675# IAB SWING strategy

Swing trading

Submit by Benjamin de Vries 09/02/2016
This SWING strategy is a trend following system. Based on pullbacks in any market.
As every IAB strategy, this is also a very accurate and generates a very high RR ratio.

Time Frame: H4 only!
Metatrader Indicators (all non-rapaint):
IAB Channel
IAB Trend Swing
Stochastic (standard settings; 5,3,3,Low/High,Simple)

Trading rules IAB SWING
- When IAB Trend Swing changed from red to white
- When IAB Channel made a new low (not perse a lower low, just a low)
- When Stochastic was/is oversold during the creation of the low and make a cross up
- The trigger bar didn't make a new low but the channel becomes horizontal/flat
- Trigger bar didn't close near the channels overbought region
- Open 2 buy orders on the open of the next bar

- When IAB Trend Swing changed from white to red
- When IAB Channel made a new high (not perse a higher high, just a high)
- When Stochastic was/is overbought during the creation of the high and make a cross down
- The trigger bar didn't make a new high but the channel becomes horizontal/flat
- Trigger bar didn't close near the channels oversold region
- Open 2 sell orders on the open of the next bar

Exit position
Mostly > RR 1:2 to 1:5
Stop loss is 5 pips below or above the channel with a minimum of 50 pips. 
The price needs to breathe to grow.
For 1st order the target is 3 times the SL. When it reached the first target and is closed,
move the stop loss for the remaing
target to entry + original sl (50 pips or more).
Trail your SL with the original SL. Example when first order closed in profit:
for the remaining order; move SL to entry + 50 pips. This way the position have a 100 pip buffer.
When the price goes in your favor for another 50 pips, move your SL to entry + 100 pips.
When the price goes in your favour again for at least 50 pips,
put your final SL to entry + 150 pips. As you noticed, this is exactly the first take profit level,
The price is allready in your favor for 300 pips. Close the position only if the bar closes in the
opposite oversold/overbought region of the IAB Channel. Study the pictures
and all will be clear and simple.
Note: This strategy is ideal for those who are willing invest some time to undestand this system.
Eventually you do not have to sit hours in front of your terminals. Couple of minutes a day
could do the job for you. Enough oppertunities in a month. Don't trade every oppertunity
in the same trend though. Max 2 times. When you trade the clear signals and get a SL,
don't get messed and confused. You did well anyway! Just apply the strategy / rules
on the next clear signal. In the end it is important that you gain more than that you lose and
your risks are low, balanced and clear. Calculate your risks before entering the markets.
I suggest to use no more than 1% in total risk of open positions at the same time. This would be
a nice money managers approach. As tip i suggest to know your risks on the strategy in detail:
what outcomes could exist?
For instance: - Losing trade, you lose max 1% of your account. Probably 2 x -50 pips = -100 pips total - Semi 'winning' trade1, you gain at least 2% of your account.
Probably 1 x +150 pips (TP1) and 1 x +50 pips (entry + SL x 1) = +200 pips total
- Semi 'winning' trade2, you gain at least 2.5% of your account.
Probably 1 x +150 pips (TP1) and 1 x +100 pips (entry + SL x 2) = +250 pips total
- Semi 'winning' trade3, you gain at least 3% of your account.
Probably 1 x +150 pips (TP1) and 1 x +150 pips (entry + SL x 3) = +300 pips total
- Winning trade, you gain at least
> 3% of your account to an average of 5% based on live trades only
IAB HFT Scalping
In the pictures  IAB SWING strategy in action.
IAB SWING strategy
IAB SWING strategy
IAB SWING strategy
IAB SWING strategy
IAB SWING strategy
IAB SWING strategy
IAB SWING strategy
IAB SWING strategy
IAB SWING strategy
IAB SWING strategy
IAB SWING trading
IAB SWING strategy

I deleted the file because it's not free.


Write a comment

Comments: 31
  • #1

    Peter (Tuesday, 09 February 2016 20:27)

    Thanks for sharing. My question is, does IAB Swing Trend repaint?

  • #2

    Peter (Wednesday, 10 February 2016 07:08)

    Thanks, Ben.

  • #3

    Harry (Wednesday, 10 February 2016 10:05)

    Benjamin...good one...

    i like it...thanks

  • #4

    Ron (Thursday, 11 February 2016 17:41)

    i really like your 2 systems man! the hft one is profitable too. so i believe in this swing too. i did live trade with your swing (little lots 2x 0.05) it is in the money big time! close my first trade on chfjpy with 240 pips and the other is still open with currently 250 pips profit and locked it on 80 pips to trail! But i have question. i risked now $80 (2x SL of 80 pips each) and have now profit $ 250. i can use partial close instead of 2 orders? is the same. why 2 seperate orders instead partial close? i want to thank you man! finally making money yeah!

  • #5

    nelson (Friday, 12 February 2016 01:24)

    thank you for your strategie,..easy to understend, clean,..niceee,..benjamin do you have any advice,..for best pairs,.in forex,...????,..best to trade 4,.5,.6 pairs,.or stay with 1 only??? witch ones,..???


  • #6

    nelson (Friday, 12 February 2016 18:36)

    thank you, Benjamin,..in gbp/cad,..close first trade 210 pips profit,..loked 70 pips,...niceeee,..



  • #7

    Nelson (Friday, 12 February 2016 21:03)

    currently have the gbp / chf , . a new high, but they are at the top of the channel .. is this a valid trade .. ???? .. or need to make a new high on both channels


  • #8

    Nelson (Saturday, 13 February 2016 06:17)

    lol..lol...not the best start,..for me, if i do half off that pips,.,.im more than happy,..
    Benjamin,,..can you share with us,.average pips for this strategie since you start traiding live,..???

    average pips montly


    must profitable pairs

    best month

    worst month


  • #9

    Andrew (Sunday, 14 February 2016 01:14)


    This is a very great system indeed, and I was very curious about your two indicators. What is the theory behind the IAB Trend indicator? It seems very similar to a money flow index indicator, perhaps different settings? Also for the trend line that is plotted, what settings do you use? I used this system on Friday during the London session and was very impressed with the results on a H1 TF; and I was hoping to see if I could optimize the results there.

    Andrew T

  • #10

    Nelson (Sunday, 14 February 2016 14:30)

    Benjamin,...thanks for the info,..will help a lot.

    Do you have any websitte ?


  • #11

    nelson (Sunday, 14 February 2016 20:16)

    Benjamin,..if we open the 2 orders and before the first one it the take profit,..they go to the opposite oversold/overbought,..do you close the 2 positions,..???

  • #12

    ่jax (Monday, 15 February 2016 15:36)


  • #13

    Nelson (Monday, 15 February 2016 17:08)

    Thanks, BENJAMIN

  • #14

    jax (Tuesday, 16 February 2016 10:28)

    thank you, Benjamin,what are you use the broker ?

  • #15

    nas (Tuesday, 16 February 2016 13:21)

    Hi benjamin, you have created a really nice trading system, thank you. I am getting one problem , when I draw trend lines it deletes then , wnen i change the time frame. Is it possiable correct this.

  • #16

    Andy (Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:46)

    Benjamin, do you wait for the entry price having left the overbought / oversold channel or is this not necessary

  • #17

    Nelson (Friday, 19 February 2016 03:20)

    Hi, Benjamin,.hope you ok,..i open aud/usd in 2016/02/15 sell,..IAB trend indicator was in sell position, but now we turn to buy,..i still have the 2 orders open,..do you close your orders if IAB trend indicator change,..????


  • #18

    Nelson (Friday, 19 February 2016 15:59)


  • #19

    Mahmoud (Friday, 19 February 2016 16:53)

    Hello Ben, i left a message on your hft system on this website. Could you be so kind and answer that? I am not sure if you read that. Thats why i post a message to you here. Thank you and this swing system is awesome to!

  • #20

    Nelson (Monday, 22 February 2016 13:27)

    thanks, Benjamim,..niceeeee, gbp/aud,...hit tp 150 pips, locked 400 pips,....gold,..hit tp 330 pips, second trade closed +110 pips,.. more a few winners but this is the big ones, and also a few loses,..but the winners are big and the losing trades are small,...lol..lol..

  • #21

    Nelson (Monday, 22 February 2016)

    aahhhhhhhhhhh,.and i have more 900 positive pips running,...

    soooooo,..one more time,..thanks, Benjamin.


  • #22

    Nelson (Monday, 22 February 2016 20:22)

    thanks for your nice words,Benjamin,..in 10 days with your system im neary 1000 pips in profit and more 900 positive pips running, for me this is wonderfull,.im fooling all your rules,.only when the stop lose are to large, i dont trade, more than 120 pips stop lose,.i dont enter the market,..for now, maybe when im more confidence with your system i take more risk,..if i can help others to make money,.i will be happy,..but off course always open to new projects,...

    sorry for my bad english,..im portuguese,...lol..lol..

    Benjamin, if you have skype and want to add me on skype,....artic118

    I would like to discuss some of the aspects of your system, here at Forun is not so easy


  • #23

    Sterling (Friday, 17 June 2016 23:59)

    For everyone in comments, this system could be recreated and customized on your own. The outer channel is obviously Donchian and the inner channel is some form of bands averaging (or probably moving fractal average).

    The IAB trend swing is most likely a smoothed 200 (non volume weighted) ma or step channel.

    Also, this system will lose hard on major fundamental releases, so it might be better to operate on smaller TF where you can dodge the interest rate/CPI/NFP type release.

  • #24

    Michael (Thursday, 30 August 2018 18:23)

    The company that owns this system is not allowed to sell in America. I cannot buy it because I live in America. Can someone please send it to me? mchljones887@gmail.com
    Thank you.

  • #25

    Aeniix (Tuesday, 06 November 2018 16:32)

    Does anybody still have this strategy and would be kind enough to send it to me ? Thank you


  • #26

    Stefan (Friday, 14 December 2018 11:16)

    Does anybody still have this strategy and would be kind enough to send it to me ? Thank you


  • #27

    naser (Sunday, 21 April 2019 07:32)

    Does anybody still have this strategy and would be kind enough to send it to me ? Thank you

  • #28

    Obed (Sunday, 12 May 2019 02:14)

    Please I would have love to have this system.
    Please can anyone kindly share with me
    My address: akposobed6@gmail.com
    Thanks for your valuable feedback and thanks to this website administration.

  • #29

    Amirreza (Friday, 01 November 2019 18:36)

    Hi benjamin
    Thanks for your goog web site
    How can I have this indicator ?(lab swing strategy)
    I can share with you agimat 2020 no repaint
    My email address.amirrezapzd@yahoo.com

  • #30

    imran (Tuesday, 07 January 2020 07:33)

    can any body send me this system or let me know how to get it

  • #31

    Russel (Tuesday, 22 September 2020 21:47)

    Does anybody still have this strategy and would be kind enough to send it to me ? Thanks. Russel1974@einrot.com