What a busy week, not often is it that I take on more than 3 trades per week. The set-ups where there, and they were taken. Its not often either that the markets are so frustrating, so to bring out a decent compounding gain on the account is a fantastic bonus. Its important to note at this point that although the Set-Ups channel offers many set-ups the only ones that make it into our ‘Blash Journal’ are trades I actually take myself.
During the market overview we established some key area’s to look out for.
Now DXY didn’t break its channel, it faked out. Which led to closing two trades on a negative Greenback from the previous week. USDCHF & NZDUSD FOR 9.5% on account.
Brexit negotiations limited our involvement with the Pound really other than a nice trade on GBPJPY that could have been closed out for 4% profit but ultimately dropped back to 1% which is fine, anything can happen with this currency right now.
The Euro on the other hand, although risky with Brexit did offer up glorious Buy and Sell opportunities which alot of the team took advantage of. EURCAD, EURJPY Short, and EURNZD Buy. EURCAD being ‘trade of the week’ with its Trendline hit Head & Shoulders formation & equally impressive stacked entry. EURCAD earnt us a cool 5.8% on account within 18 hours, whereas I didn’t personally take the other trades, they moved nice also.
Granted, the Aussie and the CAD didnt move quite as expected, and we also made some losses. Two to be precise! CADJPY & GBPCAD were fantastic set-ups which ultimately stopped out for a combined 4% loss. The error here was not so much the entries, more the stop-loss location, as in the end these trades came back into target and both trades stopped me out by 2 pips before turning. A lesson continually being learnt, protect against all set-up variations. AUDNZD on the other hand turned exactly where anticipated into a no draw-down swing trade that I will be looking to hold over the next few weeks.
Yes, we do lose trades. I am not here to bullshit you, the point is, the risk is limited to 2% per trade or 4% per currency. The targeted gains are higher than that, always, with a TP1 of no less than 2:1 RRR. And so on that note the latest update on the Blash account is as follows. Its important to note that we don’t trade Blash set-ups some weeks, due to work commitments or training/education which comes first. We Compounded the Blash Journal by 46.5% since October 26th and we didn’t trade for two of them weeks.
Until next time,