holdend posted: Most of my gold winners were kept open for less than 2 hours so I think intraday trading is a good style for this type of instruments. I also had a successful trade around the elections 😄
Good for you Duncan! Also good idea to open a Gold dedicated topic.
I like EURUSD but Gold can be good too. It can trend really well but I find that it can suddenly change direction or break out of a range without any warning. It's not as bad as oil for doing this but it puts me off trading Gold more than I currently do
Am not sure if you would all agree, however coming from forex trading with limited success, I have found gold and silver trading to be much easier. Key differences to me were... 1) use longer time frames on charts 2) keep charts simple, and I only use 2 indicators 3) use longer term trend-lines and watch for trend line bounces and breaks
Still there is quite a lot of manipulation going on with gold and silver and you do notice the lower levels of liquidity.
Also keep in mind that gold analysts and commentators out there do not know as much as they indicate they know. There are some saying gold is heading to USD$450 an ounce and others saying USD$5000 an ounce - they are probably both correct, it is all about the timing. Would be very cautious taking any long term long or short position at the moment.
@camerongill Maybe that's why it could be better to scalp it, if we cannot be sure in long-term where the gold will go? When it comes to the timeframes, I think they should match the personality rather than the instrument, except of course of some quite illiquid markets.
martinkolbe posted: @camerongill Maybe that's why it could be better to scalp it, if we cannot be sure in long-term where the gold will go? When it comes to the timeframes, I think they should match the personality rather than the instrument, except of course of some quite illiquid markets.
Thanks Martin, I agree.
The other aspect is the crowd mentality and how the majority get it wrong, and less than 20% of traders make money (with a very small percent making good money). One would think that if the majority would determine the trend of the market, however just goes to show that manipulation by central banks and large commercials have a big influence on direction.
I agree that you just have to trade your own system based on your personality - which in turn reflects your level of risk, lot sizes, trading during volatility, timing of trades etc..
I am lucky being in Australia as I am asleep when US session is on, this is where it appears the potential trade setups for the following day are formed.
Thanks ProfessorGold, I only see short term sideways movements in my charts, will watch to see how it plays out. Was going to short silver in the last 8 hours for a quick 15c return, however was too tired to watch it. cheers, Cameron