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Scalping

Forex Scalper

Scalping is like those high action thriller movies that keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s fast paced, exciting, and mind-rattling all at once. These types of trades are usually only held onto for a few seconds to a few minutes at the most! The main objective for forex scalpers is to grab very small amounts of pips as many times as they can throughout the busiest times of the day.

Because scalpers basically have to be glued to the charts, it is best suited for those who can spend several hours of undivided attention to their trading.

It requires intense focus and quick thinking to be successful. Check out this post by our regular psychologist, Dr. Pipslow, on how to to work on your concentration skills.

It is not for those looking to make big wins all the time, but rather for those who like raking in small profits over the long run to make an overall profit.

Scalping the Forex Market

You might be a forex scalper if:

  • You like fast trading and excitement
  • You don’t mind being focused on your charts for several hours at a time
  • You are an impatient person who doesn’t like to wait for long trades
  • You can think fast and change bias, or direction, quickly
  • You have fast fingers (put those Starcraft 2 skills to work!)
  • You are a surgeon!

You might NOT be a forex scalper if:

  • You easily get stressed in fast moving environments
  • You can’t commit several hours of undivided attention to your charts
  • You’d rather make fewer trades with higher profit gains
  • You like taking your time to analyze the overall picture of the market

Some things to consider if you decide to scalp:

Trade only the most liquid pairs

Pairs such as the EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CHF, and USD/JPY offer the tightest spreads because they tend to have the highest trading volume. You want your spreads to be as tight as possible since you will be entering the market frequently.

Trade only during the busiest times of the day

The most liquid times of the day are during the session overlaps. This is from 2:00 am to 4:00 am and from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon Eastern Time (EST).

Make sure to account for the spread

Because you enter the market frequently, spreads will be a big factor in your overall profit. Be sure your targets are at least double your spread so that you can account for the times the market moves against you.

Try focusing on one pair first

Scalping is very intense and if you can put all your energy in one pair, you’ll have a better chance at being successful. If you start to get accustomed to the pace of things, then you can start by adding on another pair and see how it works for you.

Make sure you follow good money management

This goes for any type of trading, but since you are making so many trades within a day it is especially important that you are sticking to risk management practices.

Major news reports can throw you off

Because of slippage and high volatility, trading around highly anticipated news reports can be very dangerous. It sucks when you unexpectedly see price jump in the opposite direction of your trade because of a news report! Be prepared and know what’s coming out by checking out the BabyPips.com economic calendar.

超短线交易

超短线交易就像那些高级动作片一样,让座位上的你感到坐立不安。它节奏快、刺激、活跃头脑。这类交易通常只持续几秒,至多几分钟。超短线交易者的主要目的是在一天中交易最繁忙的时候尽可能多的抓住几点的收益。

由于超短线交易者基本上要一直盯着图表,对于那些可以连续花几小时交易的交易者来说最合适。

要十分专注、思维敏捷才能成功。对于那想要赚大钱的交易者来说,超短线交易不适用,它适用于那些积小利成大利的交易者。

你能成为一位超短线交易者,如果:

你喜欢快速交易和刺激

你不介意一次花几小时盯着图表

你不是很有耐心,不愿等待长时交易

你思维敏捷,能很快消除偏见,或改变方向

你手快(把星际争霸中的技巧应用进来!)

你是位外科医生!

你不能成为一位超短线交易者,如果:

在快速运转的环境中,你的压力感会激增

你不能几小时不分散注意力,盯着图表

你宁愿做高收益的交易,交易次数少没关系

你喜欢花时间研究市场的整体情况

如果你决定要进行超短线交易,你要将下列事项考虑在内:

只交易流动性最高的货币对

欧元/美元,英镑/美元,美元/瑞郎,和美元/日元等货币对的价差最小,因为它们的交易量最高。由于你要频繁进入市场,因此价差越小越好。

仅在一天中最繁忙的时段交易

流动性最高的时间是在交易时段重叠的时候,那是北京时间下午2:00到4:00,及晚上8:00到12:00。

将价差考虑在内

由于你频繁进入市场,价差将成为影响你整体收益的重要因素之一。确保你的目标设定至少是价差的两倍,从而你可以应对市场走势与你的预期相反的情况。

先将精力集中于一个货币对

超短线交易十分激烈,如果你能把所有的注意力都放在一个货币对上,你成功的几率会比较大。如果你了解了交易的节奏,你可以增加一个货币对,并看看这样的效果如何。

保证遵循良好的资金管理

这适用于每一种类型的交易,但是由于你要在一天内完成交易,所以坚持良好的资金管理尤为重要。

重大新闻报道能将你甩开

由于高波动性,在备受期待的报告发布期间进行交易十分危险。由于新闻报道,价格变动与你的预期相反,那将十分糟糕!准备好,并不时查看财经日历,看看将发生些什么。