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Recently there have been a lot of large fast moves in the financial markets, due to the recent stock market crash, and this has also affected the forex markets, so I am going to share the 2 best trading strategies to tackle such situations.

Although they are quite rare in the stock market, such fast moves are actually quite common on the intraday market, and professional day traders who do news trading or intraday trading will be quite familiar with them.

When I was trading professionally, we would see such sharp moves a few times a week, be it a market crash or market spike.

For retail traders, the best trading strategy is to stay out, and wait for dust to settle before coming back into the market. The idea is to stick to your area of competency, if your trading strategy is not suitable for fast markets or news trading.

For those who want to try out fast trading in the stock market or forex market, there are 2 basic trading strategies:
1. Breakout trading + momentum trading
2. Fade extreme moves, like overbought or oversold conditions

The most important part of any strategy is to have a gameplan before you enter the market, or else you will part of be someone’s gameplan.

Your game plan should include your trading strategy, and specific points you will have your entry, stoploss, target, etc.

This way, once the market is open, you can just focus on execution instead of trying to strategize and execute at the same time.

This is especially important if the market is moving fast, or during a market crash, because there is no time to think, and very emotional, hence it would be impossible to make good trading decisions on the fly.

You will end up trying to chase every price movement, and you will always be one step behind those who have a solid game plan and a consistent trading strategy.

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 Most people think that in trading, the more trades you make, the money more you will end up making. But is this really true? Traders who adopt this philosophy will constantly be chasing the next big shiny object, reading every piece of news online, and hunting for new opportunities every day. The danger with […]

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.

 

If you would like to avoid missing out on any of such awesome trades (which we deliver on a daily basis), then you should definitely check out our training program & trading signals bundle:
https://synapsetrading.com/the-synapse-program/

See you on the inside!

With the Wuhan Coronavirus scare in the past 1-2 months, the stock markets have been cautiously bullish, but it somehow feels that the market is still in risk-off mode.

Currencies like the EUR have been weakening, whereas “safe haven” assets like USD, Gold and Bitcoin have been very bullish.

Here are some of the trade signals taken from our private “Synapse Network”, which we post daily for our members:

 

Weakness in the Euro (EUR)

Based on the currency strength meter, we can see that Gold and Bitcoin are the strongest, whereas EUR is the weakest.

Hence shorting EUR against the USD and against the CHF were very profitable trades for us.

 

Strength in the US Dollar (USD)

We managed to identify early the breakout of USD against the Singapore dollar (SGD), giving us a very good early entry and the ability to hold (or even add!) onto the trade and ride profits confidently.

This lead to a windfall trade of 400+ profits just from this one trade!

 

The Rise of Bitcoin (BTC/USD)

At the start of the year we identified the emerging strength of Bitcoin, and advised everyone to get in early before the real price movement starts.

At that time, price was only $8,000+, and since then, price has surged up to $10,000+, giving a minimal 20% ROI for this trade, and it’s just the start of the year!

If you would like to avoid missing out on any of such awesome trades (which we deliver on a daily basis), then you should definitely check out our training program & trading signals bundle:
https://synapsetrading.com/the-synapse-program/

See you on the inside!

Risks of Wuhan Coronavirus

As you can see from the world map below, the virus originated in Wuhan, China, and has slowly spread to other parts of the world.

To date, the number of infected cases has reached almost 10,000, surpassing the 8,000+ of SARS.

The WHO has also declared it a global emergency, which China quarantining cities of millions, and many countries restricting travel to and from China.

 

 

In my opinion, the scariest thing is how contagious this new virus is.

If you look at the chart below, you can the exponential increase in the outbreak, compared to the much slower spread of SARS.

In addition, there is a long incubation period of 2 to 14 days, where no symptoms might manifest, but victims remain contagious during that time.

That means that a handful of people have the potential to spread it to many, many others unknowingly.

 

 

Stock Market Opportunities

Looking at the data table below, the stock market tends to recover pretty quickly after any epidemics, and most of the time it gives a positive return within 3 months.

This means that the market tends to react overly negatively due to panic and fear, causing it to price in a much worse scenario than what usually happens in reality.

Hopefully, the virus does not escalate out of hand this time and become a black swan event.

 

 

Recent Trading Opportunities

Looking at our recent trade calls on our free Telegram channel, the AUD and NZD has shown much weakness, as well as commodities like Crude Oil (about 17% profit from shorting), whereas Bitcoin has performed well, gunning for the $10,000 level.

The thing about trading is that although you might spend time reading news or studying your charts or discussing trades ideas daily, the truth is you only need a handful of good trades every month to be very profitable. Quality, not quantity!

Stay tuned in our Telegram channel for the best trading opportunities!