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    Forex Market stalling before the big nonfarm payroll employment report

    We did not see any movement during the New York session at forex market one day before the nonfarm payroll report. Most of the pairs were in RANGE. There was no direction or trending market. EurJpy was aggressively going south 40 minutes before the market open so i was very excited. But that’s about it, it stalled right there through out the entire session. I could bank +14 pips out of it. Usually this is what happened a day before the big NFP employment report. Big traders wait for the news as they would invest their money on NFP friday therefore market gets really slow. I’m usually vigilant during any…

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    Am i reading the Forex chart properly ?

    This week has not been very good with me. I’m still honing my skills. No doubt with my forex trading strategies as many traders earning money in this 15 minutes MT4 chart price action trading. I just need to make sure i’m executing my trades properly. Today i did take right decision however once again i chickened out. Mainly due to a lot of news during NY session trading. We had ADP Non-Farm Employment Change at the top of the hour. I took eurusd long and ended up with +5 right before the next news which was CAD trade balance. I took cadjpy short but after 45 minutes i had to…

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    Trade Journal for New York session day trading at Forex

    Early morning at my Time, i tried to trade AUD pairs for RBA interest rate decision which came out negative. The spike on those pairs were massive. I could not enter. There were no retrace whatsoever. So i just kept looking the pairs dropping over 100 pips. These are really difficult news trades. Better to stay away.  No regrets. Then in the afternoon i tried news trade with GBP Manufacturing PMI. The reading for this one also came out negative and this trade was not very volatile at the begaining. I did enter but chickened out for +2 pips. This news changed the direction of the entire GBP momentum to the…

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    Slow start of the week at Forex Market online

    We’ve seen a quiet start to the week with many markets closed for public holidays, including the UK, China, Singapore and Japan. I was not expecting much of a volatility but today was terrible.  We had ISM report, that was the only big news of the day. Also ECB President Draghi spoken but it did not trigger the market. My earning got very sorry looking chart today. I think i’m minus 100 pips today. I have taken almost 14 trades  and none of them were a winner. currently i have EurJpy running from a pullback and i’m hoping it would run up to least 50 pips to offset my losses. At…

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    Prediction went wrong at Forex Market Today

    Today was big news day. Numbers from Core durable goods order, then BOC gov speech and CB consumer from the US. Then add the quarterly income of the big tech companies in the NY stock which supposed to drive the market crazy. But that did not happen as much as i was expecting.  Sure there was some movement pre NY session and lot of day trader pip hunted during those hours. But i was not one of them unfortunately. I was really thinking the market would move up opening NY stock. Here is the thing i heard over and over. DO NOT predict the market. Act the way it is.…

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    Slow day trading at Fx online today

    Monday is mostly like this. Slow and steady but now at the time of blogging we are approaching London close but i see no follow through till now. Most of the pairs were in Range at the starting of NY open.  So probably i’ll close with the few pips i earned today. Only taken two trades before the market opened with eurusd and cadjpy. Both winners but with small profit. Happy that at least it is not a loss. As you can see from the pic, this trade is still running and my target is high up at 1.1300. If that happens i would earn +55 pips. Not bad with…

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    Hammered by big moves early New York session : Forex

    oh boy ! what a move ! albeit on the wrong direction. 15 minutes before the New York session, i took LONG pullback on GBPUSD and GBPJPY hoping it would go up. At least that’s what i read from the price action. Since i take trades with small stop loss, i would retake the trade from a below level in case i get stopped out. In split of seconds all my 4 trades were taken out and i was -42 pips early NY session. This is what it looked like in most of the pairs. I took my long positions on the yellow line but it quickly wiped out. These…

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    Oil price fueling CAD Pairs, Big moves at forex 20th April 2016

    Some late swing with CAD pairs after New York session. It started quite slow but now picked up pace. At the moment of writing this, oil price hitting 43.18$ and continue to go up. Which is perhaps behind massive CAD moves. I was mentally prepared to close the shop with break even but then this happened. I actually read the pair as in range. however, since nothing was moving early NY session so i thought i want to take a chance. so i took a market order from a good area with 12 pips stop loss as you can see from above picture (Here i changed my stop loss to…

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    News day at Forex trading 19th april, 2016

    Today is a big day in terms of fundamental news. News started 1 hour before the New York session USD building permit. Also lined up with RBA , BOE,  BOC bank governors speaking in public which tends to move the currency market a lot. At the time of writing this blog, i honestly did not see big movement although it was enough to bank some pips. I was wary of the news hence i didn’t take lot of good positions. Some other days it could have saved me from going loss but today i’m ending my session with a small profit. But i do learn almost everyday. It was USD…

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    Forex trading Journal New York session 18th April 2016

    welcome to my blog post. Today is my first entry. I planned to be regularly updating my blog. I shall be recording my Forex journey and share with you guys. well today at New York session was good. Usually Mondays are dead. But i learned not to predict and be there always. Lot of movements especially with YEN pairs. I was expecting CAD move at NY session as the big oil guys had meeting this Sunday without any settlement. Oil price also dropped a lot which usually drives CAD pairs. We started  trading with a gap so i was expecting a gap filling. however, that happened with YEN pairs. Does…