Cowabunga System Daily Update: Wednesday, 01/20/2010

The CFTC may be changing the rules for retail traders in the US. This affects many of us in a negative way and we need your help getting our voices heard.

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I can not find better words to describe my position on all this than those from Andrei Pehar, Chief Currency Strategist at fxKnight.com.  

Andrei says: "I am not opposed to regulation nor regulatory agencies. But that regulation needs to be fair, transparent, and open to public input. Otherwise it becomes corrupt and self-serving. Sure high leverage can get you into trouble if used thoughtlessly. Sure hedging when not done properly turns one loss into two. But I believe the cure is EDUCATION, not restricting what people can and cannot do with their investment decisions. Guide, don’t dominate – government was invented to protect people and their property, not to limit their potential.

We at BabyPips.com disagree with the CFTC proposal.

If you disagree as well, you may submit your comments to secretary@cftc.gov.  

Include “Regulation of Retail Forex” in the subject line of the message and the identification number RIN 3038-AC61 in the body of the message. Please, help us to spread the word!

I think this is a very important matter that affects us all, and we should try our hardest to ensure that things will be done for the best of the trading community.

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Main Trend

Current Trend

The trend stayed down the entire day.

Today I only looked for short trades.

News events to watch for today :

  • 4:30am EST- UK MPC Meeting Minutes
  • 8:30am EST– US PPI m/m

Today’s Surf

2:15am EST– There was a moving average crossover for a short trade. RSI was less than 50, stochastics were trending down and MACD was positive and losing value. This was a valid entry.

The entry was at the close of the candle at 1.6298 with a stop at the most recent high at 1.6325. Since I was 48 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level, I decided to put my initial target at 1.6250.

Entry: Short at 1.6298 Stop: 1.6325 Target: 1.6250

4:15am EST– Unfortunately my target wasn’t hit by this time and I knew that news was coming out at 4:30am EST. Since I’m not supposed to be in the market during news events I manually exited my trade at 1.6293.

5:15am EST– There was a moving average crossover for a short trade. RSI was less than 50, stochastics were trending down and MACD was positive and losing value. This was a valid entry.

The entry was at the close of the candle at 1.6274 with a stop at the most recent high at 1.6322. Since I was 24 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level, I decided to put my initial target at 1.6250.

Entry: Short at 1.6274 Stop: 1.6322 Target: 1.6250

6:15am EST– My target was hit. Price did not make a clean break so I took my final profit. I exited at 1.6255.

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Trade Result: +5 +19= +24 pips (NOT INCLUDING SPREAD) R-Multiple: 0.18; 0.39

News events to watch for tomorrow:

  • 4:30am EST- UK Public Sector Net Borrowing
  • 6:00am EST- UK CBI Industrial Order Expectations
  • 8:30am EST– US Unemployment Claims
  • 10:00am EST– US Philly Fed Index

For a complete list of news events check out our Forex Economic Calendar.
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