2500 Pips Using Platinum’s Market Cap Strategy

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Hi Traders,

Hope you all had a glorious Bank Holiday weekend, when I wrote about the Platinum Extreme Zone Strategy, I promised I would take an opportunity in another article to write about the Platinum Market Cap Strategy. Well, today is the day!

I have already mentioned in that previous article, how we trade and teach our clients here at Platinum Trading Academy. However, as this is a completely new article I will need to repeat myself a bit. So be patient.

To understand the Market Cap Strategy, you need to understand how we get to having that “Cap” level in the first place.

As you should be aware, Platinum Traders will have an Algorithm which gives them every day Buy and Sell zones on their charts. We do not just buy at every buy zone or sell at every sell zone. The “system” is just part of a methodology and we use it as a final confirmation of our edge.

Let’s give you a visual idea of what I am talking about:

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Now how does the Market Cap Strategy work?

It is so simple that you will be probably thinking: “Not possible.”

I understand that you want trading to be difficult and complicated but I am going to tell you the truth. It is not! Trading is easy but people overcomplicate it so they look cool. Here at Platinum we want to change that around. The banks make millions every day in the markets using our money and pay us nothing in return these days. It is time for you to take control of your own money and invest it properly and not let somebody else get richer using your hard-earned cash.

Let’s get to that Market Cap Strategy then:

Apart from the “system”, as a Platinum Trader, you have the Platinum Trading Floor and Platinum Trading Television (PTV) every morning. The Platinum Trading Floor will give you every single day the daily analysis for each of the Major currency pairs. Then PTV will be an audio/visual session as a summarising of the Floor with a full-time professional trader who actually trades on a daily basis. PTV is also an opportunity for Platinum Traders to interact with a trader at the beginning of the day and ask questions or ask for help or a second opinion on their own trades.

The Market Cap or Major Cap will be a Blue Line (price level) which will show on our charts as strong level of Support or Resistance for that particular day and is an intraday price level where we believe the price will bounce for a minimum of 20 pips. It is a scalping strategy, but a lot of the times, the market reverses from the Major Caps to make in excess of 50-100 pips. However, we do recommend our clients to stay disciplined and play the caps for 20 pips. The more advanced clients will most of the times move their stop losses to breakeven and hold their positions for bigger targets. That requires experience as you may well have guessed.

Let’s have a look at an example:

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In this example, the NZD/USD on the 5th at approximately 17:00 GMT and April and in about 2and half hours it reached 25 pips and then again on the 10th April we were rewarded again by that currency pair hitting the Cap at about 16:30 and giving us the pair during the Asian session. As an intraday strategy, the Market Cap Strategy should never take more than 24 hours to materialise. We are talking about a scalping strategy. Let’s not forget that.

The best thing about Platinum Trading Academy is that, although it may look like you are taking a blind entry with a simple blue line marked for you in a chart, there is reason behind that level and you can only understand that reason if you are exposed to the whole methodology. These levels are explained every day on PTV by one of our professional traders. I myself am part of the team who presents PTV in the mornings.

Let’s look at another example:

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In this example, we have the USD/CHF (Swissy) pair. This is a classic example of how the prices reacts to the levels we give to our clients and students. The price action was very volatile and at 20:30 GMT the level was hit and immediately made 20 pips. You can’t clearly see on this picture but if you go to a smaller timeframe just to check what I am talking about here, you will see that the market reacted very fast. That is one of the reasons the Market Cap should be traded with an order of a buy or sell limit.

Our Market Cap strategy generates over 2500 Pips per year and is a great strategy for all those who work and want to take advantage of intraday trades.


We trade in an Institutional Way by letting the market come to us and being patient.Being patient will always be a virtue and it’s no different in the FX market. We can ensure using this style of trading your trading will make a turnaround as you will become much more consistent.


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Have a beautiful day and a wonderful weekend!

Nisha Patel

Live from the Platinum Trading Floor.