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Chart Combination Traders: Do Not Forget to Calculate This

In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of the Daily-H4 chart combination, which may end up producing a trading signal. We find out soon whether it produces a trading signal or not in the end. Let us get started.


This is the daily chart. The chart shows that the price makes a strong bullish move. It seems that the price has found its resistance. The last candle comes out as a bearish engulfing candle. This suggests that the sellers in the intraday charts may get themselves engaged to look for short opportunities in the pair. Let us flip over to one of the major intraday major charts, the H4 chart.

The chart shows that the price makes a strong bearish move and produces a bullish engulfing candle followed by a bearish inside bar. However, the daily candle ends up being a bearish engulfing candle, thus the H4 sellers have an upper hand than the buyers.  Let us proceed to the next chart with some drawings in it.

The price bounces off at the red marked level. The sellers are to wait for the price to make a breakout at the level of support to go short in the pair. The last candle in this chart comes out as a bearish inside bar. The price may head towards the level of support and make the breakout. However, the sellers may have to wait since an inside bar is not a strong reversal candle. Let us find out what happens next.

The price heads towards the South and bounces off several times at the level of support. It does not make the breakout though. The last candle comes out as a bullish engulfing candle too. A bullish engulfing candle at the level of support indicates that the buyers may get themselves engaged in buying soon. Moreover, there are six H4 candles after that bearish engulfing daily candle (A trading day contains six H4 candles). The level of support has become daily support now. Thus, the H4 sellers must wait for the daily chart to produce another bearish candle before going short in the pair.

It is often seen that if an H4 candle breaks a daily support/resistance, the price does not head towards the breakout direction in a hurry. It often consolidates around the level, which sometimes makes traders lose money. The same thing shall be maintained in the H4-H1 chart combination as well. If an H1 candle does not make a breakout (after an H4 reversal candle) within next four H1 candles, the support resistance becomes H4 support/resistance. Traders shall wait for upcoming H4 candles to give them the price direction and trade.


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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