January 3, 2021

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Paul’s Monday Market Update Returns!

Hello traders,

I hope youre well, and have enjoyed the holiday season.

The Monday Market Updates will return from tomorrow Monday 4th January.  You can join them here at 1230:

FXTrader Pauls Monday Market Update

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81643474266?pwd=ODN5V0tTVEFFMzA4NkRQU0lteGgvUT09

Trade well,

Paul

September 14, 2021

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20210913 FXTP Monday Market Update – Roll-over Beethoven

Hello traders,

For todays session we covered: FX STAM, Bitcoin ($BTCUSD) Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) the China A50 Index ($A50) and Evergrande ($3333) along with $USD, $DXY, $AUD, $CHF and $GBP.

Have a great trading week, and I’ll see you next Monday at 1230.

Trade well,

Paul

You can still join the VTP and access the Online Stage 1 Introductory Traders Course

Our preferred broker is Admirals

September 7, 2021

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20210906 FXTP Monday Market Update – stunning revenues for pharma

Hello trader,

On todays Monday market update we covered: the FX STAM, Pharmaceuticals ETF ($IHE) Pfizer ($PFE) Moderna ($MRNA) and the Uranium ETF ($URA). We also took a look at Dow Jones ($DJIA) Nasdaq ($NAS) Dollar Index ($DXY) along with $USD, $AUD and $GBP.

Have a great trading week, and I’ll see you next Monday at 1230.

Trade well,

Paul

You can still join the VTP and access the Online Stage 1 Introductory Traders Course

Our preferred broker is Admirals

August 24, 2021

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20210823 FXTP Monday Market Update – Crypto Surge

Hello traders,

Today we looked at: FX STAM, Chinas A50 Index (A50) Paypal, ($PYPL) Bitcoin ($BTCUSD) and Cardano ($ADAUSD). Along with Dow ($DJIA) Nasdaq ($NAS) Gold ($XAUUSD) plus $DXY, $USD, $EUR & $GBP.

There will be no Monday Market Update next week due to the Bank Holiday.

Trade well,

Paul

You can still join the VTP and access the Online Stage 1 Introductory Traders Course

Our preferred broker is Admirals

August 17, 2021

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20210816 FXTP Monday Market Update – What consequences of Afghan failure?

Hello traders,


After an eventful weekend we focused on what possible consequences there maybe for the Wests failure in Afghanistan.

We looked at: FX STAM, Taiwan Stock Exchange ($TWSE) Taiwan EMP99 index ($EMP99), Raytheon ($RTX) and Moderna ($MRNA). Along with $DXY, $USD, $GBP and $JPY.

Have a great trading week, and I’ll see you next Monday at 1230.

Trade well,

Paul

You can still join the VTP and access the Online Stage 1 Introductory Traders Course

Our preferred broker is Admirals

August 10, 2021

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20210809 FXTP Monday Market Update. Would you look at that chart of Moderna!

Hey traders,

Thanks to those of you who joined for an interesting session today. We covered: FX STAM, Financial ETF ($XLF) Barclays ($BARC) Lloyds Banking Group ($LLOY) and Moderna ($MRNA) along with $GOLD and $SILVER plus $USD, $DXY and $GBP.

Have a great trading week, and I’ll see you next Monday at 1230.

Trade well,

Paul

You can still join the VTP and access the Online Stage 1 Introductory Traders Course

Our preferred broker is Admirals

August 3, 2021

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20210802 FXTP Monday Market Update

Hello traders,

Today we took a look at: FX STAM, China A50 Index ($A50) HSBC Bank ( $HSBA) and Zoom ($ZM) along with $USD, $DXY, $CHF, $AUD and $GBP.

Have a great trading week, and I’ll see you next Monday at 1230.

Trade well,

Paul

You can still join the VTP and access the Online Stage 1 Introductory Traders Course

Our preferred broker is Admirals

July 27, 2021

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20210726 FXTP Monday Market Update – I was wrong, quite some turn-around.

Hello traders,

I’m back from my week in London, and clearly markets loved playing a joke on me whilst i was away! Last weeks Market Update I wondered whether a rout was inbound? And it was, for Monday alone, and then the markets rebounded for the rest of the week! Some US Indices and Tech Stocks even hit new All-Time -Highs!

So today we covered: FX STAM, Antofagasta ($ANTO) Bitcoin ($BTCUSD), Ethereum (ETHUSD), Facebook ($FB.), Shopify ($SHOP) $DXY, $USD, $JPY and $GBP

Have a great trading week, and I’ll see you next Monday at 1230.

Trade well,

Paul

You can still join the VTP and access the Online Stage 1 Introductory Traders Course

Our preferred broker is Admirals

July 20, 2021

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20210719 FXTP Monday Market Update – a rout inbound?

Hi traders,

I did say that we were due an interesting afternoon at the lunchtime Market Update – and boy where we!

Today we covered: Bitcoin ($BTCUSD) Ethereum (ETHUSD) Facebook ($FB) and Wise ($WISE) along with the usual suspects of $FX STAM, $DXY, $USD, and $GBP.

Have a great trading week and I’ll see you next Monday @1230 for the market update.

Trade well,

Paul

You can now join the VTP Traders Community on a monthly basis.  Not only will this provide access to the Online VTP course but will also offer other benefits, such as:

  • Weekly Monday Evening Group Coaching Call
  • Membership of the VTP Discord community
  • Monthly Timeframe Chart analysis
  • Most importantly, every 3 months you’ll be provided access to the next Stage of the VTP

As part of the PRE-SALE for the online VTP there is whopping 30% discount off the standard price. The monthly price is £68 as opposed to £96 with the pre-sale. 

You can access this price using this link: VTP ONLINE PRE-SALE 30% OFF

July 16, 2021

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Still time to join the Online VTP Trading course at 30% discount.

Hello traders,

The Online VTP Stage 1 Trading Course and Community launches on Monday 19th July!

The training course will provide new traders with the ability to analyse and trade markets; whilst managing risk and improving their performance. 

Youll have access to videos and training materials which you can access at your own preferred pace.

You will also have access to the Monday Evening 7pm VTP Group Coaching Calls.

As mentioned above as part of the PRE-SALE for the online VTP there is whopping 30% discount off the standard price. The monthly price is £68 as opposed to £96 with the pre-sale. 

You can access this price using this link: VTP ONLINE PRE-SALE 30% OFF

If youd like to know more or have questions then feel free to reply.

Equally if you know people who’d be interested in joining the online course and community then I would appreciate you forwarding them this link: https://bit.ly/2UjgsBk

Trade well,

Paul

July 9, 2021

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Old Post – Watching how markets react to levels and zones of Support and Resistance

This is a past article written from the old Bullbearings site on Support & Resistance, which is still valid and will help support the new online VTP Stage 1 Monthly course – which you can join on the hyper-link.

Watching how markets react to levels and zones of Support and Resistance

In my last piece (I feel the need, the need…to slow down) I commented on several things that traders could do to help improve their understanding of markets in an effort to improve their own trading.

One of the actions I suggested was instead of watching Financial TV channels or reading twitter all day was to watch how the market reacts at certain levels. 

For my own view whilst there is fair amount of randomness within markets I do not believe them to be fully random. Markets are made up of people and people remember things. (I admit I’m being a tad simplistic there.) Within the markets that means that they tend to remember key levels that price has traded at in the past.  This is what gives us areas of support and resistance on the charts. Let’s take a look at recent activity in the Gold chart to examine this further.

This is the weekly chart of Gold which I use to help build a big picture on what the markets are doing. It helps me build ‘Situational Awareness’ (the topic of a future piece).

On this chart I have added red horizontal lines to indicate levels of support and resistance (S&R) and drawn blue boxes around particular zones of price action at these S&R levels.

Sometimes price reacts to a certain key level; sometime it reacts to a zone of price. Certainly on the higher timeframes it’s unlikely for price to ‘turn on a six-pence’ at a specific level but more likely to respect specific zones.

As a quick glance your eye is drawn to levels and zones where the market reacted. Perhaps it bounced off one of these zones or perhaps it broke through and moved to the next level of support or resistance.

Remember when you looking at a weekly chart like this you’re looking at pretty much the same data as every other human trader. They’ll all be seeing the same zones of support and resistance regardless of whether you’re a new private trader or a hard-bitten 30 year veteran of institutional trading. You’re all looking at very similar zones and people can anticipate the next likely area of serious volatile price action.  When so many people are looking at the same levels then they become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Everyone expects something to happen at those anticipated levels…and invariably something does happen.

Let’s take a look at one zone in particular depth.

The zone between $1530 and $1570 became a serious zone of Support for Gold over the last couple of years. The last time price had closed below $1570 was in the final week of 2011. Every time price came back to that zone it would pierce the zone but never close below $1570 on a weekly basis.  This became a self-fulfilling prophecy where all traders looking at this chart deemed there to be sizeable support at those levels and looked to buy when price returned to these levels.  And for almost the next 16 months that would have been a good trading strategy.

That is until the last week of March 2013. I wrote about it in my own blog that I was awaiting a return to the $1530 – $1570 zone.  Price did return to the zone but then in one fell swoop price it sliced through both the $1570 level and the $1530 level and actually made it down to the next level of $1475.  Something had fundamentally changed, we were in a new paradigm for Gold and Traders had to change the mind-set to be able to adapt and profit from the new chapter in Gold movements.

Take a look at all the weekly charts you have access to and do what I did for Gold. Just draw lines of support and resistance and identify key levels and zones. I guarantee that price will react at those levels in the future.  How you actually trade off them I’ll cover in a future piece.

Till next time: trade well,

Paul