On the weekly chart, the green arrow shows where I bought, the red where I sold. Let me explain the trade.
After a strong rise following the coup attempt, USDTRY made a false breakout above 3.07, and formed a triple top with a divergence. If I want to buy after a triple top, hoping for a continuation of the uptrend, I do one of two things : either buy when price reaches weekly value, or buy after a rejection of the . In this case, I went for the first option.
Looking at the , I bought when I saw a candle, while price was still at value on the weekly chart. I had, as always a soft stop. The fundamentals were strongly pointing to more downside for the Turkish Lira.
After a couple weeks of sideways action, I decided to sell my position on a candle accelerating below daily value. This was a stupid emotional decision because :
Price was still at value on the weekly chart(the reason I bought this pair in the first place).
Although the impulse was red on both the daily and weekly charts, the week was far from over (and indeed the impulse closed blue that week, after 4 weeks of red impulse).
Price didn't even reach the swing low at 2.915.
I had a soft stop on this, which by definition implies that I should be able to sustain a bigger fall below the swing low of my trade.
As I said above, fundamentals were in line for further depreciation of the Lira.
It was pretty logical to be long this pair, because after a surge due to the coup, prices slowly corrected in an abc type correction (although I never trade abc corrections, I like to watch out for them because indeed many corrections turn out the exact way this pattern suggests).
A few days later after closing my position, I remember thinking that I've made a mistake. Did I have the courage to get back in? No. What happened? More than 15% to the upside.