What time frames are better to trade on?

SweetPrincess

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Hi, I am a day trader because I wanted to start the day right. I always start trading in the morning when I have the right amount of sleep and see to it that I am in good shape. Before trading, I see to it that I am well prepared, not only physically but also in mental aspects..
 

Michelle Yeoh

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All time frame are useful, even M1! But the thing is, you have to select your time frame according to your trading system! Such as, I use only H1 because, my strategy produces best result on H1! So, there is no fixed rules and restrictions.
 

Ary Barroso

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Well, I see high time frames are much stable than lower time frames! This is way now I mainly use high time frames! Even, I have changed my trading style because of high time frames! Now I mainly use positional and swing trading styles in my trading! D1 is my favorite time frame to trade.
 

inggo

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analysis are done on 1h 4h and 1d for the day, scalps mostly on 15m but swings i keep em on a higher time frame,
 

koolpips

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USE the TOP DOWN Approach - so look at say Monthly , weekly , daily etc to see teh Big Pictutre , thamn zoom in Internals to Hourlies ande than 30min 15min 5min -- And use those say like 15min -30mn as it can smooth out teh nose - also keep in eye the momentum and Voaltility of instrument that you are trading

hope it helps

rggds
 
I agree that each trader needs to find a trading style that suits them (if that's what you are talking about in your article above)
It's too hard to create consistency in the beginning of a trading career if the trader is jumping around from different times frames and different indicators... without fully understanding them.

(nice way to sneak that ad in though)
 

Ary Barroso

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analysis are done on 1h 4h and 1d for the day, scalps mostly on 15m but swings i keep em on a higher time frame,
I liked your approach on time frame! By the way, in my trading I always follow the D1 as my main time frame! I see, the market trend of D1 is relatively stable to follow in.
 

Oswald

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I also find that D1 is most stable to follow. However, not all indicators are performing well on this time frame. Especially for stochastics, I find that they are performing better on 4H time frame. But, eventually, it also depends on traders strategy and indicators he is using
 

Kennyrice

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Short-term traders use hourly time frames and hold trades for several hours to a week.
Intraday traders use minute charts such as 1-minute or 15-minute. Trades are held intraday and exited by market close.
 
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Ary Barroso

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Short-term traders use hourly time frames and hold trades for several hours to a week.
Intraday traders use minute charts such as 1-minute or 15-minute. Trades are held intraday and exited by market close.
Whatever the trading style I’m following; I always rely on daily and h4 time frames! Because, I get clear info about market trend on these time frames!
 

Baazex

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It varies person to person the best time to trade is when the market is most active within your region or the state you are trading
 

trader_67

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That solely depends on what type of a trader you are and your plan. Everyone prefers a different time frame, a type that suits one may not be beneficial for the other So that’s quite subjective I would say. But it’s best to trade on the basis of combined different timeframes view.
 

james_5

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One can not stick to a particular time frame. I use the 1 min frames, 5 mins frames and 1 hour frames, all of them. I believe, my analysis is incomplete with just one time frame.
 

Ary Barroso

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One can not stick to a particular time frame. I use the 1 min frames, 5 mins frames and 1 hour frames, all of them. I believe, my analysis is incomplete with just one time frame.
I guess you are a short term trader; isn’t? Mainly doing scalping trading?

I guess you are a short term trader; isn’t? Mainly doing scalping trading? by the way, I use higher time frames as like D1, H4 etc.
 

REB_FX

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Every time frame is effective.

Which is best will ultimately depend on your own personality, risk aversion, mindset, time available to trade and strategy that suits you.

Practice and test on demo to find what works for you.
 
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Zack King

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depends what youre trading (assets) and how long you plan to be in the open position for.
 

Zack King

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Every time frame is effective.

Which is best will ultimately depend on your own personality, risk aversion, mindset, time available to trade and strategy that suits you.

Practice and test on demo to find what works for you.
yes i agree entirely on that 'Every time frame is effective.'
 
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For me, the daily time frame is the best time frame to trade Forex because trading the daily time frame allows you to zoom out and see the big picture. Every single forex indicator I tested out, was tested on every time frame (except for the 1 minute, because trading there is ridiculous). I was constantly blown away by how much more accurate everything was on the daily. It almost never failed. The only times where it did fail was where an indicator was really bad to begin with, it may have worked a tiny bit better on a lower time frame, but was worthless overall, so it didn’t matter.
 
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