Selecting A Profit Target

Now for the most important part of the trade, selecting your takeprofit (yes, just like “stoploss” it’s usually spelled as one word, and often abbreviated as TP).

For a takeprofit level I would be watching three different areas, the first S&R zone (around 133.40), the area around the upper trendline, and the upper S&R zone (around 134.80). If the price started to reverse around either S&R zone or the trendline I would take my profit and be out of the trade, but if it moved through I would let it run!

If I had to exiting this trade with an automatic TP (because of work, sleep, etc) then I’d set my TP level a little under the trendline. The lower S&R zone is too low to really consider it a profit target (if I had to get out here I would, but I’d consider that a failed trade, even though it made a little profit).

The upper S&R zone is too risky for an automatic TP. There’s just too slim of a chance price will go that high, so if we’re not around to watch our charts it’s not a good TP level.

The safe bet for an automatic TP is a little below the trendline. You may lose some profit, but if you have a full-time job sometimes that can’t be helped.

Let’s look at the chart after the trade is completed.

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As you can see, the candle after our entry flew straight through the lower S&R zone, and the candle after that flew through our trendline. The IB that formed on the upper S&R zone is our signal to exit, since that’s a reversal sign and shows the price is probably finished rising.

If you got out on the close of the IB formation you would have gotten 240 pips with a 120 pip risk, which means your account grew by 4%.

The End

Well, that’s it! You’re now a Forex trading machine… Or at least you will be after some practice.

Speaking of practice, remember to check out the rest of SmartMoneyForex.com. You’ll find a lot more information about my trading method, including my weekly analysis videos, my blog where I post live trade setups, and a forum to get all your questions answered.

Good luck in your trading,
Phil

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2 comments

  1. Thanks sir , this is very usewful for new comers who want to trade and i as anew comer i would to know about trend patterns .ie upto which level i can continue my trend.

    regards
    shiiwakumar

  2. Tank you Phil for this wonderful training. I tink I have gained again my love for trading! Tanks again!

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