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5 references to using technical indicators from Barbara Rockefeller

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1. Listen to the price carefully
Barbara's first rule was related to paying attention to the price of a bar or candlestick pattern. According to traders who have a realistic view, there is a lot of information stored in price formation. Each price pattern can be used to read market sentiment. For example, when a series of higher highs is followed by close prices at a lower level or even a daily low, it is a clear signal that market participants have ended the bullish trend.

Because technical indicators basically use prices as the basis for mathematical calculations, listen carefully to prices through a bar or candlestick pattern. This step can later help you get a clearer picture when using technical indicators.


2. Understand Your Technical Indicators
Only use indicators that you think are "reasonable". In other words, if you don't understand how to read signals or the performance of an indicator, then don't use the indicator. No matter how good the indicator is said to people, it still won't be useful if you don't understand how it works.

"There are quite a number of indicators that you can use in this world. Think of technical analysis as a specialized supermarket indicator. If you haven't found an indicator that fits in one section, then keep looking in another section. Don't force an indicator that clearly doesn't fit because the product is considered the best-selling, "advises Barbara Rockefeller.


3. Trading on What You See
Price patterns such as bottom, triangle, head and shoulders, etc. can help you identify the direction of the next price movement. "When you see a double bottom pattern, you will get a buy signal because ideally prices will move up after forming the pattern. This principle often proves to be right and can bring about 40 percent gain," Barbara said.

Price Pattern
Some patterns are easy to see, but some are a little trapping. In order not to be confused, just pay attention to what you think looks really clear. "If it can't be seen then don't use trading," that's what tips from Barbara Rockefeller. This also applies to the use of indicators. You do not need to force trading if the indicator signal appears unclear.


4. Use Support and Resistance
Because it is used and agreed upon by all technical traders, Support and Resistance (SR) must always be applied. SR can be observed in various ways, starting from putting up a horizontal line on the chart, to rely on Fibonacci type technical indicators. "As a precautionary measure, always pay attention to the support level of your trading instrument. If the price breaks from the SR level, then get ready to act immediately," advises Barbara Rockefeller.


5. Follow the Breakout Principle
Just like support and resistance, the principle of price breakout is also universally recognized by traders. Whether you enter or exit, trading following the breakout direction is almost certainly profitable. That's why you need to understand the principles of trading with breakouts, while learning how to recognize false breakouts so that you don't get caught up in 'false hopes'.


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#1 - February 04, 2019, 07:21:37 AM

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hmm, this is very good to learn, before I didn't know this indicator, but it was interesting to understand and learn,

I'm waiting for the next technical update from you :D
#2 - February 04, 2019, 07:36:40 AM

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very interesting explanation and can also be a learning material for me to get to know this technique, and this is very useful for me,
#3 - February 05, 2019, 01:07:14 PM

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Interesting about discussing trading with what we see. Because of the fact that most traders only use their feelings when trading, so ignore what is seen on the chart so that this affects the objective decisions that are not taken so that the losses that should not need to occur. When the ego is in power then at that time we will not be able to trade based on what is seen on the chart



#4 - February 06, 2019, 04:29:53 AM

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Trading needs to be as simple as possible and requires a lot of focus. Don't try to mix things up at the same time or learn a lot of things in one training because it would make us waste a lot of energy to consume on concentrating and memorizing things. I'd prefer beginners to learn how to trade in price action first without using any indicators then look what market price can do for you by showing its various patterns. There should be something we can use as our trading reference.
#5 - February 07, 2019, 02:30:10 PM

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hmm, this is very good to learn, before I didn't know this indicator, but it was interesting to understand and learn,

I'm waiting for the next technical update from you :D
it's trading in terms of body language detecting march bro means that we have to be reactive and fast ... because the price of forex can be turned around for a few minutes ...

from profit to loss and terpeting is set tp and sl
#6 - February 09, 2019, 05:03:52 AM

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very interesting explanation and can also be a learning material for me to get to know this technique, and this is very useful for me,
what makes you interested bro ?? yep this is an analysis of a famous trader, because the discussion above is from the results of his personal experience and research
#7 - February 09, 2019, 05:05:36 AM

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I like with point trading with what you see and not you think, because sometimes trader traped on such condition where he thinking movement will achieve target although actually sign reversal already appear, after price move against order and make floating profit decrease hence they realize if their expectation only dream and what they see is a fact
#8 - February 09, 2019, 07:05:51 AM

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I really agree with that statement because when we analyze we have to be careful with what we will use to open a position and we must know for sure which indicator we will use so between price and indicator or meet the right point
#9 - September 09, 2021, 09:36:41 AM

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When we can analyze well, then act according to our analysis, do not match feelings
#10 - June 01, 2022, 05:06:53 AM

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recognize false breakouts so that you don't get caught up in 'false hopes'.
Recognizing false breakouts is crucial in forex trading to avoid falling into the trap of false hopes. False breakouts occur when price temporarily breaches a key level, such as a support or resistance level, but quickly reverses and moves back within the previous range. Traders can employ several strategies to identify and mitigate the risk of false breakouts.

Firstly, traders should pay attention to the volume accompanying the breakout. Genuine breakouts are often accompanied by higher trading volume, indicating strong market participation and conviction. If the volume is low during the breakout, it suggests a lack of genuine market interest, increasing the likelihood of a false breakout.

Secondly, analyzing price action patterns can provide valuable insights. Traders can look for signs of price rejection at key levels, such as long wicks or tails on candlestick charts. These indicate that buyers or sellers failed to maintain control, suggesting a potential false breakout.

Utilizing technical indicators can also aid in identifying false breakouts. Oscillators like the Relative Strength Index (RSI) or Stochastic Oscillator can help determine if the market is overbought or oversold, indicating a potential reversal and false breakout. Additionally, trend-following indicators like moving averages can provide confirmation of a genuine breakout by highlighting sustained momentum.

Confirmation through multiple time frames is another effective technique. Traders can assess if the breakout is supported by price action across various time frames. A breakout that holds on higher time frames, such as daily or weekly charts, is more likely to be genuine and less prone to false hopes generated by shorter-term fluctuations.

Using stop-loss orders is critical in managing the risk of false breakouts. Placing stop-loss orders just beyond the breakout level helps limit potential losses in case of a reversal. Trailing stops can be employed to secure profits as the trade moves in favor.

Patience and waiting for confirmation before entering a trade is essential. It is prudent to wait for a retest of the breakout level or for additional signals that validate the breakout. This approach reduces the likelihood of being caught in false hopes and provides a higher probability of successful trades.

Continual learning, analyzing past trades, and keeping a trading journal are vital for improving the ability to recognize false breakouts. By reviewing previous instances, traders can identify patterns, refine their strategies, and enhance their ability to differentiate between genuine breakouts and false signals.

In conclusion, recognizing false breakouts is crucial to avoid getting caught up in false hopes in forex trading. By analyzing volume, price action, technical indicators, multiple time frames, and employing effective risk management techniques, traders can enhance their ability to differentiate between genuine breakouts and false signals, increasing their overall trading success.
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