Two hearts, believing in just one mind Beating together till the end of time
Those are lyrics from a Phil Collins song, for the movie “Buster”, which was, of course, about The Great Train Robbery. But it could just as easily have been written about the movements of the S&P and USD/JPY. These two instruments are highly correlated – in fact, the USD/JPY is almost a proxy for the S&P.
Have a look at the chart below. On here you can see the chart shows the S&P500 with the USD/JPY overlayed in blue as a line chart showing the closing price of USD/JPY over the same time period. Notice how they move very closely together.
Why is this useful information? Two reasons.
First off, be very careful if you see a chance to trade both of these at the same time. You could double your profits of course – but your losses will go the same way. Be patient and trade the chart that looks the best.
Secondly. If you have a smaller account and trading an eMini is a little rich for you at $50 a point, then trade a smaller amount of USD/JPY. You’re going to be able to get in on the moves, but with a lower level of risk. And there is nothing wrong with that. Consider it a way to build up your account until you are ready to trade the eMini or just keep trading forex.
Either way, EnigmaSignal will give you high-quality trades. And plenty of them.
Not a lot to say today. The markets were a lot quieter. I actually didn’t trade all day as I has so many meetings and a blinding headache. CNBC was a great meeting though, and I look forward to being a regular commentator on their active trader show. I think we can really add value to that. I was sitting on a couple of positions from yesterday to see if they really made gains. They did OK (see below) but didn’t pull up any trees. So. A short blog. The new training course (completely free) launches soon. That should be exciting. Other than that … a very quiet day.
We’ve had a number of people asking us to come up with a series of training videos. So that is exactly what I have spent a few hours creating. It’s the first attempt.
There will be a series that cover long trades, short trades, breakout trades, rotating markets, trading stocks, indices and more …… over the next few months a complete library will be assembled for trader educationn.
But for now, there is only one. We have pitched it at beginner EnigmaSignal traders but have included a little bit of the theory of trading. It is about 15 minutes long. In our opinion that is 15 minutes worth spending. Trading is a business. Invest the time.