Patience is paying off quite well here “again” this week, as markets have been more or less at a stand still since last Friday. As tempting as it is at times, to just ” get on in there” – maintaining that “extra little level of patience” can really make the difference.
It’s difficult to get your mind wrapped around it but….for the most part ( at least in forex markets ) you can usually just “let the move happen first” and find your entry later.In fact – I’d say about 95% of the time that the “initial move” ( the move that got your attention / signal / indicator ) is retraced considerably before anything “really big” happens.
I mean think about it……you’ve been watching a currency or stock pull back into an area where you’d be interested in entering on a “daily time frame” – then plan your trade / get your signals on an “hourly time frame” – man…..Even if you waited 8 hours “after”, you’d still not miss a thing really. Imagine looking at a “weekly candle / chart” some weeks later and being worried about “missing a couple of hours”. Drops in a bucket.
As traders we love to be “razor sharp accurate” – as part of the challenge more than anything else. Putting it in perspective it really doesn’t make a lot of difference, if of course you’ve got a sense / idea of where you think things are headed in the longer term.
These days “longer term” may only be 4 or 5 days…..but that’s lots of time to catch some serious movement and make some serious money.
When stars align – take the trade.
I really like what I’m seeing here this morning – across the board in nearly every pair / asset class / indicator etc…with particular attention on the Yen. Pairs such as EUR/JPY have really popped for those looking to “re short” as well USD looks to be running into solid resistance, and could most certainly take a step lower.
I’m close here, but will continue to wait – as we see what “The Americans” are up to this morning.