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12_Fade Keltner Bands

Fade the Outer Keltner Bands Strategy

  1. Setting Up Keltner Channels:

    • Channel Configuration: Utilize Keltner Channels with a middle line (such as an Exponential Moving Average) and upper/lower bands based on twice the Average True Range (ATR) from the middle line. The middle line reflects the average price trend, while outer bands indicate potential price extremes, serving as resistance (upper) and support (lower) levels.

  2. Focusing on Outer Band Dynamics:

    • Identifying Extreme Prices: Observe when the asset's price approaches or breaches the outer bands. This signals potential overbought conditions (near the upper band) or oversold conditions (near the lower band), hinting at an imminent price correction.

  3. Executing the Fade:

    • Contrarian Approach: "Fading" involves going against the prevailing price trend. Initiate short positions near the overbought upper band and long positions near the oversold lower band, anticipating a reversal towards the average.

  4. Seeking Confirmation:

    • Additional Analysis: Consider incorporating other indicators or patterns to validate your decisions. This supplementary analysis can assist in fine-tuning entry and exit points, enhancing trading accuracy.


  • Market Reversions: Prices commonly retreat after reaching the outer Keltner Bands, making them conducive to the fade strategy. Nonetheless, exercise caution as not all band touches result in immediate reversals.

This strategy proves effective under specific circumstances and should be integrated into a diversified trading approach. It demands meticulous analysis and prudent risk management to yield consistent outcomes.

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