How to Use Crossovers to Make You Profits

Indicator crossovers are the most common and effective strategy to spot developing trends. The more used indicators when applying the crossover method are MACD and moving averages. A good signal provider will help you pinpoint the entry and exit points using this method.

How to find the signals

A perfect example would be using the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) and the MACD. When you have an EMA 6 crossing the EMA 23 that would be an indication of a long term trend crossing a short term trend. Under this setup, you buy when the EMA 6 crosses EMA 23 and sell when the EMA 6 crosses the EMA 23. If using the MACD, the most used value is (12, 26, 9). These two indicators will help you identify new trends early and thus maximize the possibility of profits.

Another indicator that is commonly used is the ADX. When using the ADX, look for crosses at the 17 to 23 level. Either of this crosses most likely indicate that a trend is starting. Before making a trade on the ADX cross, look for the DI+ and DI- lines. The DI+ and DI- lines will indicate which way the trend is moving and you can profit by entering the right side of the trend.

Don’t rely on just one indicator

Many Forex indicators are based on identifying trends. Any of these indicators when used by itself could be wrong. If you combine at least a couple of these indicators and they show that a trend is developing, your chances for profits grow exponentially. If you want to try different combinations, you should also look to combine MACD with the stochastic oscillator.

The bottom line

This strategy is advantageous because it gives you, the trader, a chance to stay put and wait for the best entry point possible. The strategy works well on either an uptrending currency or a downtrending currency and allows you to maximize your profits. Since you should be able to identify when a trend is reversing, this strategy also provides you with your exit or reverse points. You can also turn this strategy into a scan if your charting software allows for it. With the good also comes the bad when using these two indicators together. Because you will be waiting for corroboration of the best time to enter a trade, the actual trade of the currency may occur with a lot less frequency than by relying on other indicators.