Forex Traders: The Only Question You Should Be Asking

By Elliott Wave International

I can't help it. Whenever I read the mainstream financial news, I feel like I'm eavesdropping on a job interview at Microsoft.

In case you don't remember -- Microsoft was made famous, in part, for asking prospective employees one single question: Why is a manhole cover round?

They wanted to assess how a person approaches a question that has many answers. And, many answers are what they got, from the most practical (i.e. "Because a manhole is round") to the most philosophical (i.e. "The circle is the most aesthetically pleasing shape for the human eye.")

I'll now take you back to the world of mainstream finance where those in charge are regularly asked to answer this basic question: Why did market "X" move this way today? And, many answers are what they give.

Take, for a real-world example the March 9-10 upsurge to a 7-and-1/2 year high in the Dollar/Yen currency exchange pair. As for why the USDJPY rallied, the experts offered up these (and many more) explanations: Continue reading "Forex Traders: The Only Question You Should Be Asking"

USD/JPY: Lemons into Lemonade

How Elliott wave analysis helps you as a forex trader with built-in, risk-defining safeguards

Elliott wave analysis is not a crystal ball. (No market-forecasting method is.)

But here's what is remarkable: Even when your Elliott wave forecast doesn't pan out, you have built-in safeguards to alert you -- and help you manage risk. Here's a real-life example.

Going into the November 14 low, USD/JPY charts had been showing an impulsive downward Elliott wave pattern. Impulses are 5-wave moves, but on November 13-14, the pattern looked incomplete: the fifth wave down seemed to be missing.

Here's a chart our Currency Specialty Service subscribers saw early on November 13: Continue reading "USD/JPY: Lemons into Lemonade"

Fibonacci Range Expansion Trading Zone

Our guest today is Tom Strignano, a former Chief Bank Dealer with 25 years experience. He has also been featured on The Forex Signals. Follow Tom as he shows you a technique he developed back in the 1990's incorporating Adam's favorite Italian mathematician, Leonardo Fibonacci.


The Fibonacci Range Expansion Trading technique is one that I developed back in the early 1990s when I was moving away from lagging indicators like RSI, MACD, moving averages etc. I had no success using those indicators and came to the conclusion that either I didn't understand them, or that they simply didn't work. The only thing that I had any success with was trendline breaks, Fibonacci points, and standard pivots with the reading of pure price action. I was taught that in order to be successful in this business of trading, you need a few components.

According to my mentor and senior treasurer, Aldo Pizzoferrato, trading required BMG, or Brains, Money, and Guts. You need the brains to anticipate market momentum and to be a step ahead of the herd. You need capital to advance, and finally, you need the guts to believe in yourself and your systems. Therein lies the problem for most traders. Most traders operate on the simplest level. They have no real trading plan and view charts and price action using gut feel or really just guesswork. Aldo stressed upon me that the most effective approach was acting like a quarterback of a football team. I need to send the signals, by reading the market and finding weakness in the markets’ defenses. He would always say, “Don't just receive the signals, send the market some feedback.” I had learned that trading is not a spectator sport. In other words, the most effective approach is in the development of systems that generate buy and sell signals. I had to move from "chart artist" to a true technician. Continue reading "Fibonacci Range Expansion Trading Zone"

Dollar vs Yen Cross Rate (new video)

Today's short video is a follow-up to the video that I published on July 10th for this particular cross rate. MarketClub's "Trade Triangle" technology alerted our members of a sell signal today (7/21) and I wanted to share it with you. The video is short, to the point and shows what I expect will happen to the dollar vis-a-vis the yen in the next several weeks.

You can watch this video with our compliments and there is no registration requirements. We would love to get your feedback about this video on our blog.

All the best,

Adam Hewison
Co-creator, MarketClub

Going down under ... the U.S. Dollar vs the Australian Dollar

We are taking a trip down under today.

It has been sometime since we last looked at the relationship between the US dollar (USD) and the Australian dollar (USD/AUD). Today seemed like an opportune time to look at this cross and to figure out where it is headed using our "Trade Triangle" technology.

We're also using MarketClub's Fibonacci tool. If you have not seen this tool in action, I strongly recommend that you watch today's video.

You can watch this video with my compliments and there is no registration requirements. I would love to get your feedback about this video on our blog.

All the best,

Adam Hewison
Co-creator, MarketClub