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You can of course use your own custom time frame as the base charts. Read more about base charts and how they are used in Renko charts here. You can apply Renko charting to just about any market under the sun. Of course, it goes without saying that the markets need to be liquid enough for you to trade. You can even apply Renko charting analysis to the bond markets as well, if you please. For example this article shows you how to trade futures using Renko charts. There are no limitations because Renko charts after all are based on price.
You can take a look at the trading strategies using Renko charts here to get started. There is a good collection of some commonly used technical indicators. You can also trade renko charts based on price action techniques. You can start off by reading the basics of Renko charting here.
Using settings of 34,2,0 for the "slow" line and 9,3,0 for the "fast" line, the trade calls for you to check the color of the slow line, and place trades as soon as the fast line changes to the same color. Similar to the Heiken Ashii candles, it's best to wait until the second candle closes after the color change, as this indicator tends to "repaint" when there is no clear trend under development. Using the 2 Slope Line method, you can see that the "slow" line turns from red to green at The color change locks in when the second candle closes at So your entry would be 6 pips worse than using Heiken Ashii candles, but you still get a good entry price considering the way this trade unfolded.
Support and Resistance lines are the backbone of virtually all trading. You can see that price moved above 1. Price finally broke that range at Price retraced back up to the original Support line and then headed back down again. Frankly, this would be a Sell signal in just about every trader's book.
You would sell at 1. And you would have banked a loss on this trade. Just as soon as you got in, price turned back around and took off, not looking back for almost two hours. This still left you with a chance to make a quick 40 pips and come out ahead by the time the trade ran out of steam. However, in this case, Support and Resistance lines didn't give you the kind of love you would expect from a breakout trade.
So far, you got the worst entry price, and you had a 20 pip deficit to erase before you got to see any profit on this trade. By far, this would be your worst option on this trade so far. In my book and in several of my live events, I've mentioned how The Anniversary Trade was my bread and butter when I finally became a successful Forex trader. Depending on which crossover you trade, your entry would have been at 1.
If you wait until the 16 white crosses through the 60 Blue your entry would be at 1. Both reasonable entries and both would put you in position to grab or so pips this move made.
So looking back at the various results, you can see that any of the indicators got you in at pretty good prices Using Support and Resistance was the least successful trading tool for this particular trade All of your indicators need price to move pips before they start triggering trades.
Since most of us are on quests just to make pips, it just kills me to see pips get passed by while waiting for my indicators to kick in.
If there was some way to get in on a move on the very ground floor or at least the mezzanine I could have my pips already banked before the indicators began getting everyone else into the trade, and I could either close out the trade happily, I might add or hang in and grab a few extra pips as the momentum kicked in from all the other traders around the world jumping in when THEIR indicators started giving them the same signals.
I've spent months years, even trying just about every indicator known to man or beast, using every conceivable setting I can think of, and have reached the conclusion that just such an indicator does not exist.
Since the Renko chart is a trend following technique, there are times when Renko charts produce whipsaws, giving signals near the end of short-lived trends. However, the expectation with a trend following technique is that it allows you to ride the major portion of significant trends.
Renko charts can also be very helpful when determining support and resistance levels since they isolates the underlying price trend by filtering out minor price changes. Renko charts are also very effective at identifying key support or resistance levels.
There are two ways to specify the Brick Size for a Renko chart: With the "Absolute Points" method, you specify the size of each brick on the chart in points. The advantage of this method is that it is very easy to understand and predict when new bricks will appear.
The disadvantage is that the point value needs to be different for high priced stocks than for low priced stocks. Common values include 1, 2, 4, and The Default for the "Pts" method is currently 14 which is too large for most stocks. You'll need to change it to a smaller number to get a useful chart.
The ATR indicator is designed to ignore the normal volatility of a stock and thus it can "automatically" find good brick sizes regardless of the value or volatility of the stock selected.