UPDATE #2: EURUSD Bullish Crab Pattern - A Case To Go LONG

FX:EURUSD   Euro Fx/U.S. Dollar
Updating my post on this last week on the bullish crab long scenario, with the Greek referendum over and the subsequent volatility and gap downs, the market failed to take out the crab pattern and this is still a valid pattern. In my analysis, I detailed the case for a long on this pair with another possible leg up left to go on the bearish flag pattern seen on the Daily/Monthly TFs. (see "Related Ideas: EURUSD: Top Down In-Depth Analysis - Bull BAT and CRAB Pattern")


We reached target 1 on this crab pattern easily for a quick profit of +206 pips last week. Since then, prices had declined back down into the PRZ. However, prices did not break/close through it and the pattern is still valid. You can also see on my chart where I show that this crab pattern has strong confluence with several other factors that would also suggest a long position is warranted:

1. The rising wedge/pennant pattern that had formed was broken to the downside thus filling the BAT pattern . The profit target for the wedge/pennant was reached within the PRZ of the BAT pattern (red dashed line)
2. The wedge/pennant also contained a Wolfe Wave and the profit line projection for the Wolfe Wave also had confluence with the completion of the BAT pattern .
3. The BAT pattern also is at the bottom trend line of the larger bearish flag pattern.


Though I don't use fundamentals to determine a trade, I do pay attention as they do have relevance. With the Greek referendum over and Greece voting "No" to more austerity measures, the market has already priced in the result with the gap down on this week's opening. In fact, today's gap down was much more mild than expected given the huge build-up leading up the vote and anticipation of the market reaction. Ministers of the EZ will get together and now decide what to do. The vote does not mean an imminent "Grexit" with some members of the EZ vowing to not let Greece exit and will do whatever it takes to help resolve the crisis. If an acceptable solution is agreed upon and formally accepted by Greece, then the euro             will react accordingly and might see a large jump up this week or next. Personally, I would expect some sort of "debt relief" package forthcoming with news announcements causing some positive market reactions.

I took profit on the the target 1 and banked those pips closing out 50% of my position. I have now taken another position LONG hoping to reach target 2 along with holding the 50% of the original position. Upon reaching target 2, I will take 50% of the second position and then hold remaining positions LONG for further upside.
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