Free Forex Strategies and Systems
In this section I have tried to put together a group of FX Trading Strategies for you to try. Most of these free forex trading systems can be used on any size of trading account including micro, mini and standard.
Proven Forex Trading Strategies
They have been tried either by myself or by my trading friends and they have shown to be winning forex strategies. However, as with any forex trading strategy, excellent risk management must be used at all times.
Choosing a Forex strategy
When choosing a currency trading strategy , it is important to select one that best suits your needs. It would be no use using a strategy that required you to watch the market during the whole of the London session if you had a day job. The strategies below are all easy forex strategies to follow. You can of course modify them if you feel you can improve on them.
Forex Scalping System
This is an easy little strategy to follow. It involves pinpointing major support and resistance point. You can use fibonacci retracements for these. Then when price hits a major support point, go long. Whenever it hits a major resistance point, go short. Tight stops must be used as well as small take profits. This allows the trader to capitalize on the bounce. There is usually at least a small bounce at major support and resistance points. It would be a good a idea to use a broker with a small spread for this strategy so the spreads don’t eat into your profits too much. This is a good forex strategy with a lot of potential, but be sure to try it on a demo account first.
Forex Hedging Strategy
A popular FX hedging strategy is to buy GBP/JPY and to simultaneously sell CHF/JPY. The goal is to profit from the interest rate differentials as well as the price movements. Currently a long GBP/JPY earns considerable swap interest due to the large difference between rates. You have to pay interest on the short CHF/JPY, but it’s considerably less than on the long GBP/JPY position. Typically a good ratio to use is 1.8 lots for the short CHF/JPY to every 1 lot of GBP/JPY. However, different amounts can be used.
It’s a good idea to leave enough margin in your account to weather at least a 1,000 pip swing against you.
This strategy does involve considerable risk because the currency pair CHF/JPY is not guaranteed to go in the opposite direction to GBP/JPY. However, it could be a lower risk method of taking part in the popular carry trade. This is potentially a very effective forex trading strategy.
Forex Arbitrage System
A clear arbitrage exists between mainstream currency trading brokers and spread betting forex brokers. The arbitrage situation exists because with spread betting you have the option to have your pips priced in different currencies. For example you could have a long gbp/usd position so that the pips are priced at £5 per point. To hedge we could use a short GBP/USD position with a normal forex broker, using 1 standard lot.
We will assume the starting price is $2.
If price moved up to $2.20. The short position would be $-20,000. The long would be