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Greetings, comdoll buddies! I took a quick break from my mechanical system tests to crunch the numbers on my discretionary positions. Take a look!

Forex Trading Performance

DATE TRADE IDEA P/L in pips P/L in %
Apr 3 GBP/AUD Uptrend Resuming Not taken Not taken
Apr 10 AUD/NZD Falling Wedge Not taken Not taken
Apr 17 GBP/NZD Symmetrical Triangle Breakout +100 +0.001
May 3 AUD/USD Long-Term Channel Break Not triggered Not triggered
May 8 NZD/USD Long-Term Range Bottom +50 +0.17
May 17 Riding the Bearish Wave on NZD/CHF Not triggered Not triggered
May 22 EUR/AUD Long-Term Range Resistance +15 +0.01
June 19 CAD/JPY Reversal Patterns Still open Still open

No. of Forex Trade Ideas:  8
Trades Triggered: 4
No. of Wins: 3
No. of Losses: 0
No. of Break Even Trades: 0
Win %: 75% (so far)
Average Gain Per Winning Trade: +0.06%
Average Loss Per Losing Trade: 0.00%

Total P/L : +165 pips / +0.181%

Bah, I know, I know… Nothing impressive about these results!

And don’t let the high win rate fool ya because I chalked up a meager average gain per winning trade, but at least I managed to avoid big losses.

Then again it’s precisely this very cautious way of approaching trades that prevented me from catching potentially good plays on a handful of these setups.

Although this saved me from back-to-back losses on my first two trade ideas (Long GBP/CAD and short AUD/NZD), it also left me with a really low R:R on my GBP/NZD play.

After that, I was also unable to catch the pullback I was eyeing on AUD/USD’s long-term channel break but I did manage to score some pips off NZD/USD’s range support bounce.

When I thought of flipping to a short Kiwi bias with my NZD/CHF short idea, I was a tad too cautious with my pullback entry that I wound up missing the drop. Not the first time this happened!

I really tried to build on my short EUR/AUD position but got caught up in a pullback from the breakdown. Fortunately I was able to make adjustments to snag a few pips, but I still can’t help but wish that I was able to lock in more gains.

My short CAD/JPY trade is still open but not looking too good since the pair is still in correction mode. Fingers crossed that this isn’t a reversal, though!

Got any tips on how I could improve my performance? As always, I love getting your feedback on my trading decisions. 




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