20 Mar Trade Review Gold 20210302
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How was the Entry, SL placement and sizing?
There was a large imbalance at the open with nearby H4 C‑dem, while trading within D1/W1 demand. Premarket H4 had printed an Inside Bar with longer selling wick although that same wick had retraced to a previous base level enhancing a further bullish sentiment. IB traded as a Three Outside Up with near immediate extension in C. I waited for a 3 TPO extension before going long but due to the push at the moment got filled a bit high. Due to the momentum nature of the trade entry can be somewhat forgiven and so can SL placement as this was cutting through the formation. Sizing was good.
Odds enhancer: Price had broken up from M30 VWAP in DownTrend and Confirmed As Support
How was the Exit?
Not the best. C took out LTF supply and proceeded to close within IB as an inverted hammer. Hammers being hammers I decided to wait longer for more directional confirmation. When price extended in GBPNZD (as I was in a trade short there) and Gold returned to break-even I decided to take both off at the same time. This was my first time having two trades open at the same time so I give myself some slack here. Price continued higher.
Price would have hit 2R during G. This would have been my take profit anyway but LTF showed faltering as well.
What would a time-based exit have done for the trade?
Time-based the trade would have netted 0.7R.
What could I have done better?
I could have let the trade on also due to the inverted correlation with GBPNZD (which doesn’t always work — 72%) and C closing neutral and hammers being prone to see a continuation instead of a reversal.
Noticing more and more inverted correlation between GBPNZD and Gold.
Premarket prep on the day
Daily Report Card on the day