Basics Strategies

Making the Most of Range-Bound Markets

When markets don’t seem to trend, it can be frustrating for traders who attempt to make big gains from long-running moves. In fact, such times represent the worst kind of risk for trend-oriented traders.

That’s why it is useful to employ a strategy known as mean-reversion trading.

Mean-reversion trading can be classified as trading against the trend. When there is a sideways trend, or the market doesn’t seem to be moving substantially higher or lower, it is safe to assume that when the market deviates far from the mean it becomes more likely to revert to that mean.



That enables this kind of trading to grab profits within a range of prices. When the market moves away from the mean by a value that you have selected, enter a trade with speculation that it will revert back to the mean.

A popular mean reverting indicator is the Bollinger Band. It tracks the market’s volatility using bands with a 20 simple moving average as default. Moving averages can be used as support and resistance markers allowing you to see more clearly the reversions to the mean.

Mean reversion trading works because it can be assumed that every high or low trade is in a temporary price extreme. It allows you to take advantage of the rapid price changes in a currency pair that are commonly followed by a reversion to the mean.



This type of trading usually consists of taking smaller profits frequently with a larger risk and a smaller profit. The trick is to make enough gains and limit your large losses that you come out profitable in the end. Since you are making smaller, more frequent trades this dynamic greatly increases your win rate.

The benefits of mean-reversion trading:

  1. Profit opportunities are frequently available in any time frame
  2. Profitable trade opportunities can appear on any currency pair.
  3. Profitable trades happen very quickly
  4. Trades can win more than 70% of the time

The risks of mean-reversion trading:

  1. Even though less frequent, the average loss size can be larger than the average win
  2. Occasional losing streaks are possible and can prove costly

If you simply made a trade every time the market broke out of the set bands, your likelihood of a loss would increase because the market often generates false breakout signals. A mean-reversion trader needs to find a system that helps them be consistently profitable and limits loss size.

One of the benefits of is that the machine-learning algorithm carefully selects trades calculated to win more often and limit its losses when it makes a loss.

It searches out mean-reverting trades and includes them as part of its trade signals. That is one of the ways the system has maintained such an excellent track record over time.

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