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Your Guide to 15 Minutes Trading
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Introduction:
Use this strategy first on demo account and see how it is working. You need to understand the principles of this strategy clearly before you enter for real live trading. When I made this strategy I almost made my account triple in just 2 weeks. Beginners also can use this strategy very effectively but you need to know the very basics like opening a demo metatrader account, opening buy and sell orders etc.
If you don’t know how to open a metatrader account go to any forex broker’s site like fxcm, fxdd, alpari etc and they will provide demo accounts for you. You just need to register for the demo account in those sites and install the metatrader software and you are ready to use this strategy.

When You Should Not Use This Strategy:
When you want to use this strategy for any currency pair make sure that there is no strong economic news release for that currency pair at that time. Go to http://www.forexfactory.com to check if there is any strong economic news release. The following is a screenshot of forexfactory.com news release section and if you check it, you will see that there are strong news releases for EUR and NZD currency pairs. So check that website for news releases and before you use this strategy.

Setting Your Metatrader Charts:2) Make it as a candlestick chart and enlarge it to view the candle sticks clearly.
1) Open any currency pair chart and you will see it as follows. If it is not hourly chart change it to hourly chart.
2) Make it as a candlestick chart and enlarge it to view the candle sticks clearly.
3) Right click on the chart and click on properties and change the properties on “Colours” tab as follows.

Background: white Foreground: Black Grid: LightSlateGray Bar Up: Black
Bar Down: Black
Bull Candle: White
Bear Candle: Red
Line Graph: Black
Volumes: LimeGreen
Ask Levels: Red
Stop Levels: Red
On the “Common” tab select remove the option show grid.
Once you change all the above properties you will see the chart as follows.

[b]Set The Indicators:

The following are the indicators we are going to use. 1) Moving averages
2) MACD
3) CCI Indicator
4) Stochastic Indicator
Setting Moving averages:
You need to set three moving averages. For all the moving averages use enough widths to see them clearly.
First Moving Average:
Period – 12
Shift – 0
MA Method – Exponential Apply to – close
Color – Red
Go to the visualiSation tab and set the time frame to hourly chart so that you can see the moving average on only hourly chart.

Second Moving Average:
Period – 24
Shift – 0
MA Method – Exponential
Apply to – close
Color – Turquoise
VisualiSation – Hourly Chart

Third Moving Average:
Period – 13
Shift – 8
MA Method – Smoothed
Apply to – Median Price (HL/2)
Colour – MediumBlue
Visualisation – Hourly Chart

Once you set the above three moving averages you will see the hourly chart as follows. You will see the three moving averages only on hourly chart as you set the visualisation to be on hourly chart.

Setting MACD: Parameters:

Fast EMA: 12
Slow EMA: 26
MACD SMA: 9
Apply to: Close
Don’t use fixed min. and fixed max.

Colours:
Main: Black
Signal: Red
Levels: Add a “0” level and select the colour as black so that you can clearly see the zero line.
Visualisation: Apply to only hourly chart.
Once you set the MACD as mentioned above you will see the chart as follows. And you will see the MACD indicator only on hourly chart as you set the visualisation to hourly chart only.

Setting CCI:
From the navigator window drag and drop the CCI indicator on the chart window and set the following values.
Parameters Tab:
Period – 14
Apply to – Typical Price (HLC/3)
Colour – Any colour you want
Do not use fixed minimum and fixed maximum.

Levels Tab:
Add two levels of -100 and 100 and set any colour you want. I use black colour as I can clearly see it.

Visualisation Tab:
Set the visualisation to 15 min. chart only.

Setting Stochastic Indicator:
From the navigator window drag and drop the Stochastic indicator on the chart window and set the following values.
Parameters Tab:
%K period – 5
%D Period – 3
Slowing – 3
Price field – Low/High
MA method – Simple
Fixed minimum – 0 (Check the checkbox) Fixed maximum – 100 (Check the checkbox)

Colours Tab:
Main – Green
Signal - Red
Levels Tab: Add two levels of 30 and 70 and set the style as Black.

Visualisation: Set the visualisation to be 15 min. chart.
Once you set all the above indicators as explained, you will see the moving averages and MACD on the hourly chart and not on the 15 min. chart. You won’t see the Stochastic and CCI indicators on the hourly chart but you will see them on the 15 min. chart.
The following is how the hourly chart and 15 min. chart look like.

Now save the template with some name so that you won’t lose the changes and you can get it any time you want by opening the template.

If you have any problems with setting the charts and indicators as I explained above, you don’t need to worry. I am providing a free template called “15_Min_Trading.tpl” with e-book. Save the template in “templates” folder under your main metatrader installation folder. Suppose you installed metatrader in the folder called “FXCM” then you will see the folder “templates” under that directly. Just copy this template to this folder and restart your metatrader application. You will able to see this template in the templates section and you can load it any time you want for any currency pair.

How to trade:
Go to the hourly chart and observe the trend.

Uptrend: If the red line is above the Turquoise line and if the Turquoise line is above the Medium Blue line that means the trend is upwards.
Downtrend: If the Red line is below the Turquoise line and if the Turquoise line is below the Medium blue line that means the trend is downwards.

If the trend is upwards enter only long trades. If the trend is downwards enter only short trades.

15 Min. Trading Strategy for Long Trades:
1) Make sure that the trend is upwards (Red line is above the Turquoise line and the Turquoise line is above the Medium Blue line)
2) Make sure that the histogram bars are above the zero line.
3) Make sure that Signal line in MACD does not leave the histogram bar.

In the above picture check the vertical red lines that I have drawn. In between the red lines the MACD histogram bars are above the zero line and the red signal line of MACD did not leave the histogram bars. Now go to the 15 min. chart. On the 15 min. chart

1) Observe the CCI indicator. Wait for the CCI line to fall below ”-100” level.
2) Once the CCI is in the oversold region observe the Stochastic indicator.
3) Wait for the Stochastic moving averages to cross each other at this point.
4) Once the Stochastic moving averages cross each other enter a long trade.

Check the following picture which shows the 15 min. chart for the above indicated hourly chart.

In the above 15 min. chart the CCI fell below the -100 line two times. At this point once the Stochastic moving averages cross each other enter a long trade. The oversold regions of the CCI indicator are indicated by red circles in the above chart and the point of entries for the long trade are indicated using blue lines.

15 Min. Trading Strategy for Short Trades:

1) Make sure that the trend is downwards (Red line is below the Turquoise line and the Turquoise line is below the Medium Blue line)
2) Make sure that the histogram bars are below the zero line.
3) Make sure that Signal line in MACD does not leave the histogram bar.

Check the following picture.

In the above picture check the vertical red lines that I have drawn. In between the red lines the MACD histogram bars are below the zero line and the red signal line of MACD did not leave the histogram bars. Now go to the 15 min. chart. On the 15 min. chart

5) Observe the CCI indicator. Wait for the CCI line to raise above ”100” level.
6) Once the CCI is in the overbought region observe the Stochastic indicator.
7) Wait for the Stochastic moving averages to cross each other at this point.
8) Once the Stochastic moving averages cross each other enter a short trade.

Check the following picture which shows the 15 min. chart for the above indicated hourly chart.

In the above 15 min. chart the CCI raises above the 100 line two times. At this point once the Stochastic moving averages cross each other enter a short trade. The overbought regions of the CCI indicator are indicated by blue circles in the above chart and the point of entries for the short trade are indicated using blue lines.

Stop Loss and Take Profit:
Once you enter a long trade or a short trade, use a take profit of 25 pips and a stop loss of 40 pips. Observe the MACD in the hourly chart and if the red signal or the MACD leaves the histogram bar exit the trade with little profit.

Some Example Short Trades Using This Strategy:

NZDJPY Currency Pair:
The following is the NZDJPY currency pair hourly chart. The trend is downwards in the red lines and red signal did not leave the MACD histogram bars.

The following is the 15 min. chart for the same period mentioned in the above picture. The CCI reached the overbought region at some point and the Stochastic moving averages crossed each other at this point and this is the entry for a short trade.

AUDCHF Currency Pair:
The following is the AUDCHF currency pair hourly chart. The trend is downwards in the red lines and red signal did not leave the MACD histogram bars.

The following is the 15 min. chart for the same period mentioned in the above picture. The CCI reached the overbought region two times. These two points are good to enter short trades. Check the following picture.
Some Example Long Trades Using This Strategy:

GBPAUD Currency Pair:
The following is the GBPAUD currency pair hourly chart. The trend is upwards in the red lines and red signal did not leave the MACD histogram bars.
The following is the 15 min. chart for the same period mentioned in the above picture. The CCI reached the oversold region at some point and the Stochastic moving averages crossed each other at this point and this is the entry for a long trade.

Conclusion:
Always make sure that you do the demo trading first and understand the principles correctly. Good luck in your trading.
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#2
Indicators are just a guideline, news trader will be more accurate even their profit is lower.

I rather be the one that earn less than gamble my money to win more.
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#3
15 minutes can never learn trading
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