Forex Price Action

Disobeying the Breakout

In today’s lesson, we will demonstrate an example of a chart that makes a breakout, consolidates, and produces a reversal candle. However, it does not make a breakout at consolidation support. Thus, it does not offer an entry. Nevertheless, it makes a move towards the breakout direction later. We try to find out whether breakout traders find an entry from that move or not.


The chart shows that the price makes a long bearish move. It finds its support where it bounces twice. The chart ends its trading week by producing a Doji candle. The next week should be interesting.

The chart produces a bullish engulfing candle. The buyers may wait for the price to make a breakout at the last swing high. On the other hand, the sellers are to wait for the price to make a breakout at the last week’s low.

The chart produces a spinning top, and the price heads towards the South. It makes a breakout at the last week’s low. Thus, the sellers may keep an eye on this chart for the price to consolidate and produces a bearish reversal candle to offer them a short entry.

It produces a bullish engulfing candle. It is a strong bullish candle. However, the breakout level is still intact. If the level produces a bearish reversal candle followed by a breakout at consolidation support, the Bear may keep dominating in the pair.

The chart produces a Doji candle followed by a spinning top right at the breakout level. The sellers may go short below consolidation support. It looks it is a matter of time for the Bear to make a long move towards the South.

The chart produces a bullish candle breaching the breakout level. It spoils the sellers’ party. The weekly low is disobeyed by the H4 chart. Thus, the H4 sellers may skip taking entry on this chart. The chart becomes no hunting zone for both the buyers and the sellers as far as the H4 chart is concerned. Let us proceed and find out what happens next.

The price makes a bearish move. The pair is trading below the last week’s low. Look at the momentum. The price has been rather sluggish to head towards the South. It is because the pair is traded on other minor charts. As mentioned, if the price disobeys breakout on a chart, it is better not to trade based on that chart. The price may go either way, which makes things difficult for the traders to 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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