Forex Price Action

Chart Combination Trading: Even an Inside Bar Has a Lot to Offer

An Inside Bar is considered the weakest reversal candle as far as candlestick trading is concerned. However, in today’s article, we find out the significance of a daily Inside Bar in the daily-H4 chart combination trading. Let us get started.


This is the daily chart. The chart shows that the last candle comes out as a bearish Inside Bar. The daily chart traders may still think that the chart is bullish biased. However, the daily-H4 chart combination traders are to flip over to the H4 chart and look for short entries since it is a bearish reversal candle after all.

The H4 chart looks to be tailor-made for the sellers. The chart produces a double top, and the price breaches the neckline. The last candle comes out as a doji candle. The price may consolidate now.

The chart produces another bearish candle closing within the same resistance. Then, it creates a bullish engulfing candle. Let us draw two lines here. The level of support looks very evident. However, the level of resistance still has a lot to prove.

The level of resistance produces a bearish reversal candle. To be precise, it creates a bearish engulfing candle, closing below the level of resistance. The sellers may trigger entry right after the last candle closes by setting stop-loss above the level of resistance and by setting take profit with 1R.

The price heads towards the South in the next candle as well. It seems that the sellers may not have to wait too long to achieve their target. Let us proceed to the following chart to find out how it goes.

As expected, the next candle comes out as another bearish candle. This time it has even a longer body. Look at the last candle. The candle comes out as a bullish inside bar. Technically, the chart is still bearish biased. Do not forget that for the H4-H1 chart combination trading, they may have to flip over to the H1 chart to go long in the pair. This is what we have just demonstrated in the daily-H4 chart combination trading.

To sum up the lesson, an Inside Bar may not be a strong reversal signal in the chart. For the chart combination traders, it is a bit different. As long as it is a reversal candle does not matter how weak it is. The combination traders may flip over to the counterpart and wait for consolidation and a signal candle to trigger 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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