Monday, May 18, 2015

New Correlation CAD/JPY & GBP/JPY

*Position Update:  As of 05/19/2015 @ 7:33 EST The Global Currency Scalper closed out both sides of this correlation trade with 112.2 Pips.

As of 05/18/2015 @ 8:55 EST:

The Global Currency Scalper will be taking the following trade:  Long CAD/JPY & Short GBP/JPY

The correlation between these two pairs is 77% over the past year.  The widest the spread has got over that time is about 800 Pips.  Currently these two pairs are 600 Pips apart.  The GBP/JPY has enjoyed a nice run-up lately which may be stretched, bumping up against some near term resistance.

With that said we will be entering 1/2 our intended position size with the intentions of easing into the second half if the spread widens significantly.  We expect to see this spread narrow over the coming days/weeks.  If it happens before we can put our entire position on we will feel comfortable closing out the position with a profit of any amount.  Keep in mind there is a national holiday in Canada today with its banks closed.

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