Pick of the Day: USD/JPY – Close Trade

Close trade: 2008-02-21 11:47

With a slight rise in Initial Claims and a very weak Philly Fed number, USD/JPY fell to the bottom of the range and triggered our long order at 107.60. It’s the end of the Euro/US overlap and with no more reports set to be released for today, I am going to close the trade for a very small loss as I think negative USD sentiment will play out for the rest of the day.

Close position at market (107.58) for a small loss.

Total: -2 pips
-.08% loss

Trade Idea: 2008-02-21 00:56

PoD Chart

With the lack of any major news in the Asia and Euro trading sessions for USD/JPY, I would like to setup a simple range play for the next few hours.

On the chart, we have a rising wedge where we may possibly run into some support and resistance action. Stochastics are trading near overbought, so I like a short around 108.50. This plays well into the interest rate cut sentiment in the US and slowing economic growth in the US. A return to the bottom or the rising trend line should prove to be a nice opportunity to join in the up trend.

Short USD/JPY at 108.50, stop at 108.85, pt1 at 108.15, pt2 at 107.80

or

Long USD/JPY at 107.60, stop at 107.35, pt1 at 107.85, pt2 at 108.10

Remember to never risk more than 1% of your account on any single trade. Please adjust position sizes accordingly.

Good luck and good trading!

  • dreamsr

    pipcrawler it seems like your targets were not hit. I have a question, why did you choose such a high target considering that rate was not that close.

  • dreamsr

    pipcrawler it seems like your targets were not hit. I have a question, why did you choose such a high target considering that rate was not that close.