6# ATR Channel Breakout Trading System

Channel Breakout Strategy

Submit by Joy22 (Written by joy22) 17/01/2012



Time Frame: 15 min or higher.

Indicators:ATR Channel

The system trades based on a volatility-band breakout where volatility is measured using(ATR). The center of the ATR Channel is defined by an Exponential Moving Average of the closing prices using a number of periods defined by the parameter Close Average periods.


This system is a variation on the Bollinger Breakout System which uses Average true Range instead of standard deviation as a measure of the volatility which defines the width of the channels or bands.

This ATR Channel Breakout system is similar to the Bollinger BreakoutSystem except that itAverage true Range  uses instead of standard deviation as a measure of the volatility which defines the width of the channel.


 The system is a form of breakout system that buys on the next open when the price closes above the medium band ATR Channel  and short entries are the mirror opposite with selling taking place when the price closes below the Medium band of the ATR Channel.


Exits: Three options,

1)when the price closes back inside the channel

2)When the price touch on The top or bottom Atr Channel

3) with Predeterminated PT.

Stop Loss 2 pips above or below firs band atr Channel.


In the pictures below ATR Channel Breakout Trading System in action.

ATR Channels Metatrader Indicator


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Comments: 1
  • #1

    Friday (Sunday, 19 July 2015 07:39)

    What is the atr value of the channels, please.
    Can you attach a template. Thanks

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