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EURJPY: Consolidation Mode Part II

FX:EURJPY   Euro Fx/Japanese Yen
Well to say this has been a choppy week for the euro             pairs would be somewhat of an understatement. With the soap opera that is the Greek extension negotiations in full swing and news hitting the wires constantly. With the SNB rumoured to be intervening in the currency market again. And with the ECB minutes showing the consensus was that conducting QE             was the only option left on the table. The one thing stable for this pair is the BoJ holding course on its accommodative monetary stance.

With all of this going on in the background, the pair remained in consolidation mode for two weeks. Price has continued to swing around the key structure level at 135.14, giving both resistance and support to the PA several times as illustrated by the red circles in the chart. Linked under Related Ideas you will find the last trade idea on this pair, where a bullish Gartley played out profitably hitting both profit targets for a total distance of 167 pips. The above-mentioned key structure level played a big role in that trade.

Since consolidation provides a fertile ground for advanced price patterns, I scanned the chart again. We can see a bullish Bat pattern forming on the 30M timeframe, which I just placed on my watch list. It has only traveled 30% from C towards the potential reversal zone and still has some way to go. When defining the PRZ for a Bat pattern , we look at the projection of three harmonic levels. I: the 886 retracement of XA, II: an extended AB = CD pattern (in this case 1618             AB = CD) and III: a BC             expansion (in this case 2000 BC             ).

This defines a tight zone, 17 pips wide, represented by the orange lines in the chart. There is nothing imminent about this trade, but it’s an interesting trade candidate to keep an eye on based on if… then… reasoning. Should the price drop enough to eventually test the PRZ, stabilise and reverse convincingly, I would enter long. I am playing a pattern recognition probability game here and harmonics are a high probability reason to enter a trade. SL goes 10 pips behind the next support level. TP1 = 382 retracement of AD and TP2 = 618 retracement of AD.

There are 127 pips to be made (if this pair follows the script) and the trade has a reward – risk ratio of 3.4!

UPDATE 1: Price broke below and closed below both the key structure level at 135.14 and the B point. It´s now well on its way (65%) towards the potential reversal zone.

UPDATE 2: As you guys know, I don’t blindly enter at the D point, but I observe price action in the potential reversal zone. When the price reached this zone it tested it superficially, reversed a bit and then came back for a retest. On this retest it clearly overshot the zone so I did not enter any trade. That´s when a reversal kicked in and price shot up to pass the reversal zone to the upside. I entered long on this momentum . Price continued its way up, aided by the news that a deal has been reached between Greece and the Euro             group, hitting both profit targets for a total of 121 pips.
You don´t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows - B. Dylan
I love the way you describe the trades! Like reading a good book! "WIth the SNB rumoured"... "News hitting the wires constantly"
LOVE IT!

but well the harmonics are kicking ***** as welll :P
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JasperForex MOD Fib.The.Gentleman
2 years ago
Haha thank you. I just give a bit of background to the fundamentals. Glad you like it. Lets see if the pair follows the script again this time! May the pips be with you. I know you are killing it with oil lately. Good job!
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UPDATE: Price broke below and closed below both the key structure level at 135.14 and the B point. It´s now well on its way (65%) towards the potential reversal zone.
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nigwe
2 years ago
TP1 hit, gunning for TP2. Great job as usual.
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nigwe nigwe
2 years ago
TP2 overtaken. 160pips locked in. Kudos, Jasper!
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JasperForex MOD nigwe
2 years ago
I see that again you managed to get more pips than I did myself. Maybe I should let you manage my trade setups from now on lolol.
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nigwe JasperForex
2 years ago
Hahahaha....Really wish I were that good. We'll keep learning from you pros. Thanks again.
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JasperForex MOD nigwe
2 years ago
As much as I appreciate reading this, you give e a little too much credit now. I am not a “pro” in the sense that I live of my trading or manage other people’s money. But I enjoy trading a lot and I give it all I have. And if my contributions are instructive to others or help them make some pips, I am happy for it.
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nigwe JasperForex
2 years ago
You don't have to be a guru trader to deserve some credit. Even though I have my trading style and methodology, I personally love your trading approach, so also your many educative insights on market movements and socioeconomic issues that affect FX trading. All of that are quite helpful. Knowledge is nearly useless when it's not shared. So, whatever information you share here is appreciated, no matter how little its use. I'm sure I speak the minds of most of your followers and house mates.
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JasperForex MOD nigwe
2 years ago
Good to hear that, congratulations!
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UPDATE 2: As you guys know, I don’t blindly enter at the D point, but I observe price action in the potential reversal zone. When the price reached this zone it tested it superficially, reversed a bit and then came back for a retest. On this retest it clearly overshot the zone so I did not enter any trade. That´s when a reversal kicked in and price shot up to pass the reversal zone to the upside. I entered long on this momentum. Price continued its way up, aided by the news that a deal has been reached between Greece and the Euro group, hitting both profit targets for a total of 121 pips.
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