TRADE: GBPUSD: SELL@1.54810 Expanding Triangle Complete

FX:GBPUSD   British Pound / U.S. Dollar
1432 5 30
First, her's the DAILY chart I posted yesterday that better shows the overall picture of what I am working off of:

Though I am taking this trade, I have to say that there is a still a 50-50 chance that prices may still head higher before dropping as E waves in expanding triangles have a tendency to do. There is also that POTENTIAL bat that is looking overhead as well although it does not mean that prices need to fill it.

In any case, I am taking this trade due to the very, very good risk:reward it has. With this entry and the SL I would use, it represents an almost 14:1 R:R! If it goes as far as I'm targeting anyway.

But the reason I am taking this trade is because prices have completed the before-mentioned expanding triangle pattern AND have also reached the upper TL of a large ending descending diagonal pattern. Combined with my expected wave count that shows a move down is imminent, this trade makes sense.


Stops will go above the recent highs. If the trade gets taken out, then I would look to the bat completion for another possible SHORT entry. But one thing at a time. My target is the completion of the LONG STANDING bat (blue) that is STILL VALID. That bat's completion would also be at the completion of the large ED pattern. From there, i will be looking for a VERY, VERY large move up!

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i think its soon to sell, it has room to go upside and maybe on 1.5600 - 1.5642 zone reverse
With regards to your 240 min chart - your expanding triangle looks alot more like a zig-zag. Remember, a triangle cannot have 5 waves in any of its legs. Please recheck the definition of a zigzag vs a triangle. To re-label it as a zigzg, I would re-label the abc part as "A"; the d= "B"; and, the e would be a 5 wave up C. If you use a fib expansion tool, the top comes out at a 100% which makes the whole thing sing.

Watch that the zigzag described above doesn't turn into something larger to the upside that may alter your longer term chart forecast. With that said, its great that you are playing the short term chart off of the longer daily, especially at the 1/4 time ratio.
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