How To Trade Forex with Ichimoku Part 1

There are lots of ways to trade forex. And I have tried most of the indicators out there. Some of them work, some of them don’t. Some did work, but I’m not particularly comfortable using. And thru the years, I came to settle down with candlesticks and ichimoku.

Ichimoku or short for Ichimoku Kinko Hyo is a japanese indicator that tries to complement where the candlesticks left of. When using candlesticks, it tells us the story what happened during the trading day, but there’s something lacking when you look at the charts as a whole. Where are the support? Where are the resistances? Where is the trend going? Is it going strong or weak? What is the future of the trend? Ichimoku as its name implies, is a “one glance” indicator. When looking at it once, you’ll immediately know where are the important levels are.

In ichimoku, you will know where the resistance and support are. The Japanese who made the indicator believed that support and resistances are not flat lines. They vary wherever the price goes. It can be strong or weak, as indicated by a big or small cloud. And with ichimoku, you’ll also have an idea of the “future” with its future kumo cloud.

If all these things sounds confusing to you at first, bear with me. During the course of the following weeks, I’ll teach you how you could harness the power of this great indicator and hopefully share to you my knowledge on how to use them. You will know why I started to love this indicator.

So without further ado, I welcome you to the “How to Trade Forex with Ichimoku” series.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jarjar.pips Jar Jar Pips

    Looking forward for this series. I am a Kumo trader myself and I’d like to know more on how you time and execute your entry and exit.

  • ForexPhil

    Thanks Jar Jar Pips! Nice to see another Kumo trader. We seem to be a rare breed with all the MACD and MA traders out there. Especially in the Philippines.