Simple strategies

Simple Forex strategies — simple to use, easy to try out.

This collection of Forex trading strategies and techniques is dedicated to help traders in their research and developing of workable trading styles and trading systems.

Attention all users: trading strategies are posted for their educational purpose only. Trading rules may be subject to interpretation. Planned risk levels may be increased dramatically under extreme market conditions. Use the ideas and/or modify them to suit your trading style, but only at your own risk. We recommend testing your trading system on demo account before investing real money.

We start from the very simple Forex trading strategies that will help beginner traders to identify entry and exit points and foresee market turns; and we will gradually move to more serious but still simple Forex trading systems.

As we said, simple trading systems are good for beginners, but won't suit more experienced traders. However, if you have just started learning about Forex, do not skip those strategies as they will preserve consistency in your learning. Advanced strategies were all at some point simple, but later were developed by traders. So, learning the basic ideas behind simple strategies will help you in the long run to advance in your own strategy making.

Before we start: two words about Stop Loss orders – they should be set either in fixed amount of pips (you may try to use 27-30 pips with those simple Forex systems) or, if chart permits, slightly over the last highest price swing point.
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Forex Brokers that Allow Scalping: Research and Results

The topic of Forex Brokers allowing scalping is very hot.

I was looking for answers in various forums, tried searching with keywords in search engines, tried reading policies and FAQs on the websites of different Forex brokers...
It seemed like I had only guesses, but nothing solid to rely on.

And then I came up with a simple solution - sending customer support inquiries to the different Forex brokers...

My question to all of them was the same:

“Do you allow scalping? By scalping I mean holding a position for less than 1 minute.”

That’s it.
Today, I’d like to share with you what my research has revealed.
So, brokers allowing or not allowing scalping...
I’ve got the answers the same day from the next Forex brokers:

#1 MG Financial Group
Thank you for contacting MG Financial Group. In regards to your
question, you may keep your position open for as long or short a duration of time as desired.

#2 InterbankFx
We do allow Scalping but it might become a problem with our liquidity providers and filling orders etc… We recommend that you stay in a trade for at least 93 seconds. If a customer engages in scalping and it somehow becomes a problem we will notify that person.

#3 MIG Investments
MIG Investments does not require a minimum number of trades per month as neither we require a minimum pip value or open time for positions before allowed to close.

We do accept scalpers but since it is difficult to cover such positions in the market, we would need to increase the spreads for clients with permanent scalping strategies.

We consider an scalpers somebody who systematically pip hunts below 5 pips as average.
All the cases are studied based on general performance and we do get in contact with our clients prior to take any related decisions.

The term scalping here primarily refers to latency trading, where clients unfairly exploit, to their advantage, delays that may occur due to the fact that FXTrade is Internet-based.
OANDA does not have any restriction on the length of time a trade is held.

#5 MB trading
Got two short replies:
Yes, scalping is allowed.
Yes you can scalp with us.

Yes, you can do that. As long as you have enough margin to open a position, you can close it at any time during our normal trading hours which is between Sunday 5 pm ET and Friday 5 pm ET.

#7 Global Forex Trading
Yes we do not have any restrictions to the length of time on holding positions.

#8 West Capital Forex
In answer to your question, Scalping is not recommended by our dealers and they actively discourage it.

The next day I've targeted remaining on my list Forex brokers and got next replies:

#9 CMC Markets
You are able to hold a position for less than a minute, however, we do not encourage scalping.

#10 United Global Markets
Scalping is not an issue so long as you are not taking advantage of our price feed lag. We do allow scalping, news trading, grid traders and other in and out traders.

Thank you for your interests with CFSA, we are so glad to reply your query regarding allowing scalping.
kindly note scalpers can trade with CFSA under the following conditions:
a. 3 pips spread
b. Max leverage at 1:100 (fixed margin requirements of $1000 per standard lot)
C. Depending on how aggressive the scalper is; a commission per standard lot or an increase in the spread may apply.

#12 IFX Markets
Your question is very easy to answer. We allow scalping, we don't care if we hold your position for 1 second if you can make money that quickly.

#13 FX Solutions
Yes, we do.

#14 Interactive Brokers
Dear Trader,
IB does allow scalping.

#15 Saxo Bank
The answer to your question is yes. You can hold a position for less than 1 minute.
But we don´t allow that you take advantage of the system.

#16 NorthFinance Forex Broker
Please note that we do not allow scalping. We actively discourage the trading method. The minimum required time difference from opening to closing a position is about 10 minutes.

#17 Forex Club Financial Company
Yes we allow scalping. Only thing if you going to request a lot of quotes and not act on them the system will put you on the bottom of the list and you will receive lesser priority.

#18 CMS Forex
We have no age requirement for positions. Be they open for 1 year or 1 minute, you can mange your positions as you wish within our market.

#19 EFX Group
We allow any trading strategy, including the one you mentioned!

#20 Then from the FAQ of Global ForexNow
I've copied next: "Do you allow scalping?
We don’t condone any one particular type of trading style."

So far seems like almost nothing should bring clouds to your sunny sky... Is it really so..?
Opening accounts with each and every of mentioned here Forex brokers and scalping for at least about a month to get a result would be a very difficult task... So, hopefully, we are going to hear from other traders about their experience. Please drop us a line in a form of comment below. Thank you!

There were also two brokers that did not gave a straight forward answer on my question, but to complete my check list report I'm going to cite their replies anyway:

#21 ACM
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your Account Executive at ACM. In the next few days I will contact you in order to discuss how to use our services to your best advantage.

#22 ODL Securities
I would be happy to answer any questions you have regarding opening an account with ODL. What is the best telephone number to contact you?

Please note, that my research is based not on a real account with each broker and actual scalping with no problems. It is rather a journalist report on some sort of “interview” with brokers’ customer support. So, there is no way I can guarantee that you can go out and scalp freely with any of these brokers.