Sitting through an additional 4 or 5 full days holding a couple of small “long USD” trades, I’ve made the move here in the early morning to not only add to these – but pick up a few more.
Currently I’m holding:
long USD/CAD, as well short NZD/USD and AUD/USD
I’ve also added a small “face ripper position” in long EUR/NZD ( however bizarre you may think that is) at 164.83
I’m holding tight for the EU type currencies ( EUR; GBP and CHF ) as I’d like to see a more “convincing” move but both GBP and EUR are starting to show signs of exhaustion.
As well nearly ALL the JPY pairs are currently sitting at levels where a decent short position “could” be initiated but I’m still going to “tread lightly here” as these trades would suggest a further “risk off move”……and we know how that goes here as of late. The U.S Dollar looks painfully close to making a turn, but again we’ve got “Thursday” ahead – so in all honesty, not looking for too much action here today.
I’ve had little to say as of late, as I’ve not been actively trading but (as it’s my mandate) I must continue to push for profits as I go through alot of bamboo chutes, and of course don’t mind a good cold beer on the beach once in a while.
and ,, what do you expect from the FOMC ?
Which time frame
Good call on USD/CAD, going up in spite of US numbers…..since tapering red numbers ONLY.
…didn’t noticed bad CAD data…that explains the green candle.
Thank you USD/CAD – for restoring my faith in what the hell is going on out there!
These are the kind of entries we are “used to getting”.
Wow, USD/CAD blastoff! I’m taking some off the table to be safe (before FOMC minutes).
It’s about time no?
Damn thing…..all of it – yet again just sitting there today.
Ya a quick 100 pips in USD/CAD worth taking off the table for sure.
USD finding i’ts footing here but then of course……FOMC.
As it stands, I dont “expect” much in the language to change anything, and USD is due for it’s move higher regardless….
Unless of course…they sand bag and suggest / hint at “tapering the taper” or additional stimulus….
Trading with these guys so active / involved in markets is a total pain, as literally “they can change the fundamental outlook” in a single statement.
it’s bullshit and a complete pain in the ass.
Long EUR/NZD now starting to perform.
Wacky I know – but there “is” method to the madness.
I like your trades Kong, well done. I myself am long USD on the Aussie, CAD, NZD, and GBP… short Kiwi on Sterling and Franc and Short CAD on Euro…decent day, now I want to see what yen does… and the language in the minutes (in my view of course) will be what they have been saying for some time now… Taper on…what’s weird is the markets don’t want to believe it, or they think the Fed will have to keep the printers running for a lot longer than planned so the rest of the world doesn’t go bust if the cheap printed money goes bye bye…
I am holding all into minutes as my strategies say to, and I always “try to” stick to the plan … : )
Sounds great Rob…..and thanks.
Conviction goes a long way in this racket, so if you’ve got a plan (and can manage to stick to it) you just might fall into that “mysterious 5%” of traders that actually “make money”. He he he……..
Sounds to me like you’ve got your head on right – great having you here at the blog.
I’m holding through today’s “minutes” as well.
Kong, getting married on March 1st, coming to your location for 10 days on March 2nd would love to come into town for lunch and some cold beers with you and your lovely bride to be. I’ll be at Azul Fives from the 2nd evening till the 10th afternoon. Hope we can catch up. T
Yes of course….make sure to get a hold of me closer to the date and we’ll get things set up!
That’s just great – looking forward to it.