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Resumption In The US Dollar Downtrend

With the USD fragility kicking back in, we've once again transitioned into an environment granting us permission to expand the watch list as new instruments qualify to be traded at a discounting region.

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Scan Of The Markets

To see an expanded version, right-click and select ‘open link in new tab‘. The indices show the performance of a currency vs a G8 FX basket. 

With the US Dollar fragility kicking back in as risk sentiment improves, we’ve once again transitioned into an environment granting us permission to expand the daily watch list as new instruments qualify to be traded at a discounting regions.

The right political soundbites between Democrats and Republicans over the next US fiscal stimulus package alongside better fundamental data were attributed to encourage risk taking. Nonetheless, our decisions are governed by price data.

We’ve doubled up the number of pairs portraying the same directional bias in both the 4h and the daily. Amid this premise built up, it is going to be an interesting next 24h to potentially find new opportunities to engage in these existing trends.

In the FX space, the Euro and the Swiss Franc emerged as the strongest while the Yen joined the USD as the weakest. In the equity space, the S&P 500 as the bellwether for US indices was catapulted into new weekly highs, while metals, especially Gold, continue on its merry way by printing further gains past the $2k mark level.

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Trending Markets On My Radar

In this section, I short-list the markets that meet the criteria, or are about, in order to engage on a directional trend off higher timeframes through a 15m chart entry. To get a deeper dive into the markets included in this section, watch my daily video.

This selection is done after analyzing markets through key metrics (Fractals and SMT) in different timeframes (4h and daily). A video on the power of the SMT can be found here “How To Trade Forex Trends Like A Pro“. The video “Fractals + SMT: The Multi-timeframe Functionality” is also a Must-Watch to fully grasp this style of analysis. 

Hot Trade Of The Day

To see an expanded version, right-click and select ‘open link in new tab‘. In this section I pick a market or several ones that presented an opportunity to buy on weakness or sell on strength based on the higher timeframes outlook. My video analysis below will further elaborate on the logic behind the trade.   

Today’s trade is just a follow-up of Tuesday’s posted trade. As I illustrate below, the CAD/JPY long position eventually went all the way to hit its 3:1 target, reaching a maximum extension of 5:1 before pulling back down into the 13-wma at present.

Insights Into Market Studies

In this video analysis I dissect the information above. Ultimately, it is the traders’ call, via a set of entries thoroughly backtested, to enter and manage a position, hence the video is intended as educational in nature and not financial advice. 

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Recent Economic Indicators & Events Ahead

Source: Forexfactory

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Important Footnotes


Markets evolve in cycles followed by a period of distribution and/or accumulation. To understand the principles applied in the assessment of market structures, refer to this video. Fractal breakouts is at the epicenter to assist us in the analysis of chart structures.


In order to assess the market momentum of a particular asset, I’ve promoted for years the idea of using what I call the smart money tracker. The settings and the indicator can be obtained via our Discord room, where traders from all walks of life interact frequently. In this video I lay out the elements I look into to call trend directions.


The usefulness of the 100% projection resides in the symmetry and harmonic relationships of market cycles. By drawing a 100% projection, you can anticipate the area in the chart where some type of pause and potential reversals in price is likely to occur, due to 1. The side in control of the cycle takes profits 2. Counter-trend positions are added by contrarian players 3. These are price points where limit orders are set by market-makers. You can find out more by reading the tutorial on The Magical 100% Fibonacci Projection

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Ivan Delgado

Ivan Delgado is a decade-long Forex Trader. Feel free to follow Ivan on Youtube. Join thousands of traders who follow Ivan's insights to increase their profitability rate by learning the ins and outs of how to read and trade financial markets. Ivan has you covered with in-depth technical market analysis to help you turn the corner.