Find the Trend
The first step to trend trading is to find the trend! There are many ways to identify the GBPUSD trend pictured below, but one of easiest is through identifying if price is creating higher highs or higher low. If price is stair stepping upwards that means price is making higher highs, and the trend is up. Conversely if price is stepping down toward lower lows this mean price is potentially declining in a downtrend.
Given the information above, traders should look for opportunities to buy the GBPUSD in its current uptrend. Pictured below we can see the chart graphically creating higher highs. If the trend continues, expectations are that price will remain support and new highs will continue to be created.
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Plan an Entry
Once a trend is found, traders can choose from a variety of tactics to enter into the market. One of the easiest ways to enter into the market is through the use of a breakout. Since the definition of an uptrend is the creation of higher highs and higher lows, traders can plan to enter into the market when the trend continues and the GBPUSD breaks to a higher high.
Below you can see an entry to buy the GBPUSD with the trend. Traders using this methodology can set an entry above this value and in the event price breaks above this value they will be entered into the market. There are two benefits of using an entry order. First you don’t have to be in front of your computer to be entered into a position. As long as you have an entry and the price you have selected is available for trading, your order will be triggered. Secondly, in the event price never breaks above the previous high this order can also be deleted. Now that we have an entry planned let’s look at completing our trading idea.