Cowabunga System Daily Update: Tuesday, 03/10/09


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Main Trend

Current Trend= The trend remained down the entire day.

Today I only looked for short trades.

News events to watch for today :

  • 5:30am EDT- UK Manufacturing Production m/m
  • 8:30am EDT- US Bernanke Speaks

Today’s Surf

12:15am EDT- There was a moving average crossover for a short trade. RSI was less than 50, stochastics were trending down and MACD went from positive to negative. This was a valid entry. The entry was at the close of the candle at 1.3809 with a stop at the most recent high at 1.3849. Since I was only 9 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level (1.3800), I decided to go for the same amount of pips I was risking on the trade, which in this case was 40. This put my initial target at 1.3769.

Entry: Short at 1.3809

Stop: 1.3849

Target: 1.3769

12:45am EDT- My target was hit. Price didn’t make a clean break so I took my final profit. I exited at 1.3775.

7:00am EDT- There was a moving average crossover for a short trade. RSI was less than 50, stochastics were trending down and MACD went from positive to negative. This was a valid entry. The entry was at the close of the candle at 1.3820 with a stop at the most recent high at 1.3883. Since I was 20 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level, I decided to put my initial target at 1.3800.

Entry: Short at 1.3820

Stop: 1.3883

Target: 1.3800

8:15am EDT- Unfortunately I was stopped out.

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Trade Result: +34 -63= -29 pips (NOT INCLUDING SPREAD) R-Multiple: 0.85; -1.00

News events to watch for tomorrow :

  • 5:30am EDT- US Trade Balance

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  • pipalot

    Hi Pipsurfer,
    Thanks for your longstanding good work and the time you put into this blog.
    Are you going to do the videos in the blog again soon? They were nice and cool.
    Regards,
    Pipalot

  • pipalot

    Hi Pipsurfer,
    Thanks for your longstanding good work and the time you put into this blog.
    Are you going to do the videos in the blog again soon? They were nice and cool.
    Regards,
    Pipalot

  • RAPTOR5910

    Pipsurfer, would you enter a trade when 4 hour chart is oversold or overbought and all indicators on the 15 min chart signal a good trade? Would you enter a trade when 4 hour chart has an established trend, but 4 hour chart stochastics or rsi are moving against the trend but, 15 min chart signal a good trade? Would you enter a trade if all indicators on 15 min chart signal a valid trade opportunity and 4 hour chart has an established trend with stochastics or rsi opposed to the trend, even slightly oppsed to the trend. I’ve had some losing trades and I think these indicators in opposition is why I’ve been losing. thanks Raptor PS WHY OR WHY NOT?

  • RAPTOR5910

    Pipsurfer, would you enter a trade when 4 hour chart is oversold or overbought and all indicators on the 15 min chart signal a good trade? Would you enter a trade when 4 hour chart has an established trend, but 4 hour chart stochastics or rsi are moving against the trend but, 15 min chart signal a good trade? Would you enter a trade if all indicators on 15 min chart signal a valid trade opportunity and 4 hour chart has an established trend with stochastics or rsi opposed to the trend, even slightly oppsed to the trend. I’ve had some losing trades and I think these indicators in opposition is why I’ve been losing. thanks Raptor PS WHY OR WHY NOT?

  • PipSurfer

    Hi pipalot,

    I know I’ve been slacking on the videos. It’s been a really busy time for me but I will definitely try to get them going again. Perhaps I might switch to one video a week. Everyday was kind of daunting! :)

  • PipSurfer

    Hi Raptor, what you’re saying makes sense in a technical sense. However, with the extensive testing that I’ve done with this system, it doesn’t warrant a change to the rules. Once a 4hr chart has determined a valid trend change candle, then you only trade in that direction on the 15 minute chart. You continue to do this until a new trend change candle on the 4hr chart closes and is valid. Hope that helps!

  • PipSurfer

    Hi pipalot,

    I know I’ve been slacking on the videos. It’s been a really busy time for me but I will definitely try to get them going again. Perhaps I might switch to one video a week. Everyday was kind of daunting! :)

  • PipSurfer

    Hi Raptor, what you’re saying makes sense in a technical sense. However, with the extensive testing that I’ve done with this system, it doesn’t warrant a change to the rules. Once a 4hr chart has determined a valid trend change candle, then you only trade in that direction on the 15 minute chart. You continue to do this until a new trend change candle on the 4hr chart closes and is valid. Hope that helps!