It is Sunday again, so I’m taking some time to analyse the potential setups on forex pairs for the upcoming week. Last week was relatively quiet for me, with only 2 trades taken: the USDCAD long and a EURUSD short setup I discovered afterwards. The USDCAD trade ended up being just above break-even for me. Even though the pair closed the week higher, at some point it went against the rules of my trading plan so I exited my position. No harm done, there will always be other trades. The EURUSD short on the other hand went my way, and I ended up with a a nice profit for a R:R of 1:1.5. Overall another profitable week.
I exited all my positions on Thursday since I didn’t want to get whipped out due to the Jackson Hole summit, where the federal bankers of the world come together to discuss monetary policy. Of particular importance was the Fed chairwomen Yellen’s speech on Friday, so I wanted to be safe and not have any positions open. Markets did move a lot during her speech, so unless you’re a news trader (which is too risky for my liking), I suggest you always close or at least cover your positions before an important news event like this.
But now on to the upcoming week! August, the month that is dreaded by a lot of traders because of the reduced volume is finally on its last legs. I will be hesitant to enter any positions on Monday morning since I want to first see what the overall market sentiment is after the Jackson Hole events (which continued on Saturday as well). But nevertheless, here are the currency pair’s I’m keeping an eye on:
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