What I am about to discuss is the most important part of trading which is known as hedging. Hedging can be of two types. One is hedge the lossing pair with double lot or hedge the correlated pair in the oppposite direction and if you do it for long term investment purpose then it is the biggest threat to your account capital as it put all your account equity at risk if one of the position will be driven by risk.
Hedging don’t work in long term position trading as you can see a pair in full flow take time to reverse and other correlated pair might reverse at pace leaving you to start showing fear & mistakes will start showing on your account equity. Same can be said about recent trends in Aussie & Loonie. These two pairs trend almost oppositely since decades but recent reversals in canadian dollar is way to sharp Australian dollar is in long term consolidation perhaps investors or banks taking a breather for big moves.
Loonie or candian dollar post a multi year high around 1.4750 area, and fallen to the low of 1.1950 area, but Aussie has not recovered from the lows of 0.6500 area leaving hedge fund too start looking to move other currencies like Euro & Yen or perhaps inject some cash in Bitcoins.