60 Second Price Action Strategy

By Tim Lanoue

One of the most profitable and proven online investment strategies for binary options and Forex would be the versatile Price Action Trading Strategy. One of the wonders about Price Action Trading Strategy would be that it has been used by investors from a variety of different investment industries for over a decade now and it is still one of the most prominent and well-respected day-trading strategies. Perhaps the most appealing nature about Price Action Trading Strategy (PATS) would be that it requires the use of zero technical indicators although access to a charting solution will still be required. If you are looking to implement a consistent and profitable investment strategy then there is no better online day-trading strategy for you.

Covering The Fundamentals

Before we dig deeper into the application of Price Action Trading Strategy though it is imperative that we know the basics associated with this investment strategy. So perhaps the most important lesson we can cover would be that PATS is possible due to the creation of order flow and price action. Order flow, also known as transaction flow, occurs when someone believes the price of an asset will move and then they decide to execute an order (transaction) in the financial markets.

Price action on the other hand is known as the direct derivative of order flow. It is essentially the summation of all buy and sell orders throughout any duration of time. This duration of time can be as little as one second or it can be infinite since time itself is continuous. To expand on this lesson, all of the movement that you see occurring while watching any asset or security is known as price action. One of the most common misconceptions that I have seen across numerous other binary option portals would be how they say price action can result in the formation of two different trends but in all actuality that is not necessary true. There are three possible market trends that can occur in the markets which will be explained further below.

Trends - 60 Second Price Action Strategy

In the picture provided above we have the three possible market conditions that can occur throughout the price action of any one asset or security. A bullish trend is a trend that is heading in an upward direction and it indicates to investors that the bulls (buyers) are in current control of that asset or security. A bearish trend on the other hand is when the price action of a particular asset or security is heading in a downward direction indicating to us that the sellers (bears) are in control of the markets. The last trend that we can witness and should be avoided when using this strategy would be a neutral trend.  Neutral trends move in a flat, sideways movement and it indicates to investors that neither the buyers nor sellers are in current control of that asset or security in scope.

Setting Up The Strategy

Now that you have a better grasp on the fundamentals of Price Action, let’s move to the set-up component of this strategy. Since this is a technical analysis based trading strategy, access to a charting solution is required. A few different reputable charting solutions that you could consider using would be MT4, MT5, and FreeStockCharts.com. Once you have your charting solution loaded, you will need to change the time frame to a period of 1 minute and make sure to select a low volatility currency pair to invest. The reason why we want to invest with low volatility currency pairs would be because low volatility currency pairs are less prone to change directions due to minor fluctuations that may occur in the market.

Some low volatility currency pairs you could consider investing when using Price Action Trading Strategy on any timeframe would be the: Eur/Usd, Usd/Chf, Nzd/Usd, Usd/Cad, Aud/Usd, and Gbp/Usd.

Application of Strategy

Now that you have your charting solution correctly set up, we will move onward to the actual application process of this strategy. When using this strategy we are only looking for a PUT trade scenario which will occur after the creation of a support level and after four other confirmations are met.  A support level can be best described as an imaginary price level where the price of an asset or security hits resistance and then bounces back in a bullish (upward) direction. In order for a support level to be created, we need a bearish candle followed immediately by a bullish candle and the body of both candles must accurately reflect the creation of the support level. Since I know this is quite a bit to digest an example of this strategy with a support level is disclosed below for you.

60 Second Price Action Strategy

In order for us to move onward with our 4 required confirmations, the creation of a support level must be present. As you can see in the images above and below, each showcase the creation of a support level prior to the implementation of our 4 confirmations. The four steps that we need to occur next are as followed:

  1. Price heads in a upward direction (bullish direction).
  2. Price heads in a bearish direction and breaks our support level with a downward movement.
  3. Price heads back upward and breaks our support level again in an upward movement.
  4. Price heads in a bearish direction and breaks our support level in a downward movement.

60 Second Price Action Trading Strategy

Each of these steps need to occur in order when applying this investment strategy to your online day-trading. If one of the steps do not occur or occur in a wrong order then the investment is void, just wait for the creation of another support level then execute the four steps provided to you above. If you implement this strategy correctly and apply the tips provided to you below, you should experience an average success rate ranging from 70 to 75%.

Now, one strong recommendation I have for you guys would be to do anywhere between 250 to 500 demo account trades prior to implementing this strategy in a live investment situation. The more familiar and experienced you are with this strategy the better off you will be.

Here you will find the best free binary options demo accounts.

Price Action Trading Strategy Tips


The first tip that I can recommend for you guys would be to avoid any market reports or news releases while implementing this investment strategy. Or at least make sure to avoid press releases that have the potential of affecting the currency pairs that you are planning to invest with this while using short-term investment strategy.  To see when press releases are going to be released, please feel free to visit our Fundamental Analysis Page to see all the upcoming media reports along with the predicted volatility of each report.


Make sure to avoid investing when there are neutral market trends. You need either a strong bullish or bearish trend to be present prior to applying this strategy in a live investment situation. If you invest during a neutral trend, the effectiveness of this strategy will greatly decrease.


Make sure to utilize a proper money management strategy! When first starting out in a live investment scenario, I would recommend getting started with a passive money management approach which requires you to place 3 to 5% of your total account balance per investment. However, once you become more acquainted and comfortable with the application process of this strategy, you can move to a more aggressive form of money management, which requires 7 to 10% of your total account balance per investment.


Change your time frame to a period of 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour to even 4 hours. Although this strategy was strictly designed for the turbo-option version of binary options investing, one of the wonders about Price Action Trading Strategy would be that it is applicable on a number of time frames. Typically Price Action Trading Strategy is invested on a 15 minute or 1 hour time frame to generate the best investment results, although all the other time frames are consistent and effective as well! Just make sure if you do make this adjustment that you change your expirations time to one similar to your time frame.


Do not overtrade! One of the worst habits an investor of any experience level can develop would be to start overtrading. One truth that I always preach in regards to binary options would be that investing binary options is like a marathon, not a sprint! All you need to effectively and greatly supplement your income on a short-term and long-term basis would be to place a maximum of 3 to 7 investments per day.


Another common mistake made by novice binary option investors would be that they try to chase losing investments. They believe that if they can just get that one losing trade back and make a small profit in the process that they will be much better off but more likely than not you will lose that investment as well and just put yourself in a worse situation than you were beforehand. I always apply the 2 loss stop rule where if I lose two consecutive investments I just stop trading for the day. I can promise you that you are going to have some losing days, it just happens, but make sure to take one day at a time and make the most out of each and every investment that you place!

60 Seconds Price Action Strategy Conclusion

Investing online with binary options is a great way to make money online from home as long as you have profitable investment strategy, software or system to deliver you the results that you are looking for. Price Action Trading Strategy has been not only one of the most consistent day-trading strategies but also one of the most accurate strategies for all forms of investing! If you implement the strategy provided to you in this article and practice on a demo account before investing in a live investment scenario, there is no reason why you cannot generate a success rate of 70% or higher of a monthly cumulative basis.

As always if you have any questions or feedback to share, please feel free to leave a comment below. We are a fairly active community so the more feedback that we receive the more everyone in our ever-growing community benefits!

If you are looking for a consistent and proven way to supplement your income with an empowering auto-trader please, feel free to read our complete OptionRobot Review.

Enjoyed Tim’s post? Check out his Advanced Price Action Strategy article and his complete OptionRobot Strategy Article.


  1. thank you for this wonderful strategy tim!
    will definitely give it a shot..been looking for a good strategy for sometime now

    1. Hey OnlineGuru37,

      Thank you very much for your kind words!
      I hope the strategy has worked out well for you and I wish you the best of luck!
      Make sure to follow the tips above and you should do just great!

      Tim Lanoue

    1. Hey Angger,

      I am glad you enjoyed the article!
      I will make sure to start posting more strategy and educational articles for you all to benefit from!
      I wish you the best of luck with your investing and as always if you need any help don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Take care and have a great and profitable rest of your week!

      Tim Lanoue

  2. Hi Tim,

    I thank you for your review. You don’t know how much I thrust this website. Currently I’m studying hard before I even think about trading with real money. I have planned that I would first consider trading with real money by the next July. I have some great books and ebooks and I’m doing my utmost to learn as much as possible. I’m not after much money. I can live comfortably with (euro)1000. I don’t need much. My hope and life aspiration is to leave my country a country which for me have become like Alcatraz! Sorry for this. I know that I have grown into an emotional person. But I can’t help it. Your reviews represent to me a light of hope. Please keep writing and more than that, please remain faithful in what you write. You may not be conscious about how much people are desperate to change their life situation. You and your like have a great responsibility.

    1. Hey Paul,

      Thank you very much for your kind words, they were quite moving!

      I will look to start implementing more educational and strategy articles for you to look forward too!
      I’m glad to hear that you are taking online investing seriously though but better than that you are trying to acquire a solid investment foundation before taking this on in a real life scenario so I applaud you for using your wits, most newbie investors skip that crucial step! Just make sure to practice with a demo account or go ole-fashion and do paper trades!

      Just remember there is no substitute for hard work and if you really want it just know you can achieve it. Although I have not been down your path I remember very well what it is like to be hungry and determined to accomplish a goal, especially when it comes to binary options. So keep sticking with it my friend, read all of our educational and informative articles to come and feel free to ask any questions that you may have! We are here to help you out and mature as an online day-trader.

      Thank you for the reminder my friend and I greatly appreciate your feedback.

      Have a great rest of your week and I hope to hear more from you in the future Paul.

      Tim Lanoue

      1. Thanks Tim. I am grateful for your encouragement and sound advise. From the many reviews which I’ve seen I believe that the best three services which an online trader can avail himself of are NADEX, DAWEDA and possibly 24Option. I have gone through the educational resources available at NADEX and now I will be starting their webinars. I also have the book of Abe Cofnas and have started to study that too. Before I started my studies I have organised myself thoroughly so as to guard against information overload. Then I have created a sort of ‘syllabus’ and am proceeding in a very orderly fashion. It’s the way I learn. I am also saving material in this website in a proper Chrome bookmark folder so that when the time comes I will go through it in an active manner as opposed to simply reading it.

        Once again I would like to take this opportunity for thanking you and the people involved with this website for your time and dedication.

        1. Hey Paul,

          I am glad that we can help you out.
          Sounds like you have the perfect plan set in motion already, make sure to keep in touch with us and notify us of your success please. With your syllabus set in stone I believe you will do exceptionally well and guard yourself from information overload. Stay motivated and keep putting in the hard work my friend!

          Look forward to hearing from you again and have a great rest of your week!

          Tim Lanoue

  3. Hi Tim,
    Recording the option robot,iam lebanese based in Nigeria,i tried to have an account with them but whenver i want to sign up it will say that no broker for this country,i comtacted the support team and they said in Nigeria the broker wont work,but in lebanon there is Skyline and BCM,tried to check online about these brokers recomended by them which they claimed that both are the same with option robot,i didnt get result for the search,if u can assist me if u have a idea about it,thanks

    1. Hey Mohammad,

      The only recommendation that I can make to you would be to try to sign up with a different email address and see if that works out better for you. OptionRobot is supposed to be accepted in every demographic so I don’t understand why Nigeria would be any different my friend.

      I hope you had a great weekend and thank you for being part of our community!

      Tim Lanoue

      1. Thanks alot for your reply,actually thats what the support team told me on live chat,i will try with another email and will still give u the feedback,thanks alot

        1. Hey Mohammad,

          Okay sounds great, thank you for updating us and let us know if you need any more help!
          Have a great rest of your day!

          Tim Lanoue

          1. Hey tim,i tried with another email it didnt work,i spoke to them again which they repeated there answer that no broker available in Nigeria,but they indicated that in Lebanon there are BCM and SkyLine,but these brokers doesnt exist online,i dnt know what they meant with itif u have an idea about them.thanks alot

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