3-steps strategy with EMA, STOCH and RSI on IQ OptionTrading strategies can be based on more than one indicator. This is the case of the Stochastic RSI strategy I am going to present to you today. It combines the Exponential Moving Average, the Relative Strength Index and the Stochastic Oscillator.

Key TakeawaysπŸ”‘

β†’Stochastic RSI strategy combines Exponential Moving Average (EMA), Relative Strength Index (RSI), and Stochastic Oscillator for effective trading.
β†’EMA200 serves as a trend filter, while RSI captures hidden divergences, and Stochastic Oscillator provides trade entry signals.
β†’Practice the Stochastic RSI strategy on a demo account before using it on a live trading account to minimize risk.

Creating IQ Option template to trade the Stochastic RSI trading strategy

Can I use Stochastic and RSI together?

The Stochastic Oscillator and the Relative Strength Index are indicators included in the oscillator group. In many situations they follow a similar pattern on a price chart. So is there any point in using both at the same time? The answer is YES. But it has to be done in a smart way. Our strategy today uses not only oscillators but also a trend filter, the EMA200. Oscillators are used in a non-standard way, as you will see shortly.

Chart preparation for the Stochastic RSI strategy

The first thing you should do is to go onto your IQ Option account, choose the financial instrument for the session and add the three indicators to your chart. To do that, click on the Chart analysis icon on the left side of the platform and find the MA, the RSI and the Stochastic.

Once they are all attached, you can save your template by clicking the Save button underneath the three indicators displayed in the Chart analysis window. You can name the strategy in a way it will be easy to find it later. In the exemplary screenshot below it is simply called EMA200+RSI+STOCH. My job is to remember that this template is for trading the Stochastic RSI strategy

Stochastic RSI strategy template
EMA(200) with Stochastic and RSI

For the needs of this strategy, the period of the Exponential Moving Average should be set at 200. The rest of the indicators should be left by default.

The EMA200 function is to filter the trend. So you can open long positions when the prices are above it, and short trades when the prices are below the EMA200.

The RSI serves to capture hidden divergences.

And the Stochastic Oscillator will give a signal to enter the transaction after you have identified the trend with the EMA200 and have found divergences with the RSI.

Trading with the Stochastic RSI strategy

First, look at the EMA200. If the prices run above it, you can start to look for divergences.

Observe the RSI indicator. You are looking for the situation when the price is forming higher lows but the RSI is creating lower lows at the same time. You can draw the lines so it is more visible. Take a look at the picture below. The price is clearly rising while the RSI indicator line is falling. This is a hidden divergence, which allows you to trade pullbacks in direction of the main trend.

The BUY signal in 3 steps
The BUY signal in 3 steps

The last step is to wait for the next crossover on the Stochastic indicator. When this happens, you should enter a long position on the next candle.

You should place a stop loss just below the nearest swing low. Place a take profit at the level twice as big as risk defined by your stop loss.

Stop Loss should be set at local low and target should be 2 times bigger
Stop Loss should be set at local low and target should be 2 times bigger

The example below shows the USDCHF chart where the opportunity to enter a short trade appears. The first thing you should look at is the EMA200. If the prices are situated below it, the downtrend is identified and you can start looking for divergences. In order to do that, analyse the highs on the price chart and in the RSI window. When you discover that the RSI line creates higher highs, check if the price is making lower highs at the same time. If this is the case, wait for the cross down on the Stochastic. This will be a signal to enter a short trade.

The SELL signal in 3 steps
The SELL signal in 3 steps

Your stop loss should be set just above the nearest high. The target should be two times bigger than the risk.

TP to SL needs to be 2 to 1
TP to SL needs to be 2 to 1

Pros and Cons of the Stochastic RSI Strategy πŸ’‘

Pros: πŸ˜ƒ

  • Combines three powerful indicators for a comprehensive trading approach.
  • Identifies hidden divergences to trade pullbacks in the direction of the main trend.
  • Works well in various market conditions and financial instruments.

Cons: πŸ˜•

  • Requires monitoring multiple indicators, which can be confusing for beginners.
  • Not a standalone strategy; may require additional analysis for confirmation.
  • There's no guarantee of success in every trade, as with any trading strategy.

Stochastic RSI Strategy Elements and Purposes πŸ“Š

Element Purpose
EMA200 Trend filter for identifying the direction of the main trend.
RSI Capturing hidden divergences to trade pullbacks in the direction of the main trend.
Stochastic Oscillator Providing trade entry signals after identifying the trend and divergences.

Summary of the Stochastic RSI strategy

The Stochastic RSI strategy is quite simple in use yet, very profitable. It requires you to add three indicators to your chart and then watch them one by one. First, identify the trend with the EMA200, then find the hidden divergences with the RSI and finally, wait for the signal from the Stochastic Oscillator crossover to enter the trade.

The most important step in today's strategy is to be able to recognise the hidden divergences.

The best place to practice trading with the Stochastic RSI strategy is the IQ Option demo account. It is not only free of charge but also supplied with virtual cash that you can replenish any time you want. You get time to train using the strategy without risking your money. Once you gain confidence in using it, you can move to the live account.

Share your thoughts on the strategy that combines the EMA200, the RSI and the Stochastic Oscillator in the section comments below. I would be happy to hear from you.

Good luck!

Frequently Asked Questions about the Stochastic RSI Strategy ❓

  • Q: Can the Stochastic RSI strategy be used for all financial instruments?

    A: Yes, this strategy is versatile and can be applied to various financial instruments such as stocks, currencies, commodities, and indices.

  • Q: Is the Stochastic RSI strategy suitable for beginners?

    A: While the strategy may be more complex due to multiple indicators, beginners can still learn and apply it with practice and patience.

  • Q: How effective is the Stochastic RSI strategy in different market conditions?

    A: The strategy works well in various market conditions, but it's essential to monitor and adjust it according to the prevailing market environment.

  • Q: Is the Stochastic RSI strategy a foolproof way to make profits?

    A: No trading strategy can guarantee profits in every trade. It's essential to use risk management and practice disciplined trading to maximize potential returns.

  • Q: How much time should I spend practicing the Stochastic RSI strategy on a demo account before using it on a live account?

    A: It varies from person to person. It's recommended to practice until you feel confident in executing the strategy and have a good understanding of its mechanics and potential risks.


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Bart Bregman

Author / IQ Option expert: "My name is Bart Bregman, I have 9 years of full-time professional trading experience. I've been trading with IQ Option for more than 7 years, mainly on the shorter time frames doing technical analyses, and have many experience with Binary Options, CFDs, Options, and Crypto trading. There is no such thing as a bad trade! As a digital nomad trader, I'm mostly traveling all over the world. Follow my journey on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bart_bregman/. "

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