JPY does not play well with the COT

Some good opportunities in the foreign exchange pairings (FX) this week.

I am more and more concentrating on the FX market rather than the stocks and shares market. Particularly the major currencies. And my real angle is FX that is in association with the USD.

For instance, GBPUSD, EURUSD, NZDUSD and AUDUSD. Gold and silver, priced against USD, and WTI (light crude oil) as they are all on the COT watch-list.

This is because, with this selection, I can take advantage of the information from the COT report, providing the ‘C’ of my C.U.P. abbreviation (see ‘how I trade’).

Is the COT that important? Anything that helps us trade with an advantage is important to my mind; there are enough variables in the market not to take notice of any obvious areas of influence.

Silver gave a buy signal (retracement to the 21 day moving average) that we caught this week. Don’t chase this however, this signal has gone for the time being – possibly.

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This buy was supported by the COT, but be careful of the trend:

Snip20150819_21You may have noted that JPY was not included in my primary watch-list. However, we do trade JPY against other major currencies, but without the support of the COT. We are currently in USDJPY and AUDJPY:

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In both these trades we bought with the ‘C’ being the big trend only, and not the COT.

The COT, I find, does not play well with JPY.

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