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EMA and MACD swing forex strategy

This is a simple, we could even say a basic swing forex strategy. We do not enter the trade just for the swings' sake, going against the trend. The trend is the primary confirmation signal. Only swings in confluence with the EMA trend are entered. Even though this system is conservative, it can be used as a base for more aggressive liquidation models with great results.

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This swing forex strategy was tested for profitability on historical data since 2003. It is provided together with expert advisor.

Used tools and indicators

Following settings were used in 1 H char of EURUSD.

Exponential moving averages (EMA 600,300). Standard EMA positioning is used to identify the main trend in our timeframe. Once we do so we move on to identify signal

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD 90,120,50) Trading signal. We will be looking for signal line position relative to the main MACD histogram.

Forex strategy rules

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EMA slow trending above EMA fast. Downtrend.

MACD main histogram trending above zero. We enter on candle close, once the histogram falls below the signal line (red). The position is closed once the histogram moves below zero and subsequently rises above signal line.


EMA slow trending below EMA fast. Uptrend.

MACD main histogram trending below zero. We enter on candle close, once the histogram rises above the signal line (red). The position is closed once the histogram moves above and subsequently falls below signal line.


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