BYE BYE 2008.....

1 comments Saturday, December 20, 2008

I learned to trade only in ONE pair. I don’t want to be a jack of all trades, master of none. Trading only one pair makes you focused and helps you to understand how it moves better.

I learned that once a trend in forex market is in place, it could last for weeks, sometime up to months and years. Those who started selling GPB/JPY on Aug 12th, when the price penetrated the daily lower trendline at 210.xx, might gain a whopping 7,800 pips profit by Dec 27th. :-O

Therefore, I learned only to trade in direction of MAJOR trend. In bull market, buy on dips; in bear market, sell on rallies. I do and still make mistakes, but the market will save me when I trade with the trend.

I learned to have a trading plan. I look for chart patterns at weekly, daily and h4 time frames and find out the crucial S/L levels. Then I go down to smaller time frames only to look for “best entry”.

I also learned the importance of money management. It is not how MUCH you make, but it is how LONG you survive in this business. Trading big lot sizes is not only against the principle of good money management, it also drains you emotionally. Trading small lot size is less demanding; make it easier for you to cut loss as you are aware that there are plenty of opportunities coming along the way.

I learned to trade emotionless. I accept losses in grace, just as I accept wins in delight. I will not revenge my loss, instead I will let the market to play itself out and wait for next opportunity.

I learned to protect my profit by moving stop-loss to break-even. Occasionally, I will get stopped out, but as I trade with the trend, there is a high possibility that the price will keep trending and do not stop me out.

I learned to stay away during important news announcements. You could never anticipate the market moves during the news announcements. Furthermore, if you are making profit during normal trading, why should bother yourself with the news trading?:-"

I also learned that forex trading is not a rocket science. Simplicity is often the right way to trade. For this, I would like to thank Jacko for making me a trend trader.

End year is approaching. Volume will be thin, spreads will get widen excessively, market will move erratically. Better go fishing and come back in January. B-)

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GBPJPY analysis - 131.30 on the way??

0 comments Friday, December 19, 2008

chart h1 - 5 am Malaysia
yesterday low has been broken...
now testing 100% fibo extension level
should the support at 133.00 broken, 131.30 might be hit
6.00 pm having internet connection problem all day long ~x(
price retraced to daily 50% fibo (135.88)
before continuing southward
managed to close my position in profit [-o<
3.00 am price breaks below 133.00
will it continue southwards?? :-?

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GBPJPY analysis - soooo predictable....

0 comments Thursday, December 18, 2008

chart 15 min - 2.15 pm
short again at 136.87
1. daily fibo 50% level rejection
2. failure to break previous resistance
3. round number significance

now +50, SL moved to +1
5.00 pm closed 1/2 position at +150
SL moved to +50 for the other 1/2 position
price is truggling to break yesterday low
UK Retail Sales data coming up at 5.30 pm
5.30 pm extremely good UK data...
closed the remaining 1/2 position at +60
will stay out until the dust settles down B-)
5.55 pm did you see that? =))
the beast shot up 290 pips and then dived 180 pip
all that just within minutes...
no wonder this pair is for the brave-hearted only :">
and EJ moved 390 pips :-O

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GBPJPY analysis - 139.00 rejection again?

1 comments Wednesday, December 17, 2008

chart h1 - 5 pm Malaysia
price rejected again by 139.00
went short at 137.90 as the white trendline broken
now +35, already moved SL to +1
6.30 pm price is testing yesterday low
will it go down to 135.40 (fibo 161.8% level)? :-?
8.07 pm +180, SL moved to +80
8.12 pm +245, price hit 135.40, SL moved to +120 \:D/
will the beast test the previous low (132.30):-?
9.45 pm stopped out at +150 [-o<

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GBPJPY analysis - will 139.00 holds???

0 comments Tuesday, December 16, 2008

chart h4 - 1.40 pm Malaysia
dull tokyo market... (:|
three doji in a row...
a breakout is imminent... =P~
meanwhile, let us go bowling \:D/

3.00 pm - breakout to the south [-o<
will Frankfurt keep pushing the baby down? :-?
4.45 pm - the beast still dragging it's legs
too slow a movement :(
will UK CPI result at 5.30 pm wake the beast up? :-?
6:00 pm - just noticed a bearish breakaway pattern at h4
will this means the bears are coming back? :-?
9.00 pm - choppy price action
stopped out at +80

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GBPJPY analysis - still bearish???

0 comments Monday, December 15, 2008

chart 30 min - 4.30 pm Malaysia
went short at 136.87 due to:
1. failure to break major trendline
2. round number (137.00) significance
3. fibo level 23.6% level rejection
currently +65 and SL moved to +5 :D
6.20 pm - stopped out at +50

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GBPJPY analysis - next week magic numbers

1 comments Saturday, December 13, 2008

h4 chart at market close
139.00 - support turned to resistance
133.00 - previous low that needs to be broken
the previous descending pattern is still valid as long as price stays below 139.00
the triangle height indicates the possible target projection
will the beast hit 112.00 - 115.00 by Feb 2009? :-?

excerpt from John J. Murphy Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets

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GBPJPY analysis - no man's land...

0 comments Friday, December 12, 2008

h4 chart - 6 am Malaysia
the beast is wandering aimlessly in the no man's land...
as long as the price is below the blue resistance level and major trendline, I will keep looking for sell positions...
a clean breakout of the white trendline should confirm a downward move...

chart h1 - 12 pm Malaysia
abandoned baby pattern???
shorted earlier based on prior price action at smaller time frame
already moved SL to +1
let see how low the baby will go... :-"

12.30 pm - +490 in less of an hour...
:-O :-O :-O
reason of the free fall here at Bloomberg


chart 15 min - 6.00 pm
oohhh what an obedient baby :x
retraced EXACTLY to 38.2% fibo level and hit my sell limit
now already moved SL to +1 [-o<
possible TP: 128.xx, then 124.xx

10.15 pm - price went up to 135.50
stopped out in green
enough for the week :D

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GBPJPY analysis - still ranging...

0 comments Thursday, December 11, 2008

chart h1 - 12 pm Malaysia
price keep ranging and forming a symmetrical triangle...
The symmetrical triangle can be seen and traded in either up trends, down trends, or sideways markets. When traders find this pattern on a chart they will look to trade in the direction of the breakout, as this is a sign that one direction either the bulls or the bears have won out over the other. Like ascending and descending triangles, traders will look to trade the break of the pattern, calculating their target by measuring the distance between the high and low at the start of the pattern. The stop will then be placed just outside of the nearest peak if the market breaks to the downside or the nearest trough if the market breaks to the upside.

source: informedtrades
2.30 pm - triangle broken at the upside??
now testing yesterday high (138.36)
me ??? - stay out :D


chart 30 min - 4.30 pm
price failed to make clean break of yesterday high...
will London push the baby further down???
11.00 pm - just came back from an errand
opened the chart and found out my TP 136.00 was hit...
enough for today [-o<

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GBPJPY analysis - waiting for retracement to complete...

2 comments Wednesday, December 10, 2008

chart h1 - 1.15 pm Malaysia
price is testing fibo 50% level of yesterday hi-lo
downwards journey should only be confirmed when the blue trendline is broken...

h4 chart at 6 pm Malaysia
price rejection at 23.6% fibo level???
last candle closed as a pinbar
strong indication that retracement has completed...
just be careful and keep looking for best entry to sell
9.30 pm - called it a day.... price action too erratic...
managed to get 17 pips only whole day :))

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GBPJPY analysis - inside bars at h4

0 comments Tuesday, December 9, 2008

chart h4 - 10.24 am Malaysia
inside bars at h4
indicates market indecision
breakout might occur either way...
will wait for a full h1 candle to form outside the S/R levels before deciding on next course of action

chart h1 - 1.40 pm Malaysia
price is testing the support at 137.15
should the support broken, price might hit 133.20..
went short early as the blue trendline broken...
impatient me... =))
already moved SL to +1 [-o<

5.00 pm - price went down to 136.50
7.00 pm - choppy price action, stopped at +10
3.00 am - sell again at 136.62 as price was rejected by the resistance
already moved SL to +5
let's pray the beast keep going down [-o<

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GBPJPY analysis - possible move week Dec 8th

0 comments Saturday, December 6, 2008

weekly and h4 charts at market close
falling three method at weekly chart??

a continuation pattern, which shows a temporary break in the trend of prices without causing a reversal. ... After this temporary break, the downward trend continues.

however, price might retrace to the confluence of H4 immediate trendline and weekly 38.2% fibo level (around 141.25) before continuing southwards
should price breaks the last week low (133.26), it might test 125.29

chart h1 - 6.30 pm Malaysia
was away whole morning celebrating Eid with family
price went up to 140.74
decided to go short at 139.14 as the price bounced off 50% fibo level
already +41 and moved SL to +7

10.00 pm - my SL +7 was hit
however h4 candle closed as a bearish harami
went short again at 138.85, SL at 139.85 (100 pips risk)
11.00 pm - closed 1/2 position at+120
moved SL for the other 1/2 position to +7
now, i can go and sleep I-)

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GBPJPY analysis - 131.50 today??

0 comments Friday, December 5, 2008

chart h1 - 9 am Malaysia
fibo 61.8% rejection??
should price break yesterday low (134.11), 131.50 is a possibility :-?
3.30 pm - dull trading day :(
price moves within a tight range of 70 pips
investors might be waiting for NFP result tonight (9.30 pm)
9.45 pm - NFP pushed the price below 134.11..
will the price continue downwards...??

woke up and found out the beast closed at 136.34
here is the reason of the Dow Jones rally
crazy market :))

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GBPJPY analysis - waiting for MPC announcement...

0 comments Thursday, December 4, 2008
market is in cautious mode...
waiting for MPC announcement at 8 pm (Malaysia) tonight...
Overall, the market continued to trade without momentum, that was seen during the Asian session, in the European trading hours, in which the majors did nothing but range trade. Investors' will now await the U.S. economic releases, which has the potential to create some strong trends for the remainder of the day.


until then - better stay out :-w


chart h1 - 3 pm Malaysia
could not resist myself =))
currently monitoring closely the support at 136.29....
should the support broken, the beast might dive to a new low... <:-P

4.00 pm
price hit new low at 136.11 \:D/
Jesse Livermore said:
"Go long when stocks reach a new high. Sell short when they reach a new low."

5.15 pm
price hit 134.11 - already locked some profit
will ride the profit B-)

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GBPJPY analysis - directionless again..

0 comments Wednesday, December 3, 2008

highwave candle at daily chart
indication of market uncertainty
expecting price to keep ranging for a while
might stay out today and wait for another breakout
hopefully to the downside :D

5:30 pm
price attempts to break yesterday low
my sell stop at 136.80 was hit -SL at 137.50 (70 pips risk)
5.40 pm
+35 pips moved SL to +1
5.50 pm
does not like the price action
close 1/2 position at +18
the other 1/2 position remains at +1
6.00 pm
stopped at +1
total pip: 18+1=19 pips :))

will keep looking for another sell entry
price might hit 134.80 (161.8 fibo level of yesterday hi-lo)

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GBPJPY analysis - retracement mode??

2 comments Tuesday, December 2, 2008

h1 chart - 9 am Malaysia
phewww... 900 pips drop yesterday
now it is time for the price to retrace...
might hit 141.50 (fibo 61.8%) or 142.50 (fibo 50%) :-?
as usual, i'm waiting for confirmation to re-enter short at those levels..

11.45 am:
bears look too strong - entered short at 139.56, already +34
5.00 pm:
1st attempt to break the stubborn support of 138.00

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