Thursday, May 04, 2006

Non Farm Payroll

The ECB did what as anticipated and caused very little fluctuations. I am still expecting a big move this week, so let's see what the non farm payrolls will do. There could be a lot of volatility in the announcement. As I said in the previous blog, I will probably tighten stops right before the announcement and then trade the announcement. This means I will either be stopped out and flip trades or add to the positions as it runs after the announcement.

I was stopped out of the Usd/Cad due to volatility. I have an entry order at 1.1017, allowing a break below the lows.

I am looking at placing an entry order on gold and silver, both long of course. I haven't decided at what level to place it yet. We will see.

We haven't recovered all the uncaptured gains yet but we are still doing well and on track,and uncaptured doesn't count until you close it out.

Below are the current positions and current stop losses.

Have fun with the announcement. It could define the dollar.

Eur/Usd Long Trade

The Eur/Usd long entry position I placed yesterday was triggered and the Gbp/Usd is on a run.  I am buying into the Gbp as well, as of late the Gbp has shown more strength than the Euro so I like that trade better.  Danger being, non farm payroll in the morning.  I will probably tighten my stops up and trade the announcement tomorrow morning at 8:30 est.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Splitting the Euro

Tightened stops again, as we can see there was a pull back and silver slammed down and took us out of the trade.

Enough of the past, let's talk tonight. Any surprises from the ECB either in rate or in guidance will push the dollar one way or another. My best guess, if they change their guidance or alter the expected rate hike at all, the Eur/Usd will move 100 pips in the middle of the night, followed by another day or two of continued movement. I have place entry orders to add to my position if the Eur/Usd climbs by more than about 60 pips and I have my stop placed to stop me on a drop of about 40 pips and a short sell down about 60 pips again. So I don't care which way it goes, I plan on making money either way. This could be another pivotal day for the dollar and define a pull back closer to 1.20 in the next month or a push to nearly 1.30.

Good luck and happy trading.

Blake Young
Random Acts of Forex

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

I'm tired

Call it fatigue or call it intuition. I am tightening all of my stops a little tighter than usual. Note the stops in some cases are within the range of the day instead of below the lows of the day. They are not too tight because I wouldn't want to get stopped out when these could continue to run. You will note that as of today our equity position is now up over 200% since March 23rd. I know this is very aggressive to state but I would like to see us reach 100% by May 23rd which would put us at 300% ytd/2 months. Here's hopeful thinking. The reality is I am on a hot run and enjoying every minute of it. We will see how long this lasts.

Happy Trading
Blake Young
Random Acts of Forex

Mid day update, stopped out on the Usd/Jpy

I didn't get a chance to post an update yesterday, but I did adjust my stops and got stopped out of the Usd/Jpy, which then continued its run. Here are the current positions as of about 12:15 est.

Someone asked him how I exit my trades, most of the trades I exit on the stop losses you see in the current positions graphic. If you want to see where I get stopped out, double click the image below and see where my stops are positioned. Every day I tighten these based on my assessment of the current situation, allowing my profits to run.

I will get another posting up in about 4-5 hours.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Running behind

Will be posting an update later tonight.  Sorry for the inconvenience.