1. Trend trading with moving averages

Short term - Time frame from H1 to D1

For traders, it's very important to follow the trend. Trading against the trend is often an unintelligent strategy and is especially risky when using leverage. Therefore, investors need to find trends in the market to follow. There are many ways to find a trend, but for Gold and Silver alone, the moving averages provide great help. Why? Because these markets often trade in a fairly obvious linear style (different from the trend of currencies that is usually not so obvious).

To execute this strategy is to open an order at a bottom and follow the trend for as long as possible. Take profit when a trend is broken. See the example below:


XTB will use the 50, 75, and 150 moving averages. To make the moving averages appear on the chart, click the f (x) button to the left and type “LWMA”. In the settings, change "Time" to 50 and you've got your first moving average. Do the same with the 75 and 150 timelines, and don't forget to choose different colors to increase visibility.

Trading on the trend like?

In the chart, you can see an upward trend - the price is increasing and above the average. Whenever the price touches the 50 moving average and remains above the 75 average, you should place a Buy order. The red boxes are stop-loss - place them below the 150 average. When the trend moves, Proactively move your stop loss up over time. If you follow the trend long enough this will be your “take profit” level (the output price will be much higher than the entry price).

2. Locate COT

Medium-Term - Time frame from H4 to W1

Click f (x) and enter "COT" - don't change anything in the settings. You will see the indicator in the lower part of the chart. If the green line is in the upper gray area, it means the financial speculators are overly optimistic on Gold and you should place a Buy. On the contrary, if this line is in the lower part of the chart, you should place Sell because the financial speculators are too pessimistic.


COT should be combined with other tools. Let's look at the chart: we have a built-in price channel there. When the price is at the upper limit of the price channel AND the COT is overbought (the green line in the upper gray area) it is time to place a Sell - you should continue trading until the price moves downwards. of the price channel.

3. Trends according to the season

Long term - Time frame from D1 to MN

Click f (x) and enter “Sea” to set up the seasonal indicator in the lower part of the chart. The indicator suggests the direction of exchange rate movement based on information in the same period of previous years. Like the COT indicator, the Sea indicator will aid your decisions. If the same period of previous years, the rate increases, you should look for opportunities to buy.


Take a look at the chart - here the indicator shows the price will go up. You are looking for a good opportunity to enter a buy order - it can be a 150-day moving average (blue line) or horizontal support (red rectangle). You should keep your position until the Seasonal Indicator shows a different trend.

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