Less than half size ahead of the Trade Balance number, which is one of our Big Three economic data releases each month, and you can see why on the long trigger. See EURUSD below.

Here’s a look at the US Dollar Index intraday with our market directional lines:


The short call triggered very early yesterday evening before some people might have even traded and eventually stopped. The long triggered at A on the Trade Balance news spike, which is why we use less size ahead of major news releases (frankly, if you are awake right ahead of the news, you should cancel the orders). We put them back in in the morning and the short triggered at B and stopped: