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For the past 2 months, the Covid-19 virus (Wuhan virus, Coronavirus) which originated in China was highly contagious, but it managed to remain mostly in China, hence the global community as a whole did not seem that worred about it, as seem by how the Us markets continued to run up.

However, it now seems that the virus is speaking to other countries quickly, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy, and the Middle East (Iran), sparking fears that this might go out of hand and create a global pandemic.

Spread of the Covid-19 Virus

As we can see from the map, the virus has spread to most of the developed economies, thankfully sparing Africa and South America.

It would be disastrous if the virus did get there, as they are battling many other problems and other diseases (eg. Ebola).

The cases are still growing daily at an alarming rate, but at least it is no longer exponential.

The risk, however, is that clusters of outbreaks in various parts of the world might cause another exponential spike in cases.

 

Bearishness in Aussie Dollar (AUD)

Safe haven assets like Gold, Bitcoin and USD have been strong, while currencies like NZD, EUR and AUD have weakened the most.

 

Here are some of the recent analysis and trades of AUD/USD and AUD/CAD:

 

Gold as a Hedge Against Stock Declines

Gold is a good hedge against a crash in the stock market, because it is viewed as a safe haven asset, especially when the crash is happening.

Since the stock market is at all time highs, we have advised our students to add Gold to their investment portfolio.

Gold has since rallied strongly, and will likely continue to outperform.

 

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See you on the inside!

Tried out trading this new forex pair when I glimpsed a good HFT setup on it, and turns out it was a good choice!

Congrats to those in the Synapse Network who took this trade with me for a quick 196 pips profit! 😀

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Last week, I was having Army training in camp, so I didn’t have much trades, since I was limited to taking those hands-free trades. Still, it was a pretty good week, as most of my trades turned out well, netting a decent profit for me while I was out in the jungle serving my country. Unfortunately next week I will be having a 4D3N outfield exercise and will not be able to enter new trades, except for my existing positions.

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Without further ado, here are some of my trades from last week, starting with some forex trades. I went short on 1 lot of AUD/CAD for 190 pips, raking a profit of US$1884 after price hit my TP while I was away from my screen. I only realised it after one of traders in the network mentioned it in our private forum.

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Genting was an interesting trade, because it first tried to form a classical head-and-shoulders breakout to the wrong side, before triggering our long setup. Our TP of 1.63 was hit after a few strong moves, and price promptly reversed after hitting our TP.

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Next week, the STI will drop to test the conviction of weak buyers the coming week, which would provide good entry opportunities for shrewd market-timers. I will be holding onto my shorts on Indofood Agri, as per my previous call to go short. I am looking forward to my next seminar once I return back from my Army training, and I will be able to share more about these recent trades.