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Trade The Canadian Retail Sales News Wednesday


This week is full of news events that generate volatility in the market. The biggest is the Brexit vote on Thursday on whether the UK should stay in the European Union. This alone will be enough to generate big, fast moves in the currency markets. With the current market conditions, one could trade defined capped risk with Nadex. Traders in the spot forex markets could get margin calls. There are never margin calls trading Nadex. On Wednesday, Canada comes out with Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales. Typically, based on previous releases, this event can be traded with an Iron Condor strategy using Nadex USD/CAD spreads.

To set this trade up, one could buy a spread below the market with the ceiling of the spread where the market is trading at the time and sell a spread above the market with the floor of the spread where the market is trading at the time. The ceiling of the bought spread should meet the floor of the sold spread and be where the market is trading at the time of entry.

The news comes out at 8:30 AM ET, so entry can be as early as 8:00 AM ET looking for 10:00 AM ET expirations. Each Nadex USD/CAD spread should have a profit potential of $15 or more. If implied volatility (IV) is high due to the week’s events, spreads with higher IV may be found, which is fine. For stops at a 1:1 risk reward ratio, simply double the amount of the profit potential of the combined spreads. That is the number of pips up and down to place the stop limit orders.

This is a premium collection trade strategy. Typically, the market reacts after this news, makes its move and then pulls back. The Iron Condor strategy is set up to collect the premium built into the pricing from the implied volatility. As time moves closer to expiration, the trade collects premium as long as the market is close to the center where it started from between the two spreads. The breakeven points are determined by the total amount of profit potential. That is the number of pips up and down, which the market can move and the trade will be profitable. If the market moves past those points, then there will be a loss.


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