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50-Pips a Day Forex Strategy

One of the latest Forex trading strategies to be used is the 50-pips a day Forex strategy which leverages the early market move of certain highly liquid currency pairs. The GBPUSD and EURUSD currency pairs are some of the best currencies to trade using this particular strategy. After the 7am GMT candlestick closes, traders place two positions or two opposite pending orders. When one of them gets activated by price movements, the other position is automatically cancelled.

The profit target is set at 50 pips, and the stop-loss order is placed anywhere between 5 and 10 pips above or below the 7am GMT candlestick, after its formation. This is implemented to manage risk. After these conditions are set, it is now up to the market to do the rest. Day trading and scalping are both short-term trading strategies. However, remember that shorter-term implies greater risk due to the nature of more trades taken, so it is essential to ensure effective risk management.

Below is a screenshot of the MetaTrader 4 trading platform provided by Admiral Markets Markets UK Ltd, showing the EURUSD H1 chart from the Zero.MT4 account:

50 pips a day forex trading strategy on the metatrader 4 platformSource: Admiral Markets MetaTrader 4, EURUSD, H1 chart (between 26 May 2020 to 31 May 2020). Accessed: 31 May 2020 at 10:45 am BST – Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results or future performance.

The orange boxes show the 7am bar. In some instances, the next bar did not trade beyond the high or low of the previous bar resulting in no trading setup unless the trader left their orders in the market. The effectiveness of the trading has not been tested over time and merely serves at a platform of ideas for you to build upon. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

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