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Which is The Best Indicator for Trend Trading? 

 August 31, 2015

By  Rayner

A fellow subscriber asked me:

Hey Rayner…

…I was wondering which is the best indicator for trend trading?

Here’s what I said:

There a few common indicators that trend followers use like Moving Average, Bolllinger Bands, Average True Range etc.

However all these don’t matter if you do not understand how your indicator works.

You must understand how your indicator works and how it fits into your trading plan, rather than blindly following overbought/oversold signals.

For me personally, I use the Average True Range and Moving Average indicator.

Lastly, I share my views on Sugar, NZD/USD, GBP/USD ,WTI and GBP/CAD.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s market analysis. As always, comments are welcomed and encouraged. Cheers!

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      • Thank you Rayner for all your kindness.

        I just must to tell, it was great to see that we follow after the same pairs and commodities, of course because I read your book recently 🙂

        And actually, I don’t have any question, because, your explanation is so simply and clearly.

  • Love your reviews – keep up the good work. Just a bit confused on how you place your Stop Loss. In the Sugar trade you placed it just past the 20 EMA but in the G/Can trade you placed it just past the 50 EMA. If you had placed it just past the 20 EMA you would have been stopped out. In other videos you mentioned you placed your Stop Loss based on structure and in others you use 2 ATR. I realize that the market dictates what you use for a Stop Loss but do you have more specific rules in your trading plan on placing Stop Losses so we can understand this better?

    • Hello Chaplainrick,

      I’ve actually got long at the breakout at 2.0394 with SL at 2.0092.

      My stoploss is basically 2 ATR from my entry price.

      I said it was at 50 EMA because that is the location of my original stop loss.

      If price goes in my favor, I’ll watch which EMAs are being respected and trail them accordingly.

      Hope that clears up for you 🙂


      • Hi Rayner,

        So, as I understand, If price goes in your favor, do you change your stop-loss and put it on lower price than 2ATR? Please Rayner, could you explain it to us again or maybe there is a post that discuss this topic when and how to trail a stop-loss..

        Thanking you in advance.

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