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Forex Signal (Wednesday March 21, 2012 NY TIME 10:00am EDT) – US Existing Home Sales

Discussion in 'Current Forex Trading Signals' started by Stavro D'Amore, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Stavro D'Amore

    Stavro D'Amore Former FPA Special Consultant

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    Hello

    Please see my trade plan for US existing Home Sales

    US Existing Home Sales
    Forecast 4.60M
    Previous 4.57M

    Pair to trade: EUR/USD

    Triggers we need: BUY EUR/USD 4.20M
    SELL EUR/USD 5.00M

    Economic Impact: Extremely Critical
    Typical Result: Good for currency
    Occurrence: Released monthly, about 23 days after the month ends


    About our Triggers:
    US Housing sector forecasted to arrive at 4.60M We are looking for a deviation on this trade of 400K either way. This is a very critical news release as many traders and economists will be focusing on this news release. Should this trade deviate, we will see major volatility in all US pairs. We can expect to see about 45pips on the initial spike, before another 20 pips on a double spike, before we see our required retrace.

    What is it? Why does the market care?
    The Existing Home Sales measures the annualized number of existing residential buildings that were sold during the previous month. This report helps to analyze the strength of the US housing market, which helps to analysis the economy as a whole. While this is monthly data, it is reported in an annualized format (monthly figure x12). Existing homes make up the majority of total sales and therefore tend to have more impact than New Home Sales.

    It's a leading indicator of economic health because the sale of a home triggers a wide-reaching ripple effect. For example, renovations are done by the new owners, a mortgage is sold by the financing bank, and brokers are paid to execute the transaction. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.

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

    See my Views on the EURO

    Approximately 25 minutes prior to the news release, I will be looking for a short term SHORT position in EUR/USD.

    I would be out of this LONG trade 2 minutes before the actual release, or to avoid any spreads that should widen.

    I will look for a 30-50% retracement in the original spike before entering a trade; I will sell half my position as soon as I hit the original high point of the first initial spike and place a SL at entry price. 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 do recommend spike trading as an option when

    Historical Chart and Data for US Existing Home Sales

    All the best

    Stavro D’Amore
     
  2. Joshnix

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    Real quick are planning to be short or long the EUR before the release?
     
  3. Stavro D'Amore

    Stavro D'Amore Former FPA Special Consultant

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    its in the trade paln...

    Approximately 25 minutes prior to the news release, I will be looking for a short term SHORT position in EUR/USD.

    I would be out of this LONG trade 2 minutes before the actual release, or to avoid any spreads that should widen.

    I will look for a 30-50% retracement in the original spike before entering a trade; I will sell half my position as soon as I hit the original high point of the first initial spike and place a SL at entry price. 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 do recommend spike trading as an option when
     

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