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Non Farm Payroll, NFP days, are well known for surprises and violent whipsaws.

False break outs are either the bain of the Forex traders life or one of the best trading opportunities available. I go with the latter view, I'm seldom comfortable with breakouts as there is a very high probability of false breaks so I like to be on the look out for failing breakouts as the probability of a move against the previous trend is higher.

Trader Vic, Victor Sperendeo, detailed the 2B false break in his 1991 book 'Trader Vic, Methods of a Wall Street Master' Take a look at the picture below.

This is how to trade them, see the chart and desciption below....

1. Draw a horizontal line at the most immediate high (or low) that is followed by at least one corrective candle that didn't go higher (lower). 2. The candle that makes the next new break out high is marked up with a horizontal line at its lowest point (high). 3. If price now comes back, I want to be selling when the next candle moves lower. Manage the trade in the usual way with scaling out to ensure a profit doesn't become a loss.

 

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Catching the Big Moves....

 A couple of weeks ago I spoke at Round-the-Clock-Trader about “How to catch the BIG moves in just 20 minutes a day...”. You can view the full recording of the webinar here.

The talk was based on the two main techniques I use in my trading - The trend following and reversal finding process from the Twenty Minute Extreme Swing Trader and the Fibonacci based, Harmonic Wave Trader. The chart shows these two methods in action, read on....

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