Well if trading through yesterday (with hopes of seeing much for profits) wasn’t “pain in the ass enough” – we’ve now got the “every so significant” U.S data out at 8:30 here Thursday morning.
Sure we saw the U.S Dollar “finally pop” late last night as expected, and yes the trades in EUR,GBP, as well CHF and even NZD all came away fine,but depending on exactly “when” you entered and what kind of position size you had in each – a little strength in AUD and you’d likely of just broken even.
I jumped around like a mad man well into the night, grabbing a piddly 2% and frankly – am not impressed. The forex market is an absolute mess at the moment, with charts looking more like “abstract works of art” – from a classroom full of pre schoolers.
It’s an absolute mess out there, and I can’t really imagine this mornings ” artificial employment data” helping much. We get to hear “once again” some ridiculous number reflecting “improvement”…he.he..he… have you seen what’s happened to the participation rate? Now hovering around the lowest levels since 1978?
Have a look:
“Real employment” – sadly on a steady decline, as more and more people are simply “giving up” and not even bothering to “look” for a new job.
How is “this data” being incorporated into the weekly “employment figures” that are supposedly showing an improvement?
News flash – it’s not.
I’ve held a couple, and taken profits on a couple. I’ve re entered a couple and I’m in the red on a couple. The US Dollar most certainly “moved higher” so I hope you all caught some of that, with the biggest gains seen vs the Euro, Pound and Suisse, but in all – the cross winds across multiple currency pairs has chopped / flopped me around pretty good. I’ll see what comes of today, and will likely consider “closing up shop” early as…..staring at this for more that 18 hours in a row can be very hazardous to both your health, and you account!