Year-end report: 3.1% gain

This year, I am thankful that I finished with a +3.09% capital gain. It is much smaller than 2009 and 2010, and I only traded 10 times in a year. By now, I know very well about my trading style and cycle. I don’t day-trade. I don’t hold too long to the carry-trade. I only take the position when I anticipate to book the profit (or at least know where the result is heading) within a week or so. This year’s market overall especially in the major cross-currencies (*) was not giving me much opportunities. But it’s OK to me because I am not a full-time trader, and I am not convinced to change my style until the risk for such change, including the effect to my personal life style, can be measured somehow. But again, I did not lose money by rushing to take position. That is what matters a lot.

Looking at weekly chart of EURUSD, I decided to anticipate EURUSD to go as low as 1.2450 after updating the Elliott Wave labels as in this chart:

Another currency pair I like to trade is AUDUSD but this year was dreadful side way move. But I remain mid-term bullish towards 1.135. The reason I used 1.382 Fibonacci of the amount of 2008 crash is that I am assuming the rally since 2008 bottom is Wave b of a expanded flat wave. That means after marking 1.135 or so, AUDUSD will crash..even lower than 2008 bottom. That sounds crazy. I know it and I am just saying this is one possibility. The other scenario I wrote sometime this year is that the AUDUSD had a real bottom in 2008, and it just rallies towards 2.00 or more from here. That sounds equally crazy. So, I don’t really know the long term, but for the mid-term, I’d rather be long of AUDUSD when I see a sign of upward impulse wave formation:

Thanks for reading my blog, and hopefully next year will be the busier one in terms of trading and posting. I wish all of you a good luck in 2012!

* I stopped trading metals after the regulation horizon got unclear for non-institutional traders.

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