Welcome to my blog!
My name is Cristina, I'm a daytrader from Montreal and my trading approach is to simply follow price action with Japanese candlestick patterns along with horizontal support/resistance levels. I also like using the moving average ribbon (10-20-50-100-200 emas) and the MACD to determine the trend .
Follow me on my journey to learn to trade more effectively and consistently by using Japanese candlestick patterns. I believe that the the key to success is to only take a trade when all the stars are aligned. With screen time and discipline, you will find the best setups that work.
At the moment I like to trade spot Gold (xau/usd forex pair) on a 1 minute chart. Gold is very volatile, it averages over 2000 pips per day compared to eur/usd pair with about 100 pips of average daily range. It's easier to find many small trading opportunities during the day.
I love Japanese candlesticks so much that I thought of creating a poster listing all the candlestick patterns by color code. It's a great tool to have as a quick visual reference when trading or to simply learn to identify the patterns.
The name of my blog is inspired by The Black Swan Theory that relates to a rare and unexpected event that has a major impact in the economic and financial world. Examples of Black Swan events: 9/11, 2011 Japan earthquake, 2008 housing crisis in the USA. Nassim Nicholas Taleb published a bestselling book in 2007 called "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable" explaining his views on surprise events which are nearly impossible to predict and their great impact in the world.