2-Target Trades

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All traders pick and entry point for a trade and once the trade is made, they look for a spot to get out. Most also identify a stop-loss level. The good traders have a target level they are looking to exit at, or a time frame in which to take the trade off. Not many however, use “2-target trades” very regularly. We use them quite often, looking to catch larger moves. Here’s why you should too.

2-target trades can also be defined as scaling into a position, but the main difference is that the trade scale is pre-planned in ½ trade increments and only when the trade is going in our favor. The levels are planned very specifically based on the risk/reward profile. 2-target trades are simple and can help eliminate some of the fear of putting on trades that have distant targets or longer timeframes. In the chart below, we have a recent EUR/USD trade that we discussed in our morning broadcast.

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