5:14a GMT - Before today's signal I want to say something quick about patience. As you all probably know I talk about NOT trading about as much as I talk about trading. About waiting for a good pullback to buy/sell on, about waiting for confirmation, and about not minding if I miss a trade because there will always be another one. It's one of the hardest things to learn in becoming a trader but I think the most important. I'm going to write a full article on it this weekend but until then please 30 seconds and read this post by James in the forum on Patience and Trading here. Feel free to share your own thoughts and stories (reply to the forum please) so we can all grow as a community.

On to the signal! Markets will probably be thin today due to it being Friday and so close to the holidays. We've definitely seen the end-of-year increase in volatility that many of us were expecting, and Friday's can make it even worse. As always use stops and good money management. No entry on yesterday's sell signal as the price dropped like a rock and never looked back. Mind the news event at 9a GMT - details on the forex calendar.

Daily Outlook: Short-term trend is obviously still bearish, and we have a short-term resistance in place at 1.4420 that should provide a good guide as to the direction of the pair on the day. 1.4420 is the 38.2% retracement of Wednesday's high and Thursday's low and has been twice tested (7:00 and 14:00 yesterday).

Trading Idea: Below 1.4425 I am bearish. For the day I will look for a bearish confirmation signal (candlestick, failure, etc.) to enter on with short targets at 1.4390, 1.4355 1.4320 and 1.4290. If 1.4425 is broken to the upside look for a re-challenge of 1.4500.

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