Amongst all the manual forex trading systems I have studied during the past few years, one of the systems that has proven to be effective is the Murrey Math forex trading system.
Murrey math uses a combination of important price levels in order to guide the trader into taken one or another position. The system takes the previous 64 bars high and low and divides it by eight, showing you these important levels as 8/8, 7/8, 6/8, etc. It turns out to be that these levels accurately represent important support and resistance price lines which, when used accurately, can give the trader an amazing accuracy in the fx market.
I have developed some simple guidelines for using the Murrey trading system (different from the ones you must commonly find) because I have found them to be most effective, of course, you are welcome to change them so that they fit your trading style. Anyway, in order to use this trading system, you should get the Murrey Math VG indicator available for metatrader 4 (this automatically traces the lines we are talking about).
In general terms the 8/8 and 0/8 lines are extreme resistance and support levels, when price reaches either of this terms it is safe to expect some kind of retracement. I trade the other bars as I would trade regular support and resistance levels. So my system rules would be like this (I trade the EUR/USD one hour chart with this system) :
- When price closes in the 8/8-8/7 or 0/8-1/8 regions I take a trade into the opposite direction with a take profit of 8/5 (from 8/8) or 8/3 (from 0/8) and a stop loss of 50 pips. I move the stoploss to break even after I reach 8/6 or 8/2.
- When price bounces of a line, tries to reverse but closes above the previous Murrey Math Line (by above I mean at least ten pips above) I treat it as a resistance so I take a position in the direction of the trend, as soon as the bar closes, my take profit being the line it bounce from and my stop loss the next Murrey Math Line.(the oppositve applies for lines that act as support)
- When price closes more than 20 pips past a murrey math line that previously acted as support or resistance I take a position into the direction of the trend with take profit equalling the Murrey Math line number that acted as support +2/8, with stoploss being the Murrey Math line -1/8.
Of course, I couple this simple rules with a signficant interpretaion of candlestick patterns but most of the time I take the positions just as stated above. Either way, candlestick analysis does provide an important insight into price action and you should consider it an important part of every trading strategy. If you liked this trading system but would like to learn more about automated trading systems and other systems I am testing please consider buying my ebook on automated trading or subscribing to my weekly newsletter to receive updates and check the live and demo accounts I am running with several expert advisors. I hope you enjoyed the article !(Below, an image of a metatrader screen showing the daily Murrey Math Lines for this week)