4th March: Interesting Price Action post NFP

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NFP Day!

Just wanted to bring your attention to this interesting piece of Price Action from this afternoons NFP release.  Now in the interests of honesty I did not trade these setups ( I admit that I wish I had though) however I rarely, if ever, trade NFP these days – as most times it’s usually just a great day for making brokers richer!

Nevertheless I was watching the release whilst talking with a client and noticed this interesting Price Action which I thought I’d share with you.

Post the news release we saw:

  • The S&P bounce off the 2000 handle at the same time as
  • The Dow bounce off the 17000 handle which happened as
  • The NASDAQ bounced off the significant 4350 resistance level

Really nice set-ups and interesting price action. If you’ve traded intra-day(or news releases for that matter) then you’ll already understand about how the first move post-news can be the wrong one, and this afternoons price-action showed that. I’d be interested to hear from anyone who did trade these set-ups and they can tell me what their brokers spreads were around this time!

Interestingly I delivered a webinar last night where I touched upon scalping around big numbers/levels. Could it have been a coincidence that I delivered that the night before some big news came out? 😉

Anyway from my own trading I will be interested to see if a) the DOW closes the week above 17000 (and the daily 200SMA) and b) if the S&P closes above 2000 (and its daily 200SMA) as well.

Have a great weekend and trade well!






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2 Comments on “4th March: Interesting Price Action post NFP”

  1. stevul Says:

    Hi Paul

    Used your ‘fade the first move’ idea to make a Gold trade post NFP, check it out at https://stevul.wordpress.com/


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