Forex News Trading Plans for Week 12, Mar 19 – Mar 25 2017

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What is news trading? How does forex news trading work?

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Hello Fellow Traders,

On this week (March 19 - March 25) we have 6 tradable releases:


⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Tuesday, March 21 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯
(brief summary)

CanadaCore Retail Sales8:30am NY timeFNG + DTS


⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Wednesday, March 22 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯
(brief summary)

USAExisting Home Sales10:00am NY timeFNG + DTS
New ZealandInterest Rate4:00pm NY timeFNG


⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Thursday, March 23 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯
(brief summary)

UKRetail Sales5:30am NY timeFNG + DTS
USANew Home Sales10:00am NY timeFNG + DTS


⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Friday, March 24 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯
(brief summary)

CanadaCore CPI8:30am NY timeFNG + DTS



Cheers,
Peter
 
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Forex News Gun Trade Plan​

Canada Core Retail Sales ⋯ 8:30am NY time (Tuesday, March 21)

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Traded pairExpected figureDeviation trigger
USDCAD1.2 (%)±0.5 (%)
BuyUSDCADif actual figure is or is below0.7 (%)
SellUSDCADif actual figure is or is above1.7 (%)

Expected move during first 30 minutes after the release is 30 pips or more.


⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ FNG Configuration ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯​

Release name in FNG client: STCA Canada Retail Sales Ex Mo

Clicks: first row is for Buy USDCAD button, second one is for Sell USDCAD button:​



⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Detailed Trade Plan ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯​

1. Start trade terminal
- Open your trade terminal and open an order sending dialog with Buy and Sell buttons.​
- Select USDCAD pair.​
- Set your lot size - use your constant risk level on balance.​

2. Start Forex News Gun client
- Open your Forex News Gun client ( and ) and click 'Connect...'.​
- Drag the FNG window aside in order to make trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons visible.​

3. Set a click
- Click the 'Set Click' button in the row of Canada Core Retail Sales.​
- Double click on first row's 'Range To' cell. Type '0.7' and hit Enter.​
- Click first row's 'Click Location' button.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Buy button but don't click. We just show FNG where it is by pressing 'S' key while mouse cursor is over the Buy button. You will see the screen coordinates appearing in the FNG client.​
- Double click on second row's 'Range From' cell. Type '1.7' and hit Enter.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Sell button but don't click. Press 'S' key there to register button location in FNG client.​
- Click OK on this 'Set Clicks' window​

4. Keep trading environment intact
- Make sure that your pc, trade terminal and FNG client is running at the time of the release: Tuesday, March 21, 8:30am NY time.​
- Make sure that trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons are visible at that time in order to catch screen clicks from FNG client.​

Now you have an automated news trading entry environment that will enter the market in a fraction of a second if this release figure hits the deviation. Nevertheless, don't forget to be at the PC at the time of the release in order to manage your position and to take that pips on the first spike that lasts no longer than several minutes.

I cannot tell you where to exit in relation to your entry, because entries during news vary greatly, due to different spreads, slippage, and other factors. For this reason, it’s extremely important that you review historical charts for Canada Core Retail Sales, where the same deviation of at least 0.5 occurred. Click here to see such history: Canada Core Retail Sales history of charts.

If the release figure doesn't hit the deviation then FNG client won't click so you can either close it or set the next release. In this case don't forget to change currency pair if needed according to the new release details. Don't be surprised if most of the releases don't trigger. This is a conservative strategy and according to my statistics only every 4th or 5th release opens a position by hitting the deviation.

You can try to make money "while you sleep" with this. To do that, set it up on stable computer or server with stable internet connection, and pre-set your stop/loss and take/profit targets with your broker. As long as the platform and FNG remain open, your trade will be executed and exited automatically.

To get even more creative with FNG, when setting up clicks, you can set up first click instantly on let’s say "Buy". Then you can set up second click with let’s say 20 minutes delay on let’s say "Sell" to automatically close your buy trade 20 minutes later. To do that, simply put 20 into the MM field next to the second click, and identify the "Sell" location. HH stands for hours. MM stands for minutes. SS stands for seconds. MS stands for milliseconds. The software will delay any click by your specified desired time parameters.

Due to so many releases not hitting the specified parameters, and due to them being released at such different time frames, being able to set it up, and leave it on auto-pilot may be attractive to some people, though it will be more risky.

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Diamonds Trading Signals Trade Plan​

Canada Core Retail Sales ⋯ 8:30am NY time (Tuesday, March 21)

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Traded currency pairUSDCAD
Initial spike duration limit30 seconds
Initial spike price action threshold12 pips
Triggering retracement percentage40 %
Retracement duration limit60 seconds
Maximum trade hold time after release15 minutes
Stop loss10 pips
Take profit10 pips
Maximum spread2 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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Forex News Gun Trade Plan​

USA Existing Home Sales ⋯ 10:00am NY time (Wednesday, March 22)

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Traded pairExpected figureDeviation trigger
USDJPY5.60 (M)±0.40 (M)
BuyUSDJPYif actual figure is or is above6.00 (M)
SellUSDJPYif actual figure is or is below5.20 (M)

Expected move during first 30 minutes after the release is 30 pips or more.


⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ FNG Configuration ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯​

Release name in FNG client: US Existing Home Sales

Clicks: first row is for Sell USDJPY button, second one is for Buy USDJPY button:​



⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Detailed Trade Plan ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯​

1. Start trade terminal
- Open your trade terminal and open an order sending dialog with Buy and Sell buttons.​
- Select USDJPY pair.​
- Set your lot size - use your constant risk level on balance.​

2. Start Forex News Gun client
- Open your Forex News Gun client ( and ) and click 'Connect...'.​
- Drag the FNG window aside in order to make trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons visible.​

3. Set a click
- Click the 'Set Click' button in the row of USA Existing Home Sales.​
- Double click on first row's 'Range To' cell. Type '5.20' and hit Enter.​
- Click first row's 'Click Location' button.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Sell button but don't click. We just show FNG where it is by pressing 'S' key while mouse cursor is over the Sell button. You will see the screen coordinates appearing in the FNG client.​
- Double click on second row's 'Range From' cell. Type '6.00' and hit Enter.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Buy button but don't click. Press 'S' key there to register button location in FNG client.​
- Click OK on this 'Set Clicks' window​

4. Keep trading environment intact
- Make sure that your pc, trade terminal and FNG client is running at the time of the release: Wednesday, March 22, 10:00am NY time.​
- Make sure that trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons are visible at that time in order to catch screen clicks from FNG client.​

Now you have an automated news trading entry environment that will enter the market in a fraction of a second if this release figure hits the deviation. Nevertheless, don't forget to be at the PC at the time of the release in order to manage your position and to take that pips on the first spike that lasts no longer than several minutes.

I cannot tell you where to exit in relation to your entry, because entries during news vary greatly, due to different spreads, slippage, and other factors. For this reason, it’s extremely important that you review historical charts for USA Existing Home Sales, where the same deviation of at least 0.40 occurred. Click here to see such history: USA Existing Home Sales history of charts.

If the release figure doesn't hit the deviation then FNG client won't click so you can either close it or set the next release. In this case don't forget to change currency pair if needed according to the new release details. Don't be surprised if most of the releases don't trigger. This is a conservative strategy and according to my statistics only every 4th or 5th release opens a position by hitting the deviation.

You can try to make money "while you sleep" with this. To do that, set it up on stable computer or server with stable internet connection, and pre-set your stop/loss and take/profit targets with your broker. As long as the platform and FNG remain open, your trade will be executed and exited automatically.

To get even more creative with FNG, when setting up clicks, you can set up first click instantly on let’s say "Buy". Then you can set up second click with let’s say 20 minutes delay on let’s say "Sell" to automatically close your buy trade 20 minutes later. To do that, simply put 20 into the MM field next to the second click, and identify the "Sell" location. HH stands for hours. MM stands for minutes. SS stands for seconds. MS stands for milliseconds. The software will delay any click by your specified desired time parameters.

Due to so many releases not hitting the specified parameters, and due to them being released at such different time frames, being able to set it up, and leave it on auto-pilot may be attractive to some people, though it will be more risky.

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Diamonds Trading Signals Trade Plan​

USA Existing Home Sales ⋯ 10:00am NY time (Wednesday, March 22)

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Traded currency pairUSDJPY
Initial spike duration limit30 seconds
Initial spike price action threshold12 pips
Triggering retracement percentage40 %
Retracement duration limit80 seconds
Maximum trade hold time after release15 minutes
Stop loss10 pips
Take profit10 pips
Maximum spread2 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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Forex News Gun Trade Plan​

New Zealand Interest Rate ⋯ 4:00pm NY time (Wednesday, March 22)

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Traded pairExpected figureDeviation trigger
NZDUSD1.75 (%)±0.25 (%)
BuyNZDUSDif actual figure is or is above2.00 (%)
SellNZDUSDif actual figure is or is below1.50 (%)

Expected move during first 20 minutes after the release is 50 pips or more.


⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ FNG Configuration ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯​

Release name in FNG client: New Zealand Official Cash Rate

Clicks: first row is for Sell NZDUSD button, second one is for Buy NZDUSD button:​



⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Detailed Trade Plan ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯​

1. Start trade terminal
- Open your trade terminal and open an order sending dialog with Buy and Sell buttons.​
- Select NZDUSD pair.​
- Set your lot size - use your constant risk level on balance.​

2. Start Forex News Gun client
- Open your Forex News Gun client ( and ) and click 'Connect...'.​
- Drag the FNG window aside in order to make trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons visible.​

3. Set a click
- Click the 'Set Click' button in the row of New Zealand Interest Rate.​
- Double click on first row's 'Range To' cell. Type '1.50' and hit Enter.​
- Click first row's 'Click Location' button.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Sell button but don't click. We just show FNG where it is by pressing 'S' key while mouse cursor is over the Sell button. You will see the screen coordinates appearing in the FNG client.​
- Double click on second row's 'Range From' cell. Type '2.00' and hit Enter.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Buy button but don't click. Press 'S' key there to register button location in FNG client.​
- Click OK on this 'Set Clicks' window​

4. Keep trading environment intact
- Make sure that your pc, trade terminal and FNG client is running at the time of the release: Wednesday, March 22, 4:00pm NY time.​
- Make sure that trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons are visible at that time in order to catch screen clicks from FNG client.​

Now you have an automated news trading entry environment that will enter the market in a fraction of a second if this release figure hits the deviation. Nevertheless, don't forget to be at the PC at the time of the release in order to manage your position and to take that pips on the first spike that lasts no longer than several minutes.

I cannot tell you where to exit in relation to your entry, because entries during news vary greatly, due to different spreads, slippage, and other factors. For this reason, it’s extremely important that you review historical charts for New Zealand Interest Rate, where the same deviation of at least 0.25 occurred. Click here to see such history: New Zealand Interest Rate history of charts.

If the release figure doesn't hit the deviation then FNG client won't click so you can either close it or set the next release. In this case don't forget to change currency pair if needed according to the new release details. Don't be surprised if most of the releases don't trigger. This is a conservative strategy and according to my statistics only every 4th or 5th release opens a position by hitting the deviation.

You can try to make money "while you sleep" with this. To do that, set it up on stable computer or server with stable internet connection, and pre-set your stop/loss and take/profit targets with your broker. As long as the platform and FNG remain open, your trade will be executed and exited automatically.

To get even more creative with FNG, when setting up clicks, you can set up first click instantly on let’s say "Buy". Then you can set up second click with let’s say 20 minutes delay on let’s say "Sell" to automatically close your buy trade 20 minutes later. To do that, simply put 20 into the MM field next to the second click, and identify the "Sell" location. HH stands for hours. MM stands for minutes. SS stands for seconds. MS stands for milliseconds. The software will delay any click by your specified desired time parameters.

Due to so many releases not hitting the specified parameters, and due to them being released at such different time frames, being able to set it up, and leave it on auto-pilot may be attractive to some people, though it will be more risky.

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Forex News Gun Trade Plan​

UK Retail Sales ⋯ 5:30am NY time (Thursday, March 23)

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Traded pairExpected figureDeviation trigger
GBPUSD0.4 (%)±0.4 (%)
BuyGBPUSDif actual figure is or is above0.8 (%)
SellGBPUSDif actual figure is or is below0.0 (%)

Expected move during first 20 minutes after the release is 20 pips or more.


⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ FNG Configuration ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯​

Release name in FNG client: UK Retail Sales (MoM)

Clicks: first row is for Sell GBPUSD button, second one is for Buy GBPUSD button:​



⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Detailed Trade Plan ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯​

1. Start trade terminal
- Open your trade terminal and open an order sending dialog with Buy and Sell buttons.​
- Select GBPUSD pair.​
- Set your lot size - use your constant risk level on balance.​

2. Start Forex News Gun client
- Open your Forex News Gun client ( and ) and click 'Connect...'.​
- Drag the FNG window aside in order to make trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons visible.​

3. Set a click
- Click the 'Set Click' button in the row of UK Retail Sales.​
- Double click on first row's 'Range To' cell. Type '0.0' and hit Enter.​
- Click first row's 'Click Location' button.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Sell button but don't click. We just show FNG where it is by pressing 'S' key while mouse cursor is over the Sell button. You will see the screen coordinates appearing in the FNG client.​
- Double click on second row's 'Range From' cell. Type '0.8' and hit Enter.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Buy button but don't click. Press 'S' key there to register button location in FNG client.​
- Click OK on this 'Set Clicks' window​

4. Keep trading environment intact
- Make sure that your pc, trade terminal and FNG client is running at the time of the release: Thursday, March 23, 5:30am NY time.​
- Make sure that trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons are visible at that time in order to catch screen clicks from FNG client.​

Now you have an automated news trading entry environment that will enter the market in a fraction of a second if this release figure hits the deviation. Nevertheless, don't forget to be at the PC at the time of the release in order to manage your position and to take that pips on the first spike that lasts no longer than several minutes.

I cannot tell you where to exit in relation to your entry, because entries during news vary greatly, due to different spreads, slippage, and other factors. For this reason, it’s extremely important that you review historical charts for UK Retail Sales, where the same deviation of at least 0.4 occurred. Click here to see such history: UK Retail Sales history of charts.

If the release figure doesn't hit the deviation then FNG client won't click so you can either close it or set the next release. In this case don't forget to change currency pair if needed according to the new release details. Don't be surprised if most of the releases don't trigger. This is a conservative strategy and according to my statistics only every 4th or 5th release opens a position by hitting the deviation.

You can try to make money "while you sleep" with this. To do that, set it up on stable computer or server with stable internet connection, and pre-set your stop/loss and take/profit targets with your broker. As long as the platform and FNG remain open, your trade will be executed and exited automatically.

To get even more creative with FNG, when setting up clicks, you can set up first click instantly on let’s say "Buy". Then you can set up second click with let’s say 20 minutes delay on let’s say "Sell" to automatically close your buy trade 20 minutes later. To do that, simply put 20 into the MM field next to the second click, and identify the "Sell" location. HH stands for hours. MM stands for minutes. SS stands for seconds. MS stands for milliseconds. The software will delay any click by your specified desired time parameters.

Due to so many releases not hitting the specified parameters, and due to them being released at such different time frames, being able to set it up, and leave it on auto-pilot may be attractive to some people, though it will be more risky.

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Diamonds Trading Signals Trade Plan​

UK Retail Sales ⋯ 5:30am NY time (Thursday, March 23)

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Traded currency pairGBPUSD
Initial spike duration limit15 seconds
Initial spike price action threshold12 pips
Triggering retracement percentage35 %
Retracement duration limit40 seconds
Maximum trade hold time after release10 minutes
Stop loss10 pips
Take profit10 pips
Maximum spread2 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 05:29:45am, so 15 seconds before the announcement, start paying very close attention to the price action of GBPUSD on your chart.

  3. If between 05:30:00am and 05:30:15am, so during the first 15 seconds after the report, you see GBPUSD move up or down by 12 pips or more, then enter in the direction of the initial spike at the very first 35% retracement if it occurs in 40 seconds from release time (till 05:30:40am) – 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 35% 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 15 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 05:40:00am, so 10 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 April 20 2012, at 4:30am, UK Retail Sales number was released, so in the first 10 seconds, the price of GBPUSD spiked up by 31.9 pips from 1.60822 to 1.61141. Then price started retracing, and within about 25 seconds retraced to 31% level of 1.61041 but it didn't continue retracing. This retracement was lower than trade plan's minimal 35% 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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Forex News Gun Trade Plan​

USA New Home Sales ⋯ 10:00am NY time (Thursday, March 23)

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Traded pairExpected figureDeviation trigger
USDJPY568 (k)±70 (k)
BuyUSDJPYif actual figure is or is above638 (k)
SellUSDJPYif actual figure is or is below498 (k)

Expected move during first 30 minutes after the release is 20 pips or more.


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Release name in FNG client: USA New One Family Houses Sold

Clicks: first row is for Sell USDJPY button, second one is for Buy USDJPY button:​


WARNING: Be sure to set 'Range From' interval also in this case in first row (lower interval)!
Otherwise event triggers anyway because there is a name conflict in FNG events dictionary.
(It mixes up New Home Sales and New Home Sales Change.)​


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1. Start trade terminal
- Open your trade terminal and open an order sending dialog with Buy and Sell buttons.​
- Select USDJPY pair.​
- Set your lot size - use your constant risk level on balance.​

2. Start Forex News Gun client
- Open your Forex News Gun client ( and ) and click 'Connect...'.​
- Drag the FNG window aside in order to make trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons visible.​

3. Set a click
- Click the 'Set Click' button in the row of USA New Home Sales.​
- Double click on first row's 'Range To' cell. Type '498' and hit Enter.​
- Click first row's 'Click Location' button.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Sell button but don't click. We just show FNG where it is by pressing 'S' key while mouse cursor is over the Sell button. You will see the screen coordinates appearing in the FNG client.​
- Double click on second row's 'Range From' cell. Type '638' and hit Enter.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Buy button but don't click. Press 'S' key there to register button location in FNG client.​
- Click OK on this 'Set Clicks' window​

4. Keep trading environment intact
- Make sure that your pc, trade terminal and FNG client is running at the time of the release: Thursday, March 23, 10:00am NY time.​
- Make sure that trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons are visible at that time in order to catch screen clicks from FNG client.​

Now you have an automated news trading entry environment that will enter the market in a fraction of a second if this release figure hits the deviation. Nevertheless, don't forget to be at the PC at the time of the release in order to manage your position and to take that pips on the first spike that lasts no longer than several minutes.

I cannot tell you where to exit in relation to your entry, because entries during news vary greatly, due to different spreads, slippage, and other factors. For this reason, it’s extremely important that you review historical charts for USA New Home Sales, where the same deviation of at least 70 occurred. Click here to see such history: USA New Home Sales history of charts.

If the release figure doesn't hit the deviation then FNG client won't click so you can either close it or set the next release. In this case don't forget to change currency pair if needed according to the new release details. Don't be surprised if most of the releases don't trigger. This is a conservative strategy and according to my statistics only every 4th or 5th release opens a position by hitting the deviation.

You can try to make money "while you sleep" with this. To do that, set it up on stable computer or server with stable internet connection, and pre-set your stop/loss and take/profit targets with your broker. As long as the platform and FNG remain open, your trade will be executed and exited automatically.

To get even more creative with FNG, when setting up clicks, you can set up first click instantly on let’s say "Buy". Then you can set up second click with let’s say 20 minutes delay on let’s say "Sell" to automatically close your buy trade 20 minutes later. To do that, simply put 20 into the MM field next to the second click, and identify the "Sell" location. HH stands for hours. MM stands for minutes. SS stands for seconds. MS stands for milliseconds. The software will delay any click by your specified desired time parameters.

Due to so many releases not hitting the specified parameters, and due to them being released at such different time frames, being able to set it up, and leave it on auto-pilot may be attractive to some people, though it will be more risky.

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Diamonds Trading Signals Trade Plan​

USA New Home Sales ⋯ 10:00am NY time (Thursday, March 23)

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Traded currency pairUSDJPY
Initial spike duration limit30 seconds
Initial spike price action threshold10 pips
Triggering retracement percentage40 %
Retracement duration limit90 seconds
Maximum trade hold time after release20 minutes
Stop loss10 pips
Take profit10 pips
Maximum spread2 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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Forex News Gun Trade Plan​

Canada Core CPI ⋯ 8:30am NY time (Friday, March 24)

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Traded pairExpected figureDeviation trigger
USDCAD0.2 (%)±0.3 (%)
BuyUSDCADif actual figure is or is below-0.1 (%)
SellUSDCADif actual figure is or is above0.5 (%)

Expected move during first 20 minutes after the release is 20 pips or more.


⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ FNG Configuration ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯​

Release name in FNG client: CAD CPI excluding CORE 8 (MoM)

Clicks: first row is for Buy USDCAD button, second one is for Sell USDCAD button:​



⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ Detailed Trade Plan ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯​

1. Start trade terminal
- Open your trade terminal and open an order sending dialog with Buy and Sell buttons.​
- Select USDCAD pair.​
- Set your lot size - use your constant risk level on balance.​

2. Start Forex News Gun client
- Open your Forex News Gun client ( and ) and click 'Connect...'.​
- Drag the FNG window aside in order to make trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons visible.​

3. Set a click
- Click the 'Set Click' button in the row of Canada Core CPI.​
- Double click on first row's 'Range To' cell. Type '-0.1' and hit Enter.​
- Click first row's 'Click Location' button.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Buy button but don't click. We just show FNG where it is by pressing 'S' key while mouse cursor is over the Buy button. You will see the screen coordinates appearing in the FNG client.​
- Double click on second row's 'Range From' cell. Type '0.5' and hit Enter.​
- Drag the mouse cursor over the terminal's Sell button but don't click. Press 'S' key there to register button location in FNG client.​
- Click OK on this 'Set Clicks' window​

4. Keep trading environment intact
- Make sure that your pc, trade terminal and FNG client is running at the time of the release: Friday, March 24, 8:30am NY time.​
- Make sure that trade terminal's Buy and Sell buttons are visible at that time in order to catch screen clicks from FNG client.​

Now you have an automated news trading entry environment that will enter the market in a fraction of a second if this release figure hits the deviation. Nevertheless, don't forget to be at the PC at the time of the release in order to manage your position and to take that pips on the first spike that lasts no longer than several minutes.

I cannot tell you where to exit in relation to your entry, because entries during news vary greatly, due to different spreads, slippage, and other factors. For this reason, it’s extremely important that you review historical charts for Canada Core CPI, where the same deviation of at least 0.3 occurred. Click here to see such history: Canada Core CPI history of charts.

If the release figure doesn't hit the deviation then FNG client won't click so you can either close it or set the next release. In this case don't forget to change currency pair if needed according to the new release details. Don't be surprised if most of the releases don't trigger. This is a conservative strategy and according to my statistics only every 4th or 5th release opens a position by hitting the deviation.

You can try to make money "while you sleep" with this. To do that, set it up on stable computer or server with stable internet connection, and pre-set your stop/loss and take/profit targets with your broker. As long as the platform and FNG remain open, your trade will be executed and exited automatically.

To get even more creative with FNG, when setting up clicks, you can set up first click instantly on let’s say "Buy". Then you can set up second click with let’s say 20 minutes delay on let’s say "Sell" to automatically close your buy trade 20 minutes later. To do that, simply put 20 into the MM field next to the second click, and identify the "Sell" location. HH stands for hours. MM stands for minutes. SS stands for seconds. MS stands for milliseconds. The software will delay any click by your specified desired time parameters.

Due to so many releases not hitting the specified parameters, and due to them being released at such different time frames, being able to set it up, and leave it on auto-pilot may be attractive to some people, though it will be more risky.

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Diamonds Trading Signals Trade Plan​

Canada Core CPI ⋯ 8:30am NY time (Friday, March 24)

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Traded currency pairUSDCAD
Initial spike duration limit15 seconds
Initial spike price action threshold10 pips
Triggering retracement percentage40 %
Retracement duration limit40 seconds
Maximum trade hold time after release15 minutes
Stop loss10 pips
Take profit10 pips
Maximum spread2 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 08:30:15am, so during the first 15 seconds after the report, you see USDCAD 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 40 seconds from release time (till 08:30:40am) – 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 15 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 July 20 2012, at 8:30am, Canada Core CPI number was released, so in the first 2 seconds, the price of USDCAD spiked up by 10.6 pips from 1.01075 to 1.01181. Then price started retracing, and within about 16 seconds retraced to 40% level of 1.01139. So you would Buy at 1.01139, set a stop/loss at 1.01039, and set a take/profit at 1.01239. 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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samvox

Recruit
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Hi,
I installed FNG but when I click "Connect", a window displays "ERROR" "SERVER NOT RESPONDING".
My firewall is disabled, I don't know what is the problem..
(I am a Mac user but I don't think this is a problem. The installation of FNG version 1.0.13 was ok)
thank you
 
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