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How To Pick The Right Forex Pair For The Timeframe

Why is this article important?

Different timeframes aren’t suited to all foreign currency pairs.  It’s very important to get the marriage right for success.  For some timeframes it may seem obvious which forex pairs are appropriate, but do you really know why?

In this article I explore a method for working out the relative costliness of forex pairs and provide an example using current data.

Read the article to find out how to pick the right forex pair for the timeframe.

Extract From The Article “Pairing Currencies To Timeframes”

“Forex pairs are not created equal.  Some move while others slumber.  Some cost a fortune to trade and others a mere dime.  Some violently kill you with evil slippage while others are more kind.

This varied temperament and costliness of different forex pairs are what affect their timeframe suitability. In this article I explain why forex pairs are suitable for different timeframes.” Read more at Trader Planet http://www.traderplanet.com/articles/view/165284-pairing-currencies-to-timeframes/

There’s a handy chart summarising all popular forex pairs showing actual spread and analysis of the relative cost to trade.

Increase Your Knowledge

More information about the cost to trade and forex trading timeframes can be found in Play To Win The Forex Timeframe Game.

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3 Responses so far.


  1. eddie says:

    I like this article, it’s very timely.

  2. robert nix says:

    Hi Rachel: i suppose a trader might intuitively move towards a USD pair as the timeframe narrowed, esp. to the EUR/USD, but you did a great job of getting the facts.
    I’m a little surprised by the difference in %’s between the AUD/USD and the USD/CAD ,the latter a little more than twice the former .Possibly spread #2 in the AUD/USD row is an ‘outlier’ ,at .38% ?

    But no matter,you shed light on the task !

    Regards,
    Robert

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