Opening Range Breakout Strategy for Beginner

The opening range breakout (ORB) is a well-established trading strategy for stock day traders.

The next slides detail observations while trading the ORB on short-term time  frames such as 1-minute, 5-minute, and 15-minute price charts.

After the opening bell, stock trading usually sees some of the most significant price swings of the day.

The Opening Range

Trading a specific number of shares or a fixed dollar amount makes little sense when trading the opening range breakout.

Position Sizing

Use the height of the reference candle to calculate the number of shares traded. The use of a fixed risk and fixed target simplifies trade management.

Fixed Risk, Fixed Target

The number of shares traded remains unchanged and is determined using the reference candle’s Open, High, Low, and Close (OHLC).

Fixed Target, Trailing Risk

If you hit a home run, using a fixed risk per transaction with no defined target can result in significant returns.

Fixed Risk, No Target

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