Currency Pair Checklist – Here it is!

I have received a number of requests for my Currency Checklist excel spreadsheet which I fill out every morning before I trade (admittedly some of them are linked to real time feeds and are automatically filled out) but here it is!

This is the same Currency Pair Checklist shown in Chapter 8 of Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market

This purpose of this checklist is to get a feel for the market and to identify trades. It should list all of the currency pairs that are offered for trading in the left column, followed by three columns for the current, high, and low prices and then a series of triggers laid out as a row on the right-hand side

Newer traders probably want to start off with following only the four major currency pairs, which
are the EUR/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF, and GBP/USD, and then gradually add in the crosses. Although the checklist that I have created is fairly detailed, I find that it is a very useful daily exercise and should take no more than 20 minutes to complete once the appropriate indicators are saved on
the charts. The purpose of this checklist is to get a clear visual of which currencies are trending and which are range trading. Comprehending the big picture is the first step to trading successfully.

Download Kathy Lien’s Currency Pair Checklist

Feel free to change it as you see fit!


  1. Thank you for sharing your Currency Pair Checklist.
    But unfortunately I cannot open it. Can you please save the file as Excel version 5.0 (2000) and resend it to me?

  2. Hi Kathy,
    I downloaded the checklist, but it isn’t excel spredsheet. It has three folders and type with XML. Do I need other software to open the files?

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