Re: XARD - Simple Trend Following Trading System

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Re: XARD - Simple Trend Following Trading System

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xard777 wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 7:19 pm A recap on the XARD - Simple Trend Following Trading System

## Trading Strategy: Arrow Cycle to Arrow Cycle with 2nd Semaphore and EMA 55
XARD, Can you please provide a light version of this semafor indicator? <3
this one i use laggs my pc so much. :cry:

(i just need a plain buttonized this version of indicator)

thank you in advance.
"That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been;"

Re: XARD - Simple Trend Following Trading System

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### Enhanced Strategy with EMA and Custom Semaphore Settings - hopefully you can play it out in your mind as you read the strategy.

#### Semaphore Settings:
- **9 (Small Red/Green Dot):** Short-term price movements.
- **36 (Larger Pink/Blue Dot):** Intermediate-term price movements.
- **144 (Arrow Dot):** Key indicator for trading cycle changes (entry and exit points).
- **576 (Large Square):** Long-term trend, offering a broader market perspective.

### Refined Basic Strategy Outline:
- **Entry Point:** Wait for a new Arrow cycle (144) to start.
Enter the market on the appearance of the 2nd Semaphore (9) within the Arrow cycle after the price has crossed the EMA 55.
- **Compounding Trades:** Add to your position each time an additional 2nd Semaphore (9) appears within the current Arrow cycle.
- **Exit Point:** Exit the market at the end of the current Arrow cycle (144) or based on pre-defined exit conditions.

### Steps to Execute the Enhanced Strategy
#### Initial Preparation:
1. **Chart Setup:**
- Set up your chart with all semaphore settings (9, 36, 144, 576) and the EMA 55.
- Configure the chart timeframe based on your trading style (5-minute, 15-minute).

2. **Capital Allocation:**
- Determine your starting capital.
- Use strict risk management principles to allocate capital per trade.

#### Entering the Market:
1. **Identify the New Arrow Cycle (144):**
- When a new 144 semaphore Arrow dot appears, prepare to enter the market.

2. **Wait for the 2nd Semaphore (9):**
- Wait for the 2nd Semaphore (9) within the new Arrow cycle (144).
- Confirm that the price has crossed the EMA 55 in the direction of your trade:
- Long Trade: Price crosses above EMA 55.
- Short Trade: Price crosses below EMA 55.

#### Compounding Within the Cycle:
1. **Initial Position:**
- Enter the market with your first position when the 2nd Semaphore (9) appears after crossing the EMA 55.

2. **Additional Entries:**
- Add to your position at each subsequent 2nd Semaphore (9) within the same Arrow cycle (144).
- Ensure each new position respects your risk management rules.

3. **Risk Management:**
- Use stop-loss orders to mitigate adverse movements.
- Adjust stop-loss orders to lock in profits:
- Initial stop-loss: Place at the last Arrow (144).
- For compounded trades: Place stops at the previous 2nd Semaphore (9).

#### Exiting the Market:
1. **End of Arrow Cycle (144):**
- Exit the market when the current Arrow cycle (144) ends.
- Alternatively, exit based on predefined reversal signals or exit strategy.

2. **Consistent Review:**
- Regularly review market conditions, including larger semaphores (576) to understand the broader trend.
- Consider exiting or tightening your stop-losses if semaphore indicators (36) suggest a potential trend change.

### 4. Compounding Example:
- **Starting Capital:** $10,000
- **Initial Risk per Trade:** 1% (i.e., $100)
- **First Trade:** Enter on the 2nd Semaphore (9) after crossing the EMA 55 within the Arrow cycle (144). Assume a 1:1 risk-to-reward ratio for simplicity.
- **Compounding Strategy:**
- First Entry: $10,000 * 1% = $100 risk for a potential $100 profit.
- If the trade is successful, new capital is $10,100.
- Second Entry: Enter on the next 2nd Semaphore (9) within the same Arrow cycle (144), and so forth.

Continue to compound as long as the Arrow cycle (144) persists, adding positions at each additional 2nd Semaphore (9) while maintaining risk tolerance and capital limits.

### 5. Practical Tips:
- **Watch the Larger Picture (576):** Use the 576 setting to guide your overall market perspective and confirm the long-term trend.
- **Intermediate Checks (36):** Use the 36 semaphore for intermediate trend checks. It can provide early warnings or additional confidence in your trade direction.
- **Patience and Discipline:** Adhere to the steps, wait for confirmed signals, and avoid premature entries.
- **Position Sizing:** Use tools to track and adjust your position sizes accurately.
- **Flexibility:** Adapt to market conditions. If larger semaphores (36, 576) indicate a significant trend reversal, be ready to adjust your strategy.

### Example Workflow Summary: This is your Daily Mantra
1. **Identify:** New Arrow cycle (144) starts.
2. **Wait:** For the 2nd Semaphore (9) to appear and ensure the price has crossed the EMA 55 line.
3. **Enter:** Initiate a trade and place a stop-loss at the last Arrow (144).
4. **Compound:** Add positions at each subsequent 2nd Semaphore (9) within the same Arrow cycle, placing stops at the previous 2nd Semaphore, maintaining proper risk management.
5. **Exit:** Stop all trades when the Arrow cycle (144) ends based on your exit strategy or if larger semaphore indicators (36, 576) suggest a trend change.

By incorporating these steps and your custom semaphore settings into your trading plan, you can harness the power of compounding more effectively within an intra-day trading framework. Consistency, discipline, and an understanding of both short-term and larger market trends are key to your success. Happy trading!
Xard777

NB There are two 2nd Dots that I use... the (9) 2nd Dot on m5 for Scalping and (36) 2nd Dot on m15 for larger moves. They kind of play into one another as an (144) Arrow on an m5 TF can be a (36) 2nd Dot on an m15 TF. At first people are like WTF! but if you take a step back and look into the goldfish bowl, all possibilities become clear and all roads lead to a boatload of Pip$. :D
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Re: XARD - Simple Trend Following Trading System

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xard777 wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 7:19 pm A recap on the XARD - Simple Trend Following Trading System

## Trading Strategy: Arrow Cycle to Arrow Cycle with 2nd Semaphore and EMA 55

### 1. Understand the Tools and Indicators
- **Arrow Cycle Indicator:** This indicator points to potential trend reversals or significant market movements, which may correspond to overbought/oversold conditions or momentum changes.
- **Semaphore Indicator:** Semaphores (dots) indicate potential tops or bottoms in price action. The 2nd Semaphore is considered more reliable.
- **EMA 55 (Exponential Moving Average):** A technical indicator used to gauge market trends. Crossing the EMA 55 acts as a confirmation filter for the trend.

### 2. Basic Strategy Outline
- **Entry Point:** Wait for the new Arrow cycle to begin. Enter the market at the appearance of the 2nd Semaphore, provided the price has crossed above the EMA 55 (for long trades) or below the EMA 55 (for short trades).
- **Compounding Trades:** Add positions each time an additional 2nd Semaphore appears within the same Arrow cycle.
- **Exit Point:** Exit the market either when the Arrow cycle ends or based on your defined exit conditions.

### 3. Steps to Execute the Strategy

#### Initial Preparation
- **Chart Setup:** Configure your trading platform with the necessary indicators (Arrow, Semaphore, and EMA 55). Use timeframes that match your trading style (e.g., 5-minute, 15-minute charts).
- **Capital Allocation:** Determine your starting capital and the amount you’re willing to risk per trade. Follow strict risk management guidelines.

#### Entering the Market
1. **Identify the New Arrow Cycle:** Note the start of a new Arrow cycle.
2. **Wait for the 2nd Semaphore:** Be patient and wait for the 2nd Semaphore to appear. This step confirms the trend.
3. **Confirm with EMA 55:** Ensure that the price crosses the EMA 55 line before entering a trade:
- Long Trade: UP Arrow and Price crosses above EMA 55.
- Short Trade: DN Arrow and Price crosses below EMA 55.

#### Compounding Within the Cycle
1. **Initial Position:** Enter your first position when the 2nd Semaphore appears and the price has crossed the EMA 55.
2. **Additional Entries:** Add to your position each time another 2nd Semaphore appears within the same Arrow cycle, maintaining risk management.
3. **Risk Management:** Always use stop-loss orders to mitigate adverse movements. Adjust your stop-loss as needed to lock in profits:
- Initial stop-loss: Place at the last Arrow.
- For compounded trades: Place stops at the previous 2nd Semaphore.

#### Exiting the Market
1. **End of Arrow Cycle:** Prepare to exit the market when the Arrow cycle is expected to end.
2. **Consistent Review:** Regularly review market conditions. If there are signs of reversal or if semaphore indicators suggest a trend change, consider exiting or tightening your stop-losses.

### 4. Compounding Example

- **Starting Capital:** $10,000
- **Initial Risk per Trade:** 1% (i.e., $100)
- **First Trade:** Enter on the 2nd Semaphore crossing the EMA 55 within a new Arrow cycle. Assume a 1:1 risk-to-reward ratio.
- **Compounding Strategy:**
- First Entry: $10,000 * 1% = $100 risk for a potential $100 profit.
- If the trade is successful, new capital is $10,100.
- Second Entry: Enter at the next 2nd Semaphore within the same Arrow cycle and repeat the risk management process.

Continue to compound as long as the Arrow cycle persists and 2nd Semaphores keep appearing, but always within your risk tolerance and capital limits.

### 5. Practical Tips
- **Patience:** Wait for the right signals. Impatience can lead to premature entries and increased risk.
- **Position Sizing:** Use a compounding calculator or a trader's journal to track your positions precisely.
- **Flexibility:** Be prepared to adapt your strategy if market conditions change. No strategy is infallible.

### Example Workflow Summary
1. **Identify:** New Arrow cycle starts.
2. **Wait:** For the 2nd Semaphore to appear and ensure the price has crossed the EMA 55 line.
3. **Enter:** Initiate a trade and place a stop-loss at the last Arrow.
4. **Compound:** Add positions at each subsequent 2nd Semaphore within the cycle, placing stops at the previous 2nd Semaphore, maintaining proper risk management.
5. **Exit:** Stop all trades when the Arrow cycle ends or based on your exit strategy.

By adhering to these steps and maintaining stringent risk management, you can effectively leverage the power of compounding within an intra-day trading framework. Remember, consistency and discipline are key to successfully implementing this strategy.

NB In the chart (shown below) I also show where the last Square Semaphore is - this helps with establishing the roadmap of the market being traded.
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Hello xard777,

Thanks for this update and share with us what is the rules, and have a wonderful rest of Friday.
NFP :)
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Re: XARD - Simple Trend Following Trading System

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Neroloft wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:00 pm XARD, Can you please provide a light version of this semafor indicator? <3
this one i use laggs my pc so much. :cry:

(i just need a plain buttonized this version of indicator)

thank you in advance.
Hello Neroloft,

Is this post on find all the versions with button, i hope it helps you:

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"The goal of a successful trader is to make the best trades. Money is secondary." - Alexander Elder

Tips on how to learn the XARD system
Inspiration for my trading style
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