Thursday, September 1, 2016

Elliott Wave Forex Signals - Closed GBPJPY Long at 528 Pip Profit

The stock market is just a mess of low volatility and general apathy.  I do not want to read too much into the waves or price action with this kind of movement.  The summertime lull of trading officially ends after Labor Day so I expect some solid moves to reprice the market to appropriate levels in the days/weeks following Labor Day.  So some good moves should occur as September gets underway.  Until then, I am focusing on my options trades and the forex trades I detail below.


GBPJPY Long

The British pound took off just like I projected, and the GBPJPY and GBPNZD were nice mediums to use to take advantage of this rise.  I entered the GBPJPY at 131.72, and it is sitting at 137.00 right now, and since I'm still long the GBPNZD I want to close the GBPJPY now to lock in profits.  The GBPJPY has outperformed the GBPNZD so far, and it is at the 23% Fibonacci retracement level, so it's possible it will take a pause here and let the GBPNZD catch up a bit.  Here is the result:

GBPJPY entry at 131.72 and close at 137.00 for 528 pip profit.


GBPNZD Chart

Speaking of the GBPNZD.... the rally is a complete mess, but is trending upward and still has room to move.  Fibonacci targets of resistance are at 1.83940 and 1.8549, although I still see hitting the 1.8600 - 1.8700 range before considering a top.  I entered long on this trade at 1.8061 and it is currently at 1.8216 so I'm at a respectable 155 pip profit, but don't want this to turn into a losing trade, especially after a nice profit on the GBPJPY.  So I'm moving my stop loss here to breakeven:

GBPNZD entry at 1.8061, moving a stop to breakeven at 1.8061

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PREVIOUS POST WITH ORIGINAL TRADE SETUP

British Pound - GBPJPY

British Pound - GBPNZD

The British pound has been getting pounded since Brexit but a bottom has been formed and a sharp rally is near. I have two confirmed buy signals on the daily charts, so a big trade is in order. The pairs with confirmed buy signals are the GBPJPY and the GBPNZD.

GBPJPY entry at 131.72 with profit target of 139.00
GBPNZD entry at 1.8061 with profit target of 1.8800

I only have catastrophic stop losses in for both as I want it to have room to run for the next few days or weeks without constantly getting stopped out from over-trading and overthinking the move higher.


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2 comments:

OLATUNBOSUN OYEWOLE said...

You said:
"I only have catastrophic stop losses in for both as I want it to have room to run for the next few days or weeks without constantly getting stopped out from over-trading and overthinking the move higher."
Why is it that most elliot wave traders don`t pay much attention to the use of stop losses? I have been following elliot wave analysts and coaches since 2007. I notice they hardly use stop losses.Can you please tell me why.Thanks.

Bosun
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Todd said...

Bosun,

I would say that it simply depends on the specific trade which will determine whether using stop losses are viable. My signals usually generate to identify the conclusion of a strong 3rd wave, and I trade the resultant 4th wave. This is very risky, and most wavers wouldn't do this. But this is my niche area. Because of that, I used stop losses all the time and would get whipsawed out of the market right before the trade moves in my favor. So I take on a small position, and only use a catastrophic stop loss to allow the trade to work so that brokers who "stop hunt", widen spreads, etc. to knock people out of trades cannot take me out.

On the other hand, if your trading the end of a wave 2, you should use a stop loss just beyond the start of wave 1 since that would invalidate the wave count. Same with trading the end of a 4th wave, you should have a stop just above the end of wave 1, because that would invalidate the count.

So it depends on how you're trading the setup and the wave count. I hope that answers your question.

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