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Fibonacci Strategy for short term trading (Basics)

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Fibonacci retracement levels

The Fibonacci retracement tool can be successfully implemented in your daily trading if you know how to use it.

I would recommend practicing this strategy at a reliable broker which offers short term trading options.

Learn Fibonacci basics and how to draw Fib lines. Check out my trading examples on EUR/USD and find out how to execute more successful Call/Put trades using the price trends.

Fibonacci Basics

The name comes from the famous Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci who developed a sequence: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233…

21 + 34 = 55; 55 + 89 = 144

Meaning that each next number is equal to the sum of the previous two.

The Fibonacci retracement is calculated by dividing the higher numbers in the sequence:
55/89 = 61.797%, 89/144 = 61.805%

In trading the Fibonacci retracement is simply a drawing tool which separates the chart in the following levels: 23.6%, 38.2%, 50,0% and 61.8%.

The key level to be monitored on your chart is 61.8%.

Essence of the strategy

The idea is to locate a trend on the chart (up or down) and pullback (retracement) after which the trend will continue in the same direction. You have to enter the market at the pullback with a Call or a Put option depending on the trend Up or Down.

You need to draw the Fibonacci lines in the direction of the move in order to locate the retracement – the point where you trade.

In an uptrend you draw the Fib lines form the Lowest to Highest point of the trend and the opposite way for a downtrend.

When you are using the Fib tool your aim is to define at which level the price action will stall. Ideally the retracements will start on the 50.0% Fib level or even better on the 61.8% level.


In the following examples I am trading EUR/USD in short term options: 5 minutes.


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You see a clear uptrend where I am drawing the Fib lines from Low to High.

100,0% level is on Low where EUR/USD price is near 1,35160

There is a small pullback on the 61.8 level which can be entered with a Call option after which follows a confirmation at the 50.0 where I started to buy Call options. The price move dropped first to the 61.8 level then to 50.0 and continued its move in the direction of the trend.


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100,0% level is on High where EUR/USD price is near 1,35940

You can see on the chart there are two pullbacks on the 50.0 level. I took the second one as a confirmation for a retracement after which the trend made a strong move to the downside. In such a case when you have a confirmation you can continue buying Put options on the pair.

To be successful on this strategy

- Trade highly volatile markets such as Forex
- Get some experience with the Fib tool so that you are able to find the 61.8% level just by eyeing it
- Set up your chart time frames according to the expiries that you trade
- Start to practice on a demo account

These are the basics of Fibonacci retracements so you can expect more articles to come on this subject. I hope this strategy will be useful for your binary trades and should you have any questions feel free to contact me in our forum.