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Setting Stop Losses 设定止损: Page 3 of 8

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How To Set A Stop Loss Based On Support And Resistance From Charts

A more sensible way to determine stops would be to base it on what the charts are saying.

Since we’re trading the markets, we might as well base our stops on what the markets are showing us… Makes sense, right?

One of the things that we can observe in price action is that there are times when prices can’t seem to push or break beyond certain levels.

Often times, when these areas of support or resistance are retested, they could potentially hold the market from pushing through once again.

Setting stops beyond these levels of support and resistance makes sense, because if the market does trade beyond these areas, then it is reasonable to think that a break of that area will bring in more traders to play the break and further push your position against you.

Or, if these levels DO break, then there may be forces that you are unaware of suddenly pushing the market one way or another.

Let’s take a quick look at a way to set your stops based on support and resistance:

Chart Stop Loss

On the chart above, we can see that the pair is now trading above the falling trend line.

You decide that this is a great breakout trade setup and you decide to go long.

But before you enter you trade, ask yourself the following questions:

Where could you possibly set your stop?

What conditions would tell you when your original trade idea is invalidated?

A stop below 1.2800 would be ideal

In this case, it makes the most sense to set your stops below the trend lines and support areas.

If the market moves into these areas, that means the trend lines drew no support from buyers and now sellers are in control.

Your trade idea was invalidated and it’s time you to suck it up, exit the trade, and accept the loss.

If you want a real life example, take a look at Huck’s trend line play on EUR/USD!

图表止损

更明智的设定止损的方法是根据技术图表所提供的信息进行。

既然我们在市场中交易,或许我们可以将止损设定建立在市场的表现之上……有道理,不是吗?

我们在价格行为中能观察到的是价格不能突破某个水平的状况。

通常,这些支撑或阻力位再次被测试时,它们有控制市场,使其不能再次突破的潜能。

在超出这些支撑和阻力水平之外设定止损是可行的。因为如果市场超出这些区域交投,有理由认为打破这个区域将使更多交易者加入到交投中来,使你的头寸进一步背离你的设想。

也有可能,这些水平被打破了,一些你未意识到的动力突然迫使市场朝这个或那个方向移动。

让我们简单看一下基于支撑和阻力设定止损的方法:

从上图中,我们看到该货币对正在下行趋势线下交投。

你认为这是一个很好的突破交易设定时机。你决定要做多。

在进入交易前,问自己以下问题:

你的止损可以设定在哪?

什么样的情况将告诉你,你原有的交易想法是不可行的?

在这个例子中,将止损定在趋势线下的支撑区域是最合理的。

如果市场进入这个区域,这意味着趋势线不支持买方,目前卖方控制着市场。

你的交易设想是无效的,是时间收手,离开交易,接受受损现实了。