Forex Trading Signals Summary - Thursday, March 23 2017

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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.


Review historical charts where the same deviation of at least 0.4 (%) occurred:​

UK Retail Sales history of charts.​




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

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



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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. If between 05:30:00am and 05:30:15am, so during the first 15 seconds 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 doesn't take more than 40 seconds (till 05:30:40am) – and if spread is at 2 pips or less. Set stop/loss at 10 pips, and set take/profit at 10 pips immediately.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


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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.


Review historical charts where the same deviation of at least 70 (k) occurred:​

USA New Home Sales history of charts.​




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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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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. If between 10:00:00am and 10:00:30am, so during the first 30 seconds 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 doesn't take more than 90 seconds (till 10:01:30am) – and if spread is at 2 pips or less. Set stop/loss at 10 pips, and set take/profit at 10 pips immediately.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


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