28 Sep What’s the Best Indicator for Breakouts in 2022?
What’s the Best Indicator for Breakouts in 2022?
Sept. 28, 2022
As of this writing, the stock market is getting killed.
That’s pretty bad.
But we don’t have to buy-and-hold anything. We can actually make money.
On one hand, we could try to learn vague, enthusiastic strategies via year-old YouTube videos. (How come there aren’t any recent videos?)
Or we could use helpful indicators and trade breakouts.
Yes, most smart traders know that indicators are lagging and real pros don’t use them.
But I wonder if “real pros” are up 28% on the year like the following strategy hypothetically is?
Let’s take a closer look at our initial indicator strategy. The exact details are in this video.
But the gist is:
- Get Long on a break above the Bollinger Band™ (opposite for Short trades).
- Go for a profit target over 3x bigger than the stop.
- Use a 4-hour chart.
- Only use something that trends, in this case the GBPJPY.
- Move to break-even quickly.
- Add time exits to get out if it goes sideways.
- Don’t trade after 12 pm Eastern.
That strategy has produced a hypothetical $7k in 2022 trading 1 lot each time with no compounding:
Here are some winning and losing trades:
You can see how this strategy caught the huge move down at the end of last week.
Can an index fund do that?
But is this the only way to trade? Is this the only indicator that can trade breakouts?
In our next Newsletter, we’ll take a look at RSI. We’ll use the same system and see if maybe RSI is even better.
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