8/11/2011 Monthly Trade Balance (0230 HI time / 0830 EDT)
Previous Revision: -0.6B to -50.8B
Spike / retrace
Started @ 82.45
1st Peak @ 82.80 – 0231 (1 min)
Retrace to 81.89 – 0234 (4 min)
Notes: Report strongly fell short of forecast, and previous report revised mildly downward. Report broke on Thursday at the same time as weekly unemployment claims (mildly exceeding forecast at 395K). I would not trade this report with 2 medium movers breaking at the same time. The long tails on the 0231 and 0232 candles are typical of the unemployment report.