Looking ahead at week 29 and reviewing week 28

Review week 28

Result: 0R
I made 4 trades. Two shorts on the EURUSD. One ended up a -1R loss and the other a 2R profit. At Silver I got stopped at a -1R loss and at the USDCHF I got out before the weekend on break even. I got stopped out as there was some unexpected news by the European Commission about loans for saving Spanish banks causing prices of the EURUSD and Silver to shoot up and than fall again sharply stopping me out in the process. I tell ya, at that moment I was ready to start trading weekly charts only.

EURUSD -  one losser, one winner, return 1R = the power of proper R2R

XAGUSD, Silver, Got stopped by a few point before price dropped to my TP

Updated tradingplan

I updated my trading plan to reflect how I integrate Ichimoku Kinko Hyo into my trading. Check it out!

Weekly analysis week 29

I made a video of me going through my charts looking for pairs that are ready for trading either long or short. Please see below. I don't look yet for entry signals just for directions to trade in or for signs telling me to stay out of the market.

Coming week I will be looking for price action signals to get me into trades in the following pairs in the following directions:


Looking at the Ichimoku cloud EURJPY looks like it's getting ready for a move lower. However I will probably not trade it as we have an all time low as support at about the 95,50 level. I would have to take profit before this level and this would almost always result in a below 2 R2R ratio.

Economic calendar week 29

DateTime Name Country
20120716 09:00:00 Consumer Price Index (YoY) European Monetary Union
20120716 09:00:00 Consumer Price Index - Core (YoY) European Monetary Union
20120716 12:30:00 Retail Sales (MoM) United States
20120717 01:30:00 RBA Meeting's Minutes Australia
20120717 08:30:00 Consumer Price Index (YoY) United Kingdom
20120717 08:30:00 Core Consumer Price Index (YoY) United Kingdom
20120717 09:00:00 ZEW Survey - Economic Sentiment Germany
20120717 09:15:00 G7 Meeting
20120717 12:30:00 Consumer Price Index (YoY) United States
20120717 12:30:00 Consumer Price Index Ex Food & Energy (YoY) United States
20120717 13:00:00 BoC Interest Rate Decision Canada
20120717 14:00:00 Fed's Bernanke testifies United States
20120717 23:50:00 BoJ Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes Japan
20120718 08:30:00 Bank of England Minutes United Kingdom
20120718 08:30:00 Claimant Count Change United Kingdom
20120718 14:30:00 Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report Canada
20120719 09:00:00 ECB mid-month meeting European Monetary Union
20120720 06:00:00 Producer Price Index (YoY) Germany
20120720 12:30:00 Consumer Price Index (YoY) Canada
20120720 12:30:00 Bank of Canada Consumer Price Index Core (YoY) Canada