We have developed the 80-20 Trading Strategy that uses the RSI indicator. It involves price action analysis, which will help you land great trade entries!
This RSI trading strategy is as useful as the RSI 2 trading strategy, which was developed by Larry Connor. However, this strategy strictly trades reversals that occur the last 50 candles.
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RSI Trading Basics:
The 80-20 RSI Trading Strategy is used as an RSI stock strategy, RSI forex strategy, and an RSI options strategy. We will discuss many things in this article, including RSI vs. stochastic indicator and why both indicators are excellent to trade with. We will also review the stochastic RSI oscillator trading systems, stochastic RSI setting, five day RSI strategy, Connors RSI strategy, momentum oscillator systems, and binary options strategy that work with the RSI indicator.
Is RSI a Trend Indicator?
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We developed an indicator that uses this strategy and provides you with simple entires and exit points.
This strategy identifies a break of a trend and take advantage of the movement in the opposite direction. (Kind of like our Trend Breaker Strategy).
In this article, we will review a simple trading strategy using the RSI indicator. You are going to benefit from this strategy by learning to trade divergence. Find a low-risk way to sell near the top or buy near the bottom of a trend.
What is RSI?
RSI Trading Indicator Used for Strategy
The RSI indicator is one of the most popular indicators used by traders in any market, such as stocks, forex, futures, options, and more.
What is the RSI (Relative Strength Indicator)? This indicator was developed by Welles Wilder around 1978. It quickly became one of the most popular oscillator indicators for traders in financial markets. This momentum indicator can fluctuate between 0 and 100 providing overbought and oversold signals. The formula for this indicator is a bit complex:
I could explain this whole process to you. However, I will spare you the details. I want to share this with the mathematicians that are reading this and enjoy equations. You can do a quick google search if you would like to learn more.
Forex Trading Indicator Settings
The default settings for this indicator is a smoothing period of 14. We are going to change that setting to 8. Make sure you turn this setting before you jump into this strategy. The reason I prefer eight instead of 14 is because the RSI will be much more responsive. This is critical when we are looking for overbought or oversold conditions price areas. Also, go into the RSI setting and change the lines in the indicator to 80, 20. You will learn more about this later.
How to Trade withThe RSI Trading Indicator
This indicator will be the only indicator we use for this strategy. This is because we have a strict set of rules to follow before entering a trade. And these rules will, without a doubt, validate a reversal for us to open a trade. Below is another strategy on how to apply technical analysis step by step.
Before you use this strategy, make the following changes to the RSI indicator:
14 period, to 8.
70 and 30 lines, to 80 and 20.
This indicator comes standard on most trading platforms. You'll just need to make the adjustments above.
RSI Trading Strategy
Step One: Find the currency pair that is showing a high the last 50 candlesticks. (OR low depending on the trade)
The 80-20 Trading strategy can be used for any period.
This is because there are reversals of trends in every period. This can be a swing trade, day trade, or a scalping trade. As long as it follows the rules, it is a valid trade. We also have training for building a foundation before a forex strategy matters.
In this step, we only need to ensure it is the low or the high of the last 50 candles.
Below is an example:
Note** We will use this same example to explain this strategy. This is a USDCHF currency pair and will be a BUY trade.
Once we determine this low or high, then we can move on to the next step. I drew vertical lines on the price chart so you can see the 50 candle low that we identified.
If you need to use horizontal lines on your chart to verify that candle has closed the lowest the last 50, you can do so. This is not necessary but may be helpful for you to do and see how strong the trend is.
Step Two Using the RSI Trading Indicator:
When we find 50 candle low, it needs to be coupled with RSI reading 20 or lower. (If it’s high it needs to be combined with the RSI reading 80 or higher.).
Below we have a reading that hit the 20 line on the RSI and was the low the last 50 candles.
Once we see that we had a low, the last 50 candles, and the RSI is BELOW 20, we can move to the next step.
Remember that this strategy is a reversal strategy. It is going to break the current trend and move the other direction.
Step Three: Wait for a second price (low candle) to close after the first one that we already identified.
The second price low must be below the first low. Although the RSI Trading indicator must provide a higher signal than the first. Remember that divergence can be seen by comparing price action and the movement of an indicator.
If the price is making higher highs, the oscillator should also be making higher highs. If the price is making lower lows, the oscillator should also be making lower lows.
If they are not, that means price and the oscillator are diverging from each other.
Which is why it’s called “divergence.”
Just because you see a divergence, doesn’t mean you should automatically jump in with a position.
We have rules in place that will capitalize on this divergence so that we can make a significant profit.
Keep in mind, that this step may take time to develop. It is very important to wait for this second low because it gets you in a better trade making position.
This sounds a bit complex, but think of it like this:
Price goes down/RSI goes up. That is the Divergence.
Remember that our example is a current downtrend looking to break to the upside. If this was a 50 candle high, we would be looking at the exact opposite of this step.
With that said, let’s take a look at our chart.
Once this criterion has been met, we can go ahead and look for entry. This is because the charts are showing us that a reversal is coming soon.
Step Four: How to Enter the Trade with the RSI Trading Strategy.
The way you enter a trade is very simple.
You wait for the price to head in the direction of the trade and wait for a candle to close above the first candle that you identified that was previously 50 candle low.
If you are struggling with this step, save the picture for reference. This will help guide you when looking for a trade.
Step five: Once you make your entry, place a stop loss.
To place your stop, bump back 1 to 3 time periods and find a reasonable, logical level to put your stop. You are looking for prior resistance, support.
We placed our stop below this support area. That way if the trend continued and did not break, it could hit this level and bounce back up in our direction.
I recommend you follow at least a 1 to 3 profit vs. risk level. This will ensure that you are maximizing your potential to get the most out of the strategy. You can adjust as you wish. Keep in mind that most successful strategies that identify breaks of a trend use a 1 to 3 profit vs. risk level. Here you can learn how to profit from trading.
To recap, Here are the rules of the strategy:
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