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4:40a GMT - If you braved the news the yesterday's signal yielded you good pips - no matter which trading idea you used (sell at 1.4580-1.4600 or sell on break of rising support) all targets would have been hit for over 100 pips. I did open 1 short on the initial jump to 1.4580 and took profit on first lot but second was stopped out at break even for no profit/loss.

Dollar gained heavily against the Euro yesterday, establishing a new low of the quarter amidst Bernanke's words that the job situation was stabilizing. Traders see job data as the key factor in determining when the Fed will begin raising interest rates, and coupled with the positive non-farm payroll data from a week ago this makes rate hikes much more likely in the early part of 2010. Does this mean the dollar will continue gaining until next year? Of course not. The market will attempt to find a ‘fair value' price for the pair. And in that fair value the Euro has the advantage because its interest rate is already higher than the dollar's.

Daily Outlook: I am bearish below 1.4600 and will look for good areas to short around Fibonacci levels.  I expect to see a pattern similar to what we have seen over the past week where we have a long bearish flagpole followed by hours of bullish consolidation. As I mentioned before I am conservative in these thin-markets before the end of the year, so if I miss a trade there will always be another one.

Trading Idea: Shorts preferred below 1.4600, looking first at 61.8% fibonacci retracement around 1.4500. From this level short targets are 1.4455, 1.4420 and 1.4385. If 1.4500 is broken to the upside look for a re-challenge of 1.4600.

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