From FT71 (Euro templates for IRT):
-VPOC: 12297 (from prior new york session)
+ VPOVC above at 12425 (August 8) & below12223 (August 3rd)
+ long term composite hi volume node: 12286
News (high importance):
JPYGDP numbers at approx. 18:50
- trading in a broad range with pivot high 12450 (August 8) & pivot low12051 (July 24)
- value has been trending lower 8 of last 10 session periods`since VPOC High of 12425
- ny period of last session made lower lo than london period and established POC higher than same
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FT71 (euro templates from IRT) VPOC (last period) 12348
other VPOC 12425 8/7/12 12223 8/3/12
l/t hi-vol comp 12286
no hi importance news in asia session (my original post misses lots of news after midnight ... oops)
from europe: France GDP (0:30); Germany GDP (1:00 AM)
also UK CPI, Eurozone GDP, IP & US PPI (but I will be done for night by then)
- continuing trade in broad range 12450 - 12051 (daily chart)
- 3 day lower trend of value reversed to upside
… london & ny period POC succesive higher
5 day trade on higher end of l/t macro comp hi volume price
Last edited by tpbyyc; August 14th, 2012 at 12:49 AM.
covered euro short at 12350 for -1 tick ... my thinking was that at the top of my hi-volume bracket that there should have been a quick retrace back into the bracket ... instead price went on to make new high at 12352 and volume continued to build at 12350 +/- 1 tick for over 30 minutes ... although I fully expect that price will spend some amount of time below 12350 before the asian session is out, I will look for new entry point.
- prior session was busy news day with expectations re stronger economy being exceeded
- UK employment (3:30); US CPI, Industrial Production, Oil Inventories
- Assumption Day holiday on the continent - could be quiet european (LRH) session
- trading in upper half of broad range 12450 - 12051 (daily chart)
- no follow through to reversal of POC trend, range bound
... I was just about to make a nothing post about how quiet it had become in e6, even for this time of night which is typically very slow ... only a 16 tick range for the entire session, half that range over the last 3 hours just over 9K in volume ... it has perked up to the tune of 3 more ticks in the last few minutes, testing the high volume price @ 12333 (from yesterday's session) whose bracket high I make out to be 12340 ... another hi-vol price below (from aug 12 session) @ 12320 BUT I am going to get some sleep and rejoin the market early tomorrow morning.