The power of using multiple timeframes

The power of using multiple timeframes

Using multiple timeframes is one of the keys to trading success and in this morning's forex session we explain why, and using several of the GBP pairs. The reasons are many. First, using this approach reveals how price action in one timeframe, can reveal so much in another. Overlaying two candles is easy, but doing this with several is hard and almost impossible to do quickly. The Quantum Trading indicators for MT5 and NinjaTrader then help, with different signals in different timeframes. One may be signaling a change in trend which is developing, or perhaps a volatility signal is triggered. Finally, the price action itself reveals areas of support and resistance, of deep concentrations of volume which are not apparent on the timeframe of choice. All of these then provide the pieces of the jigsaw, which answer the simple question 'where is the market heading next?' And all underpinned of course by volume price analysis, which again offers powerful insights when applied...
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Nice move in the euro along with the pound in the London session

Nice move in the euro along with the pound in the London session

https://youtu.be/QQvzkV2brBE Another great session this morning with David and myself as we showcase the Quantum Trading tools and indicators through the European open and into the London session, and the two currencies we focused on here were the British pound and the euro. As you would expect these are the currencies that take centre stage as European markets open, and we were not disappointed with the euro finding some positive sentiment and sending it firmly higher against the US dollar which was equally bearish on the faster timeframes, and so developing a nice trend. And of course this was clearly in evidence on the currency strength indicator on both the MT5 platform and the NinjaTrader platform. One of the key issues when trading any pair is to understand whether the sentiment for the currency is universal across the currency complex, and here the currency matrix and the currency array step in to help and display this instantly and in all timeframes. This...
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Great VPA lessons on the Swiss franc

Great VPA lessons on the Swiss franc

https://youtu.be/yNvSwgRt-B4 This morning's session with Anna and David of Quantum Trading followed both the London and European open, with the Swiss franc the currency in focus and in particular for the Swiss yen. The timeframe here was the 30 minute with the longer term bullish trend picking up momentum once more with volume driving the pair higher, as shown on the annotated example. Throughout this phase of price action the trend monitor has helped to confirm the trend as the bearish trend weakened before picking up the bullish tone with a consequent rotation from bright red to bright blue. More importantly, even though the trend paused, the trend monitor with the trend line continued to flag bullish sentiment and helping to keep traders in the trend. This is one of the hardest things to do in trading as the emotional response is to close out and take any profit off the table resulting in a small profit, rather than a larger one...
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https://youtu.be/nPZJa2zqzxA A great session this morning with David and myself and we started with the EUR/AUD which has been rising strongly for the last few days, and one of the lessons from our private trading chat room where we support our forex education program members. This was an example of an annotated chart of the EUR/AUD posted in the forum in real time and explaining some of the key VPA lessons. One of the hardest things to do in trading is to stay in a trend once a position begins to develop into profit, particularly when the trend pauses and starts to pull back or reverse. This happens in all timeframes and is when the market pauses and moves into congestion. So how do we know whether this is a true change in the primary trend, or simply a move into a secondary trend before re-establishing the primary trend once more, and this is where volume price analysis steps in. This is...
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How the MT5 currency matrix reveals market sentiment

How the MT5 currency matrix reveals market sentiment

https://youtu.be/tYxQgRGHcjI In this video which comes towards the end of the London session and the start of the US session, we highlight how the currency matrix helps to identify the universal sentiment to the Canadian dollar. In this example the USD dollar has been strongly bullish before reversing to bearish and coupled with very strong buying of the Canadian dollar which is shown on the currency strength indicator. On the currency matrix we then isolate our the Canadian dollar which confirms that sentiment across the CAD complex is universal. In other words, the CAD is being bought against all other primary currencies and as revealed on the 10 minute ranking ladder with the 20 minute timeframe starting to develop in the same way. Discover more about the Quantum Trading indicators at https://www.quantumtrading.com...
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GBP/JPY begins to turn on the daily chart

GBP/JPY begins to turn on the daily chart

The currency strength indicator on the daily timeframe has been signalling the UK pound as strongly overbought (yellow line) and the Japanese yen (magenta line) as oversold for some time, and today has finally seen the pair move lower following last week's extended congestion phase in the 151 area of the chart. This period of price action was preceded with the two bar reversal, sending an intial signal of weakness following the overreaction to hawkish comments from the BOE, with wide spread price action in the up move, not supported or validated with volume. |For any such move, volumes should have been dramatically higher, a clear sign of the lack of participation by the insiders, and signal of a trap being set. The trap has now been sprung and helped lower with weak UK economic data as the new month begins. As we can see from the currency strength indicator on the left we have some way to go, and moving to...
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GBP in focus ahead of Autumn budget

This morning's highlight comes from Chancellor George Osborne here in the UK with his Autumn Forecast Statement, so expect lots of smoke & mirrors, volatility and opportunity to shake traders out of the market.For the British pound complex on the faster time frames, it's been a case of some good moves lower against USD, JPY & euro. The hourly currency strength indicator is also highlighting the GBP as heavily oversold, but as we have said many times in our forex webinars - currencies, markets and instrument can stay stubbornly over extended much longer than we think. And as we also say in the webinars your time horizon will always be a factor in any trading decision, and also help to quantify the level of risk associated with that trade. Discover more about the currency strength indicator here....
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Aussie waits on RBA

Some really nice two way price action on the Aussie complex which started overnight on the release of Chinese data, namely GDP, the Industrial Production and the Fixed Asset Investment numbers. The hourly chart for the complex clearly shows volatility candles being triggered across the board (as denoted by the purple arrows), with the Aussie rising sharply before moving back inside the spread of the volatility candle. This momentum was also signaled on the currency strength indicator before the currency moved into a consolidation phase in the transition to the European and London sessions. There were further gains for the Aussie in the morning session, until bullish momemtum drained away which resulted in some great trades to the short side. These were particularly evident in the AUD/USD, GBP/AUD and AUD/NZD. The Aussie now faces another important item of fundamental news, specifically the RBA Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes which may give traders some indication of whether the central bank is likely to cut...
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Eurodollar continues to frustrate

Eurodollar continues to frustrate traders, and it's easy to see why. Since the failure to breach 1.1713 the pair has retreated back into the range of the VPOC (volume point of control) in the 1.1170 region where it continues to remain waterlogged. With end of month and end of quarter position squaring we will have to wait to see whether eurodollar can finally break away from this region. From a technical perspective the heavy selling of 6 weeks ago is self evident with the extreme volume and deep upper wick to the candle telling their own story. Since then the pivots have helped to define the floor and ceiling of the congestion zone, and with volume now building on the VPOC histogram any move away is likely to be extreme and accompanied with strong participation. The key level to any move to the downside is 1.1128 where strong support awaits.  ...
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Eurodollar regains its bullish mojo

At last Thursday's ECB press conference it was enough for Mario Draghi to hint at further QE for the eurodollar to sell off sharply, taking the pair from a high of 1.1243 before coming to rest at the support platform at in the 1.1087/96 region. This support platform was tested again on Friday as a degree of buying for the pair stepped in ahead of the Labor Day holiday in the US and Canada. And whilst the start of this week has seen relatively muted price action for eurodollar given Monday's holiday, the tone of this action has been overall bullish with each session threatening to take the pair through and away the volume point of control in the 1.1200 price region. This has materialised in today's trading session which has seen eurodollar move from a low of 1.1171 to trade, at time of writing at 1.1278. The 1.1171 low also coincided with the `100 ma which has also added its...
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