“Forex markets typically trend very well under ‘normal’ market conditions and allow an element of predictability. With the current Euro Zone crisis, Greek and French elections, we’ve seen a shift away from trending markets and a move to volatile, choppy markets.” Says Ashley Jessen, Head Sales trader at Capital CFDs http://www.capitalcfds.com.au in Sydney.
“The EUR/USD was range bound from February to May this year and trend followers would have been chopped in and out of the markets, whereas range bound system traders were able to buy weakness and sell strength and profit in between.” Ashley said.
“Ideally you’ll want to get to know your oscillators like the stochastic, RSI and Bollinger Band indicators that are brilliant at looking for overbought and oversold markets. The beauty of becoming proficient in these tools is that they can be applied across all time frames, from 5 minute, hourly and daily charts. Smart traders will always have multiple trading systems including trending, range bound and volatile breakout style systems” said Ashley Jessen.
“Traders have to be flexible in the current market environment if they are to survive and thrive. Those who understand the different styles of markets and have trading systems and methodologies for each market type will prosper, no matter what the Euro Zone, G20 meeting or Ben Bernanke have to say.”
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