AUD/USD – Close Trade

Close Trade: 2008-08-29 15:32

Hello! After a bit of rollercoaster action throughout the Asia and Euro trading session, the Greenback found a bid on positive manufacturing and consumer sentiment data out of the US. This took my position below .8600 and into positive pips. With the long holiday weekend approaching I have decided to close out my trade for a very small profit to avoid any weekend risk.

Close trade at market .8590

Total: +30 pips/ +0.30% gain

Have a great weekend everyone!

Trade Idea: 2008-08-28 12:10

comdollsff

Greetings Everyone! I thought I’d revisit AUD/USD as the recent retracement is presenting Forex traders with another opportunity to jump in short the downtrend. Let’s take a look!

On the chart, I’ve got a basic Fibonacci play setup going on and it looks like the market found a short term top around the 50% and 61% Fib retracement levels. I think we may see traders jump at these levels to play the longer term sentiment that we may see rate cuts from the RBA. The recent rally has been on US Dollar weakness as oil rallies on hurricane concerns. This sentiment may have been full priced in and depending on what happens as Hurricane Gustav moves into the Gulf will determine oil price movement and the Greenback. Also, US GDP came in better than expected today, giving the USD a bit of a boost and hope for the Greenback.

For now, I am going to concentrate on the technicals and the longer term trend lower. I am going to:

Short AUD/USD at market (.8620), stop at .8720, pt1 at .8520, pt2 at .8420

Remember to never risk more than 1% of a trading account on any single trade. Adjust position sizes accordingly.

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  • foricks

    Pretty scary, Doll. I closed my bid on friday about 20 minutes before you posted your update (a nice 47 pip gain from a late entry on thursday night). Something about the Hurricane in the Gulf (oil impact) and the uncertainty of the weekend didn’t jibe. We’ll never go broke taking a bird-in-hand profit. thanks for the trading ideas.

  • foricks

    Pretty scary, Doll. I closed my bid on friday about 20 minutes before you posted your update (a nice 47 pip gain from a late entry on thursday night). Something about the Hurricane in the Gulf (oil impact) and the uncertainty of the weekend didn’t jibe. We’ll never go broke taking a bird-in-hand profit. thanks for the trading ideas.