How do I trade with it?
On the chart above; bullish candles are marked in green and bearish candles are marked in red.
The very simple strategy using Heikin-Ashi proven to be very powerful in back test and live trading.
The strategy combines Heikin-Ashi reversal pattern with one of the popular momentum indicators.
My favourite would be a simple Stochastic Oscillator with settings (14,7,3). The reversal pattern is valid if two of the candles (bearish or bullish) are fully completed on daily charts as per GBPJPY screenshot below.
Once the price prints two red consecutive candles after a series of green candles, the uptrend is exhausted and the reversal is likely. SHORT positions should be considered.
If the price prints two consecutive green candles, after a series of red candles, the downtrend is exhausted and the reversal is likely. LONG positions should be considered.
The raw candle formation is not enough to make this day trading strategy valuable. Trader needs other filters to weed out false signals and improve the performance.
MOMENTUM FILTER (Stochastic Oscillator 14,7,3)
We recommend to use a simple Stochastic Oscillator with settings 14,7,3