On January 19th I posted a major BUY entry signal off the daily chart
with 2 possible entry prices and 3 suggested exits:
(1.2345 + spread + 1 pip)
(1.2417 + spread + 1 pip)
exit 1: near 1.2550
exit 2: near 1.2650
exit 3: near 1.3060
Exit 1 has been reached and prices are headed toward exit 2.
When trading major entry signals on long-term charts like the daily or weekly, it is important not to look at short-term intraday charts, as the temporary counter-trend can be very distracting and often causes a trader to exit much too soon.
Instead, it is better to look at one time frame slower than the one that is traded. In this case it is the weekly chart.
The weekly chart is in congestion with the current bar being nr. 17. which is the first bar to trade out of congestion (congestion = bar 11 through bar 21) in any time frame.
There is a gap open at the high of the measuring bar @ 1.2945
A measuring bar (MB) is a bar, where all following bars have either the open or close price (or both) within the confines of the high and low of it.
In this case, the MB is the bar from October 2nd of last year, counting 17 bars back, starting with the current bar of this week.
Historically, major entry signals on long-term charts have a 90% success rate, and therefore a higher risk can be taken.
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