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Are candlestick charts reliable? Here is our take

A few days ago someone on Quora asked me what has been my experience using Japanese candlestick charting analysis.

I love Japanese Candlesticks. In my opinion Japanese candlesticks are very effective when combined with other indicators (moving averages, volume activity, ichimoku) as well as key levels of support and resistance (horizontal and diagonal lines).

Like anything in life, those who are looking for the magic pill, will have hard time finding it. Trading is the same. There is not one single method that works, but rather a combination of techniques and strategies that meets the trader/investor needs.

Start by figuring one what kind of trading strategies work best for you (day trading, swing trading, position trading, long term investor…).

Get some good quality trading education (articles, books, videos…)

Learn good money and risk management.

See what type of trading assets, or combination of trading assets, work best for your portfolio (forex, stocks, options, ETFs, commodities, bonds…)

Open a trading account with a broker that offers a simulator, so that you can practice trading using paper money (virtual money).

Once your strategies start making some money paper trading, then move onto trading real money.

Keep you trades small, at least at first.

When trading, don’t think about how much you are going to gain. Rather think how much you are going risk, and potentially lose, if price moves against your prediction.

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Good Trading!


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