Trade Recommendation: USDJPY

This trade recommendation is setting up quickly and requires prompt attention.

The bias remains to the upside for the short term with the price trading above the Daily Pivot Range (blue dots), therefore this level is key support.

With this bias to the upside our ‘A’ up value line is our first entry point for the day.

The 14 Day Pivot Moving Average (red) is turning up, and crossing the 30 Day Pivot Moving Average (yellow) and this is bullish.

The action to take is to enter and go long if the price trades at or above 109.27 for at least 15 minutes. Use a shorter term chart like 5 minutes to confirm this. Once, this rule has been met use discretion to get as close to 109.27 as possible. Sometimes the price may rally quickly from this level so be careful not to buy on a spike, so if the price has moved to far, look for a retracement for a better entry.

Place the stop loss at the Opening Range low of 109.088 and the profit targets as stated below.

Note: If triggered, look for the trade to play out over a period of 24-36 hours and if no significant move after 3 hours, exit the trade.

Entry Price: 109.27
Stop Loss: 109.088
Profit Targets: First profit target 109.69. Once first profit target is reached, bring stop loss to breakeven, then trail a stop loss on remaining position 15-20 pips behind to safeguard profits.

Disclaimer: The writer has no positions in the forex markets but does engage in short-term trading of forex and futures.

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I am the founder of, where traders can learn to use my Virtues Trading System. Formerly a Commodity Trading Advisor, I got my start in the Energy and Precious Metals Options & Futures pits of the New York Mercantile Exchange. I operate on the premise of efficient markets, the management of risk through the analyzation of price action and technical indicators. I have a BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California.