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Want Better Trading Results? Here’s My Simple 1-Minute Hack

Every trader dreams about that magic trick that delivers better trading results—this one little thing that miraculously turns their strategy into a bullet-proof winner, striking a 100% success rate.

If you are looking for this magic trick, you must continue searching (but don’t forget to hit me up if you find it).

However, this blog post provides a simple trick that will improve your trading results. They won’t hit a success rate of 100% but should definitely improve.

The best part: It is a super easy trick that can be implemented or utilized within minutes.

You may already expect what this trick is about: It’s about a technical indicator. Drum-roll: It’s time to introduce the Average Directional Index (ADX) — your trading strategy’s new best friend.

Want Better Trading Results? Here's My Simple 1-Minute Hack
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What Is The ADX About?

I know it’s boring, but let’s do some theory first! It will help to understand the indicators and, ultimately, why using them will improve your trading results.

The Average Directional Index (ADX) is an indicator used to measure the trend strength.

The indicator was developed by J. Welles Wilder in 1978. Over the years, the ADX has become a reliable tool for traders looking to identify strong market trends.

Here’s the part you should understand: The power of the ADX lies in its ability to filter out noise. Subsequently, it provides a clear view of whether a market is trending or ranging. This clarity is crucial for making informed decisions in both forex and stock markets.

Here’s How The ADX Helps To Achieve Better Trading Results

Using the ADX in your trading strategy brings three main advantages. Here’s what I’ve found out after implementing the indicator into my crypto trading strategy:

  1. Understanding Trend Strength Clearly
    I’ve found that the ADX has really simplified how I analyze trends by quantifying their strength. It’s been a game changer for me, helping to gauge market momentum and enabling me to make more informed decisions.
  2. My Experience with Its Versatility
    As someone who’s dabbled in both day trading and long-term investing, I appreciate how well the ADX fits into my diverse trading strategies. It’s versatile across different markets and effective over time, which has been incredibly useful.
  3. Making More Confident Decisions
    Incorporating the ADX into my trading approach has added a crucial layer of confirmation. This boost in confidence has significantly improved my decision-making process, making me feel more secure about the trades I place.

By integrating the ADX into your trading strategy (we will talk about how to do that in a second), you can basically filter out “false alerts.”

In other words, you filter out trade signals that are supported or driven by a trending market.

And since we all know that “the trend is your friend,” you don’t want to trade markets that aren’t trending.

Ultimately, the number of entry signals you get are lower; however, the quality will be significantly better.

The Simple 1-Minute Hack — ADX Integration Tips

Integrating the ADX in your trading strategy is easier than easy. Here’s how I use it:

  • Seeking Extra Assurance: I always turn to the ADX for that extra bit of assurance before I make any trades. It’s like a safety net that helps me sidestep the false alarms other indicators might throw my way.
  • Setting My Sights on Value Thresholds: In my trading, an ADX value above 30 is my green light for a strong trend. But even a reading around 25 catches my eye, signaling a trend that’s building up and potentially worth my investment.
  • Proceeding with Caution Below 25: Whenever the ADX dips below 25, it’s my cue to hit the brakes. It usually means the trend is weak or the market’s just moving sideways. I’ve learned that patience pays off here, waiting for clearer signs of a solid trend before jumping back in.

Putting The 1-Minute Hack To Test

Here’s what you can do:

Integrate the ADX into your trading strategy for at least a month. This period allows you enough time to see how the ADX can alter your approach to identifying trade opportunities and avoiding potential pitfalls. Alternatively, you can backtest your strategies after including the ADX to check how they would have performed. Check out the CryptoKnowledge app for free to get started with backtesting.

Many traders, myself included, have noticed a significant improvement in trading performance by simply adding this one-minute hack to their analysis toolkit.

Indicator Availability

The ADX indicator is a standard indicator that is available on TradingView. For those looking for a more direct approach, CryptoKnowledge offers ADX-backed strategies as a pre-defined signal, simplifying the process even further.

Wrapping It Up — Better Trading Results With My Simple 1-Minute Hack

The ADX is a powerful yet straightforward tool that can clarify trend strength, helping you make more confident trading decisions. By incorporating it into your routine, you’re not just adding another indicator but adopting a strategy for more precise, more informed trading. Give it a go, and you may find that the ADX becomes an indispensable part of your trading arsenal.

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Ben Walther
Ben Walther

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