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Multiple Time Frame Analysis 多重时间框架分析: Page 3 of 7

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What Time Frame Is Best for Trading?

Well, just like everything in life, it all depends on YOU.

Do you like to take things slowly, take your time on each trade? Maybe you’re suited for trading longer time frames.

Or perhaps you like the excitement, quick, fast paced action? Perhaps you should take look at the 5-min charts.

In the table below, we’ve highlighted some of the basic time frames and the differences between each.

Time Frame Desciption Advantage Disadvantages
Long-term Long-term traders will usually refer to daily and weekly charts.The weekly charts will establish the longer term perspective and assist in placing entries in the shorter term daily.Trades usually from a few weeks to many months, sometimes years. Don’t have to watch the markets intradayFewer transactions mean less times to pay the spreadMore time to think through each trade Large swingsUsually 1 or 2 two goods a year so PATIENCE is required.Bigger account needed to ride longer term swings

 

Frequent losing months

Short-term (Swing) Short-term traders use hourly time frames and hold trades for several hours to a week. More opportunities for tradesLess chance of losing monthsLess reliance on one or two trades a year to make money Transaction costs will be higher (more spreads to pay)Overnight risk becomes a factor
Intraday Intraday traders use minute charts such as 1-minute or 15-minute. Trades are held intraday and exited by market close. Lots of trading opportunitiesLess chance of losing monthsNo overnight risk Transaction costs will be much higher (more spreads to pay)Mentally more difficult due to the need to change biases frequentlyProfits are limited by needing to exit at the end of the day.

You also have to consider the amount of capital you have to trade.

Shorter time frames allow you to make better use of margin and have tighter stop losses.

Larger time frames require bigger stops, thus a bigger account, so you can handle the market swings without facing a margin call.

The most important thing to remember is that whatever time frame you choose to trade, it should naturally fit your personality.

If you feel a little uptight like your undies are loose or your pants are little too short, then maybe it’s just not the right fit.

This is why we suggest demo trading on several time frames for a while to find your comfort zone. This will help you determine the best fit for you to make the best trading decisions you can.

When you finally decide on your preferred time frame, that’s when the fun begins. This is when you start looking at multiple time frames to help you analyze the market.

什么时间框架适合交易

       嗯,这就像生活里的所有事一样,一切取决于你。

       你做事情是否喜欢一步步慢条斯理的,愿意花多点时间在每一单交易上?那也许你适合,使用长时限的框架来进行交易。

       或者,你是喜欢刺激感,迅速、快节奏的拍子?那么你应该尝试一下5分钟的图表。

       在下面的表格中,我们已经列出了一些基本的时间框架,以及它们之间彼此的不同。

时间框架
描述
优点
缺点
长  期
长期交易者们,通常是使用日图表和周图表。
   
周框架的图表帮助建立长远的角度,并在短期的日图表内,找出进场的位置。
   
这类交易通常,从几周跨越到几个月,有时候甚至是几年。
不需要每天紧盯着日内市场。
   
较少的交易,意味着较少的情绪影响、较少的时间精力,和较少的点差支付。
   
可以用更多的时间去深入思考每一笔交易。
大幅的波动
   
通常一年只交易1到2单,因此耐心不可少。
   
越大的账户,需要越长期的漂单。
   
亏损有时长达数月。

短期
(波段)
短期交易者们,使用小时计算的框架,并持仓几个小时到一个星期之间。
更多的交易机会。
   
很少出现月度的亏损。
   
减少对那一年中的,1、2次挣钱交易的依赖。
交易费用较高(支付更多的交易点差)。
   
隔夜成为一种风险。
日内
日内交易者们,使用分钟计算的图表,如1分钟或15分钟。
   
交易者们坚持只在日内交易的作法,并不持仓过夜。
大把的交易机会。
   
很少出现月度的亏损。
   
无过夜的风险
交易费用最高(支付更多的交易点差)
   
由于需要频繁改变对趋势的看法,精神和心理上的压力会更大。
   
因为仓位要在一天结束时关闭,利润受到限制。


       你同时还必须考虑,你交易时,账户内拥有的金额。

       较短的时间框架,可以让你更好地利用保证金杠杆,同时有助于你迅速的止损。

       较长的时间框架,要求更大的止损,也就是更大的账户资金,这样你才可以捕抓到市场的大波动,而不会面对爆仓的窘境。

       要记得的最重要事情是,不管你选择了什么样的时间框架去交易,它应该完全适合你的个性。

       如果你感觉有点焦躁,就像你的内衣太松或你的内裤太紧,那么也许只是它不适合你而已。

       这就是为什么我们建议你,先在几种不同的时间框架之间,模拟交易一段时间,从而找到适和你的时间框架。这将帮助你找到最合适你的方式,去做出最好的交易决策。

       当你最后决定了,你所钟爱的时间框架后,那么交易的乐趣也就开始了。这也是时候,开始让你学习运用多个时间框架,来帮助你分析市场了。