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Trading The News 新闻交易: Page 6 of 7

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How to Trade the News Using the Straddle Trade Strategy

Straddle Trade Forex News

The first thing to consider is which news reports to trade. Earlier in this lesson we discussed the biggest moving news releases. Ideally you would want to only trade those reports because there is a high probability the market will make a big move after their release.

The next thing you should do is take a look at the range at least 20 minutes before the actual news release. The high of that range will be your upper breakout point, and the low of that range will be your lower breakout point. Note that the smaller the range is the more likely it is you will see a big move from the news report.

The breakout points will be your entry levels. This is where you want to set your orders. Your stops should be placed approximately 20 pips below and above the breakout points, and your initial targets should be about the same as the range of the breakout levels.

Straddle Trade

This is known as a straddle trade – you are looking to play BOTH sides of the trades, whichever trade it moves.

Straddle Trade

Now that you’re prepared to enter the market in either direction, all you have to do is wait for the news to come out. Sometimes you may get triggered in one direction only to find that you get stopped out because the price quickly reverses in the other direction. However, your other entry will get triggered and if that trade wins, you should recoup your initial losses and come out with a small profit.

A best case scenario would be that only one of your trades gets triggered and the price continues to move in your favor so that you don’t incur any losses. Either way, if done correctly you should still end up positive for the day.

One thing that makes a non-directional bias approach attractive is that it eliminates any emotions – you just want to profit when the move happens. This allows you take advantage of more trading opportunities, because you will be triggered either way.

There are many more strategies for trading the news, but the concepts mentioned in this lesson should always be part of your routine whenever you are working out an approach to taking advantage of news report movements.

非方向性交易


  
       我们首先需要考虑的是,需要交易哪类新闻。在本系列课程的早些时候,我们讨论了能够引起市场最大波动的新闻报告。理想情况是,你可能只想交易这些新闻,因为,在这些新闻报告公布后,很可能引发市场的巨大波动。

       下一步你需要做的是,在实际新闻公布的至少20分钟之前观察汇价的交易区间。这一区间的高点很可能就是汇价的上行突破点,而区间的低点则可能就是下行突破点。值得注意的是,汇价波动的区间越窄,新闻报告公布后所引发的波动可能越大。

       突破点将是你的入场点位。该水平是你打算设置定单的价格水平。你的止损位应该设在大约高于或低于突破点20点的水平,而且,你的初始获利目标应该和突破点所形成的区间幅度相同。这即是我们说的跨期交易 —— 无论价格朝哪一方向波动,你都有机会进行交易。

       有鉴于你已经做好了在任一方向入场的准备,你所需要做的只是等待新闻的公布。有些时候,汇价最初可能朝着某一方向波动,随后你却发现你被打止损出局,因为汇价随后快速朝着相反的方向波动。然而,你之前所设的另一入场定单可能触发,而且,如果你在这张单子的交易中获胜,你应该能够弥补你的初始损失,而且最终会获得少量获利。

       最好的情况是,汇价只触发你所设定的一张定单,而且价格持续沿着有利于你的方向波动,在这一情况下,你不会出现任何损失。不管汇价朝着哪一方向波动,如果操作得当,你都有可能实现获利。

       非方向性交易如此吸引人的一个原因是,它消除了市场情绪的影响——当波动开始时,你想要的只是获利。这允许你利用更多的交易机会实现获利,因为,你所设定的定单可能在任一方向触发。

       当然,还有更多的新闻交易策略,但是,无论你在什么时候想要进行新闻交易,本课中我们所讲到的理念都将对你有帮助。