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Forex Signal (Thursday December 15, 2011 NY TIME 4:30am EDT) – UK Retail Sales

Discussion in 'Current Forex Trading Signals' started by Stavro D'Amore, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Stavro D'Amore

    Stavro D'Amore Former FPA Special Consultant

    Jul 29, 2011
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    Please see UK retail Sales due out today.

    UK Retail Sales
    Forecast -0.3%
    Previous 0.6%
    Pair to trade: GBP/USD
    Estimated Pips: 40 pips on initial spike

    The numbers we will look for:
    BUY GBP/USD at 0.2%
    SELL GBP/USD at -0.8%

    Economic Impact: High (will bring strong volatility)
    Typical Result: Good for currency
    Occurrence: Released monthly, about 20 days after the month ends

    About our Triggers:
    We will be looking for a deviation of 0.5 % to BUY GBP or SELL GBP/USD.
    If our deviation is hit, there is a strong possibility that the market will move 40 pips on spike immediately; there is a good chance that we will get a 30% retracement before entering if we miss the spike.

    What is it? Why does the market care?
    The Retail Sales is a monthly measurement of all goods sold by retailers based on a sampling of retail stores of different types and sizes in the UK. It is an important indicator of consumer spending and also correlated to consumer confidence and considered as a pace indicator of the UK economy.

    A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the GBP,
    A lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the GBP.

    Method I use to trade this:
    Stavro D’Amore Trading Method

    Felix Trading Indicators:
    Indicator Descriptions

    Pre News
    There is no pre news for this release

    Spike Trading
    I do recommend spike trading as an option if you have an Auto clicker.
    Please use limit orders or bounds set to 15 pip entry

    After Spike
    I will look for a 30% retracement in the original spike before entering a trade; I will only enter spike if my triggers are hit. I will close half my position as soon as I hit the original high point of the first initial spike and place a SL at entry price. I will also look for volume and MA indicators to decide if the spike is to reverse.

    My TP level would be just before a resistance level or if the chart decides to form a support level, looking at a 15 minute chart time frame. I expect to be in this trade for a total of 30 mins.

    Historical Chart and Data UK Retail Sales

    All the best

    Stavro D’Amore
  2. Louis123321

    Louis123321 Corporal

    Nov 27, 2011
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    Thanks for another signal Stavro!!!!!!

    I'm just very curious, exactly HOW do you or anyone else see these news updates live on the DOT ? Because I use forex factory and literally have to keep refreshing to see the update, but the spike has already triggered by then by normally 10+ pips.. So, is there any other way to see LIVE or FASTER news updates? I have been a client of Trade the News back when I traded with FXDD, but it was a free offer and now it costs a big bundle of cash on a monthly subscription to use.

    Good luck on this trade all.
  3. Louis123321

    Louis123321 Corporal

    Nov 27, 2011
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    Unlucky guys, did not trigger.

    Stavro, would you be trading the upcoming US Unemployment claims? Although if not I can see why, there is PPI m/m and core PPI conflicting

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