Friday’s trading (2-1, +1.68R)
I waited patiently for NFP to pass at 1:30pm London time, and didn’t expect any setups during the morning. After a long pub lunch with my colleague we got back to the office around 2pm (which I figured might give the market enough time to settle down and choose a direction following the news announcement). Things turned out well. I had a losing trade on EURUSD but kept the loss small, and then followed it up with winning trades on the DAX and on EURJPY. I was happy with the setups I chose, my entries were reasonably ok and so was the trade management.
Monday’s trading (4-2, +1.49R)
I expected the market to be quiet because it is August, it’s Monday and there was no Tier-1 news. Thus I traded carefully and also was careful not to be over-ambitious with my targets. Even with all that I ended up executing half a dozen trades. The entries and setups were mostly ok. I was a bit unlucky in some cases and lucky in other situations. All up a profitable session.