Best Forex Indicator Combination: Envelopes with RSI

Trend-chasing is always considered the best trading method for all types of traders from novices to professionals no matter they look to short or long movements. Today, in this article, we would like to introduce to you another effective trend-following system, combination of two Technical Indicators Envelopes and Relative Strength Index.

The below-mentioned indicator combinations are only considering indicators and tools, and price action and candlestick can always be added.

Best Technical Indicators: Envelopes vs RSI

Like every normal trending system, this strategy contains one leading and one lagging indicators.
Moving Average Envelopes are highly proficient trend-seeking beacons. If you know about the Moving Average (MA), then the Envelopes are a more complex but also more comprehensive form compared to the MA. Envelopes consist of two parallel Moving Averages, one of which is shifted upward and another one is shifted downward. Because of that, this indicator highlights trending conditions more obviously and also generates more accurate trading opportunities, and is highly preferred by professional trending traders.

Relative Strength Index, so-called RSI, is a too famous leading guide for any market participants. Developed by legendary technician J. Welles Wilder, the RSI has proven itself to be an absolutely efficient detector of market momentum as well as the overbought/oversold areas as time progresses. In this system, it’s a powerful supporter for the Envelopes in order to carry out the mission of determining trends.

The detailed setting of this combination is as follows:

  • Envelopes are set of 14 days with a 0.1% deviation;
  • RSI indicator is also established with a 14-day setting.

Testing this combination for 14 months, we have so far received a relatively good result: +1800 pips with the win-rate confirmed at 81.54%. According to the testing result, this strategy works best on the 15-minute chart, and could be used on any financial instruments.

How to use Envelopes indicator and RSI indicator

Establishing this strategy may take only 30 seconds as all the required indicators are available in FinmaxFX’s MT5 trading platform. After installation, let’s watch for the following conditions to affirm occasions.

A bullish opportunity is identified when the requirements below are met:

  • The Envelopes head upwards;
  • The RSI remains above the 50 level.

Best Forex Indicator Combination: Envelopes with RSI

Conversely, a sell signal is present when the following conditions are satisfied:

  • The Envelopes head downwards;
  • The RSI remains below the 50 level.

Best Forex Indicator Combination: Envelopes with RSI

There are some important rules when trading with this strategy as follows:

  • Only one position should be entered at a time;
  • The candle of confirmation must be fully close before any trading decisions are made;
  • The stop-loss should be placed below the lower Envelope while trading bullish order, and above the upper one while taking bearish opportunities.

The take profit could be left open. When the RSI indicator enters the overbought/oversold territory, traders can exit the order.

If you like this strategy, you might also be interested in this Triangle Trading System

Pros and cons of the Combination

  • Highly flexible and easy-to-use;
  • Engender reliable signals by strict entering terms;
  • Enables traders to benefit from long trends.

  • Requires a high level of patience;
  • Necessitates traders to monitor the trading platform.


The combination of the Envelopes & RSI index charts creates a great trending system. These two trend indicators are highly proficient and co-operative. This good testing result has proven that. If you prefer trend trading strategies, we highly suggest trying this combination technical system. Just don’t forget to use risk controlling and psychology managing methods alongside because there is nothing called 100% win ratio in the Forex trading world.
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