Forex Chart Patterns

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  • Chart Patterns: Triple Tops And Triple Bottoms

    The easily identifiable double-top and head-and-shoulders chart formations are well known patterns for trying to predict trend reversals. Another reversal pattern that shows similar characteristics is the triple-top, triple-bottom formation. This formation can be understood as a variation on double tops and head and shoulders that presents some of the same telltale signals as those other patterns. Whereas double tops and double bottoms make familiar M and W formations on…

  • Chart Patterns: Wedges

    A pattern that is similar in shape to the triangle, but with some special differences, is the wedge. Like the triangle, the wedge is characterised by converging price lines and falling volume. But where it differs is how the wedge can often signal an impending reversal of the price trend in effect. Wedge patterns occur in two varieties, the rising wedge and the falling wedge. Wedge Or Triangle: What's The…

  • Chart Patterns: Channels

    The channel is a simple and effective technical analysis tool for charting and trading on a price trend. Channels can be used to identify a trend and the possible points of a reversal or a price breakout to a different trading level. What Is A Channel And How Is It Identified? Channels are customarily created by pinpointing the upper and lower limits of price action within an ongoing price trend…

  • Chart Patterns: Evening Star

    The evening star is the name for a classic bearish pattern appearing in candlestick charts that signals the end of a price uptrend and the beginnings of a downtrend. The pattern appears at the climax of a trend as a cross-like star formation. It's often used to identify a selling opportunity upon a reversal or help traders prepare for further selling opportunities as a new bearish trend gains momentum. Candle…

  • Chart Patterns: Pennants

    A pennant is a triangle-shaped chart pattern formed by consolidating price action following a directional market move or trend. Pennants are classified as continuation patterns, meaning their presence acts as a signal that the market is merely taking a pause, and the preceding trend has a good chance of extending its range in the near future. Market Conditions In general, chart patterns have the most predictive value when they exhibit…

  • Chart Patterns: Flags

    In the realm of technical analysis, a "flag" is a chart pattern that illustrates a temporary pause or compression in directional price action. A flag is classified as being a "continuation" pattern, suggesting that price is likely to resume movement in concert with a previously defined trend. Flags are widely accepted by long-term, swing and intraday traders as signals of potential breakouts. In addition, they provide technical traders a means…

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