Forex Price-Action Strategies

A Classic Example of the H4 Breakout Trading

In our trading lesson, we have been demonstrating H1 breakout strategies in our last five lessons. Today, we are going to demonstrate an H4 breakout trade setup, which is a classic example of price action breakout trading. The price makes a bullish breakout at the last highest high; comes back at the breakout level and produces a beautiful bullish engulfing candle closing well above consolidation resistance to offer a long entry. Let us proceed and see how it occurs.


The chart shows that the price heads towards the North with good bullish momentum. On its way towards the North, it does not produce even a single bearish reversal. It suggests that the buyers have been very confident. It makes a breakout at the last swing high. The breakout is not explicit though. However, the price continues to go towards the North after the breakout. Then, it finds its resistance and produces two bearish reversal candles. Look at the last candle. It closes within the last highest high (breakout level), which is a flipped support now. This is one of the most important factors in price action trading. The price reacts to such levels and produces reversal candles.

As mentioned, the level produces a bullish engulfing candle closing well above consolidation resistance. The buyers may trigger a long entry right after the candle closes by setting stop loss below the level of support and by take profit with 1R. Let us proceed to the next chart how the trade goes.

The last candle comes out as a spinning top. Not a good start for the buyers, but the buyers must keep patience here. Trading on the H4 chart allows traders to manage their trade and take early exit. However, they must not think taking an early exit here. The last candle is not a strong bullish candle, but it is not a strong bearish reversal either. Let us proceed to the next chart. It may take one good candle to hit the target.

The price does not take too long to hit the target. It hits the target with the last candle. This is a classic example of trading on the H4 breakout trading. After the breakout, the price comes back at the breakout level. It produces a bullish reversal candle right at the breakout level. The bullish reversal candle comes out as an engulfing candle closing well above consolidation resistance. Price actions traders wait for the price to behave like this to take an entry.



By Tareq Sikder

Tareq Sikder has been engaged with Forex trading as well as Forex writing since 2010. He mainly is a Technical Analyst and a Price Action Trader. He is an author of E-book, a Live Webinar Speaker. Expertise: Candlestick, Channel Trading, Fibonacci Trading.

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