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Guest Commentary: A Tale of Two Triangles for USD/JPY

Guest Commentary: A Tale of Two Triangles for USD/JPY

Todd Gordon, Technical Strategist

USDJPY is setting up for a long trade based on two Elliott wave triangles, which is a condition we refer to as an “Elliott-hedged” situation. This is a scenario whereby two or more correct Elliott wave formations, despite being different bigger-picture counts, both point to the underlying market heading to the same price level in the near term.

This situation is currently in play for USDJPY, with a pending triangle break setting up potential long positions.

Developing Long Set-up in USD/JPY

  • Trade: Buy USDJPY at 102.30
  • Stop loss: Place stop at 101.90
  • Price targets: Remove half the initial position at 102.75, letting the remainder run to the second target at 103.15
  • Trade management: Move the initial stop loss to 102.35 if price reaches 102.75

By Todd Gordon, founder, TradingAnalysis.com

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