Largest One Day Gains Of My Career

I have been on and on about USD weakness broiling underneath the “gong show” of American monetary policy, as well the coordinated “media spin” aimed at liquidating your retirement accounts.

There will be no tapering. The Fed will increase it’s QE programs moving forward. Global growth is on the decline. The cycle has shown its “ugly face” – and Kong has enjoyed the absolute #1 most profitable day on record – booking a whopping 11% on combined trades ( built over time as per my entry strategy) based purely on the fundamentals and my short term tech doing its job.

I have little else to say this evening – only that patience and a keen eye on the “macro fundamentals” has proven a winning combination as of this moment.

Currency movement has again lead the way (with respect to forecasting future movements in markets) ย and has rewarded those “patient enough” to slug it out in the trenches.

It’s time for celebration on this end. All too deserving if one chooses to put in the time.

I truly hope that you have done as well yourselves.

Today marks the largest single one day returns of my entire career.

I hope yours as well!





21 Responses

  1. Deano July 10, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    Hey Kong, I wonder how the traders on FF are feeling after this? Considering the vitriol you copped try not to smile too much! lol. I also had a good day shorting the USD but longer term this is only going one way. Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Forex Kong July 10, 2013 / 6:05 pm

      I’ve given it considerable thought over the past evening – and have come to a decision.

      In true “Kong fashion” I plan to put 100% of my energy into making FF all that it could be and all that it “should be”.

      At first I thought “hey what’s the point?” then reconsidered as I believe many readers there will “ultimately” see the light at the end of the tunnel, and join in.

      It’s a huge community and I’m planning on staking some territory. The guys from last night feel bad……real bad….super bad…..totally bad….

      Yet 1000 buks says they’re currently here reading – right BaitUp? hey Gustav? yo! Jagonzalaz! You follwing me on Twitter yet?


    • Forex Kong July 10, 2013 / 6:07 pm

      A long and lonely road for ol Kong….

      But Kabam!! That’s what I call a pay off.

      Thanks for the good word John….I hope you are doing well too.

  2. Alex Red July 10, 2013 / 7:58 pm

    What is FF? Thank you

    • Deano July 10, 2013 / 8:12 pm

      FF: Forex Factory. Its a place where poor lonely traders go to die, but also where good traders pick up new ideas and bounce off each other. The discussions can certainly be robust so if you go there wear a crash helmet!

  3. Alex Red July 10, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    If there is no tapering and more and more QE, how does this affect equities? Risk-on and S&P500 goes up to 1900?

    • Forex Kong July 11, 2013 / 6:56 am

      Hi Alex – this of course is the “golden question” then isn’t it? And as you’ve likely been reading elsewhere – everyone certainly has their own opinions.

      My feelings are that markets will have heard enough / seen enough with the Fed’s continued “circus show” and that the next round of QE will create some kind of short term bounce – but then will largely be ignored.

      Each round of QE provides lesser and lesser results, and as we move through the remainder of 2013 and into 2014, I expect “risk off” to take a larger part on the center stage. China’s cyclical slow down approaches, Australia will look to further lower interest rates, EU Zone is still an absolute mess.

      I’m of the mindset ( as per many , many prior posts ) that the U.S equities market has already topped. Period – topped, with “perhaps” another attempt here at the highs – but not worth trading / looking at.

      Then flat /churn to down…and then “well into down” as we hit 2014.

  4. schmederling July 10, 2013 / 9:45 pm

    yup…. those that took in on the chin lately & stood their ground got a taste today…. ๐Ÿ™‚ move on the Eur was impressive…. CAD moved nice & the Aussie….. this is just the start IMO…..

    • Forex Kong July 11, 2013 / 6:59 am

      Thanx Super P!

      I hope your trading is going well also.

      • Superpositron (@superpositron) July 11, 2013 / 7:40 am

        Yeah been ok. Im still long gold from a ridiculously good entry, long Nikkei but short the SPX. My shorts on SPX are going the wrong way.

  5. David July 11, 2013 / 9:49 am

    Congrats Kong, that was an insane move! Your patience sure paid off.

    A lot of that move was exaggerated as it took place during somewhat illiquid market conditions, the period between New York’s close and Tokyo’s open.

    While I didn’t catch the ride up (on EUR, GBP, AUD, etc…), I did profit handsomely on the way back down (retracement). I noticed those spikes tend to retrace a fair amount and I scaled in and kept slowly adding as we continued to spike higher and higher.

    Out of curiosity, do you usually book profits then reload after retracements in such cases when moves of that magnitude take place in such a short time?

    • Forex Kong July 11, 2013 / 9:57 am

      Hi David – you bet.

      Often what I’ll do when such a big move has been realized and profits have been booked – is wait….(obviously) as it always retraces a reasonable amount – and then look at how individual currencies have reacted ( some stay flat vs usd….others really jump back etc) and look at re entries on a “per pair” basis.

      Then, even at that – I will consider relatively small positions ( as opposed to the larger ones that had accumulated previously ) and more or less consider re entry ” a % of the profits I already made “.

      I dont trade it counter trend though – I wait for reasonable area to re enter in the same direction.

  6. David July 11, 2013 / 10:06 am

    Awesome, luv your strategy.

    As far as JPY goes, what are your current thoughts? We have a nice dip on USD/JPY as you’ve mentioned before that we would; are you thinking massive move lower, say to 90 for example? I know you’re more of a fundamentals guy with a longer-term mindset; with that said, even though it looks like QE will go on (bad for USD), I’d say JPY is still in worse shape longer-term.

    Are you beginning to close USD/JPY shorts and/or scaling into long positions or just sidelining it until a huge possible tumble?
    I’m personally buying this dip slowly and would actually like it to continue to move lower as I’ll still keep buying and then probably start trading in and out (to get a better avg price over-time while booking small profits).

  7. devilyell July 11, 2013 / 11:15 am

    Outstanding Kong!!!!

    Your Fundies & Techies is a win/win combo and you prove it over & over.

    I also like & do buying retrace dips after a spike up and selling retrace rallies after a spike down.
    I like that the market has shown it’s stripes and then getting in to go that way.

    FF?! I always felt bad after visiting there. “Go to die”…I love it!
    Maybe there are better threads there? The most recent ones are grim.

    • Forex Kong July 11, 2013 / 11:22 am

      Thanks Devilyell – feels great.

      This one was a stubborn one as I’ve been chipping awway for a full week now, as things have just ground n ground n ground. Hitting pay dirt feels great. Conviction in one’s trade decisions an important element – thus the need for the fundamentals.

      FF is a site for newbies, and offers very little in the way of intelligent conversation / market commentary.

      I’m “attempting” to offer some solid trade advice there – but so far it’s a grind. I read news there, but the threads are a nightmare.

  8. Nfxtrader July 11, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    Wow upto your old guerilla tactics again eh? Nice call. Very well done Kong!

    • Forex Kong July 11, 2013 / 2:13 pm

      Thanx Nfx!

      And they call me insane!!! Buhahahahaha!

      • tio July 12, 2013 / 7:48 am

        better to forget FF completely, good trader in there almost always hibernate in the end. And the talk about trader conviction, i not know how to get it. Cause our experience is minimal. Is there any room for aud/usd and nzd/usd to go up from here.. sir. Already bought it … bought around the horn as usual with 0.01 lot X 50 troops

        • Forex Kong July 12, 2013 / 9:12 am

          These two pairs have been an absolute pain in the ass! If you haven’t caught it exactly right – 15 minutes later you’re down -50 pips!…..then again…and again!

          Zooming out to 4h I can see they’ve been consolidating and on a daily both at pretty key levels of support but man! I feel your pain, and have more or less decided to just let my lil positions in AUD sit a day er two, and then may just as well dump it.

          I have very little conviction here Tio, as they have been such volatile pains in the neck.

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