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Learn How to Apply Multiple Time Frame Analysis in Trading

Updated: Jun 10

how to apply multiple time frame analysis in trading

In this article, we will discuss how to apply Multiple Time Frame Analysis in trading.

I will teach you how to apply different time frames and will share with you some useful tips and example of a real trade that I take with Top-Down Analysis strategy.

Firstly, let's briefly define the classification of time frames that we will discuss:

There are 3 main categories of time frames:

1️⃣ Higher time frames

2️⃣ Trading time frames

3️⃣ Lower time frames

Higher Time Frames Analysis

1️⃣ Higher time frames are used for identification of the market trend and global picture. Weekly and daily time frames belong to this category.

The analysis of these time frames is the most important.

On these time frames, we make predictions and forecast the future direction of the market with trend analysis and we identify the levels, the areas from where we will trade our predictions with structure analysis.

daily time frame analysis

Above is the example of a daily time frame analysis on NZDCAD.

We see that the market is trading in a strong bullish trend.

I underlined important support and resistance levels.

The supports will provide the safest zones to buy the market from anticipating a bullish trend continuation.

Trading Time Frames

2️⃣ Trading time frames are the time frames where the positions are opened. The analysis of these time frames initiates only after the market reaches the underlined trading levels, the areas on higher time frames.

My trading time frames are 4h/1h. There I am looking for a confirmation of the strength of the structures that I spotted on higher time frames. There are multiple ways to confirm that. My confirmations are the reversal price action patterns.

Once the confirmation is spotted, the position is opened.

1 hour time frame analysis

Analyzing the reaction of the price to Support 1 on 1H time frame on NZDCAD pair, I spotted a strong bullish confirmation - a triple bottom formation.

A long position is opened on a retest of a broken neckline.

Lower Time Frames

3️⃣ Lower time frames are 30/15 minutes charts. Even though these time frames are NOT applied for trading, occasionally they provide some extra clues. Also, these time frames can be applied by riskier traders for opening trading positions before the confirmation is spotted on trading time frames.

15 minutes time frame analysis

Before the price broke a neckline of a triple bottom formation on an hourly time frame on NZDCAD, it broke a resistance line of a symmetrical triangle formation on 15 minutes time frame. It was an earlier and riskier confirmation to buy.

Learn to apply these 3 categories of time frames in a combination. Start your analysis with the highest time frame and steadily go lower, identifying more and more clues.

You will be impressed how efficient that strategy is.


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