OANDA:GBPJPY British Pound / Japanese Yen
Inside bar strategy is one of my personal favourites, in this section I will detail how and why I trade Inside bars to deliver more profits during a trading week. Now In my personal opinion any non profitable trader should be chomping at the bit to learn this strategy as it has the potential to really aid your trading journey. So lets breakdown what finding an Inside bar means... So above me here is the recent rally from the pair GBP/JPY , I have highlighted a few of the inside bars but if you look close enough you will see more, So an Inside bar on the daily is telling us the day before we had a strong rally this can be called candle (1), so Candle 1 is a rally, Candle 2 is inside the range of candle 1, what this means is that on lower timeframes we have seen consolidation, Price hasnt broken the high of candle 1 or the low of candle 1, so when candle 3 breaks the high of candles 1 and 2, price rallies to our target. So the entry comes after the high of candle 1 and 2 broken, you use a stop loss under the low of candle 2, and you aim for 1:1 risk reward. When is the best time to trade these candles? In strong rallies you will see this set up form alot , the reason for this is because in strong rallies, we often see rally-consolidation-rally. Typically this strategy will win around 70% of its trades and is great for entering rallying or depreciating currencies, I hope you guys can put it to use like I have over the years! any questions please feel free too comment below (This is not trading analysis this is purely to demonstrate how inside bar works and how you can use it in your trading). Enjoy the weekend!