GBPJPY: A Look Ahead (Day4) Euro was boring, but this pair isn't

FX:GBPJPY   British Pound / Japanese Yen
I was supposed to be following the EURUSD this entire week, but if you look at the chart there is just absolutely nothing new going on. So instead of giving you a chart that simply read “see yesterday’s post” I thought I’d look at another pair that has been on my radar.

One of my clients and I were discussing the situation on GBPJPY last night looking for a potential bullish entry based on the retest of the structure lows. Well instead of holding those lows with say a double bottom , we broke through to the downside causing me to flip my entire analysis. With the lower low, lower close, the question that I’m no asking myself is how can I get short?

There were a few chances over the London session and another this morning but, with all of the Greece back and forth going on, I didn’t want to hop on too aggressively on the news based spike. What I’m looking for is a push back into our previous outside return, that way I can give myself the opportunity to potentially gain massive reward without a lot of risk. Just in case I have to be wrong once or twice before nailing it (not necessarily for this trade, but in general those are the benefits of having a good risk to reward ratio).

This is a pure trend continuation/trend following trade (depending on you as a trader) which has a massive downside. Our next major structure level on this pair doesn’t come until a little under 190’s. I would expect a few road blocks on the way around the 193 and 192 even handles, but when was following a trend ever that easy (one of the reason I’m not a trend following trader).

So I’ll be keeping a close eye on this intraday in the Live trading Room and see if I can find a way in. if I do I’ll certainly share it with you when tonight’s Weekly Video comes out (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...), but until then I’d like to leave you with this quote that I used in yesterday’s blog post. http://tradeempowered.com/a-give-take-ga...

“Perhaps the most important rule is to hold on to your winners and cut your losers. Both are equally important. If you don’t stay with your winners, you are not going to be able to pay for the losers. You also have to follow your own light. Because I have so many friends who are talented traders, I often have to remind myself that if I try to trade their way, or on their ideas, I am going to lose. Every trader has strengths and weaknesses. Some are good holders of winners, but may hold their losers a little too long. Others may cut their winners a little short, but are quick to take their losses. As long as you stick to your own style, you get the good and bad in your own approach. When you try to incorporate someone else’s style, you often wind up with the worst of both styles. I’ve done that a lot.” –Michael Marcus

Akil Stokes
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Appreciate your efforts Akil, learning heaps.
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Akil I am digging the quote! I am looking for intraday short entry on GBPUSD also! Thanks!
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Nice and simple analysis Akil, Thank you for sharing the quote. It's a good reminder to stick with what works for you :)
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I agree with you Akil, i'm in.
iznogood iznogood
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I'm looking at those exact same levels. We've got a very strong GBP but every pair needs some relief so that the big boys can reload
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J_Graystone Akil_Stokes
GDP Comes out too in an hour with poor forecast.
Akil_Stokes J_Graystone
GDP for what? Where are you seeing this at?
J_Graystone Akil_Stokes
Sorry! I meant unemployment claims!! USD
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Akil_Stokes J_Graystone
Ahh I see
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