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Charts, 2012 – Week 18

In Charts on April 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

A collection of weekly charts that I am looking at in advance of the 18th week of 2012.

1. GBPUSD

2. EURGBP

3. GBPAUD

4. AUDUSD

Seven more charts below including… EURJPY, EURUSD, Gold and Silver

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Charts, 2012 – Week 17

In Charts on April 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm

A collection of weekly charts that I am looking at in advance of the 17th week of 2012.

1. GBPUSD

2. EURGBP

3. Gold XAUUSD

4. USDJPY

Seven more charts below including… Silver XAGUSD, USDCHF, USDCAD, GBPAUD, AUDCAD, EURJPY, EURUSD, GBPJPY.

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Mistakes Were Made – March 2012

In Mistakes Were Made on April 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Every month I post a few thoughts about trading mistakes that were made in the previous month and how I might correct them in the following month.

Last month (February), I felt that I was moving stops to break even too soon, wondered whether I should take partial profits, and realised I was not identifying targets well enough.

In March I was basically breakeven, with a slight loss of less than 1% of trading capital.  I am making a conscious effort to take fewer trades and I brought the total number of trades down again this month to 32, so 1-2 trades per trading day.  I’d like to get this to 1 per trading day, and then to the point where I am taking only the best 1-3 trades per week.  My win/loss ratio in March was over 50% (which is unusual), but my profits were smaller on average (about 30-50 pips) and losses larger than average (about 50-100 pip range).

During March I took partial profits on a number of trades, which explains why average profit size was down.  I was still stopped out of a number of trades at break even, which is more paletable when some profit was booked.

Mistakes (unforced errors) included:

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Charts, 2012 – Week 16

In Charts on April 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm

A collection of weekly charts that I am looking at in advance of the 16th week of 2012.

1. GBPUSD

2. EURUSD

3. EURJPY

4. Gold XAUUSD

More charts below including AUDCAD, Silver XAGUSD, GBPAUD, USDJPY and EURGBP

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Charts, 2012 – Week 15

In Charts on April 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

A collection of weekly charts that I am looking at in advance of the 15th week of 2012.

1. GBPUSD (OHLC)

GBPUSD (MAs)

2. Gold XAUUSD

3. USDJPY

4. EURJPY (weekly)

EURJPY (daily)

More charts below including Silver, USDCAD, GBPAUD, EURUSD, EURGBP, AUDUSD, and AUDCAD

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Charts, 2012 – Week 14

In Charts on April 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

A collection of weekly charts that I am looking at in advance of the 14th week of 2012.

1. GBPUSD

2. EURUSD

3. AUDCAD

4. GBPAUD

5. EURJPY

Five more charts below the fold, including EURGBP, Silver, Gold, GBPCAD, and USDCAD

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