Envelopes on IQ Option

This article will tell you everything you need to know about the indicator that is called the Moving Average Envelopes. It is uncomplicated and universal. It can be applied in various markets, no matter the volatility, and different trading systems. The Envelopes is a good indicator to know.

Trading with the Moving Average Envelopes indicator on IQ Option

The Envelopes is an indicator that consists of 3 lines. They are 3 moving averages parallel to each other with the same period and even distance between.

How to add the Envelopes to the chart on the IQ Option platform

Log in to your IQ Option trading account and set the chart. Choose the asset for the session. To add the Envelopes to the chart, you have to click on the Chart analysis icon on the left side of the interface. Choose Moving Averages under the Indicators tab. You will find the Envelopes indicator on the list that will be displayed on the right side.

Envelopes under Moving Averages
You will find the Envelopes under Moving Averages

You can choose to adjust the indicator settings, the basic ones, the period, deviation, source or type of moving average and graphic ones which are the colours and the thickness of the lines.

settings for Envelopes on IQ Option
Moving Average Envelopes indicator settings on IQ Option

As a beginner, you can leave most of the parameters unchanged. With more experience, you will want to try different combinations. You should, however, adjust the deviation according to the time frame of the chart you are using. The default moving average deviation is 10. It is good for a daily chart. If you are trading with shorter candle intervals, you will need to find the best value of deviation for yourself. For instance, for a 30-minute chart, it could be 1. And for a 4-hour chart, a deviation could be set for 5.

deviation for different time frames
You should adjust deviation for different time frames

Deploying Envelopes trading strategy on the IQ Option platform

There are 3 common strategies that are traded often with the help of the Moving Average Envelopes indicator. These are:

  • bouncing prices from the sidelines of the indicator;
  • bouncing prices from the middle line of the indicator;
  • breakthrough.

Bouncing prices from the sidelines of the indicator

This strategy says that you should open a trading position when the price bounces from the sidelines of the Envelopes indicator. When it bounces from the lower line, it is a signal to buy. When it bounces from the upper line of the indicator, you should sell.

Buy and sell signals on Envelopes
Buy and sell signals on the Envelopes (SMA9, deviation 1)

This strategy works best in markets with low volatility.

Bouncing prices from the middle line of the indicator

Using this tactic you ought to enter the trade when the price bounces from the middle line of the Moving Average Envelopes indicator. When the price reaches the middle line from the bottom, you should sell. Open a buy position, when the price touches the middle line from the top.

Buy and sell signals on Envelopes
Buy and sell signals on the Envelopes (SMA9, deviation 1)

The tactic known as bouncing prices from the middle line of the indicator gives the best results in the markets with medium volatility.

Breakthrough strategy

The last strategy is to be used in highly volatile markets.

Breakouts from Envelopes
Breakouts from the Moving Average Envelopes (SMA50, deviation 1)

In the breakthrough tactic, you open transactions when the price bars break the lower or upper line of the indicator. You should sell when the candle breaks through the lower line and closes below it. Open a buy position when the candle breaks through the upper line and closes above it.

Final words

The Moving Average Envelopes indicator is a universal tool that can be applied in markets with different volatility and on various time frames. Just follow the simple rules described above and then open your transactions. Play with the Envelopes settings.

It is recommended to learn how the indicator works in the IQ Option demo account first. It is a special account where you receive virtual cash to trade. This way you do not bear any risk. Moreover, the amount in your demo account can be replenished at any time. Get to know the strategies before you move to the live account and invest your own money.

Have you ever traded with the Moving Average Envelopes indicator? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. You will find it further down the site.

Wish you high profits!

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