Index Swing Trading & Technical Analysis - Latest Posts

Firstly an update to my previous post where I cited GBP:NZD as the favoured swing trade from my watch list. Yet again it performed as expected but yet again I didn't enter the trade due to my focus being elsewhere. However, it may not be over for that pair and I do continue to watch it in case it develops into a larger and more sustained move down but clearly the safest entry point for such a move has now passed. If you took the trade yourself than a trailing stop would probably be a sensible precaution maybe 200 to 250 points above the current print of 1.9745

As you'll remember in my previous post of 2 Weeks ago I gave details of 5 currency pairs each demonstrating early stages of set-ups I tend to follow before entering a trade. As things stand I've not entered trades in any of them as yet. For one of them I missed the chance as the move began overnight therefore making the risk/reward ratio a little less favourable, one I forgot about, one didn't play out as expected, one still hasn't finished the set-up and one is very close to decision making time.

An unreliable internet connection has kept me from Trading for yet another Week but suddenly today its started working fine again despite no work being carried out on my line. In view of the Weeks of torrential rain followed by a single sunny and very windy day one can only assume the problems could be weather related. One of the most common subjects I'm emailed about is that of creating a system to notify readers immediately when I enter a trade.

Over the last Week I've had significant problems with internet connection drop-outs which have prevented me from trading. Of the 3 potential trades in my previous post EUR:JPY soon became the favourite and an ideal short entry target was achieved on the spike following the Turkey interest rate decision. Unfortunately I didn't even have the bandwidth to log into my trading platform to enter the trade and then attempted to take the trade from my phone only to be blocked due to being "logged in elsewhere". That trade has since hit my downside target (1.47 region) and therefore the opportunity is missed.

Last Week's EUR:AUD short achieved target on Monday although I didn't bank profits at the target due to other commitments but managed to get the trade closed later in the evening for a 176 point profit which is a pleasing result for the first 2014 trade and made more pleasing by the fact that price reversed direction from exactly my target print.

I've started the Year with a tough bout of man-flu which again has kept me from spending anything other than brief moments at the trading screen. As much as I strive to post trade entries live I just couldn't manage it on the blog for the current and only open trade although if you read my ADVFN forum I did manage a brief post there at the trade inception. The trade in question is a EUR:AUD swing short from resistance opened during the evening of 7th January from 1.5269. The initial target was the 1.5000 area marked by the previous swing high on the Daily chart which could become support for the current correction but since entering the moving averages have risen possibly suggesting price wont go as low as I initially hoped.