Forex Trading Signal 03/20/08

Crazy Cat

Former FPA Special Consultant
Hi my dear Trader :)

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HI-res.: 03-20-2008.swf

First let's talk about Wednesday.

At 5:30 a.m. we had BOE Minutes and the Average Earnings. The Earnings came out a little weaker but did not deviate by 0.2. The vote came out 7:2 so it was not that far away from the expectations either. The comments were a little mixed too but more towards pound weakness. The combination of these three elements sent GBP/USD down by 75 pips or so but I personally did not trade it at all.

Let's talk about tomorrow.

1. Thursday, March 20th, 2008 (5:30 a.m. New York Time) UK
At 5:30 a.m. we will have UK Retail Sales coming out. The y/y number is expected to come out at 3.6%, and m/m is expected to come out at -0.2%. I would use 0.4 trigger on the m/m indicator. If it comes out at -0.6% or lower (more negative), it would be a very good opportunity to short GBP/USD or GBB/JPY, looking for 40 and 60 pips, respectively. If it comes out at +0.2% or higher, I think it would be a good opportunity to go long on GBP/USD of GBP/JPY, for similar targets.

2. Thursday, March 20th, 2008 (8:30 a.m. New York Time) USA
At 8:30 a.m. we will have U.S. Initial Jobless Claims coming out. It is expected to come out at 360 K, and I would use 20 K trigger on this. If it comes out at 380 K or higher, it would be bad for the dollar and you can short USD/JPY; if it comes out at 340 K or lower, it would be good for the dollar and you can go long on USD/JPY. If the trigger is hit, I would expect about 35 pips of a price action.

3. Thursday, March 20th, 2008 (5:30 a.m. New York Time) USA
At 10 a.m. we will have Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index coming out. I would just skip that one.

That's all for tomorrow.

This Friday is Good Friday so there will be no trading opportunities.

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-Sir Pipsalot

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