The trend was DOWN until 7am EST. From 3am – 7am EST, a new trend change candle formed and changed the trend from down to UP. After 7am EST, the trend remained UP the rest of the day.
Today I only looked for short trades until 7am EST. After 7am EST, I only looked for long trades.
News events to watch for today :
6:15am EST– There was a valid signal here but because it was near the 7:00am EST news event I did not enter.
10:45am EST– There was a moving average crossover for a long trade. RSI was greater than 50, stochastics were trending up and MACD was negative and gaining value. This was a valid entry.
The entry was at the close of the candle at 1.5813 with a stop at the most recent swing low at 1.5771. Since I was 37 pips away from the nearest 50 or 00 level I put my initial target at 1.5850.
Entry: Long at 1.5813 Stop: 1.5771 Target: 1.5850
11:45am EST- My target wasn’t hit by this time. Since it was 12pm EST, I went ahead and decided to close out my trade. I exited at 1.5829. (+16 pips)
Trade Result: +16 pips R-Multiple: 0.38
News events to watch for Friday:
- 4:30am EST– UK Industrial Production; Manufacturing Production
- 8:30am EST– US Unemployment; Non Farm Payrolls
- 10:00am EST– US Wholesale Inventories; UK NIESR GDP Est.