5 Trailing Stop Loss Techniques (Risk Management for Traders)

Five techniques you can use to trail your stop-loss rides.

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0:19 Trailing Stop Loss Technique #1
The first technique that I want to share with you is moving average. By now, I think that you should be familiar that moving average is something that you can use to trail you stop-loss, so, for example, let’s say that you went long on the break of this highs over here. The market break of this high over here, and you can trail your stop-loss using this moving average. This is the trending period moving average. So you only exit the trade when the price breaks and closes below it.

2:00 Trailing Stop Loss Technique #2
The second technique is the market structure. So for those of you who are price action traders, you can use the structure of the markets to trail your stop-loss. Here is an example, we can see over here, let’s say for example, again you long the break out over here, the market hits higher, retraces right. This is the swing-low, which we can reference to set your stop-loss, so your stop-loss won’t go below your swing-low. The market makes a new high, makes a new swing-low, this swing-low you can reference your stop-loss, the market makes a new high, retraces – makes a new swing-low, you can reference it as your stop-loss. The market makes a new swing high, and then it retraces, and finally over here, breaks and closes below the swing low over here, where you exit the trade.

3:54 Trailing Stop Loss Technique #3
The third technique I want to share with you is percentage change. This is very straightforward. Very useful for stock traders. This stock: Alibaba, you can see that it made a high of $110 so what it can do is that it can just use a percentage change to trail a stop-loss.

5:00 Trailing Stop Loss Technique #4
The fourth technique I want to share with you is Average True Range. A very powerful way to trail your stop-losses. Well, how it works, is that, ignore this indicator for a while. So by right now, you know what the A-T-R indicator is, its a measurement of volatility in a market. So if you pull out your A-T-R indicator, it will give you a value. So let’s say for example the A-T-R indicator currently shows you, let’s say 100 pips for euro dollar.

7:20 Trailing Stop Loss Technique #5
And, lastly right, you can use the previous candle high/low to trail your stop-loss. Let me share with you an example, so if you recall bitcoin, it has been moving pretty strongly over the last of, I’ll say 2017. You can see that the market went parabolic over here, the range of the candles got larger and larger. So where you could have trailed your stop-losses is that if the price breaks and close below the previous day low, you’ll exit the trade.

A quick recap, the first technique I shared with you is to use the moving average to trail a stop-loss. Or you can use market structure referencing from the swing-high and swing-low to trail your stop-loss. You can use percentage change as well right, if the price drops x percent, you exit the trade. You can use the average true range, slash chandelier stop, to trail your stop-loss, which is based on the volatility of the market. And, last but not least, you can trail based on the previous candle high or low, which is very useful when the market has gone parabolic. Okay, so I have come to the end of this video.

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