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Low time frame trading vs. High time frame trading.

richadi36
Nov 06 2015 at 09:28
18 posts
Hi all,
I'd like you guys to comment about the best time frame, in your opinion, to trade profitable over the long run?😱

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florentnorroy
Nov 06 2015 at 12:25
3 posts
Hi richadi36,

I don't think there is a 'best' timeframe. It is about how/when you can trade (people can trade during the day, others only have 15-30 minutes per day/week), and then finding a system that fits your availability and trading style.

I have personally tried small & high time frame and the longer timeframe (day/week/month) fits me better : I am much more relaxed and stressless when having opened positions and make clearer and more thought of decisions as to when to enter and get out.

I know other traders who suceed extremely well trading smaller time frame like 5/15/30 minutes with the same level of relaxation and 'no stress' than I have.

Like I said, it is about finding a style and system that fits you, practice, practice and practice. But that's only my 2 pips :)

richadi36
Nov 06 2015 at 14:45
18 posts
Hi florentnorroy,
I totally agree with you. If we feel relaxed and no stress while trading, I think it is one of the main point that we should get becoming pro in this field.

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rob559
Nov 06 2015 at 17:53
1916 posts
florentnorroy posted:
Hi richadi36,

I don't think there is a 'best' timeframe. It is about how/when you can trade (people can trade during the day, others only have 15-30 minutes per day/week), and then finding a system that fits your availability and trading style.

I have personally tried small & high time frame and the longer timeframe (day/week/month) fits me better : I am much more relaxed and stressless when having opened positions and make clearer and more thought of decisions as to when to enter and get out.

I know other traders who suceed extremely well trading smaller time frame like 5/15/30 minutes with the same level of relaxation and 'no stress' than I have.

Like I said, it is about finding a style and system that fits you, practice, practice and practice. But that's only my 2 pips :)

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yes acc to me that is the right way to go

systemafx (systemafx)
Nov 07 2015 at 08:04
200 posts
I use to trade only on high timeframe... low are very dangerous https://www.myfxbook.com/members/systemafx/spread-trading-forex/1363841

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DRFXTRADING (DRFXTRADING)
Nov 10 2015 at 15:03
169 posts
Swing Trading on the higher time frames..less stress as you said, more stable and reliable signals.


Smaller time frames can be fun and exciting and there might be people who are successful doing it this way. But the large number of economic, political, financial factors that lead to erratic moves each day can make it extremely difficult to find a model that can predict these movements at such short time intervals.


Most people trade the lower time frames and most people fail at trading...there might be a relationship there.



Duane

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richadi36
Nov 11 2015 at 07:49
18 posts
DRFXTRADING posted:
Swing Trading on the higher time frames..less stress as you said, more stable and reliable signals.


Smaller time frames can be fun and exciting and there might be people who are successful doing it this way. But the large number of economic, political, financial factors that lead to erratic moves each day can make it extremely difficult to find a model that can predict these movements at such short time intervals.


Most people trade the lower time frames and most people fail at trading...there might be a relationship there.



Duane

DRFXTRADING



Hi DRFXTRADING,

Most people fail at trading cause they don't have enough patience to trade on higher timeframes...

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OC_Trader
Nov 11 2015 at 07:51
2 posts
I would say that a higher time frame has been the most successful for myself. I would consider myself a green trader since I have been in the game less than a year, breaking down the fundamentals on the higher time frames such as the 1hr, 4hr, and Daily have been more reliable in my opinion. I am in this for the long haul so I try to frame my strategy as such.

With that being said, I do try to practice low time frame trading on the demo side during less volatile hours.

DRFXTRADING (DRFXTRADING)
Nov 11 2015 at 10:55
169 posts

Yes...impatience... which comes from the belief that profitability is only possible on the lower time frames...thanks to brokers, marketing companies..


Switching from Higher to Lower Time Frames sounds good on paper and I`ve tried it, but its kinda of like switching from Drive into Reverse at 100 MPH. The level of impatience that the LTFs almost demands of us is very difficult to switch off when going back on the HTFs.


One of the bad habits that the LTFs creates in us is to constantly monitor our trades...this might help in the short-run by allowing us to cut losses early. But by continuing to do so, we can also cut our profits at the first sign of a pullback that might turn out to just be temporary.


Take this GBP CAD trade on the 4H Chart I made last week. After entering the trade just below Resistance, half-way towards the target it started to stall and then pullback - which would have tempted many to exit for around 50 Pips. But if you did, you would have missed out on another valuable 50 Pips as it U-Turned to resume the move to the target.













...and another example here on the AUD USD last year...








This is why I tell my Subscribers to NEVER look at their trades once they have executed them. This bad habit can cut your Long-Term profitability tremendously so that is why discourage any use of the Lower Time Frames even on Demo..






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HolyGrailPTY
Nov 14 2015 at 09:11
120 posts
The higher the TF, the less accurate your entries will be. The patients which most of you are referring to isn't holding profit, but holding losses and waiting for the position to come back to you. It clearly is evident by the amount of time you spend in a position, and the ratio of the pips you are in red, compared to the pips you take profit.

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