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# USD/JPY - 2618 Trade Explained

FX:USDJPY   U.S. Dollar / Japanese Yen
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USD/JPY - H1 - 2618 Trade Explained

Having had a double top and now approaching a retracement back into the 61.8% Fib level, we can now look for reasons to short the USD.

Unlike patterns we can't just place BUY or SELL orders in advanced             .
Once we have completed the rules of engagement below, we are looking for confluence within a certain area that all coincide.
This in the long term will give us a better success rate.

Rules Of Engagement 2618
- Double Top
- Break below Neckline / Support
- 0.618% Fibonacci retracement
- Stop loss above double top
- Target 1 at 38.2% Fibonacci
- Target 2 at 61.8% Fibonacci

Good luck.
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Interesting setup, I've seen it mentioned a few times in the chat and have always wondered about it as its new to me.
One thing that isn't defined is at what point of the retracement of the dbl top extension does the 2618 setup become invalidated?
In this USDJPY example the retracement goes beyond the 61.8 (closer to 78.6) would the setup still be valid?
chuck.soros
I think it becomes invalid when the price goes below the initial retracement before hitting the 0,618 or when it goes above the double top ( in this case it probably hits your stop)
chuck.soros
Technically speaking, the 2618 is not INVALID until we see a break of the double top.
Once we see a double top and a break of the neckline, we always then look for that .618% retracement, once that occurs it is then a valid 2618. Aslong as that retracement does not surpass the double top we are still valid.
Can you tell me what you mean by target 1 at 38,2 fibonacci and target 2 at 61,8% fibonacci? Don't you mean target one is retest of structure ( the 0,618 retracement)) and target 2 the 1,272 fib extension?
gytn25
Of course, I will quickly draw on a chart to demonstrate for you.
gytn25

I hope this helps a little more on taking targets. this is the same method i use for all my trades not just the 2618.
Anymore questions just shoot me a message.
TomHall

But don't you create a rather big inverted risk reward then?
gytn25
I tried to make it clear above that there are a couple of factors.
we are looking for confluence within a certain area that all coincide, so just because it hits the .618% doesn't mean we will short straight away.
I then look for other confluence e.g fib levels, ABCD, Gartley and Bat patterns, RSI divergence, Doji candle ect, so i am looking for other reason to short.
Historically this is a winning strategy, again depending on money management, discipline and a couple of other factors.
I do hope this helps a little more.
TomHall
okay, I understand, so you use the 2618 is more like an indicator?
gytn25
That's correct it more of a signal to say okay we now have a 2618 setup where do we now look to get long or short.
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