May 29 – June 3
AUDJPY – Once price broke the trendline with a solid bull candlestick, the four hour chart came into play. Momentum out of a slight consolidation was a buy on May 31. Price ran 212 pips to highs.
EURUSD – Short played out for 100 pips downside before a rally.
GBPCAD – Short was a great setup that fell for 328 using a break on May 24 low as entry.
GBPNZD – Downside continued
USDJPY – Simple trigger of break of highs on the four hour chart for a 339 pip run.
142 pips potential last week with too much ranging price action. Tough conditions the last little while and this recent rally has traders unsure if it is a recovery or a short lived bounce in the overall market. We need to see sustained trending movements to get some decent price action that screams for attention.
May 22 – May 27
AUDUSD – Price continued to rally
EURAUD – Price ranged
EURCHF – Price ranged
GBPUSD – Break to the upside for 142 pips potential
USDCHF – Price didn’t rally for a short
The world is still in turmoil but you can still make money trading. Although 190 pips potential last week doesn’t seem like a lot, remember that position sizing is what it’s all about. Find a setup, have an entry trigger, and enter a trade. Too many may see some setup but have not defined what their entry trigger is. This is a good article about ways to enter a trade.
Far too many currency pairs are not showing good price action on the daily chart. They’ve not for a while. You can do a few things including looking at weekly chart or lower time frame intra-day trading. For me, I will stick with my daily chart and continue to take trades that fit my criteria and follow my management protocols. Consider doing the same.
May 15 – May 20
AUDJPY – No upside trade
EURAUD – Got our pullback but not entry to the upside
EURCHF – A short lived long off the break of an inside bar for 58 pips. However, this move higher from the lows of March was actually a higher time frame complex correction. Once price failed to make new highs, short below a break of May 12 low for 132 potential.
EURGBP – Price broke down
622 pips potential last week with AUDJPY showing a perfect bear flag formation. Flags are one of my favorite chart patterns to trade. This week we have some decent pullbacks shaping up but in the markets of today, anything is possible. Be a risk manager first, take the easy profits, and don’t try to be a hero.
May 8 – May 13
AUDJPY – Perfect bear flag and potential 468 pips to the downside.
BTCUSD – Continued to decline
EURCHF – The chart shown was the weekly chart and price rallied into our zone. 67 pip breakdown
EURUSD – Price continued to the downside
GBPJPY- Price broke support
USDCAD – As written, this was a resistance zone in a range and price rejected for 87 pips
USDJPY – Price failed to rally
Markets across the board are not in great shape but last week still had potential of 558 pips. With so much uncertainty and central banks playing with interest rates (one of the drivers of the currency markets), we don’t expect trade opportunities to be a large amount. Added Bitcoin this week which is at a point for a short term long trade. As always, respect your stop loss and don’t be afraid to cut your trade if momentum steps in against your position.
May 1 – May 6
AUDJPY – Price formed a complex correction during the week.
EURAUD – Was looking for an upside break that didn’t come. Price far too erratic
EURJPY – Price formed a trading range
GBPJPY – Price dropped 197 pips after the pullback
GBPNZD – While this chart initially set up for a long trade, the failure test of the highs was an entry short for 361 pips to lows
While the overall markets are in turmoil, our setups from last week did well. 979 pips potential last week but of course you would not get all of those. When you have multiple setups with the same currency, you have to determine which one you want to trade. Using the average true range can help you narrow down which pair has the most potential for bigger gains.
Thanks for the setups.
BTCUSD has a bear flag that got broken last week. My final target is 12k.
Certainly not a far fetched outcome for Bitcoin. While I don’t usually make projections, 12-17K is doable.
Watch out for inverse H&S on GBPAUD. This pair may be reversing here.
Signals 16-21 January, please explain the following:
AUDJPY on the monthly timeframe is in downtrend, making lower highs. On the weekly timeframe, it makes double top. On the daily timeframe, if you draw a trendline joining the lows of 3 December, 20 December and 10 January, it has just break the trendline. What are your criteria to look for upside?
I submit that the monthly has been moving higher off the lows of March 2020 and is putting in higher highs and lows with over a 2000 pip run. I also submit that the monthly is a range at highs.
I don’t consider monthly outside of structures…such as the consolidation.
The weekly double top has done it’s job. I’d have been more impressed with the double top if there was an actual momentum break of highs and immediate rejection. If that had occurred, we may have seen a true down trend form. I see more the weekly forming a triangle.
If I were a weekly chart trader, I would have shorted the recent rally due to the strong move to the downside.
Daily. My trendlines rules don’t just connect any high or low. I have to be able to connect the last low into a high for a valid uptrend line. Your trend line, for me, is not valid.
Because your trend line is not valid for me, this recent move was, at first, the making of a complex correction. However, once price started basing on support, that is bearish. The momentum move down on the last day of the week, confirmed the break.
I am a swing trader. While I take the trend into consideration, I have other price action and structures I concern myself with. I know my time frame. I can easily trade a bull flag on a daily during a down trend on the weekly. It’s paid off extremely well over the years not only in FX and Crypto, but also stocks. I don’t trade futures much anymore.
How is audjpy in a downtrend on Monthly. It is a clear uptrend having broken all kinds of previous highs.
EURGBP longs will not be ready until the price takes out the Double Bottom it established in 2020. Once that is done, it will be a great trade for the year, all the way to 0.90
I see where you are going with that. Take out the potential support, reverse, and look to trap shorts who must reverse. What you trade in time frame dependent. Most certainly as a swing trader there were clear opportunities to buy. Keep in mind the currencies are driven by different factors that have a greater effect on sustained price moves than standard technical analysis.
Well, as I had pointed out eurgbp did take out that DB. But euro is still very weak bcos of the war. I will wait until the war situation cools down and then look for setups in euro to buy
Yes. One look at the Euro futures and it’s easy to see how weak the Euro is.
By the same token, the Yen futures is also weak.
Depending on your time horizon, playing long in a EUR cross can work.
Traders just have to ensure they have a trade manage plan or they can get eaten up.
Is basing at highs or lows essentially a flag pattern, traded in the usual manner? Fantastic content all round, thank you for your efforts!
Appreciate it Ben.
Basing would generally mean a horizontal range but they take many forms. Patterns are rarely perfect and I find the uglier it is, the better it can trade.
The basing can have you enter a position before breaks that will lure in other traders. Failure test of the lows of the base, a break of a previous candle high, can be entries. I also don’t look for a perfect entry location. As long as I have direction right and use smart stops, I don’t have to pick the top or bottom.
That said, basing, flags, etc, I will generally call all of them a consolidation for simplicity sake.
Hi. For wk 10th Oct, you mentioned that you traded inside bar set ups for CAD/JPY and CHF/JPY for very good pip gains. I’m learning so would really appreciate it if you could confirm the date and timeframe, which these occurred please.
I don’t have the time to go back over old charts however any time frame entry other than the daily, will be the four hour chart. Inside bars are obvious.
Keep in mind that all you have with an inside bar, is a lower time frame consolidation. You can play the break of the inside bar OR head to a lower time frame to see the consolidation.
I just discovered this website. Do you typically send out alerts of when you enter these given trades?
Thanks for coming by. The only time I update is on the weekend. Every trader will have their own way of triggering into the trades. As you go through the history of this section, you will read about the few triggers that are used. This was never about having a trade alert service.
Thank you so much i find it promising since
It provides the signals with educational touches.
So clever idea and productive
Keep it up you deserve all support
Thanks for all the information you provide.
I started trading in May this year. Am only on a demo account for the time being. I have learnt alot from Youtube etc and think that I have a gresp of the basics.
I started off alright but now I am making the wrong decisions, and am finding it increasingly difficult to read the charts. It’s all becoming a nightmare.
Any advice would be most welcome.
Thanks so much ❤️❤️📈📈
This is absolutely wonderful
Hi SD.. I’m Bkay, thank you so much for the information you share with us new traders, highly appreciated…I was wondering as a price action trader, what timeframes do I have to use to check for reversal candlestick patterns?
Thanks for the words. All timeframes are important depending on your style. For me, daily charts, four hour charts, and a bigger picture weekly/monthly are used.
Many thanks for replying and I would just like to add that for someone who is 53 years old…..starting out all over again I wanted to say thankyou for the amount of information you have provided for the likes of me who are just starting out.
Good luck to you and all that follow your trade setups as for me I am going to be practicing until I know, understand the tools I will be using (including charting software), and develop my edge as a PA trader.
Hey Jay. You are welcome. Take your time, understand why I choose these setups and the trade triggers.
Is there a way that the charts with recommendations can be enlarged or blown larger so that the level numbers are visible clearly. Thank you. Mohann
You don’t need the exact price point. Just find the location on the chart and draw a box. You used to be able to click on the image and get the larger….but a few sites were using my images on their sites. I disabled that function.
Thank you for your analysis.
I have been following your trade set ups. To be honest, I like your approach which has taught me alot in this market. Great work
Glad to read that John. What’s great about the setups I pick and the trade triggers on the lower time frames, there’s usually a trade that works (even a little) or a trade that never triggers. Really helps win loss rate which, although not the only measure of success, it’s a good starting point.
I hope I find you well.
I can now easily find the triggers and trade successfully.
Now, I want to spot the setups for the coming week on my own and compare what I have with yours.
Can you tell me what should I look for or how should I go about it.
Your help in this regard will be much appreciated.
Hey Shingi. Glad to see that finding the triggers has become easier. You probably have about 3 you can use on the lower time frame trigger chart – trend line breaks, breakouts, failed tests of lows/highs. If you go back over all he setup charts, you will start to see a theme as to why I pick the ones that I do. Much better way to “get it” as opposed to me explaining it
Really nice content. I’m learning a lot on how to get in to the markets at the right levels. Cheers.
Hi SD, do you have a social media platform where you traders signals so I that I can know exactly when to take a trade. Thanks
And great work, you’re the best at what you do
Hey David. Thanks for the words. No, I don’t use social media. Weird, I know! Your goal should be to find trade triggers that work for you. So many ways to do that – indicator, reversal candle, breakouts on lower time frames, trend line breaks……..
Hi SD, I took a 2/1 profit on NZDJPY thanks for that and look forward to the coming weeks setups
Great work Oliver.
Please,I need some of the indicators that you mentioned in ur scalping trading strategy.
kindly help on how to get them.Because it’s not in the indicators list on my MT4 platform.
You are going to have to search for them. I don’t use MT4 but I am sure they are coded somewhere. Google, can be your friend: https://www.best-metatrader-indicators.com/super-trend/
Hi, I’m a newbie. Which charting software do you use or would recommend
I use Tradingview for all my charts. There is a free version but since I trade stocks and futures as well, I use the pro plan and data add-ons.
Hi SD – Happy New year!!
How did last week’s setups do?