UPDATE #1:TRADE: USDJPY: SELL@121.632 TP1 Hit (+118 pips)

FX_IDC:USDJPY   U.S. Dollar / Japanese Yen
The TP1 on this trade has been hit. This TP1 is for the crab pattern as well as the TP2. In my post about this trade, I had said that I am VERY BEARISH on this pair and that I am expecting a MUCH larger downtrend to be developing. This crab is only a part of that downtrend.

However, I am still going to be somewhat cautious and will take some profit off this trade by closing 50% of my positions and letting the other half ride down. If there is a retracemernt in this pair, I will be looking to add SHORT positions upon that retrace.

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I'm new at spotting harmonic patterns so may be I'm a little "naif" but a crab shouldn't have a B retracement of 0,382 - 0,618 (0.886 the deep version)?
Yes, crab's can have a B point retracement of the XA leg of .382-618. Bat's have a B point retracement of .382-.5. So understandably, many people get confused as to which pattern it should be because their B points are so similar. So when you see a possible pattern and it has a .382 retracement, the question is: which one do you use? The crab or the bat? Other people may have other answers but for me, it really depends a lot on the wave count I am seeing and which pattern "fits" better within that wave count. As you may know if you have been following me and my posts, my trading system is NOT a pure harmonics one. Harmonic patterns, though integral to my system, are not the main backbone. Wave counts are. Sorry, if I went a little off-topic on your question. Hope I answered it though.
Fabio.M EverythingForex
Thank you very much for the quick answer. I see, but what i meant is that in this case the B retracement is 0.733 which is a value that doesn't fit any pattern...
I think you are misunderstanding what it means when the B point fib value should be .382-.618 for the crab. Reason why you see .733 and it is still a crab is because when it says that the B point should be .382..618, that DOES NOT mean it needs to be BETWEEN .382-.618. The max value for the crab is .618. Yes. But that means anywhere between .618 and the next fib value that would define a different pattern (which would be .786 which would be the MINIMUM fib value for a butterfly pattern) will still be correct for a crab. To put it simply, a crab's B point is BETWEEN .382 to .786. Anything above .786 makes it a butterfly pattern. So same goes for the bat. It's B point value is BETWEEN .382 to .618. Anything from .618 and above will make it either a crab or butterfly.
Fabio.M EverythingForex
Thus I misunderstood Carney's book. You opened my mind. Thank You a lot. Good work.
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