Star Wars: Jedi Lessons On Making Money With Trading (based on the article)
Ignore the Special Effects, What’s the Story?"Translated from George Lucasspeak, this means you have to ignore short-term events and focus on the big picture." Know the Dark Side of the Force."Know what kind of risk you can tolerate and how much money you can afford to lose given your age."Reconsider Retirement. "If you enjoy work, this is a no-brainer. There’s no rule that says you have to leave the workforce at a certain age."Keep Developing Your Inner Force. "Every Jedi Knight knows that you have to keep working on your skills to become stronger and wiser. That means continuing your education and engaging in lifelong learning."The Biggest Advantage is the Least Glamorous."The characters who survive do so through pluck, resilience and smarts. They figure out a way to beat the nasty armies who are better equipped and more numerous. That means thinking outside of the box. What do you need to do to survive? Start a new business? Acquire a new skill? Change careers? You can start your transformation by looking at the industry you’re in: What direction is it going in? Are you going to wait around for a layoff or do something differently."
Initial Rate Hikes Seldom Prove Toxic To Stocks (based on the article)
"Chair Yellen announced that, for the first time in seven years, easy
money will become slightly less easy. The target rate will be set at
between 0.25 and 0.50 percent, which doesn’t sound like much, but it’s
important. Plus, this comes at a time when fellow industrialized nations
and economic areas around the globe are considering further monetary
"The question on investors’ minds, though, is what effect they might have
on their investments. To answer this, CLSA analyzed what happened to
the U.S. dollar and stocks in the S&P 500 Index 60 trading days
before and after the initial rate hike in past cycles and then
calculated the averages. It’s important to keep in mind that, aside from
rising interest rates, a multitude of unique factors—from geopolitics
to economic conditions to the weather—played roles in influencing the
outcomes. Nevertheless, CLSA’s research is instructive."
EURUSD Price Action Analysis - bearish ranging below key reversal Fibo resistance level (adapted from the article)
D1 price is located below 200 day SMA
(200 SMA) and 100 day SMA (100 SMA) for the primary bearish market condition with the ranging near the border between the primary bearish and the primary bullish trend on the chart.
If the price will break 50.0% Fibo support level at 1.0791 so the primary bearish trend will be continuing with Fibo support level at 1.0520 as the next bearish target. If the price will break Fibo resistance level at 1.1059 from below to above on close daily bar so the reversal of the price movement from the primary bearish to the primary bullish market condition will be started. If not so the price will be ranging within the levels.
EUR/USD Intra-Day Fundamentals - Gross Domestic Product and 12 pips range price movement
2015-12-22 13:30 GMT | [USD - GDP]
if actual > forecast (or previous one) = good for currency (for USD in our case)
[USD - GDP] = Annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all goods and services produced by the economy. It's the broadest measure of economic activity and the primary gauge of the economy's health.
"Real gross domestic product -- the value of the goods and services produced by the nation's economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2015, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 3.9 percent."
EURUSD M5: 12 pips range price movement by USD - GDP news event :
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How to Trade Gold Yearly Pivot Points (adapted from dailyfx article)
Gold 2013 Yearly Pivots :
The sudden and severe $141/oz. drop in gold in the beginning of 2013
caught many gold traders off guard. However, traders who watched gold
yearly pivots knew ahead of time that a close below the central pivot
(P) at $1661.75/oz.
Notice in the chart above how price hugged the central pivot red line.
The close below the yearly central pivot marked the beginning of a
year-long decline to 3-year lows.
Even after reaching a low of 1208, the subsequent gold rally in July was
stopped dead in its tracks at the S2 yearly pivot at $1392.79/oz. Gold
went on to make the low of the year at 1179.86. Yearly pivots were
useful for determining the beginning of the decline as well as locating
areas to re-enter or add more to a position. You may now be wondering
what the 2014 yearly pivots have in store for gold.
Gold 2014 Yearly Pivots :
Gold Yearly Pivot Trading Plan
Gold starts 2014 higher than where it left off in 2013. Crossing above
the psychologically important $1300 level, gold is a long way from the
lofty highs in the $1900 area. The first major yearly pivot hurdle is
just $40.00 away at the central yearly pivot at 1360.82. This was also
the highs of October 2013. Pivot points often act as magnets “pulling”
price up or down to the nearest pivot.
The current weekly Japanese candlestick pattern is an indecision
doji/spinning top. This gives us a “fork in the road” or decision point;
price could break higher or lower from this point and continue to trend
in the breakout direction. A new candle is due out next Monday and if
it can break above the 1332 high of the doji candle could lead to an
explosive move toward the R1 pivot and beyond. Moves above the central
pivot are regarded as bullish.
On the other hand, a break below 1307.26 low of the weekly doji candle
opens move toward the lows of 2013 in the 1186 area and a test of the S1
yearly pivot at 1024.25. Remember that yearly pivots represent
potential support and resistance. Using the pivot point calculation on
the high low and close of 2013, these levels can be created. Yearly
pivot levels can help traders determine price targets for taking profit
as well as entry and stop areas.
GBP/USD in downtrend towards 1.45; EUR/USD is targeting at at 1.0960/80 (adapted from the article)
Societe Generale found Head & Shoulders pattern for EUR/USD and GBP/USD:
EUR/USD. Bearish ranging on the bullish reversal. The price is located near and below 100-day SMA and 200-day SMA for the ranging within the following key reversal support/resistance levels:
Bearish triangle pattern was formed by the price to be broken for the bearish condition, and RSI indicator is estimating the ranging condition to be continuing.
If the price breaks 1.0802
support level so the primary bearish will be continuing.If the price breaks 1.1059
resistance level so the price will be started to be reversed from the
primary bearish to the primary bullish condition.If not so the price will be ranging within the levels.
GBP/USD. Bearish breakdown. The price is
on primary bearish market condition to be located far below 100-day SMA and 200-day SMA
within the following key reversal support/resistance levels:
Descending triangle pattern was formed by the price to be broken for the bearish trend to be continuing, and RSI indicator is estimating the ranging bearish condition by direction.
If the price breaks 1.4805
support level so the primary bearish will be continuing up to 1.4565 level as the target.If the price breaks 1.5239
resistance level so the bullish reversal will be started.If not so the price will be ranging within the levels.
USD/CAD Intra-Day Analysis - Canada GDP and and ranging on the bearish reversal
2015-12-18 13:30 GMT | [CAD - Gross Domestic Product]
if actual > forecast (or previous one) = good for currency (for CAD in our case)
[CAD - Gross Domestic Product] = Change in the inflation-adjusted value of all goods and services produced by the economy. It's the broadest measure of economic activity and the primary gauge of the economy's health.
is ranging around SMA with period 100 (100-SMA) and SMA with the period
200 (200-SMA) waiting to break the levels for direction.
Targets for GBP/USD, USD/JPY and EUR/USD in 2016? - Deutsche Bank (based on the article)
EUR/USD:"2016 year-end forecasts have changed slightly, while end-2017 forecasts are largely unchanged. EUR/USD is now forecast at 0.95 at the end of 2016, up from our original 0.90 forecast."
USD/JPY:"The yen will outperform almost all other currencies barring the USD in 2016, with a USD/JPY peak just shy of Y130."
GBP/USD:"In 2016/7, Cable is expected to test and likely break the 1.35 – 1.40 bottom end of the range that has prevailed for 30 years."
Trade Review with Tillie Allison (based on the article)
As the Year comes to a close, Merlin welcomes Tillie Allison to the show
to talk about her quarterly and annual trade review. The duo also
answer listener questions on stop losses using options and intricacies
of looking at Level II to help gauge price movement and liquidity.
2015-12-25 05:00 GMT | [JPY - Bank of Japan Core CPI]
[JPY - Bank of Japan Core CPI] = Change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers, excluding food and energy. Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation
is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the
central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation