Category: Trading

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How to Catch a Trend Reversal? 5 Detection Strategies

One of the set phrases of tech analysis goes: "The current trend will be developing until it reverses". It pushes us to the idea that every trend will finish and reverse sooner or later. In this article, we will learn to detect such reversals.

Flat (Range) on the Market: How to Approach It?

To answer the question in the heading we need to understand what is a flat. In literature, this is characterized as a sideways movement without clear direction up- or downwards. To put it simply, the price is moving to the right, the local maximums and minimums are on the same level.

False Breakouts on Financial Markets: How to Detect and Use?

Hi everyone, today I'm going to talk about false breakouts. In certain cases, it might be unclear to the trader whether there has happened a breakout of the resistance level and, hence, the bullish trend will continue. Such a breakout might be false so that the price will reverse quite soon and go in the […]

How to Make Money on Non-Farm Payrolls?

Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) are essential data on employment in the USA, which shows changes in the number of employees out of the agricultural sector of the country during the last month. The indicator is based on a poll answered by some 400,000 companies and 50,000 households. Empirically, it has been figured out that if the NFP increases stably by +200,000 every month, the GDP surplus equals roughly 3%.

The Flag and Pennant Patterns: Trading Details

The Flag and Pennant patterns appear rather frequently on price charts. They are trend continuation patterns, working in the presence of a strong trend, same as trend reversal patterns. When such patterns appear, we may forecast that the trend will continue.

Trading the Trend: Strategy Description and Peculiarities

A trend is defined as a sequence of maximums and minimums. If we say that there is a bullish trend on the market, it means that every next maximum is higher than the previous one and every next minimum is also higher than the previous one. In this case only, we may presume that the trend is ascending and try buying.

Triangle and Wedge Chart Patterns in Technical Analysis

The Triangle pattern appears on different charts rather frequently. Normally, the Wedge is considered a reversal pattern, forming on maximums and minimums of a price chart in an up- or downtrend. A Wedge is quite similar to a Triangle, forming between the two converging support and resistance lines.

The Wolfe Waves: Description and Trading Strategy

This structure of price movement is, in fact, a Wedge pattern. According to the author of the method, a trader should have their unique features and use rare trading instruments in order to be different from the rest of the market players. The Wolfe Waves pattern is able to provide a beginner trader with the keys to a new understanding of market behavior. However, as with any other trading strategy or technical instrument, no matter how successful its trading history may be, much depends on the hands the instrument gets in.

13 Most Popular Trading Chart Patterns

A chart pattern means a repeated element in different spheres of life – nature, psychology, music, design, trading, etc. When it comes to trading, a pattern is a stable and repeated combination of data on prices, volumes, or indicators.

Why Crosses are Important in Forex?

Forex is the largest market across the globe that accounts nearly 90% of all capital markets. Its yearly turnover is ten times bigger than the overall world's GDP.

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