK
GBP/NZD AU, UK
NZD/CHF AU, UK
NZD/JPY AU, JP
NZD/CAD AU, US
NZD/USD AU, US

CAD/JPY JP
CHF/JPY JP
GBP/JPY JP, UK

CAD/CHF UK
GBP/CHF UK
EUR/CHF UK
EUR/GBP UK
EUR/CHF UK
EUR/CAD UK, US
EUR/USD UK, US
GBP/CAD UK, US
GBP/USD UK, US

XAG/USD US
XAU/USD US

Of course, alignment for a given currency pair may be found at other times, but in my experience, using the above table has yielded the most consistent positive results.

Would be interested in knowing whether anyone else has noticed this pattern.

--Gahawisita

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:42am
 
a.akki

Thanks Gahawisita for this list. I will investigate them in my spare time and let you know what sort of results I get.

 
RafikiPaul

Great Info Gahawisita. I will check it out

 
FrankS

I fully appreciate the purpose of the list. And I noticed as well that staying away from a pair makes sense when neither are being directly traded by its host timezone. With that in mind, though, I think we're leaving something off the table of opportunity by demanding both elements of the pair must be traded during the timezone. And, for the record, I notice this type of phenomena even when trading futures.

A case in point is EUR/JPY. When AU opens, I watch the EUR/JPY pair, but when Japan opens two hours later, the JPY tends to become more active. It has a decent spread value and the ATR is better than USD/JPY. Moreover, the activity continues even when Japan market closes as London takes over, whereby the EUR half gets active attention.

So, from my experience, both sides of a pair do NOT have to be awake; just one to take advantage.

 
Pip Bandit

I agree with you Fsherosky.

 
Pip Bandit

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capnkevo

Great analysis and homework to make a good strategy even better! Well done!

 
cbuckner

I love the power and confidence you get when trading the alignment strategies. Thanks for sharing.

 
nepa

Great information Gahawisita. I especially like how you have evaluated your data related to the markets and trading times. Thank you for the list.

 
Gahawisita

Another discovery... Once a currency pair takes off, a lot of profit can be made quickly by placing multiple trades of that pair, using One-Click trading with the take profit set at 2-3 pips and the stop loss at 35 pips. This effectively combines a long-term strategy with a short-term strategy.

 
JRnARZ

astute observation

 
gsm1morris

Got to look into this one..............

 
Gahawisita

Watched the Alignment Strategy video again. It says not to enter a trade, even if there is alignment, if the pair has moved ≥ 70% of the price cycle in the intermediate time frame chart. Hopefully, observing this rule will improve my stats.

 
burton

Gahawisita, good on you for reviewing the video, once again.