Pretty flat and contained night until the rate announcement out of Europe. Here’s a look at the US Dollar Index with market directional:

Small winner going in GBPUSD, see below. Several Value Area plays worked too, as discussed below.


Stopped out of second half of prior day’s carryover trade under LBreak for a gain:


Triggered short at A. Stop was 20 pips plus spreads, which didn’t quite hit at B. Covered half at C even though it didn’t quite get to first target because the day was ending. Carrying second half with stop over Pivot (entry):


Note the Value Area entry in the US session (has to be during that timeframe for this pair) that was heading down to VAL cleanly):


Value Area here was suggested under the Pivot, which was a short at A and was working:


Clean Value Area play from A to B:

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