A very popular approach in our trading community is to combine different FX power analyses.
This allows you to determine the trends of individual currencies and when to enter them best.
But why the heck we call that “The dog walk strategy”? Just a bit of patience. We’ll explain it below.
For this strategy, we use our next-generation FX Power NG, which is available for
MT4 👉 FX Power MT4 NG and MT5 👉 FX Power MT5 NG
The goal of our setup looks like this, and it contains a long-term analysis of 1 Week seen as a thick line,
a medium-term analysis of 1 Day as a thin line, and a short-term analysis of 4 hours as dotted line.
In this XAU example, the thick 1-Week strength line is our baseline, where the other two lines mostly return to.
But before we go into details here are some tutorial videos of how to create this beautiful chart setup.
Step 1: Create the Triple Instance Setup
Step 2: Focus on what’s relevant
Step 3: Define individual line styles
Step 4: Save chart space with our compact panel mode
Step 5: Use templates to duplicate the setup on other charts
The dog walk strategy
1. The thick green line is the 1-week trend. It’s the man who goes for a walk. He knows the direction and moves along.
2. The thin green line is the 1-day trend. It’s the adult and experienced dog who is happy about the walk, knowing his route.
3. The dotted green line is the 4-hours trend. It’s the puppy in this story, and totally excited about everything.
In our analogy, the long-term trend (man) sets the direction, while the medium and short-term trends (dogs) deviate again and again, take new paths and yet sooner or later swing back in the direction of the long-term trend.
Basically, it is the usual interplay of trend and setback.
But being able to visualise it in this way opens up the possibility of recognising the end of a setback and taking a position in the direction of the overriding long-term trend.
So let’s bring the indicator information above in line with what happens on the underlying chart symbol.
1. The dogs move away from their master.
2. They reach the lowest possible point
3. They start to turn back (possible entry)
4. The little one reaches his master (possible exit)
The game starts again
5. The two dogs reach the lowest possible point again and
6. Start to turn back (possible entry)
7. The small dog reaches its master (possible exit)
This time, the upward trend stabilises and gains even more momentum in the following hours.
I hope it becomes clear what I mean with this strategic approach, and I assume it will work across all currencies the same.
I created this article as food for thought and a joint project for our followers and FX Power users.
So please feel free to share your thoughts, trades, and ideas in the comments below.
All the best and have fun trading
P.S: Here’s a screenshot of my first attempt trading the dog walk strategy yesterday on Gold.
The entry was perfect, but I got stopped out due to an unnecesary trailing stop before the big move happened.