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Starting working on Forex every experienced trader came across the concept of multiple time frame analysis. One might look for the answer for such questions as “Which time frame is the best?”, “Which one is the most profitable?”, etc. In order to answer it, we should examine each of them.
Every time frame is designed to show the same information. The only distinguishing feature is the data provided in terms of different periods of time. In order to help you to choose the most appropriate, let us look at the most popular:
On the daily chart every bar represents one day; thus, changes on the chart will be observed once a day. On the 1-hour chart new bars appear every hour, providing trader with information. Bars on the 5-minute chart appear every five minutes, showing dynamically the current situation on the market.
In order to choose the most appropriate time frame, you should take into account several criteria: the period you will be working with the charts, profit, the amount of your deposit, and account management.
If you prefer a more moderate pace of work and you like to follow the changes of the chart every hour; if you consider that 1-hour chart is more reliable and it reflects precisely the price fluctuations as it does not show a great deal of that fuss about nothing that 5-minute chart contains, then 1-hour chart is ideally suited for you.
We may think over the other alternative. In case you have regular job and you do not have enough time to observe the situation or you think that changes which occur during the day do not influence the market on the whole, and it is better to analyze the final result in the evening; probably you want to participate in the trade at night making money work for you even when you sleep, consequently, it is better to use daily charts.
You have to choose the way you make money on Forex either participating in trading, using every chance, sitting in front of the monitor the whole day or making money relaxed observing price fluctuations from time to time and not breaking your daily routine.