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Making use of seasonal patterns in forex

As those who have followed my work over the last several years are aware, I have done some research into so-called “seasonal” patterns in the foreign exchange market. This was motivated by observing a tradeable pattern in one of my favorite pairs and using it to make a fair bit of money. Out of curiosity, I did a review of other pairs to see if there were any other patterns worth trading. I really didn’t expect to find anything, so it was quite a surprise when I found them all over the place.

That initial research ended up going into a report I published in 2006 titled Opportunities in Forex Calendar Trading Patterns. Over the years since I have expanded and updated that report a handful of times. Recently, I brought it up to date with data through the end of 2013. If you’re interested, you can get a copy or learn more about it at

I recently had someone ask me why I don’t just trade the information, and presumably horde the knowledge for myself. This is akin to one of the questions myself and others addressed in Trading FAQs. It also assumes there is only one way to trade using this sort of information. That is most definitely not the case!

Seasonal patterns in forex operate in different time frames, just like traders. As a result, there are opportunities to apply the knowledge of such patterns in multiple ways, depending on how you trade the markets.

By John

Author of The Essentials of Trading

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