DTS - Thu, Jan 31 2013 - Canada GDP 8:30am

Peter O

Special Consultant to the FPA
Hello Fellow Traders,

Here are Diamonds Trading Signal after-spike trade plan parameters for this release:

Canada GDP > 8:30am NY time

Traded currency pair:USDCAD
Initial spike duration limit:1 minute
Initial spike price action threshold:15 pips
Triggering retracement percentage:50 %
Retracement duration limit:15 minutes
Release effective duration:60 minutes

Trade plan for Diamonds Trading Signal:

  1. Open 1-minute or more detailed USDCAD chart and draw a horizontal trend line at the prerelease price level - where the price is right before the announcement.

  2. Identify the 1 minute spike. If price moves dominantly in one direction and price change is more than 15 pips then it's a significant spike and we go on with trade plan otherwise don't trade this release.

  3. Wait for the 50% retracement for 15 minutes. If price doesn't hit 50% retracement during that time then don't trade this release. Otherwise enter the market in the direction of the spike, and set the stop loss below the prerelease level by 3 pips for a buy trade and by 3 pips above for a sell. Take profit will be at the same distance in pips from open price as the stop loss (our risk reward ratio is 1).

  4. At 9:30am NY time - that is 60 minutes after the release time - check whether stop loss or take profit has triggered. If neither and trade is in positive then either close it or move stop loss to break even. If it's in negative then close the position.

Find other details or navigate here:

>> Forex News Gun: Go to this release's FNG spike trade plan details

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>> Go to daily release summary

>> Go to weekly release preview

>> Open release history in calendar

>> What is FNG and DTS? Go to the Introduction.

Could you please advise whether the Range to and whether the Range to are exclusive or inclusive.
I assume the Range from is inclusive but not sure and even less so about Range to.
thank you