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Free Forex Trend Indicators

This video will show traders how to set up our free forex trend indicators. Traders can use these indicators for multiple time frame analysis to analyze 28 currency pairs across the 8 different currencies we track every day. You can also use these trend indicators to follow our trading plans and the trends of the forex market. This is our “basic” trend indicator setup, some of our other videos will give you options for using the features and templates in the Metatrader charting platform that alsofit our trading system.

This video is only 4 minutes and will show you how to set up one pair, then you can duplicate the procedure for all 28 pairs. The setup is for the Metatrader MT4 charting platform using the basic chart window, open, high, low, close barcharts and 5/12 exponential moving averages. It will show you the color settings and how to zoom and magnify the barcharts for better spacing and visibility. Using this procedure you should be able to set up 28 pairs in about 20 – 30 minutes.  We also have a set written instructions for setting up these exponential moving averages for our trading system, just click on the link.

Trend Indicators For Individual Currencies

In this video we will show traders how to set up our trend indicators for individual currencies. For example you can set up the USD pairs all grouped together on your screen so you can see all of the USD pairs together. This will allow you to see what individual currencies are strong or weak and consistent based on the trends of the market. This chart setup can be duplicated across any of the 8 currencies we trade. This setup works for the USD pairs, but it can be set up to view all of the JPY pairs on one screen, or all of the AUD pairs on one screen, etc. Once you set up a chart with these simple trend indicators you can arrange them by individual currencies by grouping them with your mouse. By setting up your trend charts this way, traders can group pairs together by individual currencies to match the eight currency groups on The Forex Heatmap®.

Here is an example: If the EUR is consistently strengthening in real time on the The Forex Heatmap® forex heatmap , then all of the EUR pairs will be grouped together in your charts also, for consistency. Conversely if you are analyzing the EUR pairs on the charts they will all be grouped together, just like the heatmap, once again for consistent analysis of one currency. This way your charts are set up to where the chart analytical method matches you trade entry system and is consistent. You can use these individual currency concepts to prepare trading plans based on individual currencies all trending in the same direction across multiple pairs, and it works for all 8 currencies we follow.

Forex Price Alerts, How To Set

This video will show forex traders how to set audible forex price alerts on the metatrader charting platform.  This will allow traders to monitor any currency pair for price breakouts or trend continuations after consolidation phases. First, a trader should locate a trend on the larger time frames for a trend continuations or breakout point.  Then you locate the breakout point on the short term support or resistance levels on the smaller time frames, like the M5 and M15 intraday time frames.

Next, traders can set an audible forex price alerts at the short term levels to intercept the next price movement. Then the video will illustrate the mechanics of setting the price alerts for any pair. When the audible price in the alert is hit, the audible alert will notify you of the price breach on your desktop with an audible alarm, and these alerts can also can also be delivered by email to your email box or mobile device. Then you can check The Forex Heatmap® forex heatmap to verify the trade entry. This is one of our alert systems, we have several professional live forex alert systems so you always know when the forex market is moving.

Forex Trading Signals CAD Weakness 8-22-2016

Today in forex trading the GBP/CAD and NZD/CAD moved higher on CAD (Canadian Dollar) weakness. The GBP/CAD should continue higher on the H4 and possibly D1 time frames, but the major trend on this pair is down on the MN time frame. The GBP/CAD still has upside potential going forward for 1 or 2 two days.

The NZD/CAD moved higher but this pair is inside of various levels of resistance, for that reason we would scale out lots or exit this trade. The forex signals for the CAD pairs is shown below from The Forex Heatmap®, along with the price chart movement. The heatmap provides trading signals for 28 currency pairs and can be used for day trading or entering new or existing trends on the higher time frames.

GBP/CAD Price Chart Movement 8-22-2016

GBP/CAD Chart Movement 8-22-2016

CAD Weakness 8-22-2016

CAD Weakness 8-22-2016

Metatrader Profiles For Individual Currency Analysis

This video will show traders how to set up metatrader profiles for easy analysis of individual currencies. This will enable traders to group pairs by individual currency, following the principles of parallel inverse analysis. Setting up a metatrader profile for individual currencies mimics The Forex Heatmap® and our forex market analysis spreadsheet.

You can set up each currency group of 7 pairs in one MT4 profile. Set up one profile for the USD pairs, one profile for the JPY pairs, one profile for the AUD pairs, etc. Then you can access each metatrader profiles template quickly with one mouse click for analyzing an individual currency across 7 pairs. Setting your trend indicators up this way allows you to see the market movements if a particular currency is consistently strong or weak. If the Euro is strong, for example, you can see at a glance if all of the EUR pairs are moving higher. Following the logic of the market is easier with this setup. This is the best MT4 chart template available to forex traders, because you will always know why a group of pairs is moving up or down.

The Forex Heatmap ® Video

This video will introduce forex traders to the The Forex Heatmap®, which provides forex traders with live trading signals for 28 pairs and eight currency groups. This 7 minute video will show you all of the basic features and functionalities of the heatmap and will give two live trading examples on two different pairs. The Forex Heatmap® forex heatmap organizes large amounts of data from the forex market into an intuitive visual map that any forex trader can read, even beginner forex traders. The heatmap can be used to assist with entering forex trades as it sorts through 28 pairs to show you the best trading opportunities in the forex market in real time.

When combined with trading the larger trends and time frames it can be part of a high quality forex trading system. Accurate, real time trading signals for 28 pairs are now here for all forex traders, in the form of a easy to read, but powerful visual map of the forex market. Using parallel and inverse analysis and currency strength to assist with forex market analysis and on all of your forex trade entries will help you to thrive as a forex trader.

NZD/USD Trending Higher 8-10-2016

The NZD/USD is trending higher on the larger time frames. The W1 time frame is shown below in the image. Current resistance and price alarm point is at 0.7305. The next resistance level is at the 0.7500 – to 0.7700 level as noted on the chart. Forex traders can set an audible buy alert at 0.7305 on their trading platforms. Then when the alert hits you can verify any buy trades with The Forex Heatmap®.

NZD/USD Trending Higher

NZD/USD Trending Higher 8-10-2016

Real Time Currency Alerts, Improve Your Trade Entries

This video will show traders how to use our real time currency alerts for 8 currencies and 28 pairs. We will show traders different examples of how the alerts look, then you can check the other market conditions like the trend to see if a new trade entry is warranted. With this real time alert system forex traders will always know when the market is moving . The system works for 8 currencies, USD, CAD, EUR, CHF, GBP, AUD, NZD and JPY pairs, and it gives real time alerts moving in either direction, continuously during regular forex market hours.

The alerts will tell traders tell if if the JPY is weak, NZD is strong, etc. and also tell traders the quality of the strength or weakness in each currency. The alerts are based on the signals o The Forex Heatmap® forex heatmap. When you see a new alert you can check the heatmap to look for consistent strength or weakness in any one of 8 currencies, then condsider a trade entry. This system regularly gives live alerts for movements of 100  to 150 pips , or possibly a lot more on the more volatile pairs we track. This video shows three different examples of alerts, heatmap signals, and associated price movement on the charts. The alerts are visible on any device in real time, including desktop, laptop, Android or IOS mobile devices. We have a complete suite of professional forex alert systems for traders to be notified of when the market is moving.

Bank Of England Interest Rate Cuts

Today in forex news the Bank of England interest rate was cut, dropping interest rates from 0.50% to 0.25%. The Monetary Policy Committee left the door open to more cuts going forward. The cut was widely anticipated in this post Brexit business environment. So today, August 4, 2016 is the first Bank of England rate cut in 7 years.

For forex traders, Bank of England interest rate news can cause strong movements and formation of new market trends of the British Pound against the other major currencies we follow. The British Pound dropped strong against all 7 currencies we follow after the news today. The GBP/USD is at an intra-day low of 1.8240 and the GBP/NZD had an intra-day low of 1.7750. Most GBP pairs we follow remain inside ranges and clusters, but the GBP/NZD and GBP/JPY have broken short term support levels. A chart of the GBP/JPY is shown below illustrating the the intra-day price movement of over 200 pips.

We expect more GBP pairs to follow and form trends based on GBP weakness. The long term trends on the MN time frame on all of the GBP pairs continues to show GBP weakness. Today’s live sell signals from The Forex Heatmap ® forex heatmap are shown below to show the GBP sell off, along with the price chart movement after the Bank of England news announcement today. We will look to continue writing trading plans to sell these pairs in our daily trading plans, as the trends are now in place.

Forex news drivers like like the Bank Of England interest rate decisions can be profitable events for forex traders. If traders have the proper trading system, signal system and know the direction of the trends on the GBP pairs, they can successfully trade forex news in the direction of the trend.

Bank Of England Interest Rates

Bank Of England Interest Rates

Bank Of England Interest Rates

Bank Of England Interest Rates

Sample Forex Trading Plan For One Group Of Pairs

In this video we will use one group of currency pairs to show traders how to build a sample forex trading plan for any pair in that group. These principles for building a trading plan work for any group of pairs with one common currency. Our example will be for the Japanese Yen (JPY) pairs. To prepare a trading plan for the JPY pairs you would drill down the charts using multiple time frame analysis.  The AUD/JPY NZD/JPY, CAD/JPY, EUR/JPY, etc., all 7 JPY pairs total. In this example the long term trends on the higher time frames are all pointing down, and the H4 and D1 time frames are reversing back down into the trend, so the charts show that JPY is strong and that the JPY pairs are dropping. Our trading plans for this day reflect the JPY strength.

We prepare written trading plans for various JPY pairs along with the price alert points for traders to set audible price alerts to detect the movement to the downside. When the price alerts start to hit in the Asian session the JPY pairs are in an obvious sell off and our currency alert system also shows the sell off. This is a very safe way to trade the forex and this method works for all 8 groups of currency pairs we trade, i.e., USD pairs, CHF pairs, NZD pairs, etc., for a total of 28 pairs. Use the techniques in this video to prepare a sample forex trading plan for any group of pairs until you get more practice.