Brad Gilbert

CEO & Founder of Traders4Traders – Brad has been trading for 28 years and was a former Chief FX Trader for Citibank. Brad trades mostly the Asian Market.

Trades: EUR, GBP, AUD, NZD, CAD, JPY, CHF, DOW, SP500, OIL, GOLD

 

Overview

Eurozone weakness is finally shining through all the geopolitical nonsense in the  market at the moment. I know the ECB meeting is tomorrow but we still have about 36 hours before the release and it’s technically breaking down so I’m looking to get in with a small position on the next bounce back towards resistance.

If the German and/or Eurozone PMI data is weak I’ll cancel this order and get in at market. I’ll definitely be closing out all EUR positions before the ECB meeting tomorrow.

Current Technicals: Down

Hourly Resistance: 1.1176

EURUSD HOURLY CHART – Current Price 1.1146

Current Fundamentals: Down

Central Bank Sentiment: Down

Geopolitical Impact: Neutral

Upcoming Potential Fundamental Drivers

Trade Execution

Our Preference

Short positions below 1.1176 with an initial target at 1.1050

Execution

This is a technical trade so I’ll be using Trendline Trader to get me in and out of the trade.

Entry level is 12 pips below the trendline @1.1163 at the moment.

Stop Loss: 1.1188, Take Profit: 1.1088

The trade will be split up into 4 components to allow me to manage the position better.

Session Timer is on (orange section) which means the order will be cancelled 5 minutes before the German PMI data.

Trade Outcome

EURUSD failed to rally to the sell zone so the order was cancelled.

Potential Live Trade at Market on Economic data

The EURUSD dropped from 1.1155 to 1.1130 after weaker than forecast German PMI economic data.

The follow up opportunity was the release of the Eurozone PMI data which also came in weak.

I initially sold EURUSD at 1.1138 but closed the trade out at 1.1140 as the “Price Action” after the release signalled it wasn’t going to fall further.

EURUSD should have fallen further after the Eurozone data but it didn’t and this is reflected in the price action after the release.

Share this analysts pick with others…

Forex Trading Courses, workshops & funding opportunities

Get Funded
Join our Forex T4TCapital Trading Programme and let us run the risk!
Get Educated in your own time and learn how the bankers trade.
Our Complete Online Forex Trading Course is the ideal starting point for all traders, both beginners and veterans .
Make trading a full-time career
Our Fast Track Forex Trading Workshops will take you from the beginning to being a full time trader in 5 days.