Why It’s Important To Trade Multiple Timeframe Currency Charts

In this video I want to talk about the importance of trading over multiple timeframe currency charts. Let me explain more details about that right now.

Hi, it’s Andrew Mitchem here the Forex Trading Coach. Today is Friday the 25th of April. And I want to talk about the importance of trading multiple timeframe charts because I have an example of some trades that I have taken this week that would just really blow your mind in some ways because it just shows what can be done when you trade different charts.

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Multiple Timeframe Charts

So back to the charts and the trading; multiple timeframe charts, why do I trade them? Well, I can be a prime example. On Wednesday of this week, I took four trades and I suggested the four trades to my clients based off the daily charts. Now three of them were involving the AUD and all four trades lost. It doesn’t happen very often but from time to time these things do happen because trading is about probabilities, it’s not a 100% certainty. And so the Australian CPI news came out way lower than expected and completely against the forecast by the fundamentals and completely against where all the daily charts and the technicals were showing the Aussie was likely to be going. The Aussie was looking very strong at that stage and I was definitely looking for buying the AUSD/USD and there were three trades involving the Aussie Dollar but anyway all of them lost taken out over that news announcement.

Now with controlled risk, it means that it’s not the end of the day. Sure it’s not great but a 0.5% risk per trade. That was a 2% loss for me which is for me that’s plenty but it’s still controlled so it means I’m not losing my account and I can still get up and trade later on. However, the important point is this on the same day on Wednesday; I also took four trades on the four hour charts. Now one of those also lost and three of them made profit. So you take the 2% that I lost on the daily charts and 0.5% that I’ve lost on the one losing trade on the four hour charts and now all of a sudden I’m down 2.5%. Yet the three profitable trades on the four hour charts made me 2.9%, 2.9% and I ended up making an overall profit of 0.4% for the day which of course is a good result. So it just goes to show that I have 5 losing trades and I have 3 winning trades. By trading that multiple timeframes I didn’t trade anything else, I didn’t take any trades on the one hour chart or anything shorter I was pretty busy on Wednesday so I only traded and look at the daily charts and four hour charts, that was it. But I still ended up with a profit of 0.4%. Will do that every day that’s 2% for the week, do that every day of the month that’s 8% for the month. You can see how even with losing trades you can still end up having a really profitable trade in day.

Why You Need To Control Your Risk

The important thing being controlled risk on every trade so I knew that 0.5% was the most I could lose on any of those trades and high risk to reward trades because I’ve seen those three profitable trades on the four hour charts, they made 2.9% gain in my account with only half of a 1% risk on each of them. So multiple timeframe charts really does aid your trading because not every day, every week, every month you’re going to get let’s say for instance, the daily charts showing you good setups but when you trade on different timeframes you can offset some of those loses on let’s say in this example, the daily charts by having really good profitable trades elsewhere. At the end of the day, the important thing was I have my controlled risks and I still made a profit for the day. So it’s a really important point there just to emphasize and again you notice, I’m not talking about pips. I’m trading equal risk percentage; I’m making a percentage on my account. I have no idea how many pips I made that day it doesn’t matter. I made dollars and I made 0.4 of 1% gain.

Don’t Trade Holidays

The other thing I need to mention today is Anzac Day, it’s a public holiday. It’s a memorial day here in Australia and New Zealand. I’m in New Zealand and also in Australia. It’s a very important day for us you know in New Zealand and Australia but the point that I want to make, it’s a public holiday therefore I’m not taking trades today on the AUD or the NZD currency pairs. In fact there are some really good setups especially on the daily charts; the Aussie and the Kiwi are both looking quite weak right now. And the rest are good setups but I’m leaving them because my rule is to say that if there’s a public holiday in a country then I’m not taking especially on the daily charts trades involving those country pairs.

Now if I’m looking at four charts, one hour charts and I see good setups and ideally looking to short, the Aussie and the Kiwi today then yes, I would look at taking those. But on the longer timeframe charts because there was a public holiday I’m not looking at taking for instance the New Zealand/US Dollar, or the New Zealand/Yen or whatever the setups are on the daily charts for today because there is a public holiday here the main banks and institutions within New Zealand here and also in Australia are away today so it just means that your normal trading conditions on the Aussie and the Kiwi pairs today won’t be in existence, so why take the risk on trading those on a longer timeframe chart?

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