Sometimes a market breaks out of a range, moving below the support or above the resistance to start a trend. How does this happen? When support breaks down and a market moves to new lows, buyers begin to hold off. This is because buyers are constantly noticing cheaper prices being established and want to wait for a bottom to be reached. At the same time, there will be traders who are selling in panic or simply being forced out of their positions.
When it comes to price patterns, the most important concepts include ones such as support and resistance. Put simply, these terms represent the tendency of a market to bounce back from previous lows and highs. Support is the market's tendency to rise from a previously established low. Resistance is the market's tendency to fall from a previously established high. This occurs because market participants tend to judge subsequent prices against recent highs and lows.
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Yes, true, the measured move is a well-known pattern (also called an ABCD pattern). But there are several keys to using that pattern. 1. Where do you get in? Easy to spot after the move has well begun and you certainly don’t want to get in as its completing. 2. How do you know it’s a certified measured move? 3. What confirms the move or the entry itself? 4. What if it only goes 50% of the way and then fails? Is that good enough to take some profit (assuming you got in early enough to have any profit)? What… Read more »
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Apart from the entry/exit rules and optional money management guidelines, strategies are often characterized by the list of trading tools required to employ the given strategy. These tools are usually charts, technical or fundamental indicators, some market data or anything else that can be used in trading. When choosing a strategy, you need to understand, which of the required tools you have in possession.