Forex Scalping for Beginner Traders

Forex Scalping for Beginners

Trading is a very delicate job. In the forex market there are so many tools you can use in order to make money. By “dimensions” we refer to specific styles of trading that are very diverse.  Those trading dimensions are:

  1. Price Action
  2. Indicator based
  3. Price Action/Indicator combination
  4. Harmonic 
  5. VSA
  6. Range bars/Renko/Any offline chart

Now you know a bit more about different trading dimensions so have in mind that the dimension you choose will define a strategy that you will be using. We have covered all important dimensions with our webinars so feel free to watch it and be informed about it.

Different Time Frames 

Before you start to trade try to think about the time perspective. The time horizon will play a big factor in which time frames are to be chosen. This can range from as low as a 1 minute chart, where the candle is formed every minute, to monthly charts where the candle forms once every month. Remember that each candle lasts for the specified period of time unless you are trading with the range bars which are completely immune to time factor.

In trading terms  anything below an hourly time frame can be considered short-term. Scalping and scalp swings are good examples of trading short term. Hourly and 4 hour time frames are optimal for intra day and intra week swing trading so we can say that anything below a daily time frame can be considered medium-term.

Daily and above time frames can be considered long-term, especially weekly and monthly chart. Trades simply don’t happen often, usually 4-5 time per year. Also, have in mind that 1 minute chart trading strategy can be a bit overwhelming for you if you don’t focus on your charts and you are distracted.

Forex Scalping

We all want to make fast money with Forex. There are heaps of scalping strategies in Forex, but majority of them do not work or their might be just very difficult to follow.

However, scalping is the fastest way to make money in trading. By definition. scalping is a fast paced trading style that specializes in taking fast profits on relatively small price changes, usually soon after a trade has been entered and has become profitable. It is done on lower time frames – usually M15, M5 and M1 and it requires a trader to have a strict exit strategy. Have in mind that one large loss could eliminate the many small gains that the trader has worked to make with Forex scalping. Having the right tools, such a low-spread broker low spread broker brokerlow spread broker, and the proper focus to place many trades, is required for this strategy to be successful.

Forex scalping using the mt4 indicators can be very difficult due to signal delays, lagging etc. In this case sometimes is much more profitable to use a  price action scalping system that uses no indicators. The price will tell you what to do. The price is your signal and your best indicator. With the following scalping system you should be able to make a good profits if you follow all the rules and risk management recommendations.

This scalping strategy uses no complicated rules  and should be very easy to use for any trader – even if you have never traded Forex before.The system does not require a trader to follow major Forex rules like: do not trade against a trend, ignore signals against a trend, because the system itself confirms trend following! So, let’s learn how to scalp Forex.

Scalping is not easy for beginners, please try the system on your small live or a demo account for at least one month before going full live.

This a trend following strategy and for new traders it could be the best Forex scalping strategy. The benefit is also that you can use this strategy for 1 minute scalping, 5 minute scalping and 15 minute chart trading.

Forex Scalping Strategy For Beginners


Platform: MT4/MT5 XM

Time Frame: 1m to 15m


Bollinger bands (BB) (14 period) (green)

Stochastic (STO) (14,3,3) with levels 90 and 10

Buy position:

First the price needs to break below the lower Bollinger Band. We then wait for the candle to close inside BB again. Stochastic should be below 10 and crossing up 10 from below.

Sell position:

First the price needs to break above the upper Bollinger Band. We then wait for the candle to close inside BB again. Stochastic should be above 90 and crossing down 90 from above.

Exit position:

At Opposite Bollinger Band or after 10-30 pips depending on time frame.

Stop Loss:

Stop loss is placed 3-5 pips below the last low for long (buy) trades or 3-5 pips above the last high for short(sell) trades.

I hope you will enjoy this scalping method

Happy trading!


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