In this video I share some tips and advice on using the ATR (average true range) stop loss calculator indicator I released.
This indicator takes the average of a series of ATR to calculate what I would consider an optimum stop loss placement represented in percentage (read below for full overview). While the data is plotted what is most helpful are the actual numbers presented and for my charts I remove most of the plotting.
This indicator is most helpful on the daily timeframe but can be used for all timeframes such as the 4HR, 1HR or even 15M. This indicator should not be used alone. It should be used in conjunction with proper price action analysis. It’s also a great indicator if you chart using Value Channels. Ideally you want your stop placement to be below at least one core Value Channel boundary range. In addition to standard support and resistance and some key moving averages the market respects. This also works best when trading with the prevailing BIAS of the instrument (bull or bear).