Trading is easy, however, consistently profitable trading is where the difficulty lies. Traders since the beginning of time have tried to come up with a strategy that they could use in order to increase their win rates while minimizing their risk. In this article, we go over one of the ways in which you could do so. We discuss the different indicators, the settings used, and also go over the results. Read on to find out more.
Before we look at the indicators, it is important to understand how the market structure works. In a bullish market, there are a series of higher highs and higher lows, whereas a bearish market is characterised by a series of lower highs and lower lows. In a bullish market, the task of a swing low is to set the stage for the next higher high, and the same is the case with the bearish market too, where a swing high sets the stage for a lower low.
A Break of Structure happens in a bullish market whenever a swing high after a low crosses the previous high, and the same applies to the bearish market but the other way round.
A Strong High creates a Lower Low, and a Strong Low creates a Higher High.
Long positions can be taken in a bullish market at a low since it is protected, and shorts can be taken in a bearish market at a high for the same reason.
A Change of Character can be used to identify when the trend is getting weaker, and this happens when there is a BoS in the wrong direction over a smaller time frame than the one we are trading on. This is an indicator of the trend getting weaker.
Results and Adjustments
After a 15-minute scalping session over the course of 6 months worth of past data using this indicator, the overall results were:
Profitability: 20,602.19% net profit
Number of Trades: 154
% of trades profitable: 56.49%
Profit factor: 1.699
Some additional indicators and settings that could be added in order to increase the win rate and reduce the risk employed are:
- Different levels of leverage could be employed to boost the profitability and/or the win-rate associated with the strategy.
- The take-profit and stop-loss levels could be tweaked to further affect the percentages of trades that were profitable.
- Multiple take-profits or stop-losses could be added to change the profitability or the win rate.
- Additional indicators could be added for more confluence.
There are several highly profitable trading strategies that you can use in order to trade the markets and profit, but there are few that are as highly effective as the one discussed above. By implementing it even in its current form, you can make significant profits. You can also tweak the settings and alter the parameters on your own, resulting in a higher win rate and/or profitability.