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Automated Strategies

Asia Range Grid

Developer: FXCM

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Combine the popular RSI Cross strategy with a grid entry and exit system and you have the Asia Range Grid strategy.

Asia Range Grid, designed for use during the Asian trading hours, looks for entry signals by watching the relative strength index (RSI). If the RSI drops to an oversold level, the strategy places a buy trade. Likewise, when the RSI rises to an overbought level, the strategy places a sell trade.

After the first position opens, the strategy uses a grid system (from user-specified pip intervals) to determine further entry points. Should the market move through a new gridline, a new position opens.

Trades close one of two ways: either an individual position reaches its limit price or the user-defined session time ends, which closes all open positions.


The following inputs are available in the app’s parameters window and can be defined by the app user:

  • TF_RSI: timeframe used to calculate RSI
  • RSIPeriod: the number of bars used to calculate RSI
  • RSIOverbought: the overbought level of the RSI indicator used to create sell trades
  • RSIOversold: the oversold level of the RSI indicator used to create buy trades
  • LotSize: the size of each trade
  • GridSpacingPips: distance between two grid levels
  • TakeProfit: the take profit (limit) price, as defined by the number of pips away from the open price
  • MaxTradesPerSession: maximum number of trades allowed to open during the session
  • StartTime: start time of the session, during which trades open and close
  • StopTime: close time of the session, during which trades open and close
  • MagicNumber: a unique identifier that allows the strategy to account for and manage trades
  • Debug: print logs to a file in C:/Marketscope folder
Risk Disclaimer

The application displayed on this page does not take in to consideration your individual personal circumstances and trading objectives. Therefore it should not be considered as a personal recommendation or investment advice. Past performance is not indicative of future results. There is no guarantee that the systems, trading techniques, trading methods, and/or indicators will result in profits or not result in losses.


This Automated Strategy is only compatible with FXCM Trading Station Desktop software. In order to purchase or download the app, an FXCM live account is required. Once downloaded, the app can be used on both live and demo FXCM accounts.