For more information please visit the forextrading blog at Grid trading, also called the no stop, hedged, grid system has become very popular amongst forex traders because it does not use stops, is highly mechanical, has no reliance on direction, uses the natural wavy nature of the market, does not require indicators or charts to trade and can be easily automated. On the downside it can appear complex and illogical initially, it can incur large drawdowns if poorly managed, requires more patience than normal and may require forex traders to make a huge paradigm shift it their thinking. Grid trading refers to the trading approach which uses fixed price levels to enter and exit trades. Grid gaps are the gaps between these price levels. The steps to trading the grid system are simple Step 1: A trader would start out by selecting a grid gap suitable to the currency traded. Step 2: The trader would enter a simultaneous Buy and Sell in the currency. Normally this will be done at a round number value price for the particular currency. Step 3: The transaction price would move away from the entry value by the grid gap value determined in step 1 Step 4: At that level the trader would enter another simultaneous buy and sell transaction. The trader will also cash-in or close the profitable transaction from the previous level and leave the negative transaction open Step 5: Continue trading until positive or breaking even when the price reaches the next grid level. When