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After Spike Trade Plans for Week 34, Aug 20 – Aug 26 2017

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  1. Peter O

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    How does after spike forex news trading work?

    Forex News Trading can be extremely profitable if you have an understanding of fundamental analysis and have good trade plans to benefit from price action as they unfold after an ecomonic release. Do not worry, Forex Peace Army analyst will help you to identify high-probability tradable economic news reports and advise on the trading strategy. You can find more details at Introduction to Afterspike Trading using Diamonds Trading Signals.
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    Hello Fellow Traders,

    On this week (August 20 - August 26) we have 4 tradable releases for Diamonds Trading Signals:


    ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Tuesday, August 22 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯
    (brief summary)

    Canada Core Retail Sales 8:30am NY time

    ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Wednesday, August 23 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯
    (brief summary)

    USA New Home Sales 10:00am NY time

    ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Thursday, August 24 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯
    (brief summary)

    UK GDP 4:30am NY time
    USA Existing Home Sales 10:00am NY time


    Cheers,
    Peter
     
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    Diamonds Trading Signals Trade Plan​

    Canada Core Retail Sales ⋯ 8:30am NY time (Tuesday, August 22)

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    Traded currency pair USDCAD
    Initial spike duration limit 30 seconds
    Initial spike price action threshold 12 pips
    Triggering retracement percentage 40 %
    Retracement duration limit 60 seconds
    Maximum trade hold time after release 15 minutes
    Stop loss 10 pips
    Take profit 10 pips
    Maximum spread 2 pips

    1. Set up single click execution on your broker platform, and if possible, pre-determine default stop/loss and default take/profit to 10 pips, so that when you click to execute your order, your platform will automatically set your stop/loss and take/profit at 10 pips from your entry price. Do not try this with brokers that don’t offer single click execution.

      If your platform does not allow to pre-determine default stop/loss and take/profit, then after entering the trade, simply set the stop/loss and take/profit points manually.

    2. Pull up either tick, 1-second, 3-second, or 5-second chart, and at 08:29:45am, so 15 seconds before the announcement, start paying very close attention to the price action of USDCAD on your chart.

    3. If between 08:30:00am and 08:30:30am, so during the first 30 seconds after the report, you see USDCAD move up or down by 12 pips or more, then enter in the direction of the initial spike at the very first 40% retracement if it occurs in 60 seconds from release time (till 08:31:00am) – and if spread at the time of your entry is at 2 pips or less. Set stop/loss at 10 pips, and set take/profit at 10 pips.

      The retracement will happen within seconds. Don’t draw anything on your chart, and don’t try to get a perfect entry. As soon as you see approximately 40% retracement on your chart, compared to the initial spike, click to enter without any hesitation.

      If the move either up or down was less than 12 pips during the first 30 seconds, then the actual number of the report did not generate sufficient interest in the market, and you simply skip the trade. If your spread at the time of desired entry is more than 2 pips, then skip the trade.

    4. If by 08:45:00am, so 15 minutes after the report release, neither your stop/loss nor your take/profit points were hit, then close the trade automatically at market price of the time.


    Previous Example: on March 22 2012, at 8:30am, Canada Core Retail Sales number was released, so in the first 30 seconds, the price of USDCAD spiked up by 14.7 pips from 0.99736 to 0.99883. Then price started retracing, and within about 40 seconds retraced to 40% level of 0.99824. So you would Buy at 0.99824, set a stop/loss at 0.99724, and set a take/profit at 0.99924. 4 minutes after the report the take/profit was hit yielding 8.0 pips of profit, given that your spread at the time of the entry was at exactly 2 pips.


    Be patient, and do at least 20 "second wave" trades, before getting frustrated and quitting.

    Once you become good at it, you will be able to win on average 7 to 8 out of 10 trades.

    Keep win to loss ratio at 1:1. Tweak it only after you are consistently profitable with 1:1.

    Remember, it does not matter whether you make or lose 10 pips or 100 pips on a trade. What matters is how much money you make or lose on a trade. When risking 10 pips, simply put up 10 times more lots than you would when you risk 100 pips, and at the end you will make or lose the same amount of money. Yes, spread to pips targeted ratio matters, but these news "second wave" moves have such high probability of success that they somehow make up for the very high spread to pips targeted ratio (2 to 10), which is a small miracle in itself.


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    Diamonds Trading Signals Trade Plan​

    USA New Home Sales ⋯ 10:00am NY time (Wednesday, August 23)

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    Traded currency pair USDJPY
    Initial spike duration limit 30 seconds
    Initial spike price action threshold 10 pips
    Triggering retracement percentage 40 %
    Retracement duration limit 90 seconds
    Maximum trade hold time after release 20 minutes
    Stop loss 10 pips
    Take profit 10 pips
    Maximum spread 2 pips

    1. Set up single click execution on your broker platform, and if possible, pre-determine default stop/loss and default take/profit to 10 pips, so that when you click to execute your order, your platform will automatically set your stop/loss and take/profit at 10 pips from your entry price. Do not try this with brokers that don’t offer single click execution.

      If your platform does not allow to pre-determine default stop/loss and take/profit, then after entering the trade, simply set the stop/loss and take/profit points manually.

    2. Pull up either tick, 1-second, 3-second, or 5-second chart, and at 09:59:45am, so 15 seconds before the announcement, start paying very close attention to the price action of USDJPY on your chart.

    3. If between 10:00:00am and 10:00:30am, so during the first 30 seconds after the report, you see USDJPY move up or down by 10 pips or more, then enter in the direction of the initial spike at the very first 40% retracement if it occurs in 90 seconds from release time (till 10:01:30am) – and if spread at the time of your entry is at 2 pips or less. Set stop/loss at 10 pips, and set take/profit at 10 pips.

      The retracement will happen within seconds. Don’t draw anything on your chart, and don’t try to get a perfect entry. As soon as you see approximately 40% retracement on your chart, compared to the initial spike, click to enter without any hesitation.

      If the move either up or down was less than 10 pips during the first 30 seconds, then the actual number of the report did not generate sufficient interest in the market, and you simply skip the trade. If your spread at the time of desired entry is more than 2 pips, then skip the trade.

    4. If by 10:20:00am, so 20 minutes after the report release, neither your stop/loss nor your take/profit points were hit, then close the trade automatically at market price of the time.


    Previous Example: on January 25 2013, at 10:00am, USA New Home Sales number was released, so in the first 30 seconds, the price of USDJPY spiked down by 10.4 pips from 90.952 to 90.848. Then price started retracing, and within about 60 seconds retraced to 40% level of 90.890. So you would Sell at 90.890, set a stop/loss at 90.990, and set a take/profit at 90.790. 20 minutes after the report the take/profit was hit yielding 8.0 pips of profit, given that your spread at the time of the entry was at exactly 2 pips.


    Be patient, and do at least 20 "second wave" trades, before getting frustrated and quitting.

    Once you become good at it, you will be able to win on average 7 to 8 out of 10 trades.

    Keep win to loss ratio at 1:1. Tweak it only after you are consistently profitable with 1:1.

    Remember, it does not matter whether you make or lose 10 pips or 100 pips on a trade. What matters is how much money you make or lose on a trade. When risking 10 pips, simply put up 10 times more lots than you would when you risk 100 pips, and at the end you will make or lose the same amount of money. Yes, spread to pips targeted ratio matters, but these news "second wave" moves have such high probability of success that they somehow make up for the very high spread to pips targeted ratio (2 to 10), which is a small miracle in itself.


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    Diamonds Trading Signals Trade Plan​

    UK GDP ⋯ 4:30am NY time (Thursday, August 24)

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    Traded currency pair GBPUSD
    Initial spike duration limit 20 seconds
    Initial spike price action threshold 20 pips
    Triggering retracement percentage 30 %
    Retracement duration limit 90 seconds
    Maximum trade hold time after release 20 minutes
    Stop loss 10 pips
    Take profit 10 pips
    Maximum spread 2 pips

    1. Set up single click execution on your broker platform, and if possible, pre-determine default stop/loss and default take/profit to 10 pips, so that when you click to execute your order, your platform will automatically set your stop/loss and take/profit at 10 pips from your entry price. Do not try this with brokers that don’t offer single click execution.

      If your platform does not allow to pre-determine default stop/loss and take/profit, then after entering the trade, simply set the stop/loss and take/profit points manually.

    2. Pull up either tick, 1-second, 3-second, or 5-second chart, and at 04:29:45am, so 15 seconds before the announcement, start paying very close attention to the price action of GBPUSD on your chart.

    3. If between 04:30:00am and 04:30:20am, so during the first 20 seconds after the report, you see GBPUSD move up or down by 20 pips or more, then enter in the direction of the initial spike at the very first 30% retracement if it occurs in 90 seconds from release time (till 04:31:30am) – and if spread at the time of your entry is at 2 pips or less. Set stop/loss at 10 pips, and set take/profit at 10 pips.

      The retracement will happen within seconds. Don’t draw anything on your chart, and don’t try to get a perfect entry. As soon as you see approximately 30% retracement on your chart, compared to the initial spike, click to enter without any hesitation.

      If the move either up or down was less than 20 pips during the first 20 seconds, then the actual number of the report did not generate sufficient interest in the market, and you simply skip the trade. If your spread at the time of desired entry is more than 2 pips, then skip the trade.

    4. If by 04:50:00am, so 20 minutes after the report release, neither your stop/loss nor your take/profit points were hit, then close the trade automatically at market price of the time.


    Previous Example: on January 25 2013, at 4:30am, UK GDP number was released, so in the first 20 seconds, the price of GBPUSD spiked down by 42.1 pips from 1.58097 to 1.57676. Then price started retracing, and within about 90 seconds retraced to 20% level of 1.57759 but it didn't continue retracing. This retracement was lower than trade plan's minimal 30% level so we didn't enter the market.


    Be patient, and do at least 20 "second wave" trades, before getting frustrated and quitting.

    Once you become good at it, you will be able to win on average 7 to 8 out of 10 trades.

    Keep win to loss ratio at 1:1. Tweak it only after you are consistently profitable with 1:1.

    Remember, it does not matter whether you make or lose 10 pips or 100 pips on a trade. What matters is how much money you make or lose on a trade. When risking 10 pips, simply put up 10 times more lots than you would when you risk 100 pips, and at the end you will make or lose the same amount of money. Yes, spread to pips targeted ratio matters, but these news "second wave" moves have such high probability of success that they somehow make up for the very high spread to pips targeted ratio (2 to 10), which is a small miracle in itself.


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    Diamonds Trading Signals Trade Plan​

    USA Existing Home Sales ⋯ 10:00am NY time (Thursday, August 24)

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    Traded currency pair USDJPY
    Initial spike duration limit 30 seconds
    Initial spike price action threshold 12 pips
    Triggering retracement percentage 40 %
    Retracement duration limit 80 seconds
    Maximum trade hold time after release 15 minutes
    Stop loss 10 pips
    Take profit 10 pips
    Maximum spread 2 pips

    1. Set up single click execution on your broker platform, and if possible, pre-determine default stop/loss and default take/profit to 10 pips, so that when you click to execute your order, your platform will automatically set your stop/loss and take/profit at 10 pips from your entry price. Do not try this with brokers that don’t offer single click execution.

      If your platform does not allow to pre-determine default stop/loss and take/profit, then after entering the trade, simply set the stop/loss and take/profit points manually.

    2. Pull up either tick, 1-second, 3-second, or 5-second chart, and at 09:59:45am, so 15 seconds before the announcement, start paying very close attention to the price action of USDJPY on your chart.

    3. If between 10:00:00am and 10:00:30am, so during the first 30 seconds after the report, you see USDJPY move up or down by 12 pips or more, then enter in the direction of the initial spike at the very first 40% retracement if it occurs in 80 seconds from release time (till 10:01:20am) – and if spread at the time of your entry is at 2 pips or less. Set stop/loss at 10 pips, and set take/profit at 10 pips.

      The retracement will happen within seconds. Don’t draw anything on your chart, and don’t try to get a perfect entry. As soon as you see approximately 40% retracement on your chart, compared to the initial spike, click to enter without any hesitation.

      If the move either up or down was less than 12 pips during the first 30 seconds, then the actual number of the report did not generate sufficient interest in the market, and you simply skip the trade. If your spread at the time of desired entry is more than 2 pips, then skip the trade.

    4. If by 10:15:00am, so 15 minutes after the report release, neither your stop/loss nor your take/profit points were hit, then close the trade automatically at market price of the time.


    Previous Example: on January 22 2013, at 10:00am, USA Existing Home Sales number was released, so in the first 28 seconds, the price of USDJPY spiked down by 13.9 pips from 88.858 to 88.719. Then price started retracing, and within about 62 seconds retraced to 40% level of 88.775. So you would Sell at 88.775, set a stop/loss at 88.875, and set a take/profit at 88.675. 6 minutes after the report the take/profit was hit yielding 8.0 pips of profit, given that your spread at the time of the entry was at exactly 2 pips.


    Be patient, and do at least 20 "second wave" trades, before getting frustrated and quitting.

    Once you become good at it, you will be able to win on average 7 to 8 out of 10 trades.

    Keep win to loss ratio at 1:1. Tweak it only after you are consistently profitable with 1:1.

    Remember, it does not matter whether you make or lose 10 pips or 100 pips on a trade. What matters is how much money you make or lose on a trade. When risking 10 pips, simply put up 10 times more lots than you would when you risk 100 pips, and at the end you will make or lose the same amount of money. Yes, spread to pips targeted ratio matters, but these news "second wave" moves have such high probability of success that they somehow make up for the very high spread to pips targeted ratio (2 to 10), which is a small miracle in itself.


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    #4 Peter O, Aug 20, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2017

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