Expanding Triangle – How to trade with this price pattern?

Expanding triangle price pattern

What is the expanding triangle pattern? The expanding triangle pattern, also known simply as expansionary formation, is formed during periods of very high market volatility, with many price oscillation and a not very clear trend. With each swing the pattern expands further, forming two opposite trend lines. An expanding triangle consists of a series of swings that widen as price … Read more

The Rectangle Pattern – Trend continuation chart pattern

Rectangle pattern

The rectangle is a trend continuation pattern and consists of a price formation in which demand and supply are apparently balanced for a certain period of time. The price moves in a narrow range where it finds a support at the bottom of the rectangle and a resistance at the top of the figure.

Finally, the price ends up breaking out the rectangle range, either through support or resistance. If the previous trend was bullish, then the breakout is most likely to be bullish, but if the previous trend was bearish, the move will most likely be bearish.

However, the rectangle can also be a reversal trend pattern, for example if the previous trend was bullish and the pattern breakout occurs on the downside or when the previous trend was bearish and the price breaks through resistance.

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Evening Star Candlestick Pattern

The Evening Star candlestick pattern is a highly reliable trend change formation that occurs in bull markets and indicates that there is a high probability that the price will change from a bullish to a bearish trend. This pattern can be identified in the following way:

  • The previous trend must necessarily be bearish.
  • A large white candlestick is followed by a candlestick (white or black) with a small body that opens and closes above the body of the large white candle. 
  • In the following period, a black candlestick is formed and its opening price is formed below the minimum price of the body of the previous candlestick while the closing price occurs inside the body of the great white candle that started the formation.

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Frequency of Occurrence of Pullbacks in the Markets

According to recent studies on a universe of tens of thousands of graphic patterns (27,000), the chance of a pullback occurring after a support breakout is approximately one in two.

Going into more precise details, these studies indicate that the probability of occurrence of a pullback is 57%. That is, in 57 out of every 100 support breakouts, the price will return to the broken support in the following 30 days (obviously, in 43% of cases, this return will not occur).

In addition, we can estimate that the price will drop during the 5 days after the breakout. Of course, all these data are averages, as you can guess. It does not mean that, after all the support breakouts, the market will drop just for 5 days.

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Andrews’ Pitchfork – Definition and Rules of Using

The creator of Andrews Pitchfork was an American named Alan H. Andrews, who based much of his thinking on cycles, especially Newton’s III Law applied to economics. This principle indicates that for each force acting on a body it exerts an equal but opposite force on the body that caused it. This well-known principle of physics was applied by Andrews in his trading and in fact, he gave a seminar called “Action-Reaction Course“, which allowed him to earn a lot of money. 

In this course, Andrew presented a methodology that made it possible to decompose the market trend by dividing it into two equidistant channels which in the graph looked similar to a trident, hence the name of this technique.

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Hull Moving Average – Ultimate Guide

Description of Hull moving average (HMA), a little-known type of moving average that almost eliminates lag in relation to price action compared to traditional moving averages.

A moving average over the price of a financial asset, such as a stock or currency pair, is a high-value trend indicator. It is possibly the most famous and widely used trading indicator of all.

Typically, the three most commonly used classic moving averages are as follows: simple, exponential, and weighted.

But today we are going to explain a little-known moving average, which is considered by many to be one of the best that exists.

It is the Hull moving average.

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The QQE (Quantitative Qualitative Estimation) Technical Indicator

The Quantitative Qualitative Estimation indicator (abbreviated QQE) is a mystery since nobody currently knows who its author is. Originally designed to create an indicator that is capable of signaling the trend while detecting overbought and oversold levels, the QQE consists of a smoothed version of the RSI on which two dynamic levels are calculated (Fast Trailing Level and Slow Trailing Level ). To obtain these levels we must follow the following steps:

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Bull Trap and Bear Trap – Traps in the markets

In this article, we are going to explain the most common traps in the markets, known as bull trap and bear trap, how we can avoid them and, above all, how we can take advantage of these market conditions. Pay attention, because this article is going to take you from the losers side and put you on the side of the smart traders.

The traps can be bullish or bearish. The traps for buyers are called bull traps and the traps for sellers are called bear traps. Generically, we sometimes refer to a trap as a swing trap.

First of all, we will look at how a market trap is formed. After all, it is simply a thing that is not what it seems to be. The price goes in one direction and we, as rebound hunters, wait for the right moment to open a new position in the opposite direction. However, it is a trap! Now that we are inside, the price continues with its previous movement, destroying our idea of making money.

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