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7 Winning Strategies For Trading Forex: Real and actionable techniques for profiting from the currency markets by Grace Cheng

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9: Strategy 5 – Decreased Volatility Breakout

Trading breakouts is undeniably one of the most popular ways of profiting from the forex market, and an earlier chapter has been devoted to the Breakout Trading Strategy. In this chapter, I will discuss one of my favourite subsets of breakout trading – the Decreased Volatility Breakout. While this strategy is similar to the strategy of trading breakouts, it is specific to a certain condition in the forex market.

Pull up any currency price chart and you will notice that currency movements can be quite volatile as they often fluctuate even in the midst of a trending phase, rallying at one moment and declining the next, or vice versa.

Volatility is a measure of the scale of price fluctuations over ...

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