Who wants 500+ pips?

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GBP and AUD flags

Let me ask you one question…

What is our main goal as a trader?

Think about it for a minute or two (alright, a few seconds will be enough)…

If your answer was to make money… you are wrong.

Thats a by product… it comes as a results of our main goal as a trader, which I believe to be:

AUDUSD update (exact level to trade)

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Hey traders, how is your trading going so far this week?

I hope you have been able to take advantage of my previous analysis, if you did, I’d like to know how it went…

Last tuesday I analyzed the AUDUSD long term charts and my conclusion was that we needed to wait a little longer before taking any trade.

Today its Thursday, so I’d way its enough waiting, dont you think?

So maybe its about time to take a trade here… but first let me show you the short term analysis.

Here is when to trade the AUDUSD (and the main principle of price action)

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technical indicators

Yesterday I received an email, a trader from Europe asked me if it was a good time to short the AUDUSD…

I told him that not yet, from the way I see it, it is trading near an important level and we still dont know whether the market is going to get rejected from there or break through that important level…

Earlier this morning he replied back, he was a little angry I must say… And said something like “I thought you were a good trader, how come you dont think about going short right now if it has been falling like a rock…”

Great opportunity in a currency pair you haven’t traded (yet)

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You already know what my philosophy about trading is:

Trade the currency pairs that have the clearest market condition and the greatest profit potential.

One of the most costly mistakes novice traders make is to focus only in one or two currency pairs (included me of course).

Their reasoning is that they want to get to “know” that currency pairs…

But the thing about it is that sometimes currency pairs are not tradable, meaning that they dont have a clear market condition, and if it doesn’t have a clear market condition, we dont know what it it likely to do… And we’ll still force ourselves to take trades.

Put it this way, if there is a clear market condition, the market could still move against us… imagine what happens when we have absolutely no idea of what the market is likely to do?

You see where I’m getting at right?

Is there still time/room to trade the EURUSD?

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I’m afraid there isn’t my friend… At least for now.

Look, the idea is always to trade a currency pair is to trade it when there is enough room for the market to continue its way up or down.

But right now, the EURUSD is trading too close to its next LT level (which is at 1.2818).

Right now, the EURUSD is trading around 1.2886, so we have like 70 pips before the market hits that level…

Here is the long term chart:


But you need to remember one thing…

Wow Massive Forex Swings

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Mario Draghi

By now, you probably already know that the ECB cut their interest rates from 0.15% to 0.05%

Two weeks ago, Draghi signaled that he was ready to act again, and yet, no one expected the ECB to act so quickly…

But here we are, they reduced their interest rates by 10 basis points to spur economic growth and reduce the risk of deflation…

Was it a good measure?

Only time will tell… but if you want to hear my opinion, Draghi knows his stuff, so its probably the way to go.

Now, did you see the impact in the market?

We saw massive forex swings on most currency pairs and crosses!

Plenty of fundamentals but clear market conditions

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Trade the News in Forex

How is everything traders?

Have you seen the fundamental calendar for the week?

If you haven’t… you should, here are a few of the most important fundamental releases for the rest of the week:


AUD RBA Governor statement


CAD Interest rate
CAD BOC rate statement
JPY Monetary policy statement


GBP Interest rate
GBP Rate statement
EUR Interest rate
EUR ECB Press conference


USD Non-farm Payrolls

With a week full of important news releases like this one you might think that the market must be very difficult to trade…

But that’s not correct my fellow trader…

A few of the clearest currency pairs to trade today

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You already know about the importance to choose the right currency pairs to trade each day.

Look, even if you have the best system in the world, if you choose the wrong currency to trade you wont get too far.

On the other hand, if you are using an average system, but you trade the right currency pairs each day, you’ll be fine in the long run.

What’s your take about this?

How do you choose which currency pairs to trade each day?

Now, these are a few of the currency pairs that I believe are trading in a very clear market condition.

GBPUSD Analysis

The GBPUSD is trading in a very clear bearish condition, let me show you why I think its bearish:


I’m going to short the EURUSD

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A few weeks back I analyzed the EURUSD… back then it was trading near a long term level and talked about two possible scenarios:

  • Bullish condition, if it broke through the upper resistance level
  • Bearish condition, if it broke through the lower support level

I favored the later one, specially because we had more than 500 pips before we reach the next LT level…

And you know what… that’s exactly what happened!

The EURUSD broke through the bottom of the range, triggering a bearish condition. And now, I’m going to look for short opportunities.

The ultimate guide to choose a forex broker

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Forex Brokers

I get this question over and over again, so I decided to create an article about it and direct traders to this article instead of writing a complete essay every time I answer it (saves me time hehe)…

The question is:

Where should I open my live account? Who is the best forex broker?

I’ve heard horror stories about brokers (specially a certain kind of brokers that you are about to learn) not allowing traders to withdraw their capital, or stopping traders out just enough to wipe out their entire trading accounts, and so on and so forth.

So I dont want this to happen to you ok.

Look, trading itself its difficult enough to add another type of risk, which is what I call: Broker Risk.

You might ask: What are the sort of things that could go wrong with your broker?

Raul Lopez Forex

Trading should be simple

I like to trade using simple tools such as support and resistance levels, candlesticks, price action and others. If you like simplicity, you'll love my Forex Coaching. Read more about me.

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