Using Martingale strategy on IQ Option

There's no doubt that indicators make a trader's life easier. Many will help you determine when the trend is likely to reverse or continue. Others will show you changes in trading volume.

However, they have one shortcoming – lag. All indicators use previous price data. Therefore reading and interpreting any indicator needs some practice.

But what if you don't want to rely on indicators while trading? Is there a trading technique that can allow you to safely trade without relying on technical indicators?

Simply put, yes.

This method simply relies on studying a candle's color and entering a trade based on this. This guide will show you how.

Trading on IQ Option using candle color only

In my example, I'll be trading the EUR/USD pair. I'll also trade the 11am to 12pm time interval. The return is usually higher (in this case it's 87%). I'll also use the 5 minute interval candles.

setting up chart and expiration

When trading using candle color, your objective is to identify true candles. That is, a full bodied candle as opposed to special candles like the doji's and pin bars. Once you identify a true candle, you should trade the next candle(s) that form after it.

With regard to money management, I'll use the Martingale Strategie on IQ option platform. This discipline requires you increase your trade amount for each consecutive trade. I'll enter into 6 trades before closing my trading session.

The chart below explains how the Martingale system will be implemented.

martingale six steps

How the 6 trades went

The first 2 trades went really well. Notice the ranging markets at the left off the chart. There's no apparent true candle so I had to wait. Once the first bearish candle developed, I entered a 5 minute sell position (next candle). The next candle was bullish, so I entered a buy position lasting 5 minutes also.

down and up trades based on true candles
The next session brought some mixed results. The market was ranging before a large bullish candle developed. My buy position resulted in profit. Next was a bearish candle which prompted me to enter a profitable sell position.The next bearish candle prompted me to enter a sell position which ended up losing (3). Next was a bullish candle (4) which prompted me to enter a buy position. Luckily, this trade turned out even. The close of the doji (5) was the same as the close of the bullish candle (4).
entries based on real candles
The next candle that developed was bearish. I immediately entered a 5 minute buy position which ended up being profitable. I
ended up entering 7 trades. Of these only one lost, one ended up even and 5 were profitable.
one more trade

Notes for using this simple trading method

Trading using candle colors is a simple way to make money without relying on indicators. However, your trade entry should only occur when you encounter a full bodied candle.

This means that you'll have to spend a lot of time analyzing your price charts to find the right pattern. Overall, once you've grasped the principles behind this method, making money on IQ Option shouldn't be difficult.

Now that you've learned this simple trading technique, try it out on your practice account. I'd love to hear your views in the comments section below.

Good luck!

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Bart Bregman

Fulltime Day trading, and help Iq option wiki in my spare time to build an awesome platform to help beginners out there. #digital nomad, traveling all over the world.

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