The same "ranging situation" is for USDCHF and for GBPUSD for example:
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GBPUSD, H1, 2013.03.26
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The same situation is for USDJPY: ranging for M30 and flat for H1
USDJPY, M30, 2013.03.26
usdjpy m30 ranging
USDJPY, H1, 2013.03.26
usdjpy h1 flat
I made quick look at some pairs and it is ramging market condition going on for most of them - example with USDCHF for now:
USDCHF, M30, 2013.03.27
usdchf m30 ramging
I am looking for the other pairs just to understand the situation. For example: bearish correction is going on for USDJPY M30 and H1 timeframes, and it is bearish for H4 timeframe. I mean; I am not sure exactly (open bar should be closed for M30 and H1 timeframe just to be more sure about it) ... but USDJPY may be one of the best candicate for trading today.
more to follow
This was breakdown for EURUSD and breakout for USDCHF.
Blue dotted line of MaksiGen indicator was breakout level for possible buy stop order:
USDCHF, M1, 2013.03.27
Estimating/evaluation the market condition = market condition itself (primary/secondaty trend) + the level
yes, levels. And it is very important to watch the levels. What are the levels? They are support / resistance lines. If we are trading in timeframe less than D1 for example so all those s/r lines are moved all the time. So, it is necessary to estimate (in the morning for example) - which pair we will trade today, and watch those pairs for possible good breakout/breakdown levels (to place market orders or pending orders), and stop loss.
Do you see where I placed stop loss for USDJPY now? Look at the image (yellow line is resistance line):
USDJPY, M30, 2013.03.27
usdjpy take profit
If we are trading from inside the day (on timeframe lower than D1) so we should watch pre-selected pairs for possible good breakout levels.
Example, did you place computer game 'Warcraft"? If you click on unit on this game so which "reply" will you get from him? "ready to go!" :) Yes, and it is real reply on the price when this paice is in ranging/flat market condition - price is readu to break some stromng level any time. What is why we need to watch the levels.
newdigital, 2013.01.03 14:05
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Breakdown may be going for USDJPY - if the rpice will cross trend line (yellow color) from above to below - we can see good downtrend:
usdjpy m30 breakdown
Some members asked about ranging and how we can know about it in exact way. So, just look at Absolute Strength indicator: this is buy and sell on the same time. Ranging:
And what is the flat? Flat is 'no buy and no sell' on the same time.
As we were talking about USDJPY in the morning (we pre-selected this pair and estimated the direction of the movement of the day, remember?) so this is some screenshot about:
USDJPY, M1, 2013.03.27
USDJPY, M5, 2013.03.27