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19 DEC 2012 | Free Daily Analysis | EURUSD : EURO’s SANTA RALLY?19 DEC 2012 | Free Daily Analysis | EURUSD : EURO’s SANTA RALLY?

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G’day Surfers – EUR/USD making new highs again.

Yesterday’s Report

One of the reasons I choose to stay clear of “Holiday Trading” is the uncertainty that develops in my “seeing” the market. Rules that I use to find entries during “normal” trading periods need to be relaxed (if not broken) and for me to have traded the Long move yesterday, that would need to have been the case. Price Action was virtually non existent for the first half of London Session, with small moves to either side of the range quickly reversed. No question; Price Action looked determined to break the 3 month high of 1.3171 and produced a couple of “mini signals” before finally taking the Bulls by their horns and dragging them to a daily high of 1.3237. If you are committed to trading this uncertain period (and I’m not saying it can’t be profitable), the “mini signals” paid off. I know there are many safer moves in 2013 that require me to stick fast to my strategy rather than bend the rules so I preferred to watch & learn, maintaining my a/c balance.

Technical Analysis

The pullback I was looking for yesterday didn’t happen but is now a MUST HAVE as the gap between an untested Daily & Weekly Pivot increases to 135 pips and Price Action hovers 40 odd pips to the North, signifying an overbought situation. That said, EUR/USD looks bound for 1.3277 and may well reach that target before taking a breather. Then consider this: the high of 2012 is a further 208 pips away!!
I recall writing my final Daily Brief for 2011, this time last year. EUR/USD had rallied for the first six months, peaking at 1.4839, in May. It was all downhill for EUR/USD from there.
In that article, I speculated that the Yearly Low of 1.2873 was within reach, prior to Dec 31st. EUR/USD spiked low to 1.2857 on Dec 29th, 2011.
Apart from the rally of Feb 2012, EUR/USD was in decline for the next 6 months, bottoming in July at 1.2041. EURO has staged a pretty determined rally since and, as I was 12 months ago, I’m just a LITTLE curious to see if this cross can repeat a remarkable mirror image of 2011 – the “magic” number is 1.3485!!

The Day Ahead

I see nothing standing in EUR/USD’s way prior to Dec 31 ( Fiscal Cliff to’s & fro’s excluded) and the prospect of a 12mth High is definitely NOT unthinkable. I don’t believe it will happen today but I’m totally Bullish EUR/USD. Problem is: I’m at a classic NLNS (No Long, No Short) situation because of the overbought nature of the cross. Give me a Daily Pivot Test and I’m ready to trade – but not before.

High Impact News

10:00am CET EUR German Ifo Business Climate
2:30pm CET USD
Building Permits

Well, this is our final trading day of the year (we’re having Thursday off) and my final Daily Brief. What a year it’s been once again. We’ve patiently negotiated the ongoing woes in Europe, an election or two, QE3 and now a Fiscal Cliff (seriously, where do they get their imagination?).
As I reflect on all those issues and more that made trading a lot more challenging than I’d prefer, I look at the Surfing The Pips Trading record for 2012 and am full of appreciation for a Rock Solid strategy that has (remarkably but by no means surprisingly) delivered a stress free 60% return. Thank you Davide – much appreciated! Watch this space guys www.surfingthepips.com because it gets bigger and better in 2013.
I take this opportunity to wish you and yours a loving & very Happy Christmas and not so much everything you wish for, but for everything that makes you happy in 2013 because remember: IT’S HAPPINESS THAT MAKES YOU MONEY!!

Feliz Navidad from the entire StP Team and of course from yours truly,

Geoff Pyne  

CERTIFIED TRADER

 

G’day Surfers – EUR/USD making new highs again.

Yesterday’s Report

One of the reasons I choose to stay clear of “Holiday Trading” is the uncertainty that develops in my “seeing” the market. Rules that I use to find entries during “normal” trading periods need to be relaxed (if not broken) and for me to have traded the Long move yesterday, that would need to have been the case. Price Action was virtually non existent for the first half of London Session, with small moves to either side of the range quickly reversed. No question; Price Action looked determined to break the 3 month high of 1.3171 and produced a couple of “mini signals” before finally taking the Bulls by their horns and dragging them to a daily high of 1.3237. If you are committed to trading this uncertain period (and I’m not saying it can’t be profitable), the “mini signals” paid off. I know there are many safer moves in 2013 that require me to stick fast to my strategy rather than bend the rules so I preferred to watch & learn, maintaining my a/c balance.

Technical Analysis

The pullback I was looking for yesterday didn’t happen but is now a MUST HAVE as the gap between an untested Daily & Weekly Pivot increases to 135 pips and Price Action hovers 40 odd pips to the North, signifying an overbought situation. That said, EUR/USD looks bound for 1.3277 and may well reach that target before taking a breather. Then consider this: the high of 2012 is a further 208 pips away!!
I recall writing my final Daily Brief for 2011, this time last year. EUR/USD had rallied for the first six months, peaking at 1.4839, in May. It was all downhill for EUR/USD from there.
In that article, I speculated that the Yearly Low of 1.2873 was within reach, prior to Dec 31st. EUR/USD spiked low to 1.2857 on Dec 29th, 2011.
Apart from the rally of Feb 2012, EUR/USD was in decline for the next 6 months, bottoming in July at 1.2041. EURO has staged a pretty determined rally since and, as I was 12 months ago, I’m just a LITTLE curious to see if this cross can repeat a remarkable mirror image of 2011 – the “magic” number is 1.3485!!

The Day Ahead

I see nothing standing in EUR/USD’s way prior to Dec 31 ( Fiscal Cliff to’s & fro’s excluded) and the prospect of a 12mth High is definitely NOT unthinkable. I don’t believe it will happen today but I’m totally Bullish EUR/USD. Problem is: I’m at a classic NLNS (No Long, No Short) situation because of the overbought nature of the cross. Give me a Daily Pivot Test and I’m ready to trade – but not before.

High Impact News

10:00am CET EUR German Ifo Business Climate
2:30pm CET USD Building Permits

Well, this is our final trading day of the year (we’re having Thursday off) and my final Daily Brief. What a year it’s been once again. We’ve patiently negotiated the ongoing woes in Europe, an election or two, QE3 and now a Fiscal Cliff (seriously, where do they get their imagination?).
As I reflect on all those issues and more that made trading a lot more challenging than I’d prefer, I look at the Surfing The Pips Trading record for 2012 and am full of appreciation for a Rock Solid strategy that has (remarkably but by no means surprisingly) delivered a stress free 60% return. Thank you Davide – much appreciated! Watch this space guys www.surfingthepips.com because it gets bigger and better in 2013.
I take this opportunity to wish you and yours a loving & very Happy Christmas and not so much everything you wish for, but for everything that makes you happy in 2013 because remember: IT’S HAPPINESS THAT MAKES YOU MONEY!!

Feliz Navidad from the entire StP Team and of course from yours truly,

Geoff Pyne  

CERTIFIED TRADER

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