If there's one thing we know about consolidation is that "Consolidation Yields Patterns" And over the past few weeks this has been one of my favorite pairs to trade. I typically don't like the JPY but it's been a big help in pulling me out of some recent drawdowns.
As I noted in my WEEKEND REVIEW video today, I'm currently short on a completion at 118.65. this is still a tradeable pattern, but the risk/reward has become slightly less attractive due to the retest of the X leg. However, looking towards the future, IF price action does roll down in my favor THEN we're most likely to retest the previous structure lows once again. IF you're looking for an entry reason at that THEN look no further than the potential pattern that we have setting up.
I get asked a lot about where do stops go and I teach a handful of techniques to measure them. But in general I ALWAYS place my stop loss beyond structure and in the case of advanced patterns (Gartley's, Bat's & Cyphers) The "X" leg should always be a level of structure.
You can check out my latest video here, which breaks down a similar opportunity on the GBPJPY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGgLT0fBdjw&list=UUVveEks3MWZqOsvzTF_LGQg
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