Trade Idea: EURUSD Possible Bear Trap!

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Potential Trade Setup: EURUSD Large pin bar at a major support area

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Trend: Bearish

Key Levels: Price holds above support 1.1190 with a large pin bar formed.

Price Action Signal: A large bearish pin bar has formed sitting on a major support level.

Chart Notes: The EURUSD recently broke below a major support of 1.1190, to quickly snap back up above again.

With a bearish bias that remains intact and currently price has been making lower swing highs and lows. 

With forming a large bearish pin bar sitting on top of the support level. 

Potential Trade Idea:

Today I will revisit the potential selling opportunity the EURUSD presents.

Previously I spoke about the EURUSD in this post here, with price breaking and holding below the key level of 1.1190.

Where I suggested to watch for any price action signals to catch any sells with this bearish trend. 

The pair was setting up for a nice Forex swing trading strategy entry, but today shows a completely different picture with a possible EURUSD Bear Trap!

I will explain exactly what I mean in a second, but lets first take a look at the price chart below.

So as you can see on the price chart above, there was a nice looking rejection candle created after the FOMC news was released today.

Two reasons why I will not trade this setup.

  1. The signal has formed back above the key level of structure and not testing the structure from below.
  2. This signal formed after a high impact news event.

EURUSD Bear Trap

Because of these reasons I believe this could set of a potential EURUSD Bear Trap on this pair.

It could just as well sell of with another nice bearish move to the downside. But I like to have the odds in my favour when taking any trades.

I can’t stress enough here, that patient and discipline is the key to any successful trader. Waiting for the correct signal in the right place is what I strive for as a Forex trader.

Now is your turn:

How are you planning this setup? What are you looking for to catch the next bearish move with this pair? Just leave any question or comments below.

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