Trade Alert! – 15 Minutes To The Fed

Considering that I nearly always sit these kind of risk events out, on occasion I WILL deploy strategies in order to take advantage of the expected near term volatility.

In this case I’ve got a long USD bias regardless of the announcement with a few smaller orders already in play including plays short GBP/USD as well long USD/CHF, but am also “waiting in the wings” with several other pairs – locked and loaded.

What I like to do in situations like this is place several smaller orders “above or below” a given pairs current price “prior to the announcement in line with my bias so…..with GBP/USD for example, and order 20 pips under the current price , as well 30 pips , as well 50 pips!

All said and done “if” the market moves in my direction I’m in “deep” on the momentum.

If not….fine. I watch the action rocket in the opposite direction with little or no skin in the game at all.

Take it or leave it – this strategy really works well on short-term “momentum plays”.

Lets see how it plays out and envision these “traps” set in 10 additional pairs.




3 Responses

  1. JSkogs October 30, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    Good plan, Kong. How was/is the celebration? So far after the announcement its looking like USD long is right. Enjoy the profits!

    • Forex Kong October 30, 2013 / 12:17 pm

      My celebration just went next level – I’ll plan to post some pics in coming days

      As……BOOM! I loaded a reasonable sized boat on this one!

      Some nice trades shaping up here wow.

      • Forex Kong October 30, 2013 / 1:14 pm

        For those that may not have had positions going into the Fed announcement ( which would have been a very wise / smart position ) or as well “missed” the tweet / intital “pop” and momentum strategy posted – the retracement of USD and “extended opportunity” is still very much in play.

        In fact…..Kongdictator wise, I’m not “really” supposed to be in this trade until aprox 2 a.m tonight / tomorrow morning so……

        Lots of time / opp to put trades on – should one be so inclined.

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