Survey: your favorite time frame and indicator
08/14/2020 at 6:02 PM #141658
I’m aware that this community is fond of strategies based on multi-time frames and a bunch of indicators, thousands lines code systems.
Anyway, back to the basics, if you have to choose only one time frame and only one indicator, what would be your choices ?
Thank You08/14/2020 at 9:08 PM #14166408/15/2020 at 12:27 PM #14167808/15/2020 at 1:00 PM #14168008/17/2020 at 7:56 PM #14187608/18/2020 at 8:47 PM #141947
Every kind of timeframe not lower than 2m and not higher than 4h; a good portfolio diversification also goes through a diversification of the timeframes.
i think you misunderstood the question, what you described is not an indicator, but the holy grail <3
1 user thanked author for this post.08/18/2020 at 9:40 PM #14195008/27/2020 at 10:00 AM #142690
For me this works on all time frames.
Give broader spectrum of price movement and quick response.
MA (Zero Lag Exponential 10)
MA (Zero Lag Exponential 20) – (Horizontal shift -2)
MA (Zero Lag Exponential 50)
MA (Zero Lag Exponential 100)
MA (Zero Lag Exponential 200)09/27/2020 at 3:50 PM #14557109/28/2020 at 11:37 AM #145657
My favorite TF used to be 1h but now my systems tend to be lower and lower but not lower that 2m yet.
I think the reason it´s because they can get a better entry and also tend to have more operations and that´s a big plus for me.
The downside of lower TF is you have a reduced bactktest period, and that can mean very few market behaviours tested.
Related to this, I have thought often about create/test a system with TF1h and later try to “translate” to a lower TF for Real Trade. Never try though.
About indicators I use the usual indicators (average, RSI, MACD…) but someone that recently use more and more is Bollinger Width Bands10/01/2020 at 9:00 PM #146127
I check once a week:
- Month, week
Several times a day:
- Daily, 1h, 15m, 5m
I work with:
- 1 and 5 tick ( to detect big volume)
- Volume at price
- Trend following indicator
- many graphical patterns printed in my mind