Combination Stochastic Oscillator-RSI Strategy

Will Duxon

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Last week I experimented with matching my own chart setups with a Parabolic SAR/MACD Forex Scalping Strategy that worked out pretty well, so this week I’m going to take a crack at that same sort of thing by matching my own setup with a Stochastic Oscillator and RSI Strategy.

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Using D1 charts, I will enter positions in conjunction with the first candlestick that opens and closes inside (and is completely encased within) the intermediate (blue) envelope as price moves back in the direction of the trend after having spent time to the outside of the envelope and opposite the trend (see the small red circle in the chart on the left-hand side of the screen capture).

I will take profit in conjunction with the first candlestick that opens and closes inside (and is completely encased within) the intermediate envelope as price moves against the trend after having spent time on the “trend side” of the intermediate envelope.

Note that I initially thought my exit would have been at the long candlestick that I circled in red, but then I saw a little red candle that already met the Take Profit criteria (where I drew the red arrow). Note also that my system would have had me enter the trade two candlesticks later than the Stochastic Oscillator/RSI Strategy (compare with the entry candle [red circle] in the chart on the right-hand side of the image).

I’ve run into a conundrum however in that I don’t really have a way of deciding where to take profit with respect to the Stochastic/RSI System, but as for my stop losses, I will place them slightly above or below the nearest local high or low respectively.

(I picked GBPJPY at random and found I had to go back to August 2014 to find the first example where the RSI clearly entered and exited the oversold (or overbought) zone on a GBPJPY D1 chart opposite the trend. Perhaps I missed a more recent example due to not taking my time, but in any case, I think I’ll begin looking for opportunities to apply this strategy to H1 charts as well.)
 
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Will Duxon

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PipHoe's comments aside (he's now on my ignore list) I'm hoping that two of the yen pairs might be on their way to providing me with the required structure to embark on my Stochastic-RSI swing trade adventure.

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All I need is for a daily candlestick to clear the top of the crimson envelope so I can enter a short position with the first candle to reenter the envelope fully. (I'm not anticipating that the Relative Strength Index will actually make it to 70, but that doesn't really matter because it's only there for show. I don't generally trade based on any indicators other than my own.)

If I'm able to execute the trade, my profit target will be the bottom of the same envelope, though I will stay with the trade up until another candle reverses back into the envelope fully...provided all goes to plan.
 
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Will Duxon

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I'm rethinking this little swing trade adventure. Technically, I need to wait for a daily candlestick to fully develop completely inside the crimson envelope on the D1 chart (see below) before I enter a short position, but supposing I decided to sell the pair right now, after checking the 5-minute chart I recognized how crazy that would have been for me.

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Price was sitting right on the bottom of one of my 5-minute dynamic trailing support and resistance envelopes, where it theoretically had little room to fall. To me, it would have made much more sense to wait for it to pull back to at least the 116.00 handle before selling.

As a matter of fact, I felt more comfortable picking up a couple of bucks buying the pair at 115.34 and 115.26 rather than selling it at 115.60, though I no longer see it necessarily revisiting the 116.00 level.

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Nonetheless, the idea of selling the pair at a given price and then sitting back and watching my gains appear, disappear and then reappear, grates—perhaps even rages—against my nature. What's more likely to happen is that while keeping the swing trade parameters in mind, I will sell, lock in gains, wait for pullbacks, and then resell, repeating the pattern over and over again all the way down to my target, confident that the pair is ultimately headed south.

Actually, on second thought, I'm not so positive the euro-yen will make it back down to 112.50 after all, given that it has refused to drop below 110.90 over the last three or four months, not to mention that the bottom of my market sentiment (white) envelope has just turned north! It has me wondering if the yen pairs are not teeing up for a full-fledged bullish reversal.
 
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