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Forex pairs in this Article » GBP/USD, USD, GBP/JPY, USD/JPY
Talking Points:

• Impressive rallies from the S&P 500, GBPUSD and NZDUSD have brought us to highs of different 'extremes'

• For GBPUSD, a multi-year high has led speculators to position for a reversal in record numbers

• Considering tops and bottoms occur rarely, how do we trade this high potential/low probability events?

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The S&P 500 has rallied aggressively into resistance at record highs and GBPUSD has hit a multi-year high at breakneck speed. Are these high potential reversal opportunities or a sign of renewed trend strength? Major reversals (tops and bottoms) occur a very small percentage of the time. That said, most robust trading plans depend on taking high probability setups time and again. You wouldn't assume that if you looked at the record counter-trend positioning (nearly 9 shorts for every 1 long) the SSI shows for GBPUSD. It isn't necessary to avoid reversals altogether, but it is exceptionally important to analyze and trade them in a smarter way. We discuss this intoxicating and rare market event in the weekend Strategy Video.

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